1st ICECE Forum 5th ICECE meeting

St. Petersburg, Russia
27 – 30 Jan 1993

The first ICECE-Forum in St. Petersburg was the first public event of the ICECE Work Group. More than 460 participants used this opportunity to establish steadfast relations. The main topics covered by this forum were the international financing and promotion programs for technology centers and new companies. Other international institutions discussed their experiences and scheduled programs. Of key interest was the introduction of projects for building technology centers in Central and Eastern Europe. During the first ICECE Forum, a memorandum was signed by representatives from 12 Central and East European governments, which agreed to a reinforcement of the exchange of information and experience in the field of technology centers. The ICECE Work Group was tasked with the practical realization of this objective in its capacity as an "Expert-Pool".