2013 Science Incubation Conference Portugal

The Technopolicy Network is proud to announce the 11th Best Practices in Science Based Incubation Conference in Coimbra, Portugal!

On 25, 26, and 27 November 2013 over 30 experts will discuss the best practices in science based incubation. This event will be a great opportunity to make new connections and explore strategies in the incubation business. The Technopolicy Network successfully hosted Incubation Conferences for ten years. This results in an international event that ranks as the most important in its kind.

This year The Technopolicy Network will organise the Best Practices Science Based Incubation Conference in collaboration withIPN Incubadora. It is one of the leading science based incubators of Europe and has been awarded the price for The Best Science Based Incubator at the 2010 Science Based Incubation Conference held in Liverpool, UK. The Technopolicy Network is therefore proud to announce this leading incubator as its hosting partner for this year’s conference.

Experts, representing almost all continents of the world, will be guided by the inspirational conference chair, Peter Harman CEO of the UKBI. Please check the conference program and choose the topics which are the most relevant for running your daily business. Moreover, you are invited to take part of the annual award for science based incubators. In the past ten years, we have ranked hundreds of incubators, measuring their “return on public investment”, their “self sustainability” and its growth. If you would like to take part of this contest, please fill in the questionnaire. You will be informed properly and confidentially on your outcomes.

Coimbra is located in Centro Portugal which is successfully active in business support and incubation, particularly through science based incubators and science parks. Recently, the European Commission announced its Regional Innovation Scoreboard where Centro Portugal ranked amongst the 100 most innovative regions of Europe. This makes Coimbra the ideal location to share and discuss the state-of-the-art knowledge and insights in Science Based Incubation.

This conference also offers a unique change to make acquaintance with one the oldest universities of the world, founded in the thirteenth century. This number one university of Portugal is a key partner of this conference and offers its most prestigious locations to experience during the Innovation Tour and the City Tour on Monday 25 November as well as during the prestigious dinner at the sixteenth century St Mark palace, where you will enjoy a royal experience. Take advantage of this gathering of worldwide expertise and networking opportunities which will create great memories and opportunities for your professional career!

Event highlights include:

  • The Innovation Tour where participants get a look in the engine room of one of Europe’s most innovative regions.
  • Inspiring presentations to learn from the most talented incubator managers.
  • Numerous networking opportunities, like the appetizing Conference Dinner.


Conference venue (and recommended hotel):

Hotel Vila Galé

Rua Abel Dias Urbano 20


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