The Technopolicy Network is proud to announce the 10th Annual Conference on Innovation Based Regional Development in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia!

At the 10th Technopolicy Annual Conference you will experience how ground breaking knowledge regions get shaped. In the heart of the Gulf region you will meet the main investors in its science and technology and its brand new research institutes. Regional innovation experts from all parts of the world will exchange experiences in effectively turning political ambitions into regional innovation.

Under the guidance of the conference chair Richard Bendis 30 experts will discuss the ‘best practices’ in Innovation Based Regional Development, including Carl Schramm, Jean-Lou Chameau, Richard Tuffs, and Valerie D’Costa. More information on the conference program can be found here.

When visiting this conference your region will be able to present itself to the most innovative regions in the world, to the most influential Arab investor communities and to leading R&D centres.

This year, the event is organized in collaboration with King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST). The vision of KACST is to be a world-class science and technology organization that fosters innovation and promotes the transition to a knowledge-based society in the Kingdom.

Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, is a dynamic metropolis. It is one of the fastest growing and most prosperous cities in the world. Riyadh is making the transition towards an innovation based economy.

Event highlights include:

  • Inspiring presentations by leading IBRD experts.
  • Opportunities for creating new alliances with emerging economies.
  • The Conference Dinner.
  • The Innovation Tour: Take a look in the “engine room” of the region.
  • Join over 1000 professionals from all over the world.
  • A unique opportunity to discover R&D opportunities in Saudi Arabia!


Conference venue:

The conference will be held at King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST)


Conference fees:

  • Member of The Technopolicy Network € 595
  • Newcomer € 790 (€ 595 + membership € 195)
  • Non-member € 795
  • Innovation tour € 40
  • Conference dinner € 75

Please note that a visa application is required!



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