Promotion of exchange between Technology Parks in East Asian region
**Participants** Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan 4 Countries, 12 STPs, 200 participants
Although the East Asian countries have been a driving force for economic growth as a global center of development, they have encountered some difficulties and, in some cases, are not very optimistic about the future. As one of the keys to continuous economic growth, the promotion of science and technology as well as the development of new industries and businesses is believed to be important challenges and attention has been given to the role and direction of science parks which are the bases for such activities. This conference is a venue for representatives of science parks throughout East Asia to assemble together, exchange information on the status of individual science parks, offer opinions and hold discussions of the roles to be played by science parks. The attendees will also engage in networking to promote the coordinated development of science parks in East Asia in the future.
**About Kanagawa Science Park (KSP Inc.)** KSP is the first research core (a support facility for R&D-oriented business) established in Japan. It was created in November 1989 with the cooperation of the Kanagawa Prefecture Government, the Kawasaki City Government, the National Government and many private sector companies. It was designed to serve as a base for the creation of science and technology as we moved toward the 21st century. Its goal is to create, develop and promote exchange among inventive R&D-oriented businesses.