Lesson learned and recommendations for further support

  1. To secure sustainability there are three key factors:
    • Independent iHUBs based on local Private Public Partnerships;
    • No free services, partly payment on all services from day one;
    • Building local management capacity from day one.
  2. Great need of entrepreneurial services in smaller cities to reduce local “brain drain” and in conflict areas in east to bring back optimism and change mind-set.
  3. Great need of international oriented entrepreneurial services in larger cities to avoid “brain drain”.
  4. Great need of more market-oriented entrepreneurial mind-set and student trainings in universities.
  5. Great need of more commercial thinking and interdisciplinary teamwork to commercialize technology at universities and research institutes.
  6. A potential for increased business cooperation between countries by offering “soft-landing” services (guest office and basic services) in iHUBs.