Research Triangle Park is managed by the Research Triangle Foundation (RTF) of North Carolina.
As stewards of the Park, RTF leads the Triangle in creating a thriving business environment, promoting economic development, and facilitating strategic partnerships that benefit our region and state. Through its commitment to fostering connections, environmental stewardship, innovation and collaboration, the Foundation invests in programs that cultivate vibrant communities within the Park.
The Research Triangle Foundation has followed the same mission since its founding in 1959:
- Facilitate collaboration between the Triangle universities.
- Promote cooperation between universities and industry.
- Create an economic impact for residents of North Carolina.
Located at the geographic center of three Tier-1 research universities, RTP is the largest research park in the United States and a premier global innovation center. Its 7,000 acres house hundreds of companies, including science and technology firms, government agencies, academic institutions, startups and nonprofits.