53rd SPICE Meeting 85th ICECE Work Group event

Toronto, Canada
28 Apr – 1 May 2002

The annual conference of NBIA, National Business Incubation Association, USA first time was held abroad. The neighboring Canada hosted this event, organized in cooperation with CABI, the Canadian Business Incubation Association. Again many countries were represented by the conference participants.

Almost a tradition already: The 5th International Summit of Business Incubation Associations and chaired by Dinah Adkins could welcome association representatives from 9 countries including SPICE members Dominica Cotet and Ioan Piturescu from Romania and Hong Kim, Korea. The Summit agreed on a paper including the establishment of a simple, low cost data base accessible by Internet, the development of a template or forms useful for developing short, narrative stories dramatically showing the success of business incubation. The Summit accepted with appreciation an invitation extended by ADT, German Association of Business Incubators and Technology Centers to hold the 6th International Summit in Dortmund, Germany, November 17-19, 2002