Announcing the 2020 Inspiring Solutions finalists!

29 October 2020
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The 2020 Inspiring Solutions finalists from around the world.

Finally, the news we’ve all been waiting for: IASP is delighted to announce the 10 shortlisted entries in our 2020 Inspiring Solutions programme!

Inspiring Solutions is IASP’s knowledge sharing programme that celebrates new initiatives and best practice in science parks and areas of innovation worldwide, bringing global visibility to their work supporting their companies and communities.

Out of a pool of strong contenders sharing bright ideas from around the world, our expert panel selected 10 finalists from Brazil, China, Italy, Pakistan, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand and the USA. But only three of them can win!

This year we’ll be doing something a little bit different with the voting: our 10 finalists will feature prominently on the conference platform for IASP 2020 Virtual, our online World Conference taking place from 1-3 December, and it is delegates during the event who will get to vote for the winners.

They can stop in to find out more about each of the solutions, cast votes for their favourite, and then tune in on December 3rd to hear who the top three entries are. To keep the suspense going just a bit longer, attendees will then cast a LIVE vote to choose the overall winner, who will be announced in front of our global audience.

So without more ado, the 10 finalists (in alphabetical order by organisation name) are:

  • Ann Arbor SPARK (USA) “a2Tech360” - a series of tech-related events connecting key community actors who enrich the region
  • Biopark (Brazil) “Biopark Science Club” - bringing scientific research and environmental awareness into children’s daily lives
  • Khon Kaen University Science Park (Thailand), “Maker Greenovation Platform” - helping develop good ideas for sustainable innovative products that protect the environment
  • La Salle Technova Barcelona (Spain) “TDD4Future, a virtual event by TechDemoDay” - connecting the entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystem, sharing content of interest on digital platforms
  • Linköping Science Park (Sweden) “Science Pop Up Expo” - reversed fair where students and researchers exhibit and STP companies are the visitors, to find new partners, projects or jobs
  • Luoyang National University Science Park (China) “Full-Cycle Diagnostic Industrial Cloud Platform project” – an initiative to reduce the cost of production, improve the quality of products and increase the production efficiency of companies
  • National Science & Technology Park (Pakistan) “The Bridge” - online portal to enable mutual collaboration and coordination between residents of NSTP and the university knowledge base
  • NOI (Italy) “miniNOI, the Science Club for Kids” - science workshop where inquisitive children aged between 6 and 12 can experiment and engage with scientific themes
  • OpenZone (Italy) “Zcube Open Accelerator” - international initiative to support the acceleration of innovative digital and technological proposals in the healthcare sector
  • Skolkovo Foundation (Russia), “Online Business Mission” – new service to support international business relations and meet the needs of startups and foreign partners under COVID

Want to vote for your favourites? Register for IASP 2020 Virtual to learn more about them and have your say! Book your place at www.iasp2020virtual.com/registration by November 11th to take advantage of Early Bird discounts. 

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