The International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation have circulated a Call for Contributions to their World Conference (in Nantes, France, on 24 – 27 September 2019, www.iasp2019nantes.com).
The conference main theme will be ‘The 4th Industrial Revolution: areas of innovation and science parks as key boosters for a successful transition’ and will address:
- The impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on STPs and AOIs: what are the risks and opportunities, and what structural and strategic changes may be required to continue supporting our resident companies?
- The impact on people and society: what does the 4th Industrial Revolution imply for SMEs as central actors in the world economy? How will it affect developing countries, and what are the ethical implications of the changes it will bring?
- Key technologies: the 4th Industrial Revolution is defined as the convergence of digital, life and physical technologies – we want to hear about the most promising new technologies that are making the greatest impact in the world.
Please see the Call attached - the deadline for submitting abstracts is the 8th of November 2018.