Franz Dietrich is one of the most experienced consultants in the international business incubation community, having provided services throughout South East Asia, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. He is a Regional Development expert, with over 30 years of experience in developing and implementing Regional and SME Development strategies, especially development of Technology Business Incubators (TBI). Mr. Dietrich was team leader and resident expert for a German Government sponsored local development project, ”Business Incubators for South East Asia” in Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia. This project, performed under Ministry-level partnerships in all four countries, helped to set-up 20 Asian Business Incubators and to train their staff and clients and provide advice to their primary supporters in government and academia. Mr. Dietrich also developed and conducted a series of train-the-trainer programs to build local capacity in each country. He authored two manuals, “Development Guidelines for TBI” and “Operational Guidelines for the Management of TBI” with case studies from the four South East Asian countries.