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Inspiring Solutions

The IASP Inspiring Solutions Programme

Inspiring Solutions is IASP’s award programme to recognise excellence within science park and area of innovation management, and give visibility to the best projects and initiatives. It also creates a library of best practices that other STPs/AOIs around the world can implement for themselves.

The solutions might be new ideas in any area of activity carried out by science parks and areas of innovation. They could be services provided to companies; new ideas in business incubation, acceleration or soft landing; new approaches to networking, internationalisation, or attracting talent; or initiatives to collaborate with the city and strengthen the whole innovation ecosystem. 

Every year 10 finalists are selected by an expert panel, before IASP members vote for the three winners, who are announced live at the IASP World Conference. 

The 2024 edition is now open for submissions. Submit your solution by 24 April 2024.

Visit https://www.iaspinspiringsolutions.com/ to find out more about this year's 10 finalists, and see the dedicated playlists on our YouTube channel: 2020, 20212022 and 2023.

Boxyard RTP
Year 2023 Finalist - Research Triangle Park - United States
​With history of robust innovation, R&D and cutting-edge entrepreneurship, there were ample success stories at RTP, but one thing was always missing: a vibrant community to intertwine into this iconic place. Although RTP could stand on its own legacy, it was without a beating heart and in need of a "downtown" district.

Best Practices Library

Browse the Inspiring Solutions winners and finalists, and get inspired by their innovative best practices! 

Filter/search by year, country, IASP member, or by any keyword. Solutions in green are finalists, and winners are highlighted in Gold, Silver or Bronze according to their position.