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Four interactive days to
“Activate your innovation”

The 2019 World Incubation Summit is an international event, available by invitation only. The WIS19 is organized as a two-day interactive conference with an additional two days of enrichment activities.

This year’s conference brings together a select group of international incubators and accelerators, multinational corporations, and government innovation agencies seeking innovative ways to collaborate with each other. During the event, we will announce the top-ranked incubation programs as identified and assessed in our World Benchmark Study 2019-2020.

Under the theme “Activate Your Innovation“, the third edition of the World Incubation Summit aims to:

Empower INCUBATOR AND ACCELERATOR MANAGERS to improve their programs' impact and performance.

Provide corporate innovation managers with fruitful connections to key actors in the global innovation ecosystem.

Support policymakers in learning about best practices for nurturing local, regional, and national entrepreneurship ecosystems.

Theme: Activate Your Innovation

The willingness and ability to innovate has become a critical prerequisite for staying internationally competitive. Business incubators and accelerators nurture the talent and ventures that form the backbone of the knowledge-driven economies of the 21st century.

Based on this understanding, the World Incubation Summit 2019 provides incubator and accelerator managers, corporate innovation officers, and policymakers a platform to connect and learn about the best ways to nurture innovation in their respective ecosystems.

#WIS19 attendees will engage in panel discussions, workshops, networking events, and matchmaking activities designed to provide them with crucial business intelligence and relevant connections.

They will discuss and analyze how to best "activate their innovation" including business model analyses, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities, tech trends and make lasting connections with like-minded professionals.

Schedule

#WIS19 is designed to be an interactive, audience-centered event that puts the individual participants at its center.

Day 1Pre-conference Day

  • 8:00
  • 9:00

    Pre-conference Networking Event

    Introductory Remarks

Day 2Incubator to Incubator

  • 8:00

    Opening Ceremony

  • 9:00

    Main Conference

    Introductory Remarks

  • 9:00

    Networking Event

    Introductory Remarks

Day 3Corporate to Incubator

Day 4Ecosystem Qatar

WIS19 Program Committee

Combining decades of international experience and expertise in the industry, the following innovation managers, researchers, promoters, and entrepreneurs helped shape the conference program.

Flavio Wagner

Flavio Wagner

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

President of the Brazilian Chapter of the Internet Society.

Hamad Al Qahtani

Hamad Al Qahtani

Qatar Business Incubation Center

General Manager

Holger Meyer

Holger Meyer

UBI Global

Head Of Research

Irene Fialka

Irene Fialka

INiTS Universitäres Gründerservice Wien GmbH

CEO

Jane Liu

Jane Liu

Chinese Business Incubation Association

Vice Chairman

Laura Očagova

Laura Očagova

Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

Business Incubator Department Director

Oren Simanian

Oren Simanian

International Sports Technology Innovation Centre Colosseum Sport

Founder & Managing Director

Peter Githinji

Peter Githinji

African Agribusiness Incubators Network

Director of Incubation Systems and Skills Development

Shahida Saleem

Shahida Saleem

PEP Foundation

Managing Trustee

Sven De Cleyn

Sven De Cleyn

IMEC.ISTART

Program Manager

Valerie Fox

Valerie Fox

The Pivotal Point

Innovation Consultant

Zhenjun (Roy) Yann

Zhenjun (Roy) Yann

World Intelligent Incubation Network

Founder and CEO

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