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Inspiring Solutions
Learn from each other and inspire our community with new ideas!

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 2023 edition has now closed for submissions but keep an eye out for the announcement of next year's programme. 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.

Year 2022 1st place winner - INNOPOLIS - Korea Innovation Foundation - South Korea
SMEs often cannot afford investments in AI, and “INNOPOLIS AI Friends” addresses this problem through AI festivals, training, co-working spaces, and pilot solution consulting, linking entrepreneurs, academics, and researchers.

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.