Under the high patronage of
Mr Emmanuel MACRON
President of the French Republic
From September 23rd to 27th 2019 Atlanpole will host in Nantes the 36th IASP world congress.
Each year, IASP– the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation – organizes a major global conference that can bring together up to 1200 participants, representing the “territorial hubs of innovation” – technopoles, science and technology parks, clusters, incubators and innovation ecosystems. They come from five continents and 77 countries, to share best practices and build on new development models.
The program will include: workshops, conferences, open innovation market place…
The theme of this world congress will be :
« 4th Industrial Revolution: Areas of Innovation, Science and Technology Parks as key boosters for a successful transition »
We define the 4th industrial revolution as the convergence of digital technologies (Big Data, IoT, etc.), biotechnologies, and the physics of the infinitely small, in the service of a transition in all areas of our society, eg;- Energy, Mobility, Industry of the Future, Health of the Future, Connected Agriculture, etc. The great promises of this fourth industrial revolution are to inspire consumers with unique and personalized products.
In addition to the technological aspects, this fourth industrial revolution affects different aspects of our modern societies. There are new challenges – economic, social, political, environmental, that will emerge through this new way of production.
At the crossroads of digital development and all its application markets, connecting researchers, startups and large companies, IASP’s “innovation hubs” are ideally placed to support this 4th industrial revolution, which will impact all areas, and to ensure that its upheavals are sustainable for the economy and society.
NANTES, after Istanbul, Moscow, Beijing, Doha, Recife…
For many years, Atlanpole has been a reference in the IASP network, both through its organization and its model of “open technopole”, and it is a true territorial hub that structures a multidisciplinary innovation ecosystem over a vast territory. A reference point also because of its results, particularly in terms of permanent renewal of projects, and strong growth of supported companies.
As such, Atlanpole, which regularly receives visits from foreign delegations, members of IASP, drawing inspiration from the Nantes model, was acclaimed by its international counterparts who unanimously chose Nantes and Atlanpole to host the 36th World Congress.