IASP / UKSPA / S-LAB May 2017 Event
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Science, Innovation & Translation

9-10 May 2017 at York Racecourse - Book Here

In partnership with IASP /UKSPA /S-LAB

York Science Park are proud to be Members of IASP and are working with a number of partners in the United Kingdom to provide IASP Members from the European Division, and other IASP Members from across the globe, an informative conference and exhibition which will provide many business and social opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in an informal and friendly environment.

About the conference

The main innovation and science park conference and exhibition will attract in the region of 500 delegates, but the IASP European Division conference sessions will be run in parallel within a specially constructed and discrete “IASP International Theatre” within the York Racecourse conference centre

Whilst the sessions hosted by York Science Park will be of great interest to IASP Members, we envisage that IASP Members may also be interested in attending other sessions within the wider conference.

The themes for European and international delegates will include:
  • Connecting knowledge generators through infrastructure: Challenges and opportunities
  • How are Science Parks measuring up? A review of impact and performance measures through case study and latest research
  • New partnerships and new models of delivery: How can science parks help to transform economies and lives?
  • Developing successful BioParks: International Case Studies
  • Translating science and technology into commercial reality
  • Innovation ecologies: what are they and how do you brand them?
  • Evolving innovation ecologies: Areas of innovation, Knowledge Quarters, Science Cities and Regional Powerhouses
  • Nurturing and developing university spin-outs and start-ups
  • Making Innovation Happen: emerging global Incubation landscapes
Contributors will include:
  • Andre Domin, Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH, Germany.
  • Dr David Canter, Senior Associate Vice President, University of Michigan and Executive Director, North Campus Research Complex (NCRC), USA
  • Josep Pique, La Salle Technova Barcelona, Spain.
  • Caroline Drabe, Vasteras Science Park AB, Sweden
  • Luis Sanz, IASP Director General, Spain
  • Friso Lippmann Delft Science Park Technopolis,
  • Dr Malcolm Parry, Surrey Research Park
  • Irene Fialke INiTS, Vienn CEO
  • Sabeena Kalla Eurasante, Lille Scientific Director
  • Dr David Hardman, Chairman, UKSPA

(All speakers are subject to amendment and change).

Delegates hosted by York Science Park will also have ample opportunity to visit the Exhibition, and on the first evening be invited to a special dinner in historic surroundings within the City of York, and also to attend a gala dinner and awards ceremony on day 2 of the conference. 

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About York

Famous for its beautiful historic architecture, York is a great place to live, work and do business. York has been voted ‘Britain’s most beautiful city and the place where most people want to live’. It is a city with big ambition, where creative experimentation, technological innovation, economic growth and social progress converge.

Recognized as having the strongest and most flourishing economy in the north of England, York is a lure for businesses both large and small, with more than 7,500 businesses located there.

About York Science Park

The city is home to internationally competitive industries and a burgeoning research capability that extends through biosciences, healthcare, medical research, bio-renewables as well as environmental research, IT and digital and creative technologies. Many businesses within these sectors are based at York Science Park.

About the logistics

Conference registration and a more detailed itinerary will be provided in due course, but we anticipate IASP Members would:

  • Monday 8th May – Arrive in York and register for the conference during the daytime. At 7:00pm attend the IASP dinner hosted by York Science Park in a historic location.
  • Tuesday 9th May – Attend the IASP European Division meeting, followed by gala dinner and awards evening at York Racecourse.
  • Wednesday 10th May – Attend the IASP European Division meeting until lunchtime.

If there is sufficient demand from IASP Members, we will arrange study tours to York Science Park and other Science Parks in the area, or simply arrange leisure time activities for delegates to experience the wonderful City of York.

York also offers excellent transport links due to its central 

location in the UK, with quick and easy rail, road and air links to the UK’s major cities and internationally.

A wide range of hotel accommodation will be available for our guests, details will be provided shortly.

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