An Oasis of Knowledge: the Early History of Gateway Research Park
In this paper, we chronicle the early history of the development of the Gateway Research Park at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. We document the institutional efforts of faculty, administrators, and public leaders who moved the Gateway idea from seed to harvest to provide guideposts for other institutions to possibly follow that are contemplating establishing a research park. Our summary emphasizes the concept of cooperation not only because it is a cornerstone of the successful development of Gateway, but also because it might be a key element to which others relate.
Written by: Eric S. Howard & Albert N. Link
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