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Trilateral MOU Signed by NOVI Science Park, Denmark, Technopolis, Finland, and Yokosuka Research Park (YRP)

Yokosuka Research Park (YRP), a science park specializing in R&D on mobile telecommunications technology, has expanded the bilateral Memorandum of Understanding for promoting cooperation with NOVI Science Park in Aalborg, Denmark, concluded in January 2001, to the trilateral MOU along with Technopolis in Oulu, Finland, another IT-related science park. The MOU signing ceremony was held on Tuesday, December 18, 2001, through the TV conference connecting Denmark, Finland, and Japan.

The ceremony was attended by Mr. Jespersen, Director of NOVI A/S, and Prof. Prasad of Aalborg University from Denmark, and Mr. Nenonen, Chairman, Mr. Huuskonen, CEO, Mr. Launonen, Director of Oulu Region Centre of Technopolis Plc, and Mr. Lajunen, President of University of Oulu, from Finland.

On behalf of the supporting bodies for YRP, President Mitsutoshi Hatori of YRP R&D Committee, President Akio Motai of YRP Promotion Society, and President Hideo Sawada of Yokosuka Telecom Research Park, Co., Ltd. (Mayor of Yokosuka) attended the ceremony to sign the MOU.

These science parks are now ready to cooperate with each other in a wide range of activities including exchange of information and human resources, promoting joint researches, marketing of developed technologies, jointly organizing events, public relations, matchmaking and introduction of businesses.

Yokosuka Research Park has promoted exchange and cooperation with IT-related science parks and bodies abroad through overseas researches and international conferences. This was the 6th MOU for YRP to conclude with an overseas science park.

YRP has already concluded MOUs with the following science parks and IT-related organizations abroad:

Jan. 2001 NOVI Science Park, Denmark
May 2001 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Nov. 2001 Technopole Brest-Iroise, France
Nov. 2001 National Science and Technology Development Agency,
Thailand (supporting Thailand Science Park)
Nov. 2001 Sophia Antipolis Science Park, France


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