19th SPICE Meeting 46th ICECE Work Group Meeting

Prague, Czech Republic
6 – 9 Mar 2000

This SPICE Meeting was held to discuss possibilities for improving business-to-business contacts between small and medium companies in Czech Republic and Germany. Hosted by Pavel Komarek, Managing Director of the BIC Prague and the Czech Association of Technology Parks representatives of eight innovation centers and the two national associations met and exchanged information about practical experience in promoting international business cooperation as well as instruments to promote and support such activities. Acknowledging the importance of personal contacts and trust the group decided to establish a network of the participating innovation centers—possibly including other centers close to the border between the two countries—by meeting regularly, working on developing a system for a continuous exchange of information about potentials for business cooperation and organizing jointly a business contact forum in Prague end of 2000.