To support value creation (both short-term e.g. business value and long-term e.g. societal value) and the commercialization of the research carried out in DIREC a Workstream is established with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. WS13 brings results from the DIREC research to market and supports start-up initiatives. It connects the 12 DIREC workstreams to dedicated efforts towards innovation and entrepreneurship. This workstream will be cross-cutting and support both the core thematical workstreams as well as workstreams within education and capacity building.