Breakout 08. The long road from lab to market: accelerating innovative solutions

Not all innovations can make the leap from lab to market at the same speed, and some of the most important solutions to current challenges required many years of specialised research. Some of the new technology and innovation identified as key megatrends are among those that take longer to come to market, and this session looks at case studies of how STPs in Spain, Poland, China and Italy have supported their companies through idea and product development to market.

Session moderated by Jernej Pintar (Slovenia). Speakers:

  • Jaśmina Zwierz (Poland) – Title TBC
  • Soledad Díaz (Spain) – Aptenisa, a systematic program to accelerate the growth of innovative projects
  • Zhenjun Yan (China) – Accelerating energy transition of legacy industry: an application-scenario-driven incubation model
  • Alessia Melasecche Germini (Italy) – How to support deeptech innovation in enabling transformative change

Main megatrend pillar: Technology & science.

Key trends and sub-trends: AI & automation, biotech revolution, greater interconnectedness, engineering advances, new manufacturing technologies, aerospace tech