The RUnUP thematic network seeks to maximise the economic, innovation and entrepreneurship potential of medium-sized urban poles. While Solna has KI within its municipality there is a need to develop communications between KI and the City of Solna.
To date, interaction between the municipality and the KI innovation system is limited. This represents a key challenge in driving forward the Local Action Plan for the RUnUP network.
The municipality have identified the importance of life sciences to the development of its economy and its role as a facilitator of activity rather than a deliverer of schemes to support economic change. In this context KI is the only actor with a fully exclusive focus on the development and delivery of a Biotech and Life Science based economy in Solna.
Within the RUnUP Thematic network the City of Solna and KI need to address the following challenges to maximise its potential in the knowledge economy:
Implement appropriate actions to support an additional-tier of spin-out companies through incubation. KIAB as a spinout mechanism of KI assesses on average 100 ideas per annum. Of these, 10 per cent are accepted with roughly half of these being transferred into licensing opportunities and the remaining half into spinouts. While this is not the only route for facilitating a spinout within this environment and a potential entrepreneur could approach the Science Park directly this highlights the focus of KIAB “picking” rather than “making winners”.
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