The eMonti Science and Technology Park (eMonti STP) recently became an affiliate of the International Association of Science Parks.
This global network of science and technology parks is aimed at driving the growth, internationalisation and effectiveness of its member science and technology parks throughout the world.
IASP is a worldwide network connecting the professionals managing science, technology and research parks (STPs) and other areas of innovation and provides services that drive growth and effectiveness for its members.
This affiliate membership status was granted in recognition of the eMonti Science and Technology Park's current engagement in the development and operation of a science and technology park at the East London Industrial Development Zone.
According to eMonti STP marketing manager Ludwe Fani, "this development will ensure that entrepreneurs in the region have a resource they can count on to help them get their ideas on to the market".
"eMonti STP will also help transform the region into a knowledge-based economy by promoting a culture of innovation within its associated companies and institutions," she said.
The IASP co-ordinates a very active network of professionals that manage areas of innovation and science, enhance new business opportunities for companies and research organisations located in their cities and regions; assist the development and growth of new parks and other areas of innovation and increase the international visibility of its members and sponsors.