After winning the prestigious ACES Young Innovator Award in 2012 the Hand-in-Scan team returned to the European Parliament to share its story with the academic, enterprise and EU representatives. The Science|Business Network roundtable discussion brought best practices of academic spin-off creation. It was especially inspiring to learn about the ETH Zurich success stories from Prof. Siegwart.
This year’s finalists brought well prepared projects with a strong business background, some of them were already through the Series B investment round. This year’s winners received their awards from Jerzy Buzek, former President of the European Parliament, who highlighted the importance of the engineer’s mindset, who himself is an engineer.