is a technology focused science park
situated on land previously owned by Stellenbosch Municipalaity, adjoining the farm Kleine Zalze which is located to the south of the town Stellenbosch
and adjacent to the Stellenbosch Golf Club.
The Idea to establish a science park was originally conceived by Prof. H Christo Viljoen, then Dean of the Faculty of Engineering of Stellenbosch University
, after a visit to the Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park
in the Republic of China (Taiwan). The proposals that he made in this regard were put forward to the Town Council during late 1985 and was subsequently taken up by the Council as a priority project.
An application for the establishment of a science park (Technopark) was submitted during April 1986 to the then Administrator of the Cape of Good Hope after a R10 million government loan was secured by the Municipality of Stellenbosch for the development of a first phase of such a park.
The application to the Administrator was followed by a thorough impact study and investigation with regard to appropriate development parameters.
The zoning of the land was approved during June 1987 and a development plan was completed thereafter. Construction commenced during early 1987 and was completed during the same year.A number of high-tech companies in Technopark are spin-offs from research and development undertaken by Stellenbosch University
, but Technopark has developed over the past few years and now features many offices and... Read More