Enterprise Park in Iceland drives business and academic development

asbru_innovation14Iceland is aiming to be at the forefront of entrepreneurship, business and academic development with the continuing advancements at the Asbru Enterprise Park, Keflavik. The Keilir: Atlantic Center of Excellence, located within the park, offers dedicated educational programs and flight training, whilst Iceland’s first data centre and other ventures such as medical tourism are also taking place at Asbru.

A medical tourism hospital specialising in weight loss surgery, joint replacements and other medical developments is set to commence within the second quarter of 2010 at the enterprise park. The hospital, in conjunction with Kadeco, will house around 35 beds, three operating theatres and all together have the capability of treating up to 4,000 patients per year.

The Asbru Enterprise Park was chosen to hold the hospital facility due to the close proximity of Keflavik International Airport, as well as the knowledge of tourism within the region. The already vast housing facilities within the area are also being harnessed to accommodate patients and families. It is believed that up to 300 new jobs will be created by the redevelopment of the hospital and its related services.

Academia is also being driven at Asbru, as the Keilir: Atlantic Center of Excellence aims to prepare students for further studies at university, whilst giving specialist training in health, energy, aviation and technology.

The Enterprise Park’s main areas of interest are technology, renewable energy, academia, medical tourism and engineering.

To find out more regarding the Asbru Enterprise Park visit http://asbru.is/English/