Now open: IASP Inspiring Solutions 2017!
The IASP Inspiring Solutions Programme 2017 is now open for your bright ideas!
Inspiring Solutions is our knowledge-sharing initiative which recognises excellence within the world of science parks and areas of innovation and gives visibility to the best new solutions and initiatives.
The programme is looking for innovative ideas, solutions, or projects related to improving the performance or efficiency of STPs and AOIs. Previous editions were only open to IASP members, but to increase knowledge sharing, this year we are opening the competition to all science parks and areas of innovation around the world.
Inspiring Solutions can be from any area of activity, such as financial solutions for the park itself or for its resident companies. They might be related to the services provided to customers; or new ideas in business incubation, spin-off programmes, facility management, or marketing of the park; or maybe they involve new ways of approaching networking, internationalisation, training, or soft landing. Whatever problem it tackles, IASP wants to learn from what science parks and areas of innovation are doing to improve the overall performance of their organisation.
In 2016, the IASP Inspiring Solutions programme attracted 29 entries from science parks and areas of innovation all over the world. 10 were shortlisted, and IASP members voted for the three winners. They were:
1 Connecting the dots to accelerate innovation, by Utrecht Science Park, The Netherlands
An education, training and research programme in which students optimize analysis tests for a pharmaceutical company in an open access laboratory, increases the speed of product development and market access
2 Innovation lift Schoolchild-student-entrepreneur, by MSU Science Park, Russia
A programme to set up the environment for the creation of high tech enterprises, starting from school, continued by university support and resulting in new companies.
3 - Corporate EntrepreneurshipTechnova PreAccelerator, by LaSalle Technova, Spain
An accelerator to help companies incorporate innovation processes through the definition of challenges, launched worldwide for entrepreneurs to respond via a lean methodology acceleration programme.
2017 winners will once again be chosen by IASP members, and announced on stage at our upcoming World Conference in Istanbul, 26-29 September.
Visit www.inspiringsolutions.iasp.ws to read more about our past winners and what we are looking for, and to share your bright ideas!