Irish Foreign Affairs Minister, Sean Sherlock, has visited the new North West Regional Science Park at Fort George in Derry.
Mr Sherlock was greeted by John Andy Bonar, Head of Head of Development at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT), the Science Park’s cross-border development partner.
The £12 million science park officially opened by Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness last month.
Twenty-three companies have already taken up tenancy at Science Park (NWRCP) located at the site of former Fort George British army barracks in Pennyburn.
The development provides 50,000 sq. ft. of “flexible” workspace for specialists in software, telecoms, digital media, health and bioscience, clean tech and television production.
Anchor tenant is Derry-born 8over8, now a leader in contract risk management software for the global oil and gas industry.
The company has taken the top floor of the building which will be home to more than two thirds of its global team.
The Science Park is a satellite of the highly successful Northern Ireland Science Park, based at Titanic Quarter in Belfast.