A Saudi Arabian delegation tasked with developing 13 science parks in the Kingdom have been drawing inspiration from the Cambridge research cluster. The delegation visited Chesterford Research Park as part of a global fact-finding mission.
The Development of New Cities for Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia is working under the direct instructions of the King to better understand the processes involved in the development and management of successful research parks they chose to visit the Cambridge area as an example of best practice when it comes to the design, development and implementation of science parks for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and ICT companies.
Sylvester said: “We were extremely pleased to welcome the representatives for the Development of New Cities for Science and Technology to Chesterford. I take it as a great complement to the successful development of the park to have been approached by Patrick Horsley of Cambridge Visits to share our experiences.”
From Cambridge, the delegation will return to Saudi Arabia to further develop their ideas and plans for the generation of the 13 science parks, the first of which will be developed in the city of Taif, where 10 sq km has already been allocated for development. Commericial building specialist CD Hood Ltd welcome approaches from Science and technology companies.