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Collaboration with external stakeholders

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​​​​​​collaboration with external stakeholders

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Innovation support for academia - collaboration with external stakeholders

One startup support infrastructure cannot work in isolation; it is only a single part of the large national or regional startup ecosystems, comprised of the different stakeholders.

Learn about the best practices in joining forces with those external stakeholders to provide the best service to your sci entrepreneurs.


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Open innovation model

The innovation process is most often a closed game - industries use these processes to generate new knowledge, engineer new products and services..



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Who are your partners?

Those stakeholders include but they are not restricted to incubators and accelerators, scientific technology parks, networks and associations, projects, clusters..



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Startup ecosystem

Building a complex support infrastructure such as the one required for the effective and efficient support of innovation activities is an inherently collaborative endeavour..



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Best practices

Examples of good practices in collaborative innovation support in academia

Find below some examples and testimonials of good practices of research organizations in collaborating with external stakehodlers in supporting innovative sci entrepreneurs.


Public-private partnerships for ambitious projects

EuraTechnologies (Lille, France) is a public-private partnership backed by the municipality of Lille..



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Join a network to extend your offer to internationalisation

Networks and forums are tools for connectivity, exchange of knowledge, building partnership and transfer of know-how, which are crucial for any researcher..



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Provide your startups with access to high performing infrastructures

The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures-ESFRI was established in 2002, with a mandate from the EU Council to support a coherent and strategy-led approach to policy-making on research infrastructures in Europe..



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Collaboration between TTC matters

The Israel Tech Transfer Organisation: (ITTN) serves as the umbrella organisation for Israel’s technology transfer companies..



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Technological Innovation Labs - open innovation model in practice

This programme, under the Israel Innovation Authority, is intended for entrepreneurs in the preliminary stages of a project, who need unique infrastructures and expertise to prove the feasibility of a technological idea..



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Sourcing challenges from the industry - reverse innovation model

The Israel Innovation Authority approaches innovation by understanding the challenge first, and then working backward to source solutions...



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Enrolling in Corporate Social Responsibility programmes

In the close-knit world of Israeli tech, even global companies give back. The new Amazon Web Services headquarters in Tel Aviv has an entire floor available to the public for organising community events, while Intel—the largest employer in Israel—actively supports diversity programmes..



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Entrepreneurship support infrastructures prevent "brain drain"

The Berkeley startup cluster was launched to counter the "brain drain" effect that emerged when young entrepreneurs and scientists graduated from UC Berkeley and Laurence National Lab, moved on..



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Collaboration with the NGO can provide a powerful testbed for ideas

Humanitarian Hackathon is a 2-day event organised by the World Food Programme (WFP) that aims to solve varying problems using new tech solutions. During these 2 days, other NGOs, academia representatives, private sector companies and newly emerging startups will try to present disruptive solutions to battle presented problems..



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