SPICE Events 2017–2018

The following list provides information about upcoming events. Numbered events are "SPICE events" (meaning SPICE Group is involved by helping to define the topics, to identify and attract speakers, to prepare and organize the event and/or by holding a SPICE Meeting).

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Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
23 – 25 Oct 2017
27th Annual ANPROTEC Conference - 30th AssociationAnniversary

Held annually by Anprotec and Sebrae, and organized by the Technology Park at UFRJ, the ANPROTEC Conference on Entrepreneurship and Areas of Innovation this year also will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Brazil’s national business incubation association. The conference is the largest event on the subject in Latin America and is one of the top events globally. The 27th edition will be held in Rio de Janeiro, October 23 – 25, 2017 under the title "Innovation and Entrepreneurship transforming Cities”. The conference aims to mobilize the players involved in innovative entrepreneurship in Brazil and around the world through productive debates that lead to proposals and actions, enabling the environment of innovation to contribute to social and economic development.
Global trends in the area of innovative environments and cities, creating modern spaces for living and working in society, inspired the theme of this year's event. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Anprotec will include sharing challenges, achievements and stories of innovative Brazilian entrepreneurship.

 

Contact: Aksara Somchinda

Conference WWW: http://conferenciaanprotec.com.br/

  
Abuja
Nigeria
25 – 26 Oct 2017
Make it Happen!

Conference of ICT4SI in Abuja will focus of Social Innovation for Africa
ICT4SI, the ICT for Social Innovation Network will hold its Annual Conference in Abuja, Nigeria on October 25-26, 2017. This event will be a dynamic gathering of people who make things happen.
Funders are invited to contribute to, and be part of the ICT4SI platform for learning and investment in social innovation. One-time investor/sponsors for this Annual Conference are welcome as well as major long term funders who believe in African ICT solutions for the greater gain of society. The conference will be held in different countries each year. More information is available in the brochure for download   
The ICT4SI Network was established as a creative forum for collaboration, learning and innovation. Coordinated in a transparent and accountable way, led by the vision of its members and guided by global development goals, the Network provides great opportunity for funders and investors to contribute to innovative and sustainable development efforts. 

Contact: ICT4SI Team

Conference WWW: ict4si.org/files/2015/04/Web-size-2017-ict4si-info-.pdf

  
Stockholm
Sweden
26 – 27 Oct 2017
22nd Nordic Baltic Dynamics conference.

After 21 annual “Baltic Dynamics” conferences held in turns in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the 2017 edition will be the first under the name “Nordic-Baltic Dynamics” and will be held in Stockholm, organized jointly by Tehnopol, Estonia and Swedish Incubators & Science Parks  (SISP), Sweden.
First time the conference will be held outside the Baltic States indicating that the scope has been widened to include not only the Baltic States but the entire Nordic region. The conference organizers describe this move as “a major step in jointly developing and intensifying cooperation in the whole Baltic Sea region, including organizing common innovation activities between the countries surrounding it.”
Building Resilience for a Stronger Tomorrow” is the title of the 22nd Nordic Baltic Dynamics conference. The impact of the world economy on the environment and people is in focus. The sharing economy and growing emergence of startups are disrupting traditional industries, and global sociopolitical stability cannot be taken for granted. On this background higher resilience gives a valuable competitive edge to any stakeholder in the innovation ecosystem. The conference organizer invite science and technology parks, innovation and research centers, entrepreneurship promoters, incubators and accelerators, policy makers and other innovators to contribute to the discussion and learn about what can be done to become more resilient.
Registration will open at the end of June through webiste

Contact: Jaak Raie

Conference WWW: www.nordicbalticdynamics.eu

  
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
1 – 2 Nov 2017
Global Success of Smart Investments

CVCF 2017 discusses the global successes of smart investments and trending prospects of VC markets in digital technology space. The Forum presents how the new wave of growth capital funds and evolving strategies of venture-backed technopreneurs create value and impact in dynamic markets.  It features insights from influential VCs of Silicon Valley and Mainland China, engaging investor-investee dialogues, and how game-changing developments along the Digital Silk Road and Southern China’s Big Bay Area transform the region’s tech venturing landscape.
CVCF 2017 is a perfect platform to meet the greatest minds, connect potential business partners and generate deal flows.
Where capital, innovation and digital entrepreneurship converge and connect.

Contact: Cyberport Event Team

Conference WWW: http://cvcf.cyberport.hk/

  
Dublin
Ireland
8 – 10 Nov 2017
COWORKING EUROPE 2017

For the seventh time the conference Coworking Europe invites the community to meet. After Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, Milan, and Brussels, this time Dublin is the place to meet and the dates are November 8 – 10, 2017. The conference organizers expect to attract more than 500 attendees from all around Europe, North America and beyond.
The range of topics for the conference is wide including, for example, how the concept of coworking is shaping the patterns mobility management, transformation of the office furniture market, entrepreneurship development, human resources management, evaluation of the demand in public transportation, innovation in the corporate sector, development of digital and mobile technologies, evolution of office space design and facility management, revival of urban and rural areas as well as the development of new ecosystems of innovation.

Contact: Jean-Yves Huwart

Conference WWW: https://coworkingeurope.net

  
New York
United States
13 – 17 Nov 2017
1776 Challenge Cup Festival 2017

The Challenge Festival 2017 is the Grand Finale, a multi-day event to be held November 13-17, 2017 in New York City at 1776's newest campus located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
The Challenge Cup is organized by 1776, technology business incubation hub in New York, Crystal City, San Francisco, Washington and Dubai,  that partnered with the investment firm Revolution to find the most innovative startups solving complex challenges. The aim is to identify candidates from 75 ecosystems around the globe. The Challenge Cup will be held in 75 cities. One winner from each local competition will advance to Global Finale.
Startups now can apply for the Challenge Cup 2017 , held annually since 2013, to get an opportunity for presenting their vision to a global audience, connect with public and private sector leaders, and compete for prizes.
More information and application for startups through website

Contact: Challenge Cup Team

Conference WWW: https://www.1776.vc/challenge-cup

  
Berlin
Germany
28 Nov 2017
hub.berlin - Interactive Business Festival

hub.berlin is “Europe’s interactive business festival for digital movers and makers.” It will be organized by  Bitkom and held November 28, 2017 in STATION-Berlin
At the Hub conference the speakers, the world’s masterminds of digital transformation stand in the midst of the crowd, involving the viewers in talks about smart technology, modernized society and the digitization of key industries. Political ideas and minds find their forum in the Policy Arena to discuss how policy-makers are shaping the digital transformation. The two Innovation Spaces bring together science and digital thinking in form of lectures and use cases and feature the best practices of the world’s innovation and technology leaders.

Contact: Philipp Paingt

Conference WWW: https://www.hub.berlin/en/

  
Helsinki
Finland
30 Nov – 1 Dec 2017
Slush 2017

17,500 attendees, 2300 startups, 1,100 investors, and 600 journalists have been counted at Slush 2016 in Helsinki. The next opportunity to meet with a global startup community is Slush 2017 that will take place in Helsinki Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2017.
What began with a 300 person assembly has developed to a world-renowned event, now being held not only in Helsinki, but also in Tokyo, Shanghai, and Singapore. However, the philosophy behind Slush has remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward. 

Contact: Slush Team

Conference WWW: http://www.slush.org/

  
Amsterdam
Netherlands
9 Dec 2017
SPARK IGNITE 2017 "Rebuilding Futures"

The 5th edition of the annual IGNITE conference under the headline “Rebuilding Futures” will focus on improving access to higher education, developing entrepreneurship and promoting sustainable leadership amongst young people in conflict-affected regions. Hear from refugees, entrepreneurs, education experts, private sector, government and NGO representatives from across Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Share knowledge on how to rebuild economies and societies. SPARK IGNITE will be held on December 9, 2017 in Amsterdam at Beurs van Berlage.

More information on SPARK website

Contact: SPARK Team

Conference WWW: http://www.spark-online.org/get-involved/events/ignite-conference-2017/?ct=t%28IGNITE2017_Save_the_Date7_27_2017%29

  
Dallas
United States
22 – 25 Apr 2018
InBIA’s 32nd International Conference on Business Incubation

InBIA’s 32nd International Conference on Business Incubation (ICBI32) is currently accepting proposals from anyone who is interested in presenting, organizing a panel, or being a panelist. The deadline for proposals is October 13, 2017.
InBIA's annual conference is a leading event for incubation and other entrepreneurial support professionals, and has become globally recognized as a forum for collaborative sharing of innovative strategies for building high-impact entrepreneurial support organizations, exploring lessons learned, and tracking trends in entrepreneurial ecosystem development.
Experienced practitioners who you would like to share with an audience of peers, the event offers the chance to become recognized as an industry thought leader. INBIA has some specific topics for which we are seeking panelists, but is also looking for topical suggestions - propose your own panel or presentation for us to consider.
To submit a proposal use link
For any question about the RFP, contact Lindsay Schuenke via email at lschuenke@inbia.org.
For conference registration (Early Bird rates available) visit website

Contact: Lindsay Schuenke

  
Isfahan
Iran
2 – 5 Sep 2018
IASP 2018: Towards sustainable cities and communities

Towards sustainable cities and communities: fostering innovation ecosystems” is the headline for the 35th IASP World Conference to be held in Isfahan, Iran, September 2-5, 2018.
IASP has invited to propose contributions to this conference with the deadline October 25, 2017.
There is a wide range of topics to choose from.  4 plenary sessions and further 7 parallel sessions offer many different topics under the general headline of the event.

For link to detailed information about the call for contributions see News article


Contact: Francesca Antoniazzi

Venue: www.iasp2018isfahan.com

Earlier Events of SPICE Group

1
Annual ADT comnference / First ICECE Meeting
Berlin, Germany
20 Nov 1991
127
15th Global Summit at the 21st Annual NBIA conference
Seattle, United States
1 – 4 Apr 2007
67
Lviv, Ukraine
2 – 5 Mar 2001
128
16th Global Summit at the BALTIC DYNAMICS 2007
Riga, Latvia
12 – 14 Sep 2007
68
Almaty, Kazakhstan
24 – 27 Apr 2001
129
Advancing Innovation ECA 2007
Yerevan, Armenia
17 – 20 Sep 2007
69
Chicago, United States
25 – 28 Apr 2001
130
17th Global Summit of Business Incubation Associations
Shanghai, China
23 Sep 2007
70
Budapest, Hungary
27 – 28 Apr 2001
131
Shaping the Future through Innovation
Bahrain, Bahrain
21 – 24 Oct 2007
71
Itzehoe, Germany
13 – 16 May 2001
132
Forum on Developing and Supporting ICT Based Entreprenurship
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
21 – 24 Nov 2007
72
4th Global Summit at the Annual NBIA conference
San Jose, California, United States
20 – 24 May 2001
133
BI 9: Innovation and Entrepreneurship - The Global Challenge
Brighton, United Kingdom
28 – 30 Nov 2007
73
Bilbao, Spain
11 – 13 Jun 2001
134
18th Global Summit of Business Incubation Assoications
San Antonio, Texas, United States
4 May 2008
74
Tallinn, Estonia
16 – 19 Jun 2001
135
First Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Skopje, Macedonia
8 – 10 May 2008
75
Riga, Latvia
14 – 16 Sep 2001
136
Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship effectively through Business Incubation
Bangkok, Thailand
27 – 29 Jul 2008
76
Bucharest, Romania
23 – 24 Sep 2001
137
19th Global Summit at the 20th Annual ADT conference
Berlin, Germany
21 – 23 Sep 2008
77
Lviv, Ukraine
27 – 29 Sep 2001
138
7th MENAinc Workshop
Ifrane, Morocco
29 – 30 Oct 2008
78
Poznan / Kiekrz, Poland
11 – 14 Oct 2001
139
Best Science Based Incubators
Paris, France
11 – 12 Dec 2008
79
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
23 – 26 Oct 2001
140
International Incubator Conference
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
16 – 17 Mar 2009
80
Kiev, Ukraine
16 – 18 Nov 2001
141
Women Business Incubation Workshop
Bishkek-Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
9 – 16 Apr 2009
81
Vincovci, Croatia
22 – 24 Nov 2001
142
20th Global Summit at the NBIA International Conference 2009
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
19 – 22 Apr 2009
82
Tallinn / Tartu, Estonia
21 Feb – 23 2002
143
20th Annual Conference of PBICA
Gdynia, Poland
14 – 16 May 2009
83
Bratislava, Slovakia
11 Mar 2002
144
St. Petersburg SPICE Meting
St. Petersburg, Russia
6 – 8 Jul 2009
84
Paris, France
21 – 23 Mar 2002
145
2nd International Business Extreme Forum: Innovation. Personality, Growth
Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia
9 – 11 Jul 2009
85
IASP Conference
Toronto, Canada
28 Apr – 1 May 2002
146
Baltic Dynamics 2009
Vilnius, Lithuania
30 Sep – 3 Oct 2009
85
5th International Summit of Business Incubation Associations
Toronto, Canada
28 Apr 2002
147
3rd infoDev Global Business Incubation Forum
Florianopolis, Brazil
26 – 30 Oct 2009
86
Prague, Czech Republic
6 – 9 Jun 2002
148
8th Best Science Based Incubator Award and Conference
Stockholm, Sweden
18 – 20 Nov 2009
87
Tallinn, Estonia
9 – 11 Jun 2002
149
Annual NBIA conference
Orlando, United States
16 – 19 May 2010
88
Madeira, Portugal
24 Jun – 26 Jul 2002
149
21st Global Summit to be held in Orlando, USA
Orlando, United States
16 May 2010
89
Shymkent, Kazakhstan
10 – 15 Sep 2002
150
"Beethoven, a Castle, a Park, and Delicacies" - The Third SPOAC
Budapest, Hungary
23 – 25 Jul 2010
90
Kiev, Ukraine
25 – 28 Sep 2002
151
Baltic Dynamics 2010
Riga, Latvia
15 – 17 Sep 2010
91
Mierzecin, Poland
9 – 12 Oct 2002
152
Science and Technology Parks in Poland - Experiences and Perspectives
Poznan, Poland
4 – 5 Oct 2010
92
Tartu, Estonia
10 – 12 Oct 2002
153
9th Annual Conference: “Best Practices in Science Based Incubation”
Liverpool, United Kingdom
17 – 19 Nov 2010
93
6th International Summit at the Annual ADT conference
Dortmund, Germany
17 – 18 Nov 2002
154
Fifth international ECAbit conference
Baku, Azerbaijan
2 – 3 Dec 2010
94
The Hague, Netherlands
5 – 6 Dec 2002
155
Annual International NBIA conference
San Jose, CA, United States
10 – 13 Apr 2011
95
BALTIC DYNAMICS '03
Vilnius, Lithuania
15 – 17 May 2003
155
22th Global Business Incubation Summit
San, Jose, United States
10 Apr 2011
96
7th International Summit at the NBIA Conference in Richmond
Virginia, United States
18 – 21 May 2003
156
Annual PBICA Conference
Gliwice, Poland
19 – 21 May 2011
97
IASP Conference
Lisbon, Portugal
1 – 4 Jun 2003
157
Baltic Dynmaics 2011
Tallinn, Estonia
4 – 6 Sep 2011
98
20 years of business incubators in Germany
Berlin, Germany
28 Sep – 1 Oct 2003
158
infoDev Business Incubation Managment "Training of Trainers"
Ooty, India
28 Oct – 4 Nov 2011
99
Business and Innovation Centers within Programs of the European Community
Kalisz, Poland
10 – 13 Oct 2003
159
Science Based Incubators as Connectors between High-Tech Clusters
Aukland, New Zealand
28 – 30 Nov 2011
100
8th International Summit
Kitakyushu, Japan
14 Nov 2003
160
MENAinc Meeting in BBIC, Bahrain Business Incubator Center
Manama, Bahrain
28 – 29 Jan 2012
101
New Zealand Business Incubation Summit
Christchurch, New Zealand
10 – 11 Mar 2004
161
infoDev Business Incubation Management Training
Istanbul, Turkey
20 – 26 Feb 2012
102
Three Country Association Meeting
Tägerwilen, Switzerland
2 – 4 Apr 2004
162
26th Annual International NBIA conference
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
6 – 9 May 2012
103
5th International UBICA Conference
Kiev, Ukraine
23 – 25 Apr 2004
162
23rd Global Business Incubation Summit(GBIN)
Atlanta, United States
6 May 2012
104
9th International Summit of Business Incubation Associations
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
25 Apr 2004
163
Almedalensvekan
Visby, Sweden
4 – 7 Jul 2012
105
Country Gateways Global Network Meeting
Bonn, Germany
25 – 28 Jun 2004
164
Forth SPICE Picnic
Novi Sad, Serbia
27 – 29 Jul 2012
106
BALTIC DYNAMICS 2004
Riga, Latvia
9 – 12 Sep 2004
165
Baltic Dynamisc 2012
Vilnius, Lithuania
13 – 15 Sep 2012
107
Annual Conference of PBICA
Mielec region, Poland
14 – 16 Oct 2004
166
SPICE G&G Workshop and 166th SPICE Meeting
Berlin, Germany
14 – 15 Dec 2012
108
infoDev Global Incubation Symposium
New Delhi, India
14 – 19 Oct 2004
167
Annual NBIA Conference
Boston, United States
7 – 10 Apr 2013
108
10th International Summit of Associations
New Delhi, India
20 Oct 2004
168
Fifth Global Forum on Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship
East London, South Africa
28 – 30 May 2013
109
19th International NBIA Conference
Baltimore, United States
15 – 18 May 2005
169
Competence Building for Smart Growth
Riga, Latvia
11 – 13 Sep 2013
109
11th Global Summit of Business Incubation Associations
Baltimore, United States
15 May 2005
170
25th Annual Conference of ADT
Berlin, Germany
22 – 24 Sep 2013
110
Regional Innovation and Incubation Capacity Building Workshop
Kiev & Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
9 – 11 Jun 2005
171
Forth SPICE G + G Workshop
Berlin, Germany
13 – 14 Dec 2013
111
111th SPICE Meeting at the BALTIC DYNAMICS 2005
Tallinn, Estonia
23 Aug 2005
172
18th SPICE BÄR Dinner and 172nd SPICE Meeting
Berlin, Germany
6 May 2014
112
3rd APEC Incubators' Forum
DaeGu, South Korea
26 – 28 Aug 2005
173
28th International NBIA Conference
New Orleans, United States
18 – 21 May 2014
113
Networking of Business Incubators
Bratislava, Slovakia
20 – 21 Sep 2005
173
25th Global Summit of Business Incubation Associations
New Orleans, United States
18 May 2014
114
XVIth annual conference of PBICA
Belchatuw, Poland
22 – 24 Sep 2005
174
Regional Workshop “The Right Ecosystem for Knowledge Valorization”
Ankara, Turkey
16 – 18 Jun 2014
115
KOBIA-SPICE Leqdership Program
Birmingham, United Kingdom
26 – 27 Oct 2005
175
Where is the Future? Baltic Dynamics 2014
Tartu, Estonia
17 – 19 Sep 2014
116
Business Incubation and Innovation Support
Yerevan, Armenia
4 – 5 Nov 2005
176
Protection of Innovation and Enterprises in Innovation Centers - Annual ADT Conference
Düsseldorf, Germany
21 – 23 Sep 2014
117
12th Global Summit at the 7th Annual UKBI Conference "Future Success" -
Sheffield, United Kingdom
27 – 29 Nov 2005
177
Fifth SPICE G & G Workshop
Berlin, Germany
11 – 13 Dec 2014
118
Regional Innovation and Incubation Capacity Building Workshop
Casablanca,
31 Jan – 3 Feb 2006
178
Forging Connections, Collaboration and Community
Denver, Colorado, United States
27 – 29 Apr 2015
119
VI. Innovation Salon
Moscow, Russia
5 – 9 Feb 2006
179
Services and Innovation Centres for smart growth
Poznan, Poland
21 – 22 May 2015
120
13th Global Summit at the NBIA conference "Cultivating the Seeds of Innovation"
St. Louis, United States
30 Apr – 3 May 2006
180
Baltic Dynamics 2015: Putting Keywords together in the Innovation Ecosystem
Kaunas, Lithuania
27 – 29 May 2015
121
Asia Pacific Forum on Innovation and Incubation
Shanghai, China
17 – 19 May 2006
181
First SPICE Summer Workshop & Fifth SPICE Picnic
Berlin, Germany
10 – 11 Jul 2015
122
BALTIC DYNAMICS' 06
Vilnius, Lithuania
24 – 26 May 2006
182
SPICee 2
Poznan, Poland
10 – 11 Sep 2015
123
Special SPICE Workshop and PBICA Conference
Poznan, Poland
26 – 27 Oct 2006
183
The Capital of Startups - the Routes of Berlin
Berlin, Germany
20 – 22 Sep 2015
124
Second Global Forum on Business Incubation
Hyderabad, India
5 – 10 Nov 2006
184
Sixth SPICE G & G Workshop
Berlin, Germany
11 – 12 Dec 2015
124
14th Global Summit of Business Incubation Associations
Hyderabad, India
11 Nov 2006
185
BVIZ-Work Group Day 2016
Berlin, Germany
11 Apr 2016
125
Best Practices in Science Based Incubators
Copenhagen, Denmark
7 – 8 Dec 2006
186
30th International Conference on Business Incubation
Orlando, Florida, United States
16 – 20 Apr 2016
126
10th AABI Assembly
Auckland, New Zealand
12 – 15 Mar 2007
187
Innovation and Technology Convergence – Strategy for Smart Growth
Riga, Latvia
15 – 16 Sep 2016
127
21st NBIA conference
Seattle, United States
1 – 4 Apr 2007