DAY 1 - 1st Dec
DAY 2 - 2nd Dec
DAY 3 - 3rd Dec

All times are indicated in CET. For more narrative on the programme, check our latest news!

9:50 - 10:00 - What happened and what's next

Recap of day 1 and preview of day 2

10:00 - 10:45 - AOI & STP conversations: 
Asia Pacific

Take a trip around the world with IASP's regional divisions! Join the conversation with local STPs & AOIs and learn about the key issues affecting the Asia Pacific region.

Moderator: Herbert Chen (Tsinghua University Science Park - TusPark, China)

Regional Division President: Suwipa Wanasathop (Thailand Science Park, Thailand)

with Janekrishna Kanatharana (Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation - EECi, Thailand), Shigekata Mizuno (Kyoto Research Park, Japan) and Dr Nassar Ikram (NSTP, Pakistan)

10:45 - 10:55 -  Quickfire interview: 
innovation ecosystem managers

Who are the people running science parks and areas of innovation? As we focus on the human factor, let’s connect with the managers to hear what brought them to the industry, their profiles, what they love about it and more… In this double interview you will meet Luis Pérez Díaz (Science and Technology Park Cartuja, Spain) and Hao Tang (Tuspark - Jiangsu- Innovation Research Institute, China)

10:55 - 11:40 - AOI & STP conversations: 
Eurasia

Take a trip around the world with IASP's regional divisions! Join the conversation with local STPs & AOIs and learn about the key issues affecting the Eurasia region.

Moderator: Pekka Viljakainen, (Skolkovo Foundation, Finland)

Regional Division President: Oleg Movsesyan (MSU Science Park, Russia)

with Vladimir Davidovich (Minsk City Technopark, Belarus), Renat Batyrov (Technopark Skolkovo LLC, Russia) and Aksar Sembin (Almaty Tech Garden, Kazakhstan)

11:40 - 11:50 - Networking time with our MC

Join our icebreaking activities to help you make new connections!

12:00 - 12:45 - AOI & STP conversations: 
Europe

A journey around the world with IASP's regional divisions! Join the conversation with local STPs & AOIs and learn about the key issues affecting Europe.

Moderator: David Rowe (Warwick Enterprise, UK)

Regional Division President: Lena Miranda (Linköping Science Park, Sweden)

with Mai Louise Agerskov (INCUBA, Denmark), Stephen Taylor (Area di Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica di Trieste - AREA Science Park, Italy) and Mia Rolf  (Ideon Science Park, Sweden)

12:45 - 13:00 - Connecting to Adelaide... (with an echo from Dubai and Italy)

 The honourable guest is Marco Baccanti – past President of IASP and a true cosmopolitan: originally from Italy, where he managed two science parks, continued in the STP industry in Dubai and then moved to Adelaide where he is currently based.

 

In Australia Marco has held positions in both the public and the private sector and joins Ebba Lund for a conversation about his professional journey.

13:00 - 13:45 - AOI & STP conversations: 
North America

Take a trip around the world with IASP's regional divisions! Join the conversation with local STPs & AOIs and learn about the key issues affecting North America.​

Moderator: Bill Sproull (Telecom Corridor of Richardson - RCC, USA)

Regional Division President: Sylvain Ouellette (Technoparc Montréal, Canada)

with Regina Garza (tecniA Parque Tecnológico y de Innovación, Mexico), Carol Stewart (Tech Parks Arizona, USA) and Josée Fortin (Sherbrooke Innopole, Canada).

13:45 - 13:55 - Quickfire interview: innovation ecosystem managers

Who are the people running science parks and areas of innovation? As we focus on the human factor, let’s connect with the managers to hear what brought them to the industry, their profiles, what they love about it and more…

 

In this double interview you will meet Oliver Varlet (EuraMaterials, France) and Maria Ådahl (Landvetter Södra Utveckling AB, Sweden).

10:00 -10:45 - AOI & STP conversations: 
WANA

Take a trip around the world with IASP's regional divisions! Join the conversation with local STPs & AOIs and learn about the key issues affecting the WANA region.

Moderator: Mostafa K. Eghbal (Isfahan Science & Technology Town - ISTT, Iran)

Regional Division President: Lamiae Benmakhlouf (Technopark Morocco, Morocco)

with Hussain Almahmoudi (Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park, United Arab Emirates), Néjiba Bouzaiane (Telpin Software Systems, Tunisia) and AminReza Khaleghian (Pardis Technology Park, Iran)

10:45 - 10:55 - Networking time with our MC

Join our icebreaking activities to help you make new connections!

10:55 - 11:40 - AOI & STP conversations: 
Africa

Take a trip around the world with IASP's regional divisions! Join the conversation with local STPs & AOIs and learn about the key issues affecting Africa

Moderator: McLean Sibanda (Bigen Global, South Africa)

Regional Division President: Hauwa Yabani (Abuja Technology Village Free Zone Company, Nigeria)

with Alan Boshwaen (Botswana Innovation Hub, Botswana), John Tanui (Konza Technopolis, Kenya) and Pieter Holl  (The Innovation Hub, South Africa)

11:40 - 11:50 - Quickfire interview: STP association managers

Networking and knowledge exchange is key in any network. Meet Norbert Mórucz (Association of Industrial, Science, Innovation and Technology Parks, Hungary) and Ali Motamedzadegan (Mazandaran Science and Technology Park-MSTP, Iran) who both lead national science park associations and hear what parks contribute to the local communities in their countries – and learn how to say Science Park in their languages too.  ​

12:00 - 12:45 - Eyes on the market: pandemic pivots

Companies across sectors have had to pivot under Covid-19 and come up with new business models, innovative ways of working and new product lines that will last beyond the pandemic: startup guru Thomas Prexl (Heidelberg Technology Park, Germany) introduces some remarkable companies based in STPs & AOIs around the world:

  • SalonScale, Alicia Soulier (Canada) – they actually grew their revenue 101% under the Covid shutdown, when most of their salon customers were forced to close!

  • Nanjing Voice of Hand Information Technology Co., Bin Chen (China) – a social enterprise which took sign language translation online, supporting the Deaf under lockdown.

  • Hola Systems, Danijela Miljkovic (Serbia) – interactive touch screens that pivoted to non-contact temperature measurement and disinfection of the user's hands.

  • Graphene Composites Limited, Sansy Chen (UK) - they pivoted their tech to make coronavirus-killing ink for personal protective equipment (PPE) to significantly increase protection.

  • VDK, Sergey Shagalov (Russia) - industrial equipment production that pivoted to a patented surface sanitizer for roads, infrastructure, city squares, water and air

12:45 - 13:30 - AOI & STP conversations: 
Latin America

Take a trip around the world with IASP's regional divisions! Join the conversation with local STPs & AOIs and learn about the key issues affecting Latin America.​

Moderator: Jorge Audy (TECNOPUC - Parque Científico e Tecnológico da PUCRS, Brazil)

Regional Division President: Fernando Amestoy  (Parque Científico Tecnológico de Pando, Uruguay)

with  Alejandro Carbonell (Ciudad del Saber, Panama), Susana Kakuta (TECNOSINOS - Parque Tecnológico de São Leopoldo, Brazil) and Esteban Cassin (Argentina)

13:30 - 13:45 -  Connecting to Boston (with an echo from South Korea and Denmark)

Torben Orla Nielsen is back on the IASP stage in a talk with Ebba Lund who connects to hear his international experiences since leaving the Science Park industry in Copenhagen and moving on to work for Danish Innovation Centres in South Korea and the US.

 

Directly from Kendall Square in Boston, Torben helps fostering and enhancing innovation and research partnerships between Denmark and the Greater Boston Area in his current role as Science Attaché.

13:45 - 13:55 - Quickfire interview: innovation ecosystem managers

Who are the people running science parks and areas of innovation? As we focus on the human factor, let’s connect with the managers to hear what brought them to the industry, their profiles, what they love about it and more…

 

In this double interview you will meet Kenny Kim (Jeju Science Park​, South Korea) and Amaia Bernarás (Science and Technology Park of Gipuzkoa, Spain). 

14:30 - 15:15 - Latest trends in life sciences and the impact of COVID-19

The life science sector has naturally been at the forefront of efforts to fight the pandemic and innovation been key to bring forward solutions as well as expert settings to support local communities in difficult times. Hear from life science experts linked to science parks and innovation hubs in Sweden, Germany, Italy and Canada.

Moderator: Charlotta Gummeson (Sahlgrenska Science Park, Sweden)

with André Domin (Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH, Germany) , Fabrizio Conicella (OpenZone, Italy) and Dominic Vachon (AdMare BioInnovations, Canada).

15:20 - 15:30 - Quickfire interview: cities and innovation

How about the urban settings of our innovation communities? Collaboration and different stakeholders are key in current times.
 

Meet Carl Baillargeon (Groupe UIG, Canada) and Marco Oelschlegel (VisitBerlin – Berlin Convention Office, Germany) to hear their views on the importance of innovation in their cities, the role STPs/AOIs can play in the brand of city and more.

15:30 - 16:15 - Living Labs and city engagement

Human centred living labs can be a smart way to attract and retain talent, as well engage diverse stakeholders to enhance economic development in cities and regions. Hear from three cities who join us to share their strategic approaches to drive innovation and stimulate the creation, implementation and validation of new ideas in their innovation communities. 

 

Marc Sanderson (Malaga City Council, Spain)  joins us with the city perspective, alongside Hilde de Vocht (High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands),  Komal Doshi  from Ann Arbor SPARK area of innovation, USA, and moderator: Robin Daniels (Redpill Group, UK)

16:20 - 16:30 - Networking time with our MC

Join our icebreaking activities to help you make new connections!

16:40 - 17:25 -  Talent attraction and retention in STPs and AOIs

In order to thrive, innovation ecosystems need talented individuals, and STPs and AOIs have a key role to play in identifying, developing and attracting these individuals, as well as helping their cities and regions become places where talented people want to be. Find out how they are supporting their companies to find the best possible workforce by working with local schools and universities, and creating quality jobs for their local communities.

Moderator: Nihel Chabrak (United Arab Emirates University Science and Innovation Park, United Arab Emirates)

with Anna Broeders (Linköping Science Park, Sweden), Erin Koshut (Cumming Research Park, USA) and Justyna Ciegotura (Poznan Science and Technology Park, Poland)

17:30 - 17:40 - Quickfire interview: innovation ecosystem managers

Who are the people running science parks and areas of innovation? As we focus on the human factor, let’s connect with the managers to hear what brought them to the industry, their profiles, what they love about it and more…

 

In this double interview you will meet Wojciech Przbylski (Krakow Technology Park, Poland) and Serdar Alemdar (ODTU Teknokent, Turkey).

17:40 - 18:10 - Network thinking: Your Network IQ for Ecosystem Innovation

Take a research-based look at how humans work together in networks: high-performance innovation ecosystems will be analysed by Dr Daria Tataj using her Network Intelligence assessment tool. Assess your skills as a leader who builds partnerships, cultivates communities and grows innovation networks, and hear Dr Tataj’s key findings for the science park/area of innovation industry.

Moderator: Lars Sørensen

Speaker; Daria Tataj (Tataj Innovation, Poland

18:10 - 18:20 - Networking time with our MC

Time for some interaction and activities!

18:30 - 19:15 - Talent and places to thrive

What makes a place attractive to talented people, and what are they looking for in a community, city and region? Join us to discover how innovation ecosystems are contributing to developing places where people want to live and work, with a strong employment market, good quality of life complete with culture and education, as well as discussing the qualities of the built environment that can help companies and innovators to thrive.

Moderator: Jonathan Burroughs (Creative Places, UK)

with François Nortje (Osmond Lange Architects and Planners, ZAF), Alberto Mina (AREXPO, IT) and Carl Viel (Quebec International, Canada)  

19:20 - 19:30 - Quickfire interview: women's network founders

Meet the founder of Women in IASP,  Catherine Johns (Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society, UK)  in this double interview withSoledad Díaz (Association of Science and Technology Parks of Spain-APTE, Spain) who both give their takes on talent, women working in STEM fields, professional achievements, best memories from IASP conferences and more.

19:30 - 19:40 - Networking time with our MC

Join our icebreaking activities to help you make new connections!

19:40 - 20:25 - PANEL:
Female talent in innovation ecosystems

Five members of Women in IASP share their perspectives on women in the science park industry, innovation & entrepreneurship, and initiatives around the world to increase their involvement. With a greeting from coordinator Evdoxia Kouraki (Johanneberg Science Park, Swden), moderator  Dolores Cortes (Buenos Aires Innovation Park, Argentina) will be talking to Lourdes Cruz (Málaga TechPark; Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía, Spain), Carol Stewart (Tech Parks Arizona, USA) and Martha Leal (PIIT Parque de Investigación e Innovación Tecnológica, Mexico

18:30 - 19:15 - Entrepreneurs today: how to support them

There are many different ways to support entrepreneurs and develop a flourishing startup ecosystem: this panel brings insights from different countries, exploring how support is tailored to the local context, the different mechanisms in place to create a wider culture of entrepreneurship, and how they have adapted under the pandemic.

Moderator: Diego De Biasio (Technoport, Luxemburg)

with Rafael  Chanin (TECNOPUC - Parque Científico e Tecnológico da PUCRS, Brazil), Ulrika Malmqvist (Movexum, Sweden) and Cristina Collazos (Ciudad del Saber , Panama

19:20 - 19:30 - Quickfire interview: entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur focus: In this double interview you will meet Louise Lennersten and Orientina Di Giovanni. Louise is the founder and CEO of Interspectral (Sweden) and works to transform complex 3D data to engaging experiences, and Orientina is the founder of CareApt and ZCube - Zambon Group (Italy). Both joined IASP last year in Nantes and we are delighted to have them back!

19:30 - 19:40 - Networking time with our MC

Join our icebreaking activities to help you make new connections!

19:40 - 20:25 - PANEL: Entrepreneurial culture and human capital

When it comes to innovation, does culture matter? What must we understand by “culture” with regards to the economy and business dimension of societies? Do STPs and AOIs have a cultural dimension to their job? Our job is more than offering space and facilities: we are an integral part of an ecosystem and contribute powerfully to shaping it: how is that happening in this sudden global crisis? How useful and helpful are we for our resident smaller companies? These are just some of the issues that three very experienced panellists will address in this session.

Moderator: Luis Sanz (IASP- International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, Spain)

with Jean-François Balducchi (Atlanpole, France), André Domin (Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH, Germany) and Deepanwita Chattopadhyay (IKP Knowledge Park, India)

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