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




Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry, a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. They aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.


A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defence as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.


Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international – with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.



TusPark, flagship product of TusHoldings, is currently the largest single university science park in the world, with a total area of 770,000 square meters, and more than 1500 enterprises having been settled in the park. TusPark has become a gathering place for multi-national corporation R&D headquarters, China technology enterprise headquarters as well as innovative start-ups. It has become an important platform of Tsinghua University to serve the society and promote regional innovation, as well as a famous brand in China and even in the global science park industry.


With more than two decades of development and exploration, TusHoldings has accumulated a wealth of experience in the planning, construction and operation management of science parks, and established a high-caliber management team, actively promoting the organic interaction between innovative resources and the regional economy and successfully building up a global innovation service network with more than 300 incubators, science parks and science cities as the carrier.

Naval Group


Naval Group is the European leader in naval defence and a major player in marine renewable energies.


As an international high-tech company, Naval Group uses its extraordinary know-how, unique industrial resources and capacity to arrange innovative strategic partnerships to meet its clients’ requirements.


The group designs, produces and supports submarines and surface ships. The group also provides services for naval shipyards and bases. In addition, the group offers a wide range of marine renewable energy solutions.


Aware of its corporate social responsibilities, Naval Group is a member of the United Nations Global Compact. The group reports revenues of €3.69 billion and has a workforce of 13,429 employees (data for 2017).



In France, Engie offers high-performance, innovative solutions to personal customers, urban authorities and companies with a diverse portfolio of natural gas supply options and a flexible low-CO2 emissions power generating base. The Group offers a unique level of expertise in independent power generation, natural gas supply and energy services provision. All three are essential facilitators of the energy and ecological transition now underway.


Since its origins in the first half of the 19th century, Engie has built on its French expertise to become the world’s most international energy provider, without compromising its solid base in its historically most important market. Today, the Group is France’s leading supplier of natural gas and energy efficiency services and the country’s second-largest power generator.

In responding to the rising demand for energy in rapidly growing economies and the profound changes now underway in the European energy sector, Engie is hard at work in France and around the world to establish itself as the leading force in the energy transition by focusing on renewables and energy performance.


La Poste


With the strategic plan « La Poste 2020 : For a Successful Future », La Poste is expanding its range of activities, making useful and accessible innovation the driving force behind its development. As we look to the future, we will not be forgetting our long-standing principles. Experimentation, being present on the ground and providing a network with a human face are our cornerstones. We are constantly building on these foundations to better meet service needs and simplify life in France and elsewhere.


In our constantly changing society, Le Groupe La Poste is looking ahead to the needs of tomorrow. As our products and services are being used in new ways, we listen carefully to employees who come up with new ideas in light of these developments, test them out and implement them where appropriate.

At its heart, our business is about offering useful services. This is why we do all we can to make people’s daily lives simpler.


Although Le Groupe La Poste is constantly thinking up new innovations, we always apply our long-standing values to them, with the ambition of remaining the most useful French company.


Founded in 1997, Leyton is Europe’s leading R&D tax credit specialist.


We have 21 offices in 10 countries with expert teams dedicated to maximising our clients’ innovation potential by harnessing the benefits of R&D tax credits, patent box and grant funding. Our success is the result of developing specialist teams that are a mix of highly qualified tax experts and sector specialists who understand the challenges in our clients’ businesses. Our technical consultants cover a wide range of backgrounds; from engineering to software, architecture to life sciences. Our service is based on a win-win partnership. We follow a clear methodology, built on tested know-how and in full compliance with current legislation.


Our multidisciplinary teams consist of highly qualified consultants with several years’ experience working in your industry who work together to quickly develop effective savings solutions for you. We have created savings in a wide range of industry sectors: Software, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Engineering, Manufacturing, Food & Drink, Architecture and many more.

PCT Cartuja



Cartuja Science and Technology Park is the great scientific and technological district of Seville, in the South of Spain. In an emblematic enclosure, heir of the Universal Exhibition Expo’92, with a unique architectural design, it is home to 470 companies and organizations that have a common denominator: the innovation. The commitment to a new productive model based on R+D+I generates a result of over 2.2 billion € of economic activity.


Due to the large experience providing high value services to companies, Cartuja Science and Technology Park has become the main area creating qualified employment in the province of Seville. Currently, over 17.000 people work in PCT Cartuja. Moreover, our Park receives daily around 30.000 people, counting workers, scientists, researchers, students and visitors. PCT Cartuja is a connection place where University, Science and Business come together.