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15 experts from 15 countries attend the annual strategy meeting at IASP Headquarters in Malaga, Spain

Cbkjwg8UUAAbVu1Ann Arbor SPARK’s CEO, Paul Krutko, is the North American division president of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation. IASP is the worldwide network of science parks and areas of innovation.

In his role as a member of IASP’s board, Krutko was part of discussions and strategy designed to advance the organization’s efforts to promote the world’s science park industry. Ann Arbor earned designation as an IASP Area of Innovation in 2014.

The International Board is made up of 18 members from 15 countries. Fifteen of them traveled to Malaga for the two-day board meeting where they shared their ideas and expertise, explored new opportunities, and outlined the path for IASP to follow throughout the upcoming year.

With nearly 400 members in 74 countries, IASP connects professionals managing science, technology, research parks, and other areas of innovation from across the globe. IASP members enhance the competitiveness of companies and entrepreneurs in their cities and regions, and contribute to global economic development through innovation, entrepreneurship, and the transfer of knowledge and technology.