SPICE Events 2018–2020

The following list provides information about upcoming events. Numbered events are "SPICE events" (meaning SPICE Group is involved by helping to define the topics, to identify and attract speakers, to prepare and organize the event and/or by holding a SPICE Meeting).

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Amsterdam
Netherlands
14 – 16 Nov 2018
Coworking Europe

The annual conference "Coworking Europre" this year will take place in Amsterdam. 500 attendees from all around Europe, North America and beyond are expected to attend. More than fifty speakers and panelists will share their thoughts and best practices with an audience made out of coworking space operators, facility managers, real estate pundits as well as city councils representatives, public development agencies, universities or startup incubator managers.
The concept of coworking is based interpersonal relationships and on the development of exchange communities, with people sharing values of openness, collaboration and readiness for change. Public institutions and companies are considering Coworking as a source of inspiration in order to implement new working, innovation and collaboration approaches.

 

Contact: Jean-Yves Huwart

Conference WWW: https://coworkingeurope.net/

  
Cape Town
South Africa
15 Nov 2018
AfricArena 2018

AfricArena was held for the first time November 6-7, 2017 in Cape Town as a “one-stop shop” for deal making.  This year Africarena will come back to Cape Town on Nov 15 – 16, 2018 expecting 1,000 investors to attend as founder Christophe Viarnaud announced at a press conference.
The conference will present Africa’s best startups and innovators to the audience of local and international investors. Presenting startups will be identified through pitches during the AfricArena tour that will cover six African countries during coming months. On this agenda are challenges in Mauritius (May 2), Reunion Island (3 May 3), Nairobi (June13), Casablanca (July4), Lagos (July18) and, Dakar (September19). The challenge winners for each of these places will receive an all-expenses-paid invitation to attend the AfricArena in Cape Town.

Contact: Christophe Viarnaud

Conference WWW: http://africarena2018.com/

  
Hamburg
Germany
23 – 22 Nov 2018
DEV Camp 2018 to be held in Hamburg

DevCamp, organized by Gesellschaft für Informatik, is a tech conference making participants co-creators. The conference gathers developers, computer scientists and IT enthusiasts on November 23,  2018 in the University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg.  Interactive workshops organized by participants provide opportunities to discuss with experts and make contacts. Everyone becomes an active participant in the camp as all lectures are chosen and held in advance by the participants.  
Innovative approaches such as quantum computing and artificial intelligence significantly increase the potential applications of computer systems in society, organizations, companies and the personal environment. DevCamp aims to familiarize students with these exciting developments and to provide them with first practical insights. In addition to a general introduction, workshops and barcamps give access to practical experience.

Contact: DEVCamp Team

Conference WWW: https://hamburg.dev-camp.com

  
Helsinki
Finland
4 – 5 Dec 2018
Slush Helsinki 2018

Slush is a student-driven, non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship. Now it is one of the largest startup events, held annually in Helsinki, Finland and was held earlier this year in Tokyo, Shanghai, and Singapore. In 2017, more than 2,600 startups, 1,600 investors, and 600 journalists from over 130 countries attended - Slush Helsinki 2018 is on the agenda for December 4 – 5, 2018.
The very core of Slush is to facilitate founder and investor meetings and to build a world-wide startup community. With presentations, top keynotes and panels on six stages in Helsinki the event attracts founders, startups, investors and media from around the world. At the Tech-Dialog, leading experts discuss future technologies. And an extra stage is reserved for pitches.

Contact: SLUSH Team

Conference WWW: www.spica-directory.net/asf/?id=5278

  
Tartu
Estonia
23 – 25 Jan 2019
sTARTUp Day Tartu

sTARTUp Day is the largest business festival in the Baltic States bringing together the startup and business community. It's a flagship event where startuppers and traditional entrepreneurs, experts and newbies, government and media will loudly and proudly discuss early stage businesses. 2,600 attendees coudl be counted at the sTARTU Day 2017.
sTARTUp Day is an event where people who have thought about creating their own startup can get the necessary motivation and actually go through with their idea. It’s an event where everyday people with an interest in startups and technology can meet others with similar interests and grow their network. 
We want to encourage people to become more entrepreneurial and innovative, give ideas on how to avoid common mistakes and create collaborations between entrepreneurs, startups, corporations and ecosystem organizations.

If you do not want to miss the next sTARTUp Day. The first 200 Early Early Bird tickets are available already now

 

Contact: Ermo Tikk

Conference WWW: https://startupday.ee/

  
Berlin
Germany
10 – 11 Apr 2019
hub.berlin

The “European interactive business festival for digital movers and makers”, hub.berlin 2019 on April 10+11, 2019 will bring together 5,000+ digital experts for two days in Berlin to pave the way to a digitized future.
Keynotes, lectures, and workshops on ten stages will offer a wide range of topics and options to work together. Exhibition- and tech touch areas complete the program. Super Early Bird Passes are available until 23 August 23, 2018. 

Contact: hub.berlin Team

Conference WWW: https://www.hub.berlin/?utm_source=mailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Ende_EB_August18

  
Vienna
Austria
9 – 10 May 2019
Walk the Talks – early Bird Tickets for Pioneers ‘19

The next edition of the annual „Pioneers“ will be held in Vienna on May 9-10, 2019. Under the headline “Walk the Talks” the event will deal with questions like “Will we become a trans-planetary species within our lifetime? Will we be able to print out fully functional organs? Will we fly to work in pods or even work at all? Will we find love with robots?
Pioneers'19, is expecting 2500 pioneering entrepreneurs to attend and look into the future. The global community of selected startups, executives and investors will meet in the 500-year-old Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna to inspire, empower and create platforms where innovation can thrive and result in profitable new business relationships.
The organizers promise to “go beyond the hype” and offer participants to ”see pioneering deep tech”. Very early birds may save €500 on the tickets. However, booking option is available only now and for the first 100 tickets.

 

Contact: Pioneers Team

Conference WWW: https://pioneers.io/events

Earlier Events of SPICE Group

1
Annual ADT comnference / First ICECE Meeting
Berlin, Germany
20 Nov 1991
127
15th Global Summit at the 21st Annual NBIA conference
Seattle, United States
1 – 4 Apr 2007
67
Lviv, Ukraine
2 – 5 Mar 2001
128
16th Global Summit at the BALTIC DYNAMICS 2007
Riga, Latvia
12 – 14 Sep 2007
68
Almaty, Kazakhstan
24 – 27 Apr 2001
129
Advancing Innovation ECA 2007
Yerevan, Armenia
17 – 20 Sep 2007
69
Chicago, United States
25 – 28 Apr 2001
130
17th Global Summit of Business Incubation Associations
Shanghai, China
23 Sep 2007
70
Budapest, Hungary
27 – 28 Apr 2001
131
Shaping the Future through Innovation
Bahrain, Bahrain
21 – 24 Oct 2007
71
Itzehoe, Germany
13 – 16 May 2001
132
Forum on Developing and Supporting ICT Based Entreprenurship
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
21 – 24 Nov 2007
72
4th Global Summit at the Annual NBIA conference
San Jose, California, United States
20 – 24 May 2001
133
BI 9: Innovation and Entrepreneurship - The Global Challenge
Brighton, United Kingdom
28 – 30 Nov 2007
73
Bilbao, Spain
11 – 13 Jun 2001
134
18th Global Summit of Business Incubation Assoications
San Antonio, Texas, United States
4 May 2008
74
Tallinn, Estonia
16 – 19 Jun 2001
135
First Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Skopje, Macedonia
8 – 10 May 2008
75
Riga, Latvia
14 – 16 Sep 2001
136
Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship effectively through Business Incubation
Bangkok, Thailand
27 – 29 Jul 2008
76
Bucharest, Romania
23 – 24 Sep 2001
137
19th Global Summit at the 20th Annual ADT conference
Berlin, Germany
21 – 23 Sep 2008
77
Lviv, Ukraine
27 – 29 Sep 2001
138
7th MENAinc Workshop
Ifrane, Morocco
29 – 30 Oct 2008
78
Poznan / Kiekrz, Poland
11 – 14 Oct 2001
139
Best Science Based Incubators
Paris, France
11 – 12 Dec 2008
79
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
23 – 26 Oct 2001
140
International Incubator Conference
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
16 – 17 Mar 2009
80
Kiev, Ukraine
16 – 18 Nov 2001
141
Women Business Incubation Workshop
Bishkek-Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
9 – 16 Apr 2009
81
Vincovci, Croatia
22 – 24 Nov 2001
142
20th Global Summit at the NBIA International Conference 2009
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
19 – 22 Apr 2009
82
Tallinn / Tartu, Estonia
21 Feb – 23 2002
143
20th Annual Conference of PBICA
Gdynia, Poland
14 – 16 May 2009
83
Bratislava, Slovakia
11 Mar 2002
144
St. Petersburg SPICE Meting
St. Petersburg, Russia
6 – 8 Jul 2009
84
Paris, France
21 – 23 Mar 2002
145
2nd International Business Extreme Forum: Innovation. Personality, Growth
Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia
9 – 11 Jul 2009
85
IASP Conference
Toronto, Canada
28 Apr – 1 May 2002
146
Baltic Dynamics 2009
Vilnius, Lithuania
30 Sep – 3 Oct 2009
85
5th International Summit of Business Incubation Associations
Toronto, Canada
28 Apr 2002
147
3rd infoDev Global Business Incubation Forum
Florianopolis, Brazil
26 – 30 Oct 2009
86
Prague, Czech Republic
6 – 9 Jun 2002
148
8th Best Science Based Incubator Award and Conference
Stockholm, Sweden
18 – 20 Nov 2009
87
Tallinn, Estonia
9 – 11 Jun 2002
149
Annual NBIA conference
Orlando, United States
16 – 19 May 2010
88
Madeira, Portugal
24 Jun – 26 Jul 2002
149
21st Global Summit to be held in Orlando, USA
Orlando, United States
16 May 2010
89
Shymkent, Kazakhstan
10 – 15 Sep 2002
150
"Beethoven, a Castle, a Park, and Delicacies" - The Third SPOAC
Budapest, Hungary
23 – 25 Jul 2010
90
Kiev, Ukraine
25 – 28 Sep 2002
151
Baltic Dynamics 2010
Riga, Latvia
15 – 17 Sep 2010
91
Mierzecin, Poland
9 – 12 Oct 2002
152
Science and Technology Parks in Poland - Experiences and Perspectives
Poznan, Poland
4 – 5 Oct 2010
92
Tartu, Estonia
10 – 12 Oct 2002
153
9th Annual Conference: “Best Practices in Science Based Incubation”
Liverpool, United Kingdom
17 – 19 Nov 2010
93
6th International Summit at the Annual ADT conference
Dortmund, Germany
17 – 18 Nov 2002
154
Fifth international ECAbit conference
Baku, Azerbaijan
2 – 3 Dec 2010
94
The Hague, Netherlands
5 – 6 Dec 2002
155
Annual International NBIA conference
San Jose, CA, United States
10 – 13 Apr 2011
95
BALTIC DYNAMICS '03
Vilnius, Lithuania
15 – 17 May 2003
155
22th Global Business Incubation Summit
San, Jose, United States
10 Apr 2011
96
7th International Summit at the NBIA Conference in Richmond
Virginia, United States
18 – 21 May 2003
156
Annual PBICA Conference
Gliwice, Poland
19 – 21 May 2011
97
IASP Conference
Lisbon, Portugal
1 – 4 Jun 2003
157
Baltic Dynmaics 2011
Tallinn, Estonia
4 – 6 Sep 2011
98
20 years of business incubators in Germany
Berlin, Germany
28 Sep – 1 Oct 2003
158
infoDev Business Incubation Managment "Training of Trainers"
Ooty, India
28 Oct – 4 Nov 2011
99
Business and Innovation Centers within Programs of the European Community
Kalisz, Poland
10 – 13 Oct 2003
159
Science Based Incubators as Connectors between High-Tech Clusters
Aukland, New Zealand
28 – 30 Nov 2011
100
8th International Summit
Kitakyushu, Japan
14 Nov 2003
160
MENAinc Meeting in BBIC, Bahrain Business Incubator Center
Manama, Bahrain
28 – 29 Jan 2012
101
New Zealand Business Incubation Summit
Christchurch, New Zealand
10 – 11 Mar 2004
161
infoDev Business Incubation Management Training
Istanbul, Turkey
20 – 26 Feb 2012
102
Three Country Association Meeting
Tägerwilen, Switzerland
2 – 4 Apr 2004
162
26th Annual International NBIA conference
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
6 – 9 May 2012
103
5th International UBICA Conference
Kiev, Ukraine
23 – 25 Apr 2004
162
23rd Global Business Incubation Summit(GBIN)
Atlanta, United States
6 May 2012
104
9th International Summit of Business Incubation Associations
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
25 Apr 2004
163
Almedalensvekan
Visby, Sweden
4 – 7 Jul 2012
105
Country Gateways Global Network Meeting
Bonn, Germany
25 – 28 Jun 2004
164
Forth SPICE Picnic
Novi Sad, Serbia
27 – 29 Jul 2012
106
BALTIC DYNAMICS 2004
Riga, Latvia
9 – 12 Sep 2004
165
Baltic Dynamisc 2012
Vilnius, Lithuania
13 – 15 Sep 2012
107
Annual Conference of PBICA
Mielec region, Poland
14 – 16 Oct 2004
166
SPICE G&G Workshop and 166th SPICE Meeting
Berlin, Germany
14 – 15 Dec 2012
108
infoDev Global Incubation Symposium
New Delhi, India
14 – 19 Oct 2004
167
Annual NBIA Conference
Boston, United States
7 – 10 Apr 2013
108
10th International Summit of Associations
New Delhi, India
20 Oct 2004
168
Fifth Global Forum on Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship
East London, South Africa
28 – 30 May 2013
109
19th International NBIA Conference
Baltimore, United States
15 – 18 May 2005
169
Competence Building for Smart Growth
Riga, Latvia
11 – 13 Sep 2013
109
11th Global Summit of Business Incubation Associations
Baltimore, United States
15 May 2005
170
25th Annual Conference of ADT
Berlin, Germany
22 – 24 Sep 2013
110
Regional Innovation and Incubation Capacity Building Workshop
Kiev & Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
9 – 11 Jun 2005
171
Forth SPICE G + G Workshop
Berlin, Germany
13 – 14 Dec 2013
111
111th SPICE Meeting at the BALTIC DYNAMICS 2005
Tallinn, Estonia
23 Aug 2005
172
18th SPICE BÄR Dinner and 172nd SPICE Meeting
Berlin, Germany
6 May 2014
112
3rd APEC Incubators' Forum
DaeGu, South Korea
26 – 28 Aug 2005
173
28th International NBIA Conference
New Orleans, United States
18 – 21 May 2014
113
Networking of Business Incubators
Bratislava, Slovakia
20 – 21 Sep 2005
173
25th Global Summit of Business Incubation Associations
New Orleans, United States
18 May 2014
114
XVIth annual conference of PBICA
Belchatuw, Poland
22 – 24 Sep 2005
174
Regional Workshop “The Right Ecosystem for Knowledge Valorization”
Ankara, Turkey
16 – 18 Jun 2014
115
KOBIA-SPICE Leqdership Program
Birmingham, United Kingdom
26 – 27 Oct 2005
175
Where is the Future? Baltic Dynamics 2014
Tartu, Estonia
17 – 19 Sep 2014
116
Business Incubation and Innovation Support
Yerevan, Armenia
4 – 5 Nov 2005
176
Protection of Innovation and Enterprises in Innovation Centers - Annual ADT Conference
Düsseldorf, Germany
21 – 23 Sep 2014
117
12th Global Summit at the 7th Annual UKBI Conference "Future Success" -
Sheffield, United Kingdom
27 – 29 Nov 2005
177
Fifth SPICE G & G Workshop
Berlin, Germany
11 – 13 Dec 2014
118
Regional Innovation and Incubation Capacity Building Workshop
Casablanca,
31 Jan – 3 Feb 2006
178
Forging Connections, Collaboration and Community
Denver, Colorado, United States
27 – 29 Apr 2015
119
VI. Innovation Salon
Moscow, Russia
5 – 9 Feb 2006
179
Services and Innovation Centres for smart growth
Poznan, Poland
21 – 22 May 2015
120
13th Global Summit at the NBIA conference "Cultivating the Seeds of Innovation"
St. Louis, United States
30 Apr – 3 May 2006
180
Baltic Dynamics 2015: Putting Keywords together in the Innovation Ecosystem
Kaunas, Lithuania
27 – 29 May 2015
121
Asia Pacific Forum on Innovation and Incubation
Shanghai, China
17 – 19 May 2006
181
First SPICE Summer Workshop & Fifth SPICE Picnic
Berlin, Germany
10 – 11 Jul 2015
122
BALTIC DYNAMICS' 06
Vilnius, Lithuania
24 – 26 May 2006
182
SPICee 2
Poznan, Poland
10 – 11 Sep 2015
123
Special SPICE Workshop and PBICA Conference
Poznan, Poland
26 – 27 Oct 2006
183
The Capital of Startups - the Routes of Berlin
Berlin, Germany
20 – 22 Sep 2015
124
Second Global Forum on Business Incubation
Hyderabad, India
5 – 10 Nov 2006
184
Sixth SPICE G & G Workshop
Berlin, Germany
11 – 12 Dec 2015
124
14th Global Summit of Business Incubation Associations
Hyderabad, India
11 Nov 2006
185
BVIZ-Work Group Day 2016
Berlin, Germany
11 Apr 2016
125
Best Practices in Science Based Incubators
Copenhagen, Denmark
7 – 8 Dec 2006
186
30th International Conference on Business Incubation
Orlando, Florida, United States
16 – 20 Apr 2016
126
10th AABI Assembly
Auckland, New Zealand
12 – 15 Mar 2007
187
Innovation and Technology Convergence – Strategy for Smart Growth
Riga, Latvia
15 – 16 Sep 2016
127
21st NBIA conference
Seattle, United States
1 – 4 Apr 2007