Program Overview

08:30 IASP
Pre-conference seminar (separate registration required)
Room:Aineh Hall
11:00 Conference
Room: Abbasi Hall
13:45 IASP
International Board Meeting (IASP Board members only)
Room:Simin Hall
20:00 Welcome
Room: Firouzeh Hall

09:00 Opening Ceremony
and Keynote Address
Room: Abbasi Hall
Klaus Kunzmann, Germany
10:15 Coffee Break
Room: Firouzeh Hall
11:00 Plenary session
1: “Cities, STPs and other
areas of innovation: challenges and strategies”
Room: Abbasi Hall
Session moderator: McLean Sibanda, South Africa
Invited Speaker: Jong-in Choi, South Korea Building sustainable
Capacity and National Entrepreneurial Education Ecosystem (EEE)
Samuel Bachelot, France Towards sustainable cities
and communities: Fostering innovation ecosystems How can Areas of Innovation
play a pivotal role towards sustainable cities and communities?
Masoumeh Maddah, Iran The Role of STPs in
Strengthening ICT Contribution to SDGs Achievement
Luis Sanz, IASP Ab urbe condita
12:30 Highlights
Room: Abbasi Hall
IASP Higlights Ebba Lund, IASP COO
Exhibition area highlights (TBC)
13:00 Lunch
Room: Chehel Sotoun Restaurant
14:30 Plenary session
2: “New tools and functions for
cities and areas of innovation”
Room: Abbasi Hall
Session Moderator: Mostafa Karimian Eghbal, Iran
Invited Speaker: Masoud Boroumand, Iran Development of innovation
and technopreneurship
Haofeng Lai, China The
Propensity of the Market-Oriented Finance Service Scheme towards Powering
AOIs: A Cross-Border Outlook under B&R Initiative
Michael Katharakis (TBC), Greece Evaluating Innovative area
performance, an application to Science and Technology Park of Crete
Jaak Raie, Estonia Estonia – 45 339 km2
of AOI
16:00 Coffee Break
Room: Firouzeh Hall
16:30 Parallel session
1: “Innovation through a prism”
Room: Zarin Hall
Session moderator: Ali Motamedzadegan, Iran
Khaled Qalawa, Palestine Understanding of innovation
performance in Palestine
Robert Alderson, Italy/USA The Increased Importance of
Intellectual Property in Open Innovation Environments and its Role in
Addressing City Challenges
Parallel session 2:
“Global alliances for internationalization”
Room: Aineh Hall
Session moderator: Ebba Lund, IASP
Manzoor Soomro, Pakistan ECO Science Foundation
(ECOSF) – a Platform for Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation through
Development of STI Parks in the ECO Region
Faruk İnaltekin and Okan Yamak, Turkey Establishing Solid Global
Partnerships with BILKENT CYBERPARK’s Matching Methodology
Rafael Prikladnicki, Brazil Collaboration for
Internationalization: The case of TECNOPUC, TECNOSINOS and FEEVALE Techpark
in the south of Brazil
Parallel session 3: “The productive city (factory
Room: Abbasi Hall
Session moderator: Malcolm Parry, UK
Jelena Petrovic, Serbia Boosting the innovative
potential of cities – STP Belgrade case study
Lena Miranda, Sweden Sustainable Science Park
Mehdi Keshmiri, Iran New Strategic Role of
Science Parks in Cities: Regional Innovation Ecosystem Management
Coordinator, and the case of Isfahan Science & Technology Town (ISTT) in
Isfahan Region”
20:00 Informal Dinner

09:30 Plenary session
3: “Cities, STPs and
other AOIs: attracting talent “Room: Abbasi Hall
Session Moderator: Mohammad Javad Omidi, Iran
Invited Speaker: Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Iran (Title TBC)
Thaís Rücker, Brazil Tecnosinos Talents Program:
qualifying and connecting young students with technology-based companies at
Tecnosinos Tech Park
Soledad Diaz, Spain Science and Technology in
Fredrik Larsson, Sweden The Talent Management
process of Science Park Mjärdevi

Coffee Break

Room: Firouzeh Hall

11:30 Plenary session
4 – PITCH “STPs in the new
proactive cities and areas of innovation: winning strategies”Room: Abbasi Hall
Session Moderator: Josep Piqué, Spain
Hassan Tayar, Iran Reinforcing the role of Science and Technology Parks as
the cities representative for creating and developing innovation and
commercialization practical strategies
Rafael Prikladnicki, Brazil Alliance for Innovation in the city of
Porto Alegre
Abbas Zarei-Hanzaki, Iran The smart platform for
Areas of Innovation
François Nortje, South Africa The story as a city:
people of the planet and planet of the people – 5 propositions
Firouzeh Tabibzadeh, Iran The Role of STPs as
Technology Clusters in economic growth in the region


Room: Chehel Sotoun Restaurant

14:00 Parallel session
4: “Entrepreneurship for growth and sustainability”Room: Aineh Hall
Session moderator: Martin Goroško, Estonia
Robert Alderson, Italy/USA The Role of Intellectual
Property in Enhancing Entrepreneurship for Growth and Sustainability in STPs
and AOIs
Yaser Kerachian, Canada Accelerator Programs in
Daniela Eckert, Brazil Analysis of the
technological perception in entrepreneurial ideas in the process of
pre-incubation at the Feevale Techpark: a view through the technology axis
Parallel session 5: “New roles and opportunities for STPs
in cities, regions and AOIs”Room: Zarin Hall
Session moderator: Mehdi Keshmiri, Iran
Paolo Gregori, Italy Polo Meccatronica: where
the smart factory grows
Abolfazl Mohajer, Iran The role of STPs and AOIs
in meeting sustainable development challenges faced by cities in developing
Parallel session 6: “The ‘Lab factor’: Living
Labs, Fab Labs and STPs”Room: Abbasi Hall
Session moderator: Lena Miranda, Sweden
Josep Piqué, Spain Open Innovation Living Lab:
the case of Enel in Malaga
Filip Tideman, Sweden Service Innovation Labs – a
tool for STPs and AOIs to help build sustainable cities and reach SDGs
Sonja Maria Protič, Austria Sustainability of living
labs in a smart city context: a conceptual framework on business model design

Coffee Break

Room: Firouzeh Hall

15:45-18:00 IASP General
AssemblyRoom: Abassi Hall
IASP members only (please register beforehand
at IASP desk between 10:00 and 14:00)
19:30 Departure time from hotels to Gala dinner
20:00 Gala
DinnerVenue: Chehel Sotoun Palace

09:30 Plenary session
5: “Open Innovation and city
Room: Abbasi Hall
Session Moderator: Jean-François Balducchi
Josep Piqué, Spain The Evolution of Silicon
Valley’s Innovation Ecosystem: From 2006 to 2016.
Maryam Mohammadpour, Iran Investigating the role of
science and technology parks in the development of open innovation
Luís Felipe Maldaner, Brazil Dot Idea (.IDEA) – a new
concept for incubation program and open innovation based on user need
Mojtaba Jabbaripour (TBC) , Iran Open Innovation, a New
Approach to Urban Management
10:45 Coffee Break
Room: Firouzeh Hall
11:15 Plenary session
6: “Entrepreneurship for growth and sustainability in STPs and
Room: Abbasi Hall
Session Moderator: Haofeng Lai, China
Invited Speaker: Baybars Altuntas, Turkey A new road map for more
innovation: creating an innovation pipeline to connect open innovation,
R&D and corporate venturing
Kadi Villers, Estonia Corporates Seduced by
Startups – or Vice Versa?
André Domin, Germany +30 years focused on
Malcolm Parry, UK Building businesses to
support the UN goal of creating “decent jobs and economic growth”
12:45 Wrap-up
Room: Abbasi Hall
Mostafa Karimian Eghbal, Iran
13:00 Closing Ceremony
Room: Abbasi Hall
IASP 2019
appetizer, IASP flag handover
13:30 Farewell lunch

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