The largest research park in Aarhus is INCUBA Science Park, focused on IT and biomedical research, It is based on Denmark’s first research park, Forskerpark Aarhus (Research Park Aarhus), founded in 1986, which in 2007 merged with another research park to form INCUBA Science Park. The organization is owned partly by Aarhus University and private investors and aims to foster close relationships between public institutions and startup companies. It is physically divided across 4 locations after a new department was inaugurated in Navitas Park in 2015, which it will share with the Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering and AU Engineering. Another major center for knowledge is Agro Food Park in Skejby, established to facilitate cooperation between companies and public institutions working within food science and agriculture. In January 2017 Arla Foods will open the global innovation center Arla Nativa in Agro Food Park and in 2018 Aarhus University is moving the Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture there as well.In 2016 some 1000 people worked at Agro Food Park, spread across 50 companies and institutions and in August 2016 Agro Food Park management published plans to expand facilities from 92.000 m2 to 325,000 square metres (3,500,000 sq ft).