Smartpark Development Corporation is a subsidiary corporation of the University of Manitoba. As a separate legal entity from the University, with its own Board of Directors, the Corporation has the mandate to develop a designated 100 acres of university land as Smartpark Research and Technology Park.
Smartpark's vision is to “Build a Community of Innovators” on the doorstep of the University of Manitoba. It does this by 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: