7th SPICE Meeting 32nd ICECE Work Group Meeting

Prague, Czech Republic
3 – 4 Dec 1998

The attractive and well visited annual exhibition-conference "INNOVATION", organized by the Czech Association of Technology Parks offered the occasion for this meeting. A German-Czech Workshop was an integrated part of the event. The most important issue was to discuss the future development of international cooperation between the associations as well as between enterprises. The experience from the "International Business Forum" in Berlin could preliminarily be evaluated with positive conclusions. Facilitating business-to-business contacts needs much preparation and work, but clearly is a potential of the SPICE/ICECE network not yet used to the possible extend. Additionally bilateral Czech-German projects, for example the possibility to attract private investors to put money into innovation center development, could be worked on.