The theme of BIN@SHEFFIELD was geared towards business creation opportunities. One of the excellent outcomes of the 2011 event in Sheffield was the joint venture between the Portuguese Company EFACEC and the Australian Dyesol (first contacts established during this international meeting).

As the network has set as its goal the sharing of good practices and opportunities in innovation in an international context, another great feature of this edition of BIN@ was the participation of delegates from new countries to the network like Saudi Arabia and Japan.

During the final session, the network’s delegates discussed about the takeaways of the event and as a result of that discussion a set of aspects that enable a good collaboration was formed.

What makes a good collaboration?

• Trust
• Relationships (between people and institutions)
• Top-down leadership
• Bottom-up leadership
• Mutual respect and benefits
• Metrics and measures
• Clear, honest and open communication
• Setting clear expectations
• Sustainability

More information on the official website: BIN@SHEFFIELD 2011