Universities have great potential to act as incubators for science, technology and innovation-based companies, which can then be connected to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Universities are providing increasingly more support to their students and academics in creating innovative, sophisticated, transformative and sustainable companies with high added value and high growth potential. The sessions that took place in this debate dealt with:

1. Developing entrepreneurial skills

2. Supporting the creation of companies

3. Promoting research and the transfer of knowledge and technology as a response to social challenges