The dynamic increase in the number of technological StartUpów is not so visible in the life science sector, which by its nature puts a higher bar: innovations are based on highly specialized knowledge, often involve hardware-demanding laboratory tests, the time of development and implementation of innovation is longer and expenditures on implementation and risk of failure higher. In this area there is a great development potential, but also large support needs at the start and during the development of entrepreneurial activity. The strength of the sector are already available laboratory resources and equipment, developed scientific activity, and a large number of scientists and students.
However, there are still many barriers and needs regarding the competencies of startup environments that you will be able to hear and possibly react during the session:
Every startup needs “to sell” in the development and investment phase – it needs partners to test the product, build a sales network, enter new markets, etc. It also always needs an investor who will spend money on further development. Getting to the right people, building a base of contacts and establishing effective relationships is a challenge that every startup faces. Effective cooperation of people and institutions functioning within a single innovation ecosystem is a key success factor for the development of startups.
Session Leader: Kazimierz Murzyn