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Creating the innovation ecosystem – meeting with InBIA and EBN experts

2017-03-28

EBN meetingPSTP is the host of the meeting with Kirstie Chadwick, the President and CEO of the International Business Innovation Association, and Giordano Dichter, Head of EU-BIC Services, European Business Network. The meeting will take place on 20-21 April 2017.

Being the President and CEO of InBIA, Kirstie Chadwick has seen various innovation ecosystems all over the world. “Everyone mentions the Silicon Valley and Boston when asked about leading entrepreneurship and innovation centres. Instead of focusing on the most popular ecosystems, it is a good idea to find one’s own benchmark with similar capacities” – explains Kirstie Chadwick. During the meeting in Poznań the President of InBIA will share her observations and experience. She will also discuss the outcomes of the IMPACT Index project and answer the following questions: how to identify the strengths of innovation ecosystems?; how to measure their effectiveness and impact on the region’s economy?; how to identify entrepreneurship trends in a given area?

Giordano Dichter, an expert in business incubation, will discuss the standards of services offered by business environment institutions. He will also mention how to design the services in a professional way while respecting market needs and requirements.

PSTP has been a member of InBIA for a couple of years. The association brings together more than 2,000 business incubators, accelerators and educational institutions from 60 countries. For more information, please visit the website: https://inbia.org/

EBN is a network of around 150 quality-certified EU|BICs (business and innovation centres) and 100 other organisations that support the development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs. EBN is also a community of professionals whose day-to-day work helps these businesses to grow in the most effective, efficient and sustainable way. For more information, please visit the website: http://ebn.eu/ PSTP is in the process of joining the network.

The agenda

Thursday, 20 April 2017 Wielkopolska Stakeholders Meeting
10.00-10.20 Welcome and participants introduction
10.20-11.45 Discussion panel about incubation process:

  • What’s the role of business and innovation centres in incubation process?
  • How to recruit the incubees?
  • How to identify the innovative companies needs?
  • How to provide the best incubation effects and how to measure them?
  • Good practices from USA and Europe
11.45-12.00 Coffee break
12.15-13.00 Discussion panel about building and managing innovation ecosystem and role of parks, incubators etc. in this process:

  • Good practices from USA and Europe
  • Communication and cooperation of regional stakeholders in innovation ecosystem.
  • How to find the benchmark for inspiration ?
  • What are the success factors for regional business and innovation centres’ network ?
13.00-14.00 Lunch
19.00

 

 

Networking dinner, place TBC

Registration

Friday, 21 April 2017: Polish business and innovation centres meeting
10.00-10.20 Welcome and participants introduction
10.20-12.00 Discussion panel about the quality of innovation centres’ services:

  • Should the innovation centers’ accreditation system be implemented?
  • How to verify the quality of the incubators, parks etc. services?
  • How to identify the innovation centers clients’ needs?
  • Good practices from USA and Europe
12.00-12.15 Coffee break
12.15-14.00 Discussion panel about building and managing innovation ecosystem and role of parks, incubators etc. in this process:

  • Good practices from USA and Europe
  • Communication and cooperation of regional stakeholders in innovation ecosystem.
  •  How to find the benchmark for inspiration ?
  • How to measure the impact of parks and incubators on region? – conclusions from  IMPACT Index Project
  • The 2016 EU|BIC Impact Report  INSIGHTS and highlights
14.00-15.00

 

Lunch

Registration

 

 

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