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Herbert CHEN Presides over the Meeting of IASP International Board of DirectorsPrint

Post Time:2022-02-25来源:TusHoldings

It is reported at the official website of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP), the Meeting of IASP International Board of Directors took place on February 14-15, 2022 at IASP headquarters in Malaga, Spain in both online and offline form. Herbert CHEN, IASP President, Senior Executive Vice President of TusHoldings and Deputy Director of TusPark Administrative Committee presided over the meeting online in Beijing.



▲ Herbert CHEN, IASP President and Senior Executive Vice President of TusHoldings presided over the meeting.

The meeting reviewed and adopted the 2021 work report delivered by Ms. Ebba Lund, IASP CEO and the report on 2021 final accounts and 2022 annual budget by Ms. Deepanwita Chattopadhyay, IASP Treasurer, heard the work reports by the Chairman of each branch and discussed the relevant arrangements for the World Conference to be held in Seville, Spain in 2022. Following a full assessment of the application for holding next IASP World Conference submitted by Greek Crete Science Park, Luxembourg Science and Technology Port, Mexican PIIT , Canada Quebec International Economic Development Institution, University of Iceland Science Park, Kenyan Konza Science City and Lithuanian Kaunas Science Park, it was determined to declare Luxembourg as the venue for IASP World Conference 2023, and Nairobi, Kenya and Quebec, Canada were identified as the candidates for IASP World Conference 2024, which will be further decided through voting at the next General Assembly.


Ms. Ebba Lund pointed out, “As the offline events are back on to the agenda, we are particularly pleased to see many outstanding members actively bidding to host our 2023 and 2024 World Conference. My thanks go to all the bidders that showed their warm welcome to their international counterparts, and I extend my congratulations to the Luxembourg Science and Technology Port, Kenya’s Konza Tech City and the Quebec International Economic Development Institution!”


At the meeting, an in-depth communication and discussion was also conducted on issues such as IASP’s future development strategy. As IASP President Herbert CHEN said, “One of the fundamental values of a successful association is to build a vibrant network that facilitates the communications and discussions among the members. Over the past 40 years, IASP has successfully established a global network of science and technology parks. By holding the annual world conferences and regional events, IASP enables park managers from all over the world to better understand and cooperate with each other. As a service platform for global science parks and areas of innovation, IASP itself also needs to continuously carry out reform and innovation. Our members of the International Board of Directors not only have extensive working experience in the operation of science parks, but also have accumulated many years of practical experience in organizational management. I appreciate all of the members and call on you to take full advantage of this meeting to share your inspiration, wisdom, and actionable solutions. It is my wish that, with your constant participation and support, the Association will continue to thrive.” What’s more, President Herbert CHEN also shared his ideas, specific measures and implementation plans with the directors on topics including the future reform and development of IASP. 


After the meeting, the directors who participated in the offline meeting at the IASP headquarters in Spain also visited the Malaga Science Park, DEKRA’s test facility and their test system for Intelligent Connected Vehicles (ICVs).

Directors from Denmark, Ecuador, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the United States attended the meeting on the scene, and directors from China, India, Panama, Thailand, and the United Kingdom participated in the event via video connection. This is the first time that IASP has held a meeting of International Board of Directors concurrently in both online and offline forms. The conference system has proven effective and satisfactory, enabling a smooth online and offline communication and making the event a complete success.

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About International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP)

IASP is a world-leading association linking science parks and innovation ecosystems. Our mission is to be the global network for science parks and areas of innovation, and to drive growth, internationalization and effectiveness for our members. 

We coordinate an active network of managers of science/technology/research parks, innovation districts and other areas of innovation, and enhance new business opportunities for members and their companies, and increase the visibility of our members and multiply their global connections. We also represent science parks and areas of innovation at international forums and institutions and assist the development of new parks and areas of innovation.

IASP is a worldwide membership-based association, an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, which is managed by experts in science and technology parks and areas of innovation.


IASP International Board of Directors


IASP International Board of Directors consists of the Executive Board of Directors (Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer and President), regional chairpersons, directors and advisory directors, and is responsible for the management and decision-making of important agendas of the association during the inter-sessional period of the IASP General Assembly. 


The International Board of Directors currently consists of 16 members from 14 different countries. With the increasing importance of global cooperation, IASP has always been highly internationalized in its internal procedures, in particular, there should be no more than two members with voting rights on the board from one country. This provision ensures that the International Board of Directors always represents different countries and regions, making IASP holding the status of the only global organization in the field of science parks.


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