The 2022 Inspiring Solutions winners are...
And now, the news we’ve all been waiting for: the three winners of the 2022 IASP Inspiring Solutions awards!
Inspiring Solutions is IASP's knowledge sharing initiative which puts the IASP quality seal on innovative ideas in science park and area of innovation management, builds up a global library of best practices, and seeks to inspire other members. This year we received a total of 27 entries from across the world, from which an expert panel selected 10 finalists. IASP members then voted for their three favourites.
The names were announced by Gavin Poole, CEO of Here East, who kindly sponsored this year’s awards ceremony. It took place as part of the IASP Seville gala dinner, held at the Hacienda de la Soledad, a 16th century country estate just outside the city surrounded by olive trees and orange groves.
The three winners, as voted for by IASP members around the world, are:
In first place: Korea Innovation Foundation (INNOPOLIS), South Korea: "INNOPOLIS AI Friends", an initiative to help small companies adopt AI technologies via AI festivals, training, co-working spaces, and pilot solution consulting that links entrepreneurs, academics, and researchers. Read more about it!
In second place: Malaga TechPark, Spain with “Innoinvest”, a project helping SMEs to access investment capital. Working with fellow IASP members Tehnopol, Berlin Adlershof and Poznan Science and Technology Park, it’s a new approach to the investment process to help innovative SMEs to find business and/or financial partners. Find out how it works.
In third place: Prince of Songkla University Science Park, Thailand, with “Harmonizing business with science and technology”. It helps Thai farmers compete in international markets, finding a new way to develop and sustain the agriculture sector via activities that encourage local farmers and entrepreneurs to seek for new opportunities from local products. Learn more about it.
Congratulations to our three winners, and thank you to the rest of the finalists for sharing their inspiring ideas from around the world!