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LAST YEAR'S WINNERS & FINALISTS

Get inspired by the bright ideas shared by your colleagues in 2022

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1st PLACE WINNER

INNOPOLIS, South Korea “INNOPOLIS AI Friends”

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.

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2nd PLACE WINNER

Málaga TechPark, Spain “Innoinvest - Co-creation for better SME support ”

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.

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3rd PLACE WINNER

Prince of Songkla University Science Park, Thailand “Harmonizing business with science and technology”

Harmonizing science and technology to enhance local agriculture businesses, the initiative brings the supporting ecosystem into park services, enabling people to maintain their way of life while adding sustainable value to their business and increasing local competitivity.

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Biopark, Brazil “Biopark Connect – Programmer Training Course”

The Biopark Connect Program offers agile training to professionals in software development, to overcome the skills and labor shortage in the regional market.

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OpenZone, Italy “Labs & more”

OpenZone is a scientific campus open to the exchange of knowledge and the sharing of ideas with a lot of stories to tell. Labs & more gives a voice to the companies that are part of the community and gives visibility to research and innovation projects born here.

AMTZ, India “Public Private Partnership - AMTZ Model”

AMTZ is India's premier medical technology park, with common manufacturing & scientific facilities. Through its unique governance model, it has been able to stitch across government funding for facilities which are being operated by private companies, thereby making it viable for startups working on innovative products & research.

tecnoPARQ/UFV, Brazil “Innovation Day”

Innovation Day is a meeting to present UFV Research Projects to the market. Through it, companies find knowledge and technologies outside their R&D centers, and researchers have a space to share their technologies and research and/or convert their knowledge into business models.

Tuspark Jiangsu Innovation Research Institute, China “Foreign student startup support plan”

A startup support plan for the foreign students who are studying in Nanjing, China, with free office space, free training courses and free business pipeline resources for their entrepreneurship. The foreign students are trained to make their business plan come true.

TusStar, China “TusStar Accelerator”

TusStar accelerator is a gathering place for high-tech and high-growth enterprises aiming to accelerate their growth. A standardized industrial workshop, it ensures regional startups can establish their first production line, and serves as a "nursery" in the city for specialized new enterprises.

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University of Arizona Center for Innovation, USA “Sponsored Launch”

A partnership between a startup incubator network and a community organization, providing a sponsored year at the incubator plus cash prizes, allowing startups to take their idea of how to solve a significant business or social challenge to the next level.

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