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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 2021 edition of the programme is now closed, but keep an eye out to participate next year. Get greater visibility for your bright ideas, and be inspired by the ideas and solutions implemented by colleagues all over the world. For more details about the programme also see https://www.iaspinspiringsolutions.com/

Biopark Science Club (Clube de Ciências do Biopark)
Year 2020 2nd place winner - BIOPARK - Brazil
Biopark Science Club (Clube de Ciências do Biopark) is a project that aims to insert scientific research and environmental awareness into the daily lives of children and adolescents, as well as contributing to the dissemination of knowledge in the school community through socio-environmental projects aimed at the synthesis of biomaterials.
TDD4Future a virtual event by the TechDemoDay of La Salle Technova Barcelona
Year 2020 3rd place winner - La Salle Technova Barcelona - Spain
The TDD4Future is a space to connect the Entrepreneurial and Innovative Ecosystem sharing content of interest in different digital platforms: webinars, thematic capsules, pitches, round tables, networkings and music. Now, more than ever, we want to reimagine the future we want to create, and how we could contribute to the New Normal.
Year 2021 1st place winner - Linköping Science Park - Sweden
An open innovation process connecting startups and international companies: startups get to develop their solution with expertise from established large industrial multinational companies, and a direct link to potential large customers.

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.