How to Become Member
Basic Information for New Members of the ICECE / SPICE Group
No, you do not yet know the "A & O Document" ("Aims & Organization" of SPICE Group). Click here if you want to read it now. But possibly you first want to have a short introduction:The SPICE network is aimed at active, personal cooperation and exchange between the members based on mutual trust. To create that trust members must know each other, have practical experience with working together. Membership in the SPICE Group provides valuable opportunities for cooperation.
Membership develops in 2 steps:
Step 1: Membership begins with a trial period which is called "ICECE phase" This trial period lasts 6–24 months to find out if both sides find cooperation beneficial and enjoyable and are ready for further commitment.
During the "ICECE phase" members have the same rights and obligations as SPICE members (including the payment of annual coordination fees) with two exceptions:
- membership is limited to 6–24 months
- no voting rights for the Board of Directors.
Step 2: SPICE membership will be established if the experience of step 1 leads to be mutual agreement that a permanent commitment is "the right thing". SPICE membership is for a lifetime and independent of the professional situation. Therefore the decision to become a SPICE member should be considered carefully (see step 1).
For further information about the potential and activities of the SPICE network please browse:
- The History—a summary describing the roots of the SPICE network
- The Members List—updated continuously
After becoming a member you will receive
- The Chronicle—a list of very brief information about earlier SPICE events
- The SPICE UPDATE—the internal news and gossip for members only
No rule without exception: Leading representatives of business incubation and technology park associations may become member of SPICE Group without any formalities. A simple declaration is sufficient (plus a signed "A & O document").
Last but not least: please do not forget that the SPICE network will give you as much as you feed in. We need your annual fees to cover some parts of the administrational cost. But more importantly, we need your active participation to make the SPICE network beneficial to you and the other members.
Welcome to the ICECE / SPICE Group!
To try SPICE Group membership you may fill out the online registration
Or you may use the traditional way by contacting:
The SPICE Group Secretariat Germany
Tel.: +49-30-851 03708
Fax: +49-30-851 03712