Question of the month

Every month IASP posts a new question on current affairs related to our industry and its socioeconomic context. Answer these questions here, and contribute to the IASP knowledge database. The results from previous questions can also be viewed here.


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Environmental policies in your Park

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Does your Park have environmental policies? 

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Economic impact of your science park

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In November, we asked members if they had carried out any study to assess the economic impact of their science park in their city, region or country.


Most of the respondents (more that 60%) already have (36%) or are planning (32%) to carry out a study. 5% are in the process of conducting such a study, and 22% think it would be interesting to do so. Only 5% of respondents have never carried out a study and are not planning to do so in the near future. 

 

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STP's competitors

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In October we asked our members about STP competitors when it comes to attracting companies and entrepreneurial projects.

 Many of the respondents told us that hybrid spaces designated as areas of innovation and downtown city areas are the main competitors of STPs.  Co-working spaces also represents a threat for 23 % of the respondents. Finally 13 % believes that there are other STP competitors in this field than the one listed above. 

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Living lab & Fab lab activities

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In september we asked: Does your park/area of innovation include/organise/is part of any form of living lab or fab lab activities? 


From the results to this question, it can be seen that these activities are quite evenly spread, with 25% having living labs, an equal part (25%) have fab labs with almost the same amount of responses (20%) stating that they are involved in both living lab and fab lab activities. However, a slightly higher proportion, 30% responded that they were involved in neither.


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Community managers in STPs

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In August we asked: does your park have a "community manager" or similar role (someone in charge of managing the presence of your park in social networks such as Linkedln, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)?


A significant majority of respondents (61%) stated that they employ a community manager on a full time basis. The next biggest category, gathering 26% of those who answered the question, replied saying that they only employ a part time community manager.  The results show that 7% outsource this role and just 6% of the respondents don’t have a community manager at all.

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Webinars for training STP/AOI managers

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In july we asked: Do you believe that webinars are a good learning/training tool for STP/AOI managers and members of their managing team?


The significant majority, answered positively with 55,6 %, stating that webinars do help the training of STP/AOI managers and members of their managing team. The second largest majority with 37 %, believes that webinars somewhat helps it. Finally, only 7 % think that webinars is not a good tool for training STP/AOI managers. 

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Public Transportation Vs Private

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In june we asked: What proportion of workers in your STP/AOI use public transport to get to work?


Following last month's question about private vehicles, this month we see that 35% of respondents tell us that fewer than 10% of their workers use public transport to get to work. 25% of parks say that 11-30% of staff use public transport, with 15% telling us that 31-50% use public transport. 20% of STPs who replied say that 51-70% use public transport, and 5% of parks have no public transport available.

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Private vehicles in STPs

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In may we asked: Parking space is becoming an increasing concern of many STPs, and the importance of alternative transportation options is therefore growing. How many private vehicles enter your science park each day?


In most of the Science Parks (43.2%), less than 500 vehicles enter the science parks each day.  In 32,4%  of  the Science Parks , between 500 vehicles and 2000 enter the park on a daily  basis. The same percentage (10,8% ) of Science Parks  welcome either 2001 to 5000 vehicles  or 5000 to 10000 vehicles each day.  Finally, it can be seen that very few science parks have 15,000-20,000 vehicles entering the park on a daily basis (2.7%) and there are no parks that have more than 20,000 vehicles.

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