Research Triangle Park
Research Triangle Park is the largest planned research center in the United States. Created in 1959 through the efforts of hundreds of scientists, politicians, and business leaders, RTP is located between Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham and the Triangle's three acclaimed universities-the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and Duke University.
Home to more than 300 of the world’s most innovative and cutting-edge companies and 50,000 of its brightest people, RTP has seen some of the most important discoveries of the 20th century. Among the most significant of RTP accomplishments was the discovery of Taxol, hailed by the National Cancer Institute as the most important new anti-cancer drug of the past 15 years, and AZT, a drug used to fight HIV-AIDS.