“Sharing the Start-up Experience” is intended for Global Young Academy (GYA) Members and other outstanding early career scientists and engineers working in Asia who have already been awarded their PhD degrees and are interested in acquiring innovation skills and making a contribution to the economies of their countries.

The objectives of the workshop were:

• To learn from researchers who have successfully initiated new technological ventures the various ways that this can be accomplished
• To emphasize the importance of start-up ventures as a means of improving local economies and connecting science with society
• To share experiences making the transition from bench to business
• To establish a cadre of young entrepreneurs in Asia.

The workshop was hosted by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and was sponsored by IAP, AASSA and the GYA.