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Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the largest research park in the world. It is located near Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill, in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina. A small part of the Park stretches into Wake County, but the majority of the land is in Durham County. A research park is an area set aside for businesses and institutions for scientific research and development. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Durham County Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... The Research Triangle, commonly referred to as the Triangle, is a region in the piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill and the major research universities of North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Wake County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Durham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...


It is one of the most prominent high-tech research and development centers in the United States and is often compared to Silicon Valley. It was created in 1959 by state and local governments, nearby universities, and local business interests. Karl Robbins bought the land where the park is now built. The Research Triangle along with the Virginia BioTechnology Research Park located in Richmond and the Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, Alabama, three of the largest research parks in the country, have made the "New South" home to three global centers of scientific leadership. High tech refers to technology that is at the cutting-edge—the most advanced technology currently available. ... The phrase research and development (also R and D or R&D) has a special commercial significance apart from its conventional coupling of scientific research and technological development. ... A view of downtown San Jose, the self-proclaimed Capital of Silicon Valley. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... Cummings Research Park, located primarily in the city of Huntsville, Alabama is the second largest research park in the United States, and the fourth largest in the world. ... Nickname: Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Madison, Limestone Government  - Mayor Loretta Spencer Area  - City 174. ... New South is a term that has been used intermittently since the American Civil War to describe the American South, in whole or in part. ...


The park is 7,000 acres (28 km²) situated in a pine forest with approximately 630 acres (4.5 km²) for development. As of 2007, there are over 130 R&D facilities existing in RTP with more than 39,000 employees working for a total of 157 organizations. The park is adjacent to Interstate 40 and the Durham Freeway. It is managed by the Research Triangle Foundation, a private non-profit organization. Subgenera Subgenus Strobus Subgenus Ducampopinus Subgenus Pinus See Pinus classification for complete taxonomy to species level. ... Temperate rainforest on Northern Slopes of the Alborz mountain ranges, Iran A dense growth of softwoods (a conifer forest) in the Sierra Nevada Range of Northern California A decidous broadleaf (Beech) forest in Slovenia. ... The phrase research and development (also R and D or R&D) has a special commercial significance apart from its conventional coupling of scientific research and technological development. ... Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... NC 147 is a North Carolina state highway entirely within Durham County. ...


The park is home to one of the largest IBM operations in the world; the company has around 11,000 employees in RTP. The park hosts one of GlaxoSmithKline's largest R&D centres with approximately 5,000 employees. International Business Machines Corporation (known as IBM or Big Blue; NYSE: IBM) is a multinational computer technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA. The company is one of the few information technology companies with a continuous history dating back to the 19th century. ... GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE: GSK NYSE: GSK) is a British based pharmaceutical, biologicals, and healthcare company. ...

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Companies and institutions in or near the Research Triangle Park

BASF may also historically refer to EMTEC, which was known as BASF for a short time after its founding. ... Bayer AG (IPA pronunciation //) (ISIN: DE0005151005, NYSE: BAY, TYO: 4863 ) is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in 1863. ... BD (NYSE: BDX) — originally, Becton & Dickinson — is a leading global medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. ... NV Bekaert SA (Euronext: BEKB ) is an industrial company specilized in advanced metal transformation and advanced materials and coatings. ... Biogen Idec Inc. ... Abraham Zapruders Bell & Howell Zoomatic movie camera, in the collection of the US National Archives Founded in 1907 and headquartered in Skokie, Illinois, the Bell & Howell Company merged with Böwe Systec Inc in 2003 to become Böwe Bell & Howell. ... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, is recognized as the leading United States agency for protecting the public health and safety of people. ... A Cisco ASM/2-32EM router deployed at CERN in 1987. ... The Credit Suisse Group (SWX:CSGN, NYSE: CS) is a financial services company, headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. ... Cree Inc. ... Diosynth is a company that develops manufacturing processes for active ingredients for pharmaceutical companies all over the world. ... This article is about the DuPont company. ... DynCorp International is a U.S.-based private military contractor (PMC). ... Eisai Co. ... EMC Corporation NYSE: EMC is an American manufacturer of software and systems for information management and storage. ... EPA redirects here. ... Lars Magnus Ericsson Ericsson () NASDAQ: ERIC. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is a leading provider of communications networks, related services and handset technology platforms. ... Extreme Networks, is a creator of enterprise level switching routers. ... Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. ... Fidelity Investments is a group of privately held companies in the financial services industry. ... GE redirects here. ... GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE: GSK NYSE: GSK) is a British based pharmaceutical, biologicals, and healthcare company. ... International Business Machines Corporation (known as IBM or Big Blue; NYSE: IBM) is a multinational computer technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA. The company is one of the few information technology companies with a continuous history dating back to the 19th century. ... The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society is a professional organization for instrument engineers that was originally known as the Instrument Society of America. ... IUPAC logo The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) (Pronounced as eye-you-pack) is an international non-governmental organization established in 1919 devoted to the advancement of chemistry. ... Intersil Corporation NASDAQ: ISIL produces integrated circuits and semiconductors. ... Lenovo Group Limited, formerly known as Legend Group Limited, is the largest personal computer manufacturer in the Peoples Republic of China, and as of 2004 is the eighth largest in the world. ... It has been suggested that Rosetta Biosoftware be merged into this article or section. ... The Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation. ... Motricity provides Mobile Marketplace Management solutions, with a catalog of more than 600,000 digital media titles, reaching over 120 million consumers worldwide. ... The National Institutes of Health is an institution of the United States government which focuses on medical research. ... The National Humanities Center is an independent institute for advanced study in the humanities. ... Categories: Electronics companies of the United States | Companies based in California | Corporation stubs ... Network Appliance, Inc. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Nufarm, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, is one of the worlds leading agricultural chemical companies, with operations in all corners of the globe. ... Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) is a global contract research organization headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. ... Quintiles Transnational Corp. ... Red Hat, Inc. ... The Research Triangle Institute (RTI) is a non-profit research organization based in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) of North Carolina. ... SAS Institute logo SAS Institute Inc. ... Semiconductor Research Corporation is a non-profit consortium founded in 1982 and based in North Carolina, USA. The consortium manages a program of basic and applied university research on semiconductors on behalf of its members. ... Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society, founded in 1886, is a non-profit honor society of about 62,000 scientists and engineers elected on the basis of their research achievements or potential. ... Sony Ericsson is a joint venture established in 2001 by the Japanese consumer electronics company Sony Corporation and the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson to make mobile phones. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: If you are familiar with the subject matter, please expand the article to establish its notability, citing reliable sources, so as to avoid it being considered... Spirent plc is a British telecommunications company. ... The Sumitomo Group is a group of related japanese companies, (keiretsu). ... Syngenta AG is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. ... Tekelec, Inc. ... The UL Mark Underwriters Laboratories Inc. ... Logo of the U.S. Forest Service. ... This article or section should include material from Bell Atlantic This article or section should include material from GTE Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is a local exchange telephone company formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic, a former Bell Operating Company, and GTE, which was the largest independant local exchange... Wyeth, formerly known as American Home Products, is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. ...

Universities

Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a historically black college located in Durham, North Carolina. ...

External links

References

  • Link, A.N. A Generosity of Spirit: The Early History of the Research Triangle Park. Research Triangle Park: The Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina, 1995.
  • Link, A.N. From Seed to Harvest: The Growth of the Research Triangle Park, Research Triangle Park: The Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina, 2002.

Coordinates: 35°54′29″N, 78°51′46″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Research Triangle Park, North Carolina City Profile. (719 words)
The Research Triangle Committee was formed in September, 1956 to explore the idea of creating a research park to be located between Duke University in Durham, N.C. State University in Raleigh, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Research Triangle Institute was the Park's first tenant and served as a focal point for companies interested in the Park, as it still does today -- RTI is now the fourth-largest non-profit contract research organization in the United States.
And Park Research Center, a campus of about 12 buildings that was formerly occupied by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, was established to provide wet lab space to smaller and mid-sized research companies.
Research Triangle Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (322 words)
Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the largest research park in the world, and it is located near Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill, in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.
The park is 7,000 acres (28 km²) situated in a pine forest with approximately 1,100 acres (4.5 km²) for development.
Research Triangle Park: The Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina, 1995.
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