36TH IASP WORLD CONFERENCE The 4th Industrial Revolution: areas of innovation and science parks as key boosters for a successful transition NANTES 24 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2019


08:00 - 09:00
IASP Pre-Conference Registration

(08:00 – 09:00)

Room 200

09:00 - 18:00
IASP Pre-Conference Seminar

(09:00 – 17:00)

Room 200

Conference Registration

(11:00 – 18:00)

Great Hall

IASP International Board Meeting

(13:45 – 16:00)

IASP Board Members Only

Room GH

18:45 - 19:15

(18:45 – 19:15)

Lounge Area

19:30 - 22:00
Welcome Reception

(19:30 – 22:00)

La Cité Nantes Congress Centre - Great Hall

09:00 - 10:15
Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address


Alain Tropis (France)

Auditorium 800

10:15 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30
BLUE TRACK – PLENARY 1: The technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution

This session will explore some of the key technologies that are driving the 4th Industrial Revolution, with a focus on the digital. From AI and machine learning to cyber-physical systems, speakers will present case studies exploring the challenges, opportunities and real-world examples of these new technologies and their impact on industries, the economy and society today.



McLean Sibanda (South Africa)


Yves Lostanlen (Canada)


Luis Ribeiro (Sweden)

Cyber-Physical Production Systems – The Opportunities and Challenges beyond the hype

Darin Beach (France)

The key digital technologies that will change the industries

Ram Shanmugam (USA)

Opportunities in AI and Machine Learning – Real world use cases

Auditorium 800

12:30 - 13:00
IASP Highlights


Ebba Lund (IASP)

Auditorium 800

13:00 - 14:30

Hall R2 + Mezzanine

14:30 - 15:45
BLUE TRACK – PARALLEL 1: Industry in a digital world

As part of the Blue Track exploring Technologies 4.0, this session will hear from science parks, startups and big companies who are developing some of the new technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution.


Jernej Pintar (Slovenia)


Abolfazl Mohajer (Iran)

How Industry 4.0 and digital and smart technologies have revolutionized the manufacturing companies?

Louise Lennersten (Sweden)

Using digital twins to simplify complex data

Raphaël Pantais (France)

Geolocation of strategic assets

Jens Gralfs (Germany)

Airbus - Factory of the Future and Industry 4.0

Room 300

ORANGE TRACK – PARALLEL 2: The 4th Industrial Revolution in developing countries

Technological advances associated with the 4th Industrial Revolution give rise to many opportunities for economic and social development, as well as important risks, which have special significance in developing countries. In this session, speakers explore the innovation ecosystems and present case studies from science parks in Mexico, Uruguay, Kenya and Iran.



Hauwa Yabani (Nigeria)


Jaime Parada Ávila (Mexico)

PIIT MONTERREY: Redesigning services and spaces for executing Nuevo Leon 4.0 Initiative

Josep M. Piqué (Spain)

Knowledge Transfer in University-Industry Interaction within the Ecosystems of innovation: the vision of the Industry

Fernando Amestoy (Uruguay)

The role of Science and Technology Parks (STPs) in peripheral countries to face the new challenges in the techno-economic paradigm of industry 4.0: an analysis of a case study in the biotechnology, chemistry and pharma sectors in Uruguay, South America.

Room 200

GREEN TRACK – PARALLEL 3: Opportunities and risks for STPs and AOIs

Faced with the revolutionary nature of technological development in the 4th Industrial Revolution, science parks and areas of innovation must ensure that their strategies, structures, services and facilities remain relevant to continue supporting their resident companies. This session examines the situation in China and Iran, explores the role of digital clusters in France and education in STPs in Austria.



Faruk Inaltekin (Turkey)


Gerard Le Bihan (France)

How a digital cluster is in Forefront to accompany the two main transitions of the economy and society: the example of Images & Réseaux

Chen Hu (China)

The 4th Industrial Revolution: Impacts on Shanghai Science and Technology Parks (STPs) and Areas of Innovation (AOIs)

Room 150

GREEN TRACK – PARALLEL 4: Governance – PPPs in science parks and areas of innovation

IASP is currently collaborating with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission on a study about Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to evaluate the current ownership and governance models used by STPs and AOIs; in this session, participants in the study will present some of these models and explore how they their challenges and opportunities.



Paul Krutko (USA)


Giancarlo Caratti (European Commission)

Public-Private-Partnerships in Science and Technology Parks

Carolina Benjaminsen (Denmark)

Trible Helix in Action: How Academia, Public and Privat Partners in Ørestad collaborate to become Denmark’s Green Innovation district

Gavin Poole (United Kingdom)

Here East: Building an innovation ecosystem from scratch

Evdoxia Kouraki (Sweden)

PPPs in science parks & areas of innovation – The case of Johanneberg Science Park

Alberto Mina (Italy)

MIND the Future: the New Area of Innovation in Milan

Auditorium 800

15:45 - 16:15
Coffee break

Great Hall

16:15 - 18:15
Open Innovation Event

A special session of open-innovation where industrials will come and share their vision of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the challenges they meet. Representants from three of our sponsors (Airbus, Engie and Naval Group) will pitch in plenary session from 16h15 to 17h15 in Auditorium 800 followed by a B2B meeting session from 17h15 to 18h15 in the Lounge Area.


Find out more about the event on the dedicated page of the website and book your B2B meeting now!


Samuel Bachelot (France)


Hania Angelina Fernandez (Airbus)

How Airbus is Organizing its innovation ecosystem to prepare the future

Philippe Buchet (Engie)

Decarbonization and smart industry with ENGIE

Jean Weymuller (France)

Create Emergence Conditions of Breakthrough Innovations

Auditorium 800 & Lounge Area

19:30 - 00:00
Informal Dinner

Machines de l'Île

09:00 - 10:30
ORANGE TRACK – PLENARY 2: The 4th Industrial Revolution: impact on people and society

The technology-led innovations of the 4th Industrial Revolution do not only affect companies, they also have an impact – both positive and negative – on people and society. This session looks at the key human element in innovation and the transformation to the industry of the future, considers the personal and organisational skills required for a successful transition, and examines how science parks can help build engagement for a sustainable, fossil-free future.



Craig Smith (Saudi Arabia)


Philippe Roger (France)


Olivia Cahn (France)

The Human-Centered Industry of Tomorrow

Luigi Amati (Italy)

Citizens-led Innovation – The Challenge Based Innovation Platform

Malin Rogström (Sweden)

Sandviken Pure Power communications Concept: engagement for a fossil free society

Frédéric Mazzella (France)

Testimony of the Founder of Blablacar

Auditorium 800

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break

Great Hall

10:30 - 12:15
General Assembly Registration

Great Hall

11:00 - 12:15
BLUE TRACK – PARALLEL 5: Health tech for the future

Innovative startups in the lifescience, health and medtech sector will present some of the new products and services they are developing, including how VR, digital technology and statistics can improve healthcare and rehabilitation.



Deepanwita Chattopadhyay (India)


Orientina Di Giovanni (Italy)

ParkinsonCare: a collaborative medicine platform with a human touchpoint for patients and caregivers

Pierre-Antoine Gourraud (France)

"Primum Non Nocere" - Hippocrates in the daunting era of biomedical data warehouse

Françoise Le Vacon (France)

Room 300

ORANGE TRACK – PARALLEL 6: Positioning start-ups and SMEs in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Startups and SMEs are at the heart of economic development, and supporting them is one of the key tasks of STPs and AOIs. This session will focus on local case studies from Spain, China, Sweden and Mexico, exploring some of the value-added services provided such as open innovation models, intellectual property protection and other mechanisms to help SMEs thrive in a digital world.



Andre Domin (Germany)


Enrique Espino Barros (Mexico)

The Advanced Manufacturing Capability Center at PIIT Monterrey and its impact on the transformation of SMEs 4.0

Mikael Johnsson (Sweden)

STPs’ role as facilitator when innovation advising organizations develop a common quality-assured innovation advising process

Haofeng Lai (China)

STPs’ Intellectual Property Operation Service Platform Promising Emerging Enterprises with Global Competitiveness in the New Industrial Propensity: CHJ’s Practices in Promoting Value System of Knowledge Resources

Eva Pando (Spain)

Open Innovation 4.0 in Asturias

Room 200

GREEN TRACK – PARALLEL 7: Strategic and cultural changes

This session explores the ways in which science parks and areas of innovation are supporting their companies to meet the strategic and cultural changes of the 4th Industrial Revolution. From new approaches to intellectual property in increasingly collaborative working environments and new facilities to establish VR/AR ecosystems, to alliances between regional clusters and meeting the expectations of new customers and stakeholders.



Josep M. Piqué (Spain)


Mariella Massaro (Finland)

Intellectual Property in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Jernej Pintar (Slovenia)

The LooK ARound 360 XR 1.0. Experience from Technology Park Ljubljana

Lourdes Cruz (Spain)

Technology Park of Andalusia: Re-thinking strategies around disruptive technologies. New opportunities in the digital era

Karl Martin (France)

EURAMATERIALS – a strategic alliance dedicated to innovation and to the territory: new opportunities

Room 150

GREEN TRACK – PARALLEL 8: Towards innovation ecosystems 4.0 (I)

A lot has changed in our industry since the origins of the STP model. Today we talk about Innovation Ecosystems, an ambitious concept that embraces several approaches: STPs, Innovation Districts, Areas of Innovation, and in the first of two sessions speakers will explore how parks can remain competitive and their relationship with their cities, as well as taking a look at innovation districts in the UK and how they interact with their communities and intermediaries.



David Rowe (United Kingdom)


Jonathan Burroughs (United Kingdom)

Multi-owned innovation districts - a competitive force for the future

Rafael Prikladnicki (Brazil)

The 4th Industrial Revolution and the cities: the Alliance for Innovation in the city of Porto Alegre

Jacques van Dinteren (The Netherlands)

The 4th Industrial Revolution: considerations for science parks to remain competitive

Donatienne Girier Delorme (France)

From Industry 4.0 to sustainable innovation ecosystems 4.0: what challenges for the innovation intermediaries?

Jean-Claude Boldrini (France)

From Industry 4.0 to sustainable innovation ecosystems 4.0: what challenges for the innovation intermediaries?

Auditorium 800

12:15 - 13:30
Lunch (R2 + Mezzanine)
13:30 - 15:15
GREEN TRACK – PLENARY 3: STPs & AOIs in the 4th Industrial Revolution: roles, relevance & results

As organisations whose function is to support businesses, STPs and AOIs must understand the huge changes taking place as part of the 4th Industrial Revolution and adapt (their strategies, their services, their organisational architecture, their facilities) to remain relevant in the future. This session will share case studies, address the challenges of sustainability, and examine ways that STPs can support their countries and regions.



Mieke de Bruin (The Netherlands)


Markus Thomas Münter (Germany)


Alex West (USA)

The Ann Arbor SPARK Area of Innovation Meets the 4th Industrial Revolution

Fredrik Larsson (Sweden)

Global Impact Jam – an open innovation process targeting the Global Sustainability Goals

Crystal Fok (China)

How Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks to play a role in supporting China to embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution by Digitalization, Smart Data and Standardisation

Rogelio Velasco (Spain)

Science Parks and the attraction of investments

Auditorium 800

15:15 - 15:45
Coffee break

Great Hall

15:45 - 18:00
IASP General Assembly

Room 300

19:00 - 19:30
Departure from hotels to Gala Dinner
19:30 - 00:00
Gala Dinner

Château de Goulaine

09:30 - 10:45
BLUE TRACK – PARALLEL 9: Mobility and energy initiatives

Mobility and energy are two pillars of Smart City development. In a future where climate change is an ever more pressing issue, how we produce and use energy is a key challenge, as is the transformation of the old automotive industry into the new mobility sector. This session will explore how international collaboration can maximise opportunities, and the role of digitalisation in helping create more sustainable cities.



Joëlle Gauthier (France)


Björn Westling (Sweden)

Smart Fossil Free Grids – how digitalization paves the way for more sustainable cities

Komal Doshi (USA)

Transatlantic Mobility Partnerships – Collaboration between Ann Arbor SPARK and the Saxony Automotive Technology Network

Bastien Beauchamp (Canada)

Smart Cities: Rethinking Pedestrian Safety within our Streets

Isabelle Dussutour (France)

The impact of autonomous vehicles on the road towards energy savings in a smart city

Room 300

GREEN TRACK – PARALLEL 10: Governance and organisational challenges

This session will explore how STPs and AOIs can change their governance structures to deal more efficiently with the 4th Industrial Revolution, and ask whether the typical governance structures are currently functioning to meet the new needs. Speakers will look at examples from the healthtech sector in Sweden, lessons learned setting up a new park in West Africa, distributed organisational structure in Brazil and opportunities for developing the Palestinian economy.



Haofeng Lai (China)


Mikael Johnsson (Sweden)

How STPs can support the implementation of Industry 4.0-products in the health-tech sector

Chinwe Okoli (Nigeria)

Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons Learned from Setting up the First University-Embedded Incubator and Science Park in the West African Sub Region

Flavia Fiorin (Brazil)

Light and Fast Innovation Ecosystem - Autonomy and responsibility: Tecnopuc’s experience in the management of an innovation ecosystem as a distributed organizational structure

Room 150

GREEN TRACK – PARALLEL 11: Towards innovation ecosystems 4.0 (II)

In this second session exploring the evolution of the science park industry and the similarities and differences between traditional STPs and new models, speakers will examine the role of university engagement, present an evaluation of innovation districts, as well as sharing case studies on the science park as a scale up city in Sweden, and the regional development and innovation mandate of AOIs from Italy.



Herbert Chen (China)


Luca Capra (Italy)

The sui generis case of Trentino Sviluppo & the 4th Industrial Revolution: Impact on STPs & AOIs

Paul Jansen (The Netherlands)

An evaluation of Innovation Districts

Mia Rolf (Sweden)

The journey to becoming a Scale-up City

Malcolm Parry (United Kingdom)

Host University engagement with Science Parks and Areas of Innovation for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Room 200

10:45 - 11:15
Coffee break

Great Hall

11:15 - 12:30
Plenary 4: The Late Morning Show: Luis Sanz interviews park leaders
12:30 - 13:00
Wrap-up panel

Auditorium 800

13:00 - 13:30
Closing ceremony

Auditorium 800

13:30 - 15:00
Farewell Lunch

Great Hall