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     5-29-2.   Definitions. Terms as used in this chapter mean:
             (1)      "Private party lessee or contractor," a business, a nonprofit corporation, or a research park corporation authorized by lease, contract, or agreement with the Board of Regents to construct, finance, operate, maintain, reconstruct, remodel, and manage, at its expense and risk, any research park established pursuant to this chapter;
             (2)      "Research," an investigation aimed at the discovery of new knowledge to create a new product or service, a new process or technique, or to bring about a significant improvement in an existing product or process;
             (3)      "Research park," a planned real estate development designed to promote the practical application of university research, to aid the transfer of knowledge, technology, and business skills through collaboration between universities and industry, government, or other organizations that apply research or technology, and to assist in the growth of research-based and technology-led economic development for the community, region, and state, by bringing together universities, institutes, laboratories, businesses, and governmental and other organizations devoted to testing, research, and development activities, to the commercial, governmental, or public policy application of research results or technological innovation, or to the management of research or technology-based enterprises, agencies, or organizations. The term includes such enterprises as may be necessary to support the activities of the primary tenants, their staff, or visitors; and
             (4)      "Research park corporation," any nonprofit corporation formed pursuant to this chapter and Title 47 for the purpose of constructing, financing, developing, maintaining, and operating a research park.

Source: SL 2012, ch 46, ยง 2.


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