Science city targets:

* 5,000 new science-based jobs by 2010

* 5,000 new science-based jobs by 2010

* 250 new science businesses by 2015

* 15,000 further jobs indirectly created by 2015

* Make Newcastle competitive in specialist fields on a global scale with the likes of Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Singapore

* At least equal the best areas in Europe for the development of technology-based business by 2010

* Put the city in the top five location in the UK for science participation and achievement in schools by 2010


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