IASP regularly collects statistics to monitor the state and existing trends in the science and technology park (STP) and area of innovation (AOI) industry throughout the world. The IASP full statistics and reports can be obtained from the Knowledge Room. Here is a small selection of some of the key figures from the most recent report
Location of STPs/AOIs by city
(Source: IASP 2015) Science and technology parks and areas of innovation location in relation to cities is a key element of the nature of these organisations. As the concept of ‘areas of innovation’ grows, and the lines gradually blur between residential and business areas, the links and collaborative efforts between STPs/AOIs and their cities are even more important. Only 6% of STPs/AOIs are not located in a city.
Main elements present in STPs/AOIs
(Source: IASP 2015) Business incubators (present in 93.2% of STPs/AOIs) and research centres (present in 83.5% of STPs/AOIs) are two of the most common building blocks in parks around the world.
Ownership of land where STPs/AOIs are located
(Source: IASP 2015)The majority of science and technology parks and areas of innovation (39.1%) are located on land or premises owned by a government body. This category refers to national, regional and/or local government, including the organisations located on land belonging to the city council.