At the beginning of a spin-off there is the conceptual step from the research result towards a business model. This requires intensive talks and discussions. We had many such discussions at our Science2Business Challenge from 12 to 14 November 2018 in the ZWI.Space at the University of Graz. The first/next steps towards spin-off were taken. Projects from the University of Graz, the Med University and the TU Graz were present.
It is motivating and astonishing which tangible results applicable in technology and economy can be derived and developed e.g. from the observation of bees or grasshoppers. Exploitation requires research at the highest level and exactly such excellent research results are the basis of these future spin-off companies.
Thanks to the mentors for their time and enthusiasm in supporting our projects.