Pre conference seminars

Choose between two interactive seminars on September 12, the day before the main conference programme begins, covering the fundamentals of STP/AOI management (full day) and insights into megatrends (half day).

Please note the two workshops take place simultaneously, so it isn’t possible to attend both.

IASP Training Seminar: The fundamentals of science park and area of innovation management

Join IASP’s one-day training seminar on September 12th to learn the fundamentals of science park and area of innovation management!

Offering a unique opportunity to learn the key pillars of STP/AOI management from peers with years of experience in the field, attendees will also build valuable connections with international colleagues facing the same problems and challenges.

STP and AOI managers and experts from the IASP network will share their experiences with you and discuss what worked and what didn’t, shortening your learning curve and giving you new insights for your everyday work. Aimed especially at newcomers to our industry, new CEOs, and anyone currently working on setting up a new STP/AOI, the training seminar will look at the crucial main concepts in the conceptualisation, planning and management of science parks and other areas of innovation: strategic models, incubation, marketing and communication, services, governance, challenges and opportunities are all covered in this one-day course.

Taking place the day before the main IASP Luxembourg scientific programme begins, it’s a great opportunity to begin your networking in a smaller group and talk to our experts.

Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS) megatrends workshop

This interactive half-day workshop on September 12th, led by Daria Krivonos, CEO of the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS), will spur inspiration for long-term thinking and support dialogue among participants.

Founded in 1969, the CIFS is a global leader in applying futures studies methods to solve strategic challenges within organisations. Its core advisory offerings include megatrend analysis, scenario planning, risk assessment, innovation processes, and strategic foresight. A truly global entity, working for and with public, private, and academic organisations around the world, CISF advises governments, Fortune 500 companies, startups and NGOs on a strategic level.

In this workshop, CIFS will share their insights on megatrends on the horizon over the next 5-10 years, and the potential trajectories of change with impact for the science park industry.

In small facilitated groups to ensure a dynamic dialogue, participants will select and map key developments and trends that will have the biggest predicted impact on the sector, translate external developments into concrete issues and discuss uncertainty, velocity and impact.

Contact for further details, and book your place as part of the conference registration process!