The Padjadjaran International Conference on Science & Technology Parks and Incubators in Innovation Ecosystems (PICS-2018) which was held on 5th November 2018 in Unpad Training Centre (UTC). This event is organized by Kawasan Sains dan Teknologi (KST) Universitas Padjadjaran) and sponsored by University Padjadjaran, Ministry of research, technology and higher education Republic of Indonesia. The main focus of this conference is ‘The Role of Science & Technology Parks and Incubators in Innovation Ecosystems-Promoting Technology Transfer and Innovation’.
The chair of the organizing committee, Prof. Dr. Eng. I Made Joni delivered the welcome address and the Rektorat of Universitas Padjadjaran Prof. Dr. med. Tri Hanggono Achmad, dr. officially opened the PICS-2018 conference. Followed by the opening ceremony four invited talks were delivered by experts from Indonesia, China and Vietnam in two sessions. All the invited speakers were felicitated with a memento and certificate at the end of the sessions by the chair and secretary of PICS-2018, Prof. Dr. Eng. I Made Joni and Prof. Dr. Eng. Camellia Panatarani.
This conference had two parallel oral presentation sessions after the invited talks with 14 participants in each of the oral session. The chair of the organizing committee Prof. Dr. Eng. I Made Joni discussed the need for this type of conference and its importance in the closing ceremony. This conference would have definitely provoked the minds of the researcher and all the faculty members from different background regarding the need to develop technology parks. From the oral sessions, two best presentations were selected and given the best oral presentation award at the end of the closing ceremony.