About IASP

About the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP)

IASP is the worldwide network of science parks and areas of innovation, founded in 1984. With nearly 400 members in 70 countries, IASP connects professionals managing science, technology and research parks (STPs) and other areas of innovation from across the globe, and provides services that drive growth and effectiveness for members.

IASP members enhance the competitiveness of companies and entrepreneurs in their cities and regions, and contribute to global economic development through innovation, entrepreneurship, and the transfer of knowledge and technology.

IASP is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and a founding member of the World Alliance for Innovation (WAINOVA).

For further information about IASP, please visit IASP website at www.iasp.ws.

IASP’s mission

To be the global network for science and technology parks, and other areas of innovation, driving growth, internationalisation and effectiveness for our members.

Main facts and figures

Founded: 1984

Members: 374



Regional divisions:6

  • African Division
  • European Division
  • North American Division
  • Asia-Pacific Division
  • Latin American Division
  • WANA (West Asia North Africa) Division


  • World Headquarters: Malaga, Spain
  • Branch office: Beijing, China

World Conferences to date: 32

Upcoming World Conference:19th – 22nd September 2016 in Moscow, Russia