DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In advance of the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF), government officials and leaders from global research parks and technology incubators will join the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) and the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) for an executive forum on "Innovation Engines in an Era of Constraint."
“Technology incubators and research, science and tech parks around the world are serving as economic engines for their communities,” said AURP President Kevin Byrne. “AURP and NBIA are joining forces to bring together the world’s experts in high-tech economic development to help others build successful communities of innovation.”
Experts who plan, build and operate university research parks and technology incubators will illustrate how they've created economic growth in their communities and address best practices that other communities can use for success.
John Perry, Minister of State for Small Business, Republic of Ireland; and Joe Greaney, President, European BIC Network (EBN) will address research park and incubator professionals.
The executive forum will also feature speakers from the Sandia Science & Technology Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, The Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, among others.
“Communities worldwide are looking for innovative ways to create local, high-paying jobs to strengthen their community and grow their economy,” said Byrne. “This executive forum will illustrate how it can be done successfully in today’s climate.”
The day-long forum will take place on July 10th in Dublin, Ireland at the Shelbourne Dublin. ESOF, Europe’s largest general science meeting, will be held on July 11th – 15th.
For more information and to register, visit http://www.aurp.net/dublin.
About AURP: The Association of University Research Parks is a professional association of university-related research and science parks. AURP’s mission is to foster innovation, commercialization and economic growth through university, industry and government partnerships. For more information, visit AURP’s Web site at www.aurp.net or contact Chelsea Simpson at email@example.com.