The University of Manitoba’s Smartpark has the mandate to develop a designated 100 acres of university land as Smartpark Research and Technology Park. Smartpark's vision is “Building a Community of Innovators” on the doorstep of the University of Manitoba. It's mission is developing land and space for lease to research and technology companies and organizations involved in the following broad research areas that coincide with research expertise at the University:
Research-intensive universities and their respective communities worldwide are developing research and technology parks. The parks:
Smartpark opened its first facility in 2002. Today, it is home to 18 tenants employing 1,200 people in 9 buildings comprising 415,000 square feet of research facilities across the park.
Also home to North Forge Technology Exchange: Smartpark’s incubator is dedicated to advancing business incubation by supporting the growth of early-stage technology companies.