Science Parks around the World
Silicon Valley (USA) was a pioneer in the development of science parks the world. Originally known as Stanford University Science Park, Silicon Valley dates back to the early 1950s. It was followed by Sophia Antipolis (France) in Europe in the 1960s and Tsukuba Science City (Japan) in Asia in the early 1970s. This trio represents the oldest and the most well-known science parks in the world.
Today, there are over 400 science parks worldwide and their number is still growing. At the top of the list comes the USA, which is reported to have more than 150 science parks. Japan comes next with 111 science parks. China began developing science parks in the mid-1980s and now has around 100, 52 of which were approved by the national government and the remainder by local governments.
Click on the below for a list of science parks in a given region.