May 30th 2013

18.00 – 19.30 Guided tour of the city of Trieste
20.00 Welcome dinner 

May 31st 2013

08.30 – 09.00 Registration and welcome coffee
09.00 – 09.20 Opening, welcome and introduction:
Adriano De Maio, President, AREA Science Park
Luis Sanz, Director General, IASP
09.20 – 09.30 Introduction by the moderator:
Stephen Taylor, Director of Technology Transfer Department, AREA Science Park
09.30 – 10.30 The role of technology parks and areas of innovation in Eastern Europe: promoting smart growth and fostering regional knowledge ecosystems
Krzysztof Gulda
, Vice-chair of the European Research Area Committee (ERAC), Former Director Department of Strategy, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of PolandThe role of technology parks and areas of innovation in Croatia: Promoting smart growth and fostering regional knowledge ecosystems through development of Competitiveness Clusters and High-technology network for Industry
Marija Rajakovic, Head of Sector for Competitiveness, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Croatia
10.30 – 11.00 Discussion and moderator’s wrap up
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 – 11.45 Supporting smart growth and innovation initiatives bridging Eastern and Western Europe
Paolo Rosso, Expert on regional development and innovation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCSE) expert for the LEED Program.
11.45 – 12.30 Success stories from IASP members in establishing and exporting innovation support methodologies and practices.From Sophia Antipolis to Russia
Dominique Fache, Président Fondation Sophia Antipolis

Internationalisation through Science and Technology Parks – a personal view
David Rowe, Founder Warwick Enterprise Ltd., Former CEO University of Warwick Science Park

The CEBBIS trans regional model: 
an on-going example of innovation network
Marcello Guaiana, CEBBIS Project Coordinator for AREA Science Park

Innovation Support through International Projects and Partnerships
David Koppitz, Managing Director, MEPCO ltd
12.30 – 13.00 Discussion and moderator’s wrap up
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Thematic roundtables:Regional Smart Specialisation and Science and Technology Parks
Moderator: Stephen Taylor, Director Technology Transfer Department AREA Science ParkBuilding partnerships for growth: technology-based business development
Moderator: Iztok Lesjak, Director Technology Park Ljubljana
15.30 – 16.30 Plenary discussion
16.30 – 16.45 Certificates of attendance
16.45 – 17.00 Closing remarks by the moderator