13th ICECE WG Meeting at the NBIA Conference in New Orleans
New Orleans, United States
Supported by the NBIA the ICECE secretariat in Berlin financial could secure financila support from SOROS foundation. But even with such support financial restrictions did not allow this Work Group Meeting to be attended by all ICECE network Members. ECE-Countries represented were Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Rumania. Additionally representatives from many other countries joined the meeting: Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, USA - the meeting was attended by 14 countries.
22 – 25 May 1996
A concrete result of the ICECE WG was the first presentation of the „SPICA Directory“, the first directory of Science Park and Innovation Center Associations, published as a working edition to be amended in the coming months.
The concept of the ICECE WG as an informal group of experts based on personal motivation and engagement found greatest interest. For the South - East - Asian Region the establishment of a similar work group was proposed by the Australian delegates. This first ICECE WG activity in the United States of America led to many new contacts and ideas for future collaboration and projects.