The IASP World Conference is held annually. It is the main networking event of Association, gathering an ever increasing number of delegates and speakers from all over the world.

 

Skolkovo Innovation Center in partnership with MSU Science Park and Technopark Strogino and with strong support of the Moscow City Government will host the 33rd IASP Annual World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation in September 2016.

The conference will bring together experts from science and technology parks (STPs) and other areas of innovation (AIs), technology-based incubators, academia, the public sector and business to discuss and debate in depth the trends in STPs and other areas of innovation as increasingly complex structures for professional innovation support.

 

To serve their companies and communities, STPs and other AIs often collaborate and coordinate activities with different institutions and organisations, such as chambers of commerce, development and funding agencies, industry associations, networks, venture capital, etc. All of these institutions are welcome to make contributions to this conference.

The programme will be divided into a variety of sessions – retaining both the traditional plenary and parallel sessions on specific topics, as well as more innovative formats – to encourage a more dynamic knowledge exchange. The format of sessions will only be determined after the paper review and authors are invited to choose from a range of topics to submit their abstracts. All conference sessions will be related to the overall theme for the 2016 IASP World Conference, which has been set as: “The Global Mind – linking innovation communities for internationalization, sustainability and growth.”