GREENSBORO — The two-campus research park shared by N.C. A&T and UNCG has a new name.

It's now Gateway Research Park, according to an announcement Tuesday.

In a news release, John Merrill, Gateway's executive director, said that when the research park was established in 2006 one of the names considered was "Gateway Research Park." But the name chosen was "Gateway University Research Park" to note that it's a joint venture of Greensboro's two public universities.

"Now that Gateway is more established in the community," Merrill said in a statement, "we’ve moved to Gateway Research Park, (which is) shorter and faster to say."

Gateway Research Park on Tuesday also introduced a slightly different logo — the word "University" is missing — and a new website address:

The research park has two 75-acre campuses. Gateway North is on Summit Avenue near the Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center. The north campus, formerly the home of the Central N.C. School for the Deaf, is home to several science research companies and educational organizations.

Gateway South has three buildings on East Gate City Boulevard. Tenants include the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering — also shared by A&T and UNCG — a U.S. Department of Agriculture lab and a VF Corp. denim innovation lab.

The third building on the south campus, a $12 million research and manufacturing facility, opened last fall. It's occupied by Core Technology Molding Corp., a local company that makes plastic parts for consumer goods, automobiles, video game consoles, appliances and other products.

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