The Singapore Science Park is a research, development and technologies hub in Singapore. Managed by Ascendas, it was set up under a government initiative in 1980 to provide an infrastructure for R&D to flourish in Singapore. In 1980, the Government gave its seal of approval to proceed with the construction of the Singapore Science Park. In 1982, Singapore Science Park I welcomed its first tenant, Det Norske Veritas (DNV).
In 1993, construction of Singapore Science Park II began and the first building constructed was the Institute of Microelectronics IME. The Alpha, a multi-tenant building was the next building constructed in Singapore Science Park II. Galen, the first building of Singapore Science Park III was completed on 29 June 2003. The Singapore Science Park, one of the earliest parks founded in economies at the developing stage, is ranked the second most popular in the Asia Pacific region.