Belfast Telegraph

Derry science park wins prestigious EU award for cross-border efforts

By Staff Reporter

The North West Regional Science Park has won a European award for cross-border co-operation.

The centre in Londonderry is home to a number of technology and software firms and operates by working with academia and in partnership with the private and public sectors.

It won the annual Sail of Papenburg Cross-Border Regions Award for 2015, which has been given out by the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) since 2002 in recognition of cross-border co-operation.

Congratulating the science park's achievement, Martin Guillermo-Ramirez of the AEBR said: "The Sail of Papenburg is awarded to border and cross-border regions showing outstanding programmes and projects that are an exemplar of cross-border co-operation and a motivation to contribute actively to a better understanding and better relations at the borders between the nations throughout Europe.

"This is the type of initiative that can be a perfect inspiration for border and cross-border regions in Europe as they overcome differences by implementing joint initiatives for a common future."

The science park is a partnership between the North West Cross-Border Group, the NI Science Park and the Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

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