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ACTION Innovation Network Members Participate in InBIA Virtual Conference

July 14, 2020

ACTION Innovation Network members were well represented during the International Business Innovation Association's (InBIA) 34th International Conference on Business Innovation, held virtually this year in late June.

We offer congratulations to our member, Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI) on being awarded the InBIA's Entrepreneur Center of the Year 2020 in Science /Technology! In 2018, North Shore InnoVentures was awarded the InBIA Dinah Adkins Technology Incubator of the Year. We are proud of the international recognition of two of our member incubators, which continues to demonstrate the strength of our network.

Trish Fleming, North Shore InnoVentures and Beth Zonis, Cleantech Open Northeast and one of ACTION's Board members, presented a panel on Programming Across State & Country Borders, expressing that working with other organizations can strengthen the value proposition for everyone involved, and how inter-organizational relationships are maintained.

Mary Ann Pickard, of M2D2, contributed to a panel, Working with Corporations: Strategies, Insights and Best Practices, sharing how their successful relationships with corporate partners has contributed to the strength of their programs and value for their startups.

ACTION's Director, Joan Popolo, took part in a reverse workshop/discussion about Co-Creating a Universal, Market-Entry, Readiness Assessment for Soft Landings, organized by Soft Land Partners. The session explored how to determine a company’s readiness for entering foreign markets, and panelists shared best practices in market-entry readiness, followed by a discussion about the optimal system for company assessment. The group will continue to work together to create a universal readiness assessment tool.