Here are this year's 10 finalists:
IASP members, keep an eye on your inbox to vote for your favourites! 

(Solutions sorted alphabetically by organisation - click on each solution to read and watch more!)


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.


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.


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.

Málaga TechPark, Spain “Innoinvest - Co-creation better SMEs support through improving the process of investments in innovative ideas”

Innoinvest is a H2020 funded project dedicated to upgrading schemes in the field of SME financial support led by innovation agencies. Four members of IASP developed new approaches to support SMEs in the access to capital for innovative projects.

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.

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, from idea creation to business launching. The outcome is to enable people to live with their way of life while adding sustainable value to their business and increasing local competitive advantages.

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.


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.