Our programs inspire innovation ecosystems to share the scaling practices! We are glad to announce, that Scale-up Champions is one of the three winners of the IASP Inspiring Solutions awards 2021! Our solution won the second place in the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) awards. Inspiring Solutions is a knowledge sharing programme that showcases and rewards bright ideas in science park and area of innovation management. It builds up a worldwide library of best practice to inspire other innovation ecosystems with ideas they can implement in their local context.
The Programmes are valued as the solution helping to scale up innovative businesses and support startups to achieve market success. It also connects different European deep-tech startup ecosystems and supports cross-border activities to standardize growth.
To date the project has established a common collaboration framework between participating STPs, and developed an experience-sharing methodology among project partners that fosters the collaboration between 5 different European startup incubators. 21 corporates and 71 startups participated in the 1st round of the startup/ corporate program, leading to 54 b2b meetings, while 26 corporates launched challenges for the 2nd round. 7 corporates and 10 startups continued the collaboration and are developing real projects together. 108 challenges for deep tech solutions were launched, 8 webinars organized with 418 participants. 5 pan-European 3-month (online) incubation programs took place with 22 startups. In total, almost 600 deep-tech startups have participated in the project activities, with individual investment readiness plans developed for 49 startups. Almost 250 investors have been involved, 4.5k deep-tech startups, 160+ investors, 80+ corporates, and 2k+ new visitor searches.