Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 2, Page 3 Winter 1992 Ground broken for technology park Ground was broken in January for the new Delaware Technology Park, the first phase of a joint effort by the state, the University and private business to develop new technologies and markets for composite materials. When totally completed in the year 2000, the park, which is located off Route 72 next to the College Square Shopping Center in Newark, will consist of a series of buildings covering approximately 300,000 square feet. The first building will house a new Du Pont Advanced Composites Technology Development Center and the Institute for Applied Composites Technology (IACT). This building will be ready for occupancy in December. The IACT is a non-profit umbrella organization comprised of representatives from the state, the University and industry. By linking research and manufacturing interests, IACT will seek to speed up applications of composites by coordinating technology development programs and removing barriers to commercialization of products. The University has leased 40 acres to the state for the $8 million park, and the state has appropriated $6 million in capital funds for the project.