Coming to Moscow 19-21 September, Skolkovo Innovation Center in partnership with MSU Science Park and Technopark Strogino and the Moscow City Government will host the 33rd IASP Annual World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP).
Bringing together key experts from science and technology parks (STPs) and other areas of innovation (AIs), technology-based incubators, academia, the public sector and business, this year’s IASP will focus “The Global Mind – linking innovation communities for internationalization, sustainability and growth.”
This year’s programme will be divided into several sessions for both the traditional plenary and parallel sessions on specific topics, as well as more innovative formats, but the concept of the “global mind” will be the core focus. This concept can best be understood as a worldwide consciousness shared by an increasing number of innovation communities, closely tied to sources of science and knowledge.
The calls for papers and authors/presenters have gone out, and the themes are as follows:
• Subtheme 1: Social impact & social innovation
• Subtheme 2: STPs and collective thinking
• Subtheme 3: Micro-multinationals: a new opportunity for science parks and areas of innovation
• Subtheme 4: Strategies for the valorisation of tech/science/innovation investments in STPs
• Subtheme 5: Creation/attraction of global talent
• Subtheme 6: Inter-regional cooperation schemes
• Subtheme 7: The impact of science parks and areas of innovation in an increasingly global world
Renat Batyrov, Head of Organizing Committee IASP 2016 MoscowDirector General of Skolkovo Technopark had this to say about this year’s event via his welcome letter:
“IASP 2016 Moscow team is working towards creating an outstanding conference and a memorable experience for each and every international guest. We have many pleasant surprises for all delegates. I am absolutely sure that everyone will benefit from the participation in 33rd World Conference. New experience, New acquaintances, New themes for dialogue and many other things.”
Those interested in presenting proposals, or in learning more about IASP 2016 are encouraged to visit the official website, or to contact the organizers directly via: Ms. Ekaterina Panchenko at: +7 495 956 00 33 ext. 2340 or via Email: EPanchenko@sk.ru
IASP is the worldwide network of science parks and areas of innovation. It connects the professionals managing science, technology and research parks (STPs) and other areas of innovation and provides services that drive growth and effectiveness for all members.