June 8-11, 2020

Learn, share, and expand your knowledge at the 2020 University-Industry Interaction Online Conference



Join us from June 8th to 11th


In a social-distancing and lockdown world, university-industry engagement has become more important than ever before. Universities play a crucial role in addressing today's crisis, re-invent their business models, accelerate the road to online and blended learning and accelerate their engagement processes.

From June 8th to 11nd 2020, we will provide you access to your peers from across the globe. Through a mixture of presentations, workshops and facilitated networking we'll ensure you'll stay informed on the latest on entrepreneurial & engaged universities, strategic partnerships and the tools and methods that support institutional change.

We look forward to welcoming you online.

All times in the conference schedule are Central European Summer Time, which is the current time in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Need help converting this to your own time zone? Visit timeanddate.com.

80+ speakers providing insights into partnerships and external engagement


During this four day event we will bring you with insights into the 'how-to' when it comes to developing more engaged & entrepreneurial universities, driving regional growth, managing your strategic partnerships and develop a system supporting student and academic entrepreneurship. Our new online event will leverage the experience and insights from over 80 speakers and address topics such as:

  • Developing more engaged and entrepreneurial universities

  • A holistic perspective towards university-industry partnerships

  • The university as a launching pad for innovation

  • Supporting students and lifelong learners in preparing for the future

  • Driving local and regional growth through creating an innovation ecosystem

  • Structures and mechanisms supporting university-industry interaction

  • Upskilling knowledge transfer and engagement professionals

This Year's Speakers

More speakers will be announced shortly


Agustín Moyano

Officer, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Alexandra Zinovyeva

, UIIN

Angela Hillemyr

Head of Department, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Chalmers University of Technolgy

Ann Ledwith

Director CPE , University of Limerick

Arno Meerman

CEO, University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN)

Balzhan Orazbayeva

Manager Strategic Initiatives, University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN)

Bernhard Weber

Managing Director, University of Graz

Carolina Ossa Gutiérrez

Creativity researcher, Münster University of Applied Sciences

Chrysostomos Stylios

Professor, University of Ioannina

Dana Mietzner

Head of Research Group and Professor for Innovation Management and Regional Development, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau

Daniel Watch

Managing Principal- Architect/ Researcher, Perkins+Will

David Cameron

Centre Executive Manager - SIRIUS, University of Oslo

Dora Hormes

Founder and Managing Director, NewTalentsNow - Strategic Academic Partnerships

Ekhi Atutxa

Research&Program manager, Euskampus Fundazioa

Elisabeth Stiegler

Research and Teaching Assistant, Graz University of Technology

Enrico Jacobs

CEO, Belgium Campus

Erica Brandolino

Innovation Promoter in charge for strategic partnerships, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Ersel Oymak

Head of Strategic Alliances Directors & Corporate Relationships, UCL

Eva Ismer

Management Makerspace ViNN:Lab & Scientific Associate, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau

Eva Sormani

Research Associate, Münster University of Applied Sciences

Fani Galatsopoulou

Senior Researcher and Teaching Fellow, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Frido Smulders

Full Professor , Delft University of Technology

Gabriella Lovasz

Managing Director, Europa Media Trainings Ltd.

Giovanna Berera

Head of the Promoting Innovation and Knowledge office (PInK) , Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Greg Larkin

Graduate and Professional Studies - Project Manager, University of Limerick

Greta Bonetto

Knowledge transfer Manager, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Grit Krause-Juettler

post-doc researcher, TU Dresden

Hanna-Greta Puurtinen

Development Manager, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Hugh McCarthy

Senior Lecturer, Cork Institute of Technology

Irene Sheridan

Head of CIT Extended Campus, Cork Institute of Technology

James Ransom

Researcher, UCL

Jan Rembowski

INTERNATIONAL DELEGATE, EURECOM

Jane Coughlan

Senior Teaching Fellow, IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON

Jenny Bäckstrand

Assistant professor, Jonkoping University

Johan Blaus

Director Strategic Partnerships, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology)

Jorma Säteri

Head of school, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Judith Helmer

Graduate Assistant, Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre

Katarina Pažur Aničić

Assistant Professor / Head of Student Support and Career Development Centre, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics

Katja Lahikainen

Junior Researcher, Project Manager, LUT University

Kirk Hill

Assistant Dean, External Relations, Simon Fraser University

Leonie Levrouw

strategic designer, Delft University of Technology

Liliya Terzieva

Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Breda University of Applied Sciences

Lorraine Skelton

PhD Graduate, Massey University

Lynda Hardman

Director, Amsterdam Data Science

Magdalena Iordache Platis

Vice-rector, University of Bucharest

Maria Jose Herrero-Villa

Head of International Unit for Research and Knowledge Transfer, University Carlos III of Madrid

Marian Belko

Impact Officer in charge of Education, The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Marisol Velasco Montañez

Doctoral Researcher Entrepreneurial University, Eindhoven University of Technology

Marko Berndt

Researcher, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau

Marzena Feldy

Assistant Professor, Head of the Laboratory, OPI PIB

Mats Rydehell

Head of Division, University of Skövde

Matthew Guest

Policy Manager (Research, Knowledge Exchange & Industrial Strategy), GuildHE

Mikko Korpela

Director, Consulting Services, Crazy Town

Morten Dahlgaard

Head of entrepreneurship center, Aalborg University - AAU Innovation

Nikolaos Krikis

Project Manager, NOESIS Technologies

Nina Jackson

Planning Officer, University of Oulu

Peter Egorov

PhD Student / University Relations Consultant, Siemens AG

Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit

Head of Sci-Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Aarhus University

Richard Andersson

Innovation Advisor, Skovde University

Roy Priest

Associate Professor. Director of Learning, Teaching and Employability, Birmingham City University

Ruth Mayoral

Tailor-made Programmes, EUSKAMPUS FUNDAZIOA

Samuela Franceschini

Knowledge Transfer Manager, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Sandra Speer

Project Coordinator IMPACT RheinMain, University of Applied Sciences RheinMain

Sarah Schneider

Transferscout, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau - Innovation Hub 13

Sebastian Dressen

R&D Strategy Consultant, SIEMENS AG

Sinead Spain

Research Fellow, University of Limerick

Stuart Perrin

Associate Principal/Professor of Education, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Suvipäivikki Mikola

Liaison Manager, Fundraising and Partnerships, University of Helsinki

Swen Guenther

Professor, HTW Dresden, University of applied Sciences

Tanja Hulst

Innovation Designer, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Telmo Santos

PhD Student, ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon

Terhi Virkki-Hatakka

PhD, Project manager, LUT university

Tim Bodley-Scott

Strategic Alliance Director, UCL

Todd Davey

Director, UIIN

Tomasz Asmussen

Consultant, Elsevier Information Systems GmbH

Toni Pienonen

Partner, Crazy Town Oy

Ulrike Riemer

Transferbeauftragte, Saxony5

Victoria Galan Muros

Director of Policy Affairs, Innovative Futures Institute

Åsa Blom

Project leader, Linnaeus University

This Year's Keynote Speakers

More speakers will be announced shortly



Arianne Bijma

Global manager talent programs and university relations at ASML

Marina Bulova

Director University Collaborations at Schlumberger

Natascha Eckert

Head of University Relations at SIEMENS AG

Tea Kekelidze

Head, External Science and Partnering at Novartis

Prof. Claire Macken

Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at RMIT

Max Riedel

Head of ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT

Dr. William Zemp

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at Southern New Hampshire University

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  • online networking

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  • all workshops (live only)

  • online networking

  • conference publications & case studies


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  • online networking

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Check out the conference schedule!

Learn from 80+ speakers on the latest concepts, research results on university-industry Interaction and hear from business leaders and their experience in cooperating with universities.

Event schedule

Explore what will happen
All times shown are Central European Summer Time

June 8

June 9

June 10

June 11

Time Session
13:30 - 14:00
Keynote Presentation on University-Industry Engagement and the role of universities

Arno Meerman
CEO of University Industry Innovation Network

14:00 - 15:15
Scientific: Driving lifelong learning and entrepreneurial skills for the future
Preparing tomorrow’s change-makers through teaching ‘creativity and innovation’ in Higher Education
Carolina Ossa Gutiérrez (Münster University of Applied Sciences), Judith Helmer (Münster University of Applied Sciences), Neele Petzold (Münster University of Applied Sciences), Eva Sormani (Münster University of Applied Sciences)

Boosting Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting of Doctoral Students and Researchers in Engineering
Katja Lahikainen (LUT University), Terhi Virkki-Hatakka (LUT University)

Different Generations of Scientists at Modern Universities: Profiles of Employees and Their Job Expectations
Marzena Feldy (National Information Processing Institute)

Alternative credentials as a vehicle for lifelong learning, upskilling and reskilling
Victoria Galan Muros (Innovative Futures Institute & UIIN)


The session will be moderated by:
Todd Davey, Director at UIIN


Case Studies: Connecting universities with their local and regional environment
KVIST –competence development and exchange between two universities and the forest and wood industry.
Jenny Bäckstrand (Jönköping University)

Creating regional Maker Spaces and Co-working to strengthen University-Industry Collaboration in distant rural areas.
Markus Lahr (University of Applied Sciences Wildau)

Helsinki Think Company
Rosa Salmivuori (Helsinki Think Company), Suvipäivikki Mikola (University of Helsinki)


The session will be moderated by:
Balzhan Orazbayeva, Manager Strategic Initiatives at University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN)


15:30 - 17:00
Case Studies: Examples on University-Industry Engagement during COVID-19
Remote job shadowing for ICT students
Katarina Pažur Aničić (University of Zagreb)

Helping businesses innovate during the Corona Lockdown
Tanja Hulst (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences)

Students supply staff in the west with visors
Angela Hillemyr (Chalmers University)

Social innovation solutions for the intellectually disabled community: #ActionWeekforCOVID19
Maria Cecilia Flores (University of Bologna)

Pitt u.lab hub Helping Mister Rogers’ Less Visible Neighbors during COVID-19



The session will be moderated by:
Sanae Okamoto, Director for Asian Affairs at University Industry Innovation Network


Case Studies: Creating and driving regional innovation ecosystems
Innovation and the Wisconsin Idea
Arjun Sanga (Wisys Technology Foundation)

4Gune Cluster evolution: a growing innovation ecosystem fostering university business interaction
Ruth Mayoral (Euskampus Fundazioa), Arane Altuna (Euskampus Fundazioa)


The session will be moderated by:
Todd Davey, Director at UIIN


Practitioner: Programs and tools to support researchers in enabling innovation
Industrial mentoring for junior researchers: An enabler for personal development and innovation
Ingrid Chieh Yu (University of Oslo), David Cameron (University of Oslo), Åshild Hanne Larsen (Equinor ASA)

Interdisciplinary LAB for young researcher
Giovanna Berera (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), Greta Bonetto (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), Erica Brandolino (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), Samuela Franceschini (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)

Invention to Innovation (i2I)
Kirk Hill (Simon Fraser University)


The session will be moderated by:
Alexandra Zinovyeva, UIIN


17:00 - 18:00
Facilitated Networking - Innovative & Entrepreneurial Education
Facilitated Networking - University-Industry Engagement
Facilitated Networking - Student & Academic Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialisation
Time Session
8:15 - 9:00
Facilitated Networking - Innovative & Entrepreneurial Education
Facilitated Networking - University-Industry Engagement
Facilitated Networking - Student & Academic Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialisation
9:00 - 10:15
Scientific: Analysis and models supporting and evaluating research commercialisation
“T-C Model”, a perspective for the influence of practice opportunities and the timing of obtaining investment on technology commercialization
Ping Wei (Tsinghua University)

How to become a serial patentee? - Patent behaviour analysis
Anna Pohle (Fraunhofer IMW)

Understanding the different types of entrepreneurial academics
Victoria Galan Muros (Innovative Futures Institute & UIIN), Todd Davey (IMTBS & UIIN)


The session will be moderated by:
Todd Davey, Director at UIIN


Case Studies: Developing entrepreneurial and innovative skills amongst students and professionals
UniOulu Self-Hack
Niina Marostenmäki (University of Oulu), Nina Jackson (University of Oulu), Anna Pilch (Creativity Squads ry)

Educating the process engineers of the future – A hands-on workshop at P&G with students from HTW Dresden
Swen Guenther (HTW Dresden, University of applied Sciences)

Industrial Mentors
Roy Priest (Birmingham City University)


The session will be moderated by:
Sarah Jaber, Manager at KPMG (Research engagement and commercialisation)


10:15 - 11:30
Discussion Panel: The Future of Universities in Education, Research & Engagement


Dr. Cameron McCoy
Vice President & Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at Lehigh University

Prof. Carolin Plewa
Deputy Dean Research (Faculty of the Professions) at The University of Adelaide

Prof. Celia Caulcott
Vice-Provost Enterprise at University College London

Prof. Claire Macken
Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at RMIT

Prof. Rune Dahl Fitjar
Pro-Rector for Innovation and Society at the University of Stavanger

Moderated by:

Dr. Victoria Galan Muros
CEO of Innovative Futures Institute and Director of Policy Affairs at UIIN
11:30 - 13:00
Workshop: Hackathons as a catalyst to create more impact for university industry cooperation
Mikko Korpela (Crazy Town Oy), Toni Pienonen (Crazy Town Oy)
Workshop description

13:00 - 14:15
Workshop: Towards Horizon Europe: University-industry collaborations on research and innovation
Gabriella Lovasz (Europa Media Trainings Ltd)
Workshop description

Case Studies: Examples on University-Industry Engagement during COVID-19
Laboratory to carry out complex safety tests on the masks, checking the filtering power and microbiological purity of surgical masks
Cristiana Boi (University of Bologna)

Mobilising Engineering competences from KTH and strategic partners to the Health care system in Stockholm region - focus Data Science for Health data.
Johan Blaus (KTH)

INTENSIVE CARE UNITS RESPIRATORS TO BEAT COVID-19
Maria Jose Herrero-Villa (UC3M), Agustín Moyano (UC3M)

Helping Regional Health System against COVID19 using FabNEX, a public FabLab network in Extremadura



The session will be moderated by:
Sanae Okamoto, Director for Asian Affairs at University Industry Innovation Network


14:15 - 15:30
CANCELLED: Workshop: Backward curriculum design & differentiation instruction in University education - THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Chantal Patel (Swansea University)
Workshop description

Practitioner: Regional engagement: Driving regional development and productivity through creating an innovation ecosystem
BC iTversity, an inclusive integrated concept for effective regional development; an example from South Africa
Enrico Jacobs (Belgium Campus iTversity)

Size matters: completing the jigsaw for rural and regional productivity
Matthew Guest (GuildHE), James Ransom (Independent Researcher)

Suspense as a driver for university-industry collaboration
Leonie Levrouw (Delft University of Technology), Frido Smulders (Delft University of Technology)


The session will be moderated by:
Toni Pienonen, Partner at Crazy Town Oy


15:30 - 17:00
Practitioner: The role of research in addressing emerging trends, challenges and needs
Fostering collaboration among universities in an emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem
Costin Octavian Sorici (AEE/"Ovidius" University Constanta)

Canadian College Research & Innovation Support for Community Economic Development


Universidad Carlos III Madrid, through its Science Park, leads an experts' forums to discuss new challenges arisen from the industry 4.0
María José Herrero-Villa (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Carlos Blanco (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)


The session will be moderated by:
Arno Meerman, CEO at University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN)


Workshop: Opportunity, Uncertainty and Effectuation concepts: a student onboarding experience through a board game ESHIP:Navigating Uncertainty
Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit (Aarhus University)
Workshop description

Case Studies: Innovative forms of collaboration and partnerships
World Class Transformational Strategic Alliances - The Future of University and Business Collaboration
Tim Bodley-Scott (University College London), Ersel Oymak (University College London)

Amsterdam Data Science: Connecting academia, industry and society in Data Science and AI
Lynda Hardman (Amsterdam Data Science)


The session will be moderated by:
John Szabo, Head of Partnerships at University of Technology Sydney (Corporate Relations Centre)


17:00 - 18:00
Facilitated Networking - Innovative & Entrepreneurial Education
Facilitated Networking - University-Industry Engagement
Facilitated Networking - Student & Academic Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialisation
Time Session
8:15 - 9:00
Facilitated Networking - Innovative & Entrepreneurial Education
Facilitated Networking - University-Industry Engagement
Facilitated Networking - Student & Academic Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialisation
9:00 - 10:30
Scientific: Tools, methods and frameworks towards facilitating collaboration & knowledge exchange
Entrepreneurial University in Practice: Synthesising Two Decades of Evidence
Marisol Velasco Montañez (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Towards a taxonomy of the Intermediaries of the university-industry cooperation
Telmo Santos (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa)

Multidimensional development of the UIG framework: Analysis of the importance of differentiating themes from the perspectives of sector, personnel and project.
Lorraine Skelton (Massey University)


The session will be moderated by:
Todd Davey, Director at UIIN


More innovative and inclusive education towards future skills
Students’ psychological ownerwhip towards their projects at proto labs – learning new things for a cause
Terhi Virkki-Hatakka (LUT university)

How to foster digital skills in university-industry interaction – the digital innovation camp approach.
Eva Ismer (Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau), Dana Mietzner (Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau)

CHALLENCES IN DYNAMIC VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Galina Ilieva (Technical University of Varna), Evgenia Mahler (Hochschule Wismar)

Lifelong learning for engineers - taclking the hurdles



The session will be moderated by:
Alexandra Zinovyeva, UIIN


10:30 - 12:00
Practitioners: Coordinated tools & approaches to enhance collaboration & entrepreneurship
The Spiral Model together with The Research Readiness Level - Tool for improved university-industry collaboration
Mats Rydehell (University of Skövde)

Ideation week - engaging university and industry by real world problem solving
Christoph Buck (University of Bayreuth)

University City Action Lab
Todd Davey (IMTBS & UIIN)


The session will be moderated by:
Mikko Korpela, Director, Consulting Services at Crazy Town


Practitioner: The role of knowledge transfer and engagement professionals
Transfer scouts – from intermediation to co-construction of new knowledge and technologies in Germany
Anika Noack (Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg)

Promotion of transnational cooperation between science and industry through the establishment of TRANS³Net network of transfer-supporting organisations
Grit Krause-Juettler (TU Dresden, CIMTT)

Saxony5 - the transfer network - abstract focused on recursive transfer
Ulrike Riemer (Saxony5)

Scouting and matchmaking. The key role of professional staff in fostering university-industry collaborations at Ca' Foscari
Erica Brandolino (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), Giovanna Berera (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), Samuela Franceschini (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), Greta Bonetto (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)


The session will be moderated by:
Arno Meerman, CEO at University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN)


12:30 - 14:00
Workshop: Innnovative interventions through transformative design carouseling
Liliya Terzieva (BUas)
Workshop description

Case Studies: More innovative and inclusive education towards future skills
TEMPO-I (Technology Enhanced Music Performace, Open-Inclusive)
Hugh McCarthy (CIT)

The Learning Mall: an ever-changing holistic, virtual, physical and cultural learning and teaching environment.
Stuart Perrin (Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University)

From primary school to higher education, a KTH pilot study on systemically connecting education to industry
Johan Blaus (KTH (Royal Institute of Technology))


The session will be moderated by:
Jochen Barth, Director for Employability at University Industry Innovation Network


Practitioner: Open Innovation - how research information and analytics supports university-industry collaboration (powered by Elsevier)

Collaboration in science is key for driving innovation. It can be challenging for both industry and academia to identify and build working relationships with the top researchers in the world and, ideally, a long standing, strategic partnership with their institutions, providing research solutions for the specific industrial innovation challenges.

This session will showcase how companies and universities set and manage their strategic university-industry partnerships in practice, and how research data can be leveraged to discover the right connections, define relevant research areas, and how to understand the bigger research picture to unlock the cooperation potential. This session is organized by Elsevier, the world leading information analytics company in science.

Presentations
Role of scientific information and analytics in addressing challenges of university-industry collaboration (presented by Tomasz Assmusen at Elsevier)
How Siemens leverages SciVal to inform their academic partnering (presented by Sebastian Dressen and Peter Egorov at SIEMENS AG)
How research publications can be used to stimulate, facilitate and evaluate collaborations? (presented by Ellen Fest at Wageningen University & Research)
14:00 - 15:30
Tools, methods and frameworks towards facilitating collaboration & knowledge exchange
AREA 21: Collaborative Approach for Low Emission Urban Districts
Aija Paananen (Tampere University of Applied Sciences), Katri Salminen (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)

Spanning Boundaries - A professional development programme for university-industry professionals
Balzhan Orazbayeva (UIIN), Alexandra Zinovyeva (UIIN), Arno Meerman (UIIN)

Role and impact of transfer scouts in university-industry interaction
Sarah Schneider (Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau), Dana Mietzner (Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau)

Industrial Ph.D.: challenges and opportunities in Europe
Chrysostomos Stylios (University of Ioannina), Matilda Mali (Polytechnic of Bari)


The session will be moderated by:
Todd Davey, Director at UIIN


15:30 - 17:00
UIIN Business Group: The industry perspective on university-industry engagement during times of crisis


Arianne Bijma
Global manager talent programs and university relations at ASML

Marina Bulova
Director University Collaborations at Schlumberger

Max Riedel
Head of ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT

Natascha Eckert
Head of University Relations at SIEMENS AG

Tea Kekelidze
Head, External Science and Partnering at Novartis

Balzhan Orazbayeva
Manager Strategic Initiatives at UIIN & Editor of the Future of Universities Thoughtbook
17:00 - 18:00
Facilitated Networking - Innovative & Entrepreneurial Education
Facilitated Networking - University-Industry Engagement
Facilitated Networking - Student & Academic Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialisation
Time Session
8:15 - 9:00
Facilitated Networking - Innovative & Entrepreneurial Education
Facilitated Networking - University-Industry Engagement
Facilitated Networking - Student & Academic Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialisation
9:00 - 10:30
Parallel tracks
Meeting future skill needs: Designing and delivering curricula for the skills of tomorrow
Entrepreneurs encountering disruption, fragmentation, and the unknown are now equipped to scramble parabolically.
Gerard Reed (Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS))

A best practice framework to support practitioner tutors in the process of delivering flexible upskilling programmes for enterprise and the public service
Sinead Spain (University of Limerick), Greg Larkin (University of Limerick), Martin Hayes (University of Limerick)

Designing an innovative training methodology for Blue Careers in Water Sports Tourism
Fani Galatsopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)


The session will be moderated by:
Victoria Galan-Muros, Director of Policy Affairs at Innovative Futures Institute (Co-Founder & CEO)


Case Studies: Driving innovation and involving industry into higher education institutions
Partnering Skills Development Program
Ruth Hundertmark (University of South Australia), Natalie Forde (University of Adelaide)

Universities provide critical support for startups
Carol Stewart (Tech Parks Arizona)

EIT Label: the EU initiative to connect industry, innovation and higher education.
Marian Belko (EIT)


The session will be moderated by:
Arno Meerman, CEO at University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN)


10:30 - 12:00
Practitioner: Meeting future skill needs: Designing and delivering curricula for the skills of tomorrow
A collaborative educational framework to meet the skills needs of workplaces of the future
Irene Sheridan (Cork Institute of Technology)

Entrepreneurial Student Society
Magdalena Iordache Platis (University of Bucharest)

Co-Created Talent Design towards Industry 4.0 Transformation
Petri Pohjola (Tampere University of Applied Sciences), Hanna-Greta Puurtinen (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)

Entrepreneurial Language Studies
Nina Jackson (University of Oulu)


The session will be moderated by:
Jochen Barth, Director for Employability at University Industry Innovation Network


Scientific: Establishing and nurturing relationships with small- and medium-sized enterprises
Enhance interaction between universities and SMEs to stimulate research and innovation
Angela Hillemyr (Chalmers University of Technology), Nikolaos Krikis (Noesis Technology)

Knowledge Absorption and Innovation in UK SMEs: A Pilot Study by Place and Economic Sector
Alison Marshall (University of Cumbria)

The German Mittelstand in the Context of University-Industry Relations: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
Dora Hormes (NewTalentsNow)


The session will be moderated by:
John Szabo, Head of Partnerships at University of Technology Sydney (Corporate Relations Centre)


12:00 - 12:45
The 5 Roles of the Future University - Insights from the Future Universities Thoughtbook initiative


Todd Davey
Associate Professor for Entrepreneurship at Institut Mines Telecom

Arno Meerman
CEO of University Industry Innovation Network
13:00 - 14:30
Workshop: Developing best practice models for industry-university teaching partnerships to guide, design and deliver professional education programmes in higher education institutes.
Greg Larkin (University of Limerick), Martin Hayes (University of Limerick), Sinead Spain (University of Limerick)
Workshop description

Case Studies: Examples on University-Industry Engagement during COVID-19
Stakeholder engagement in the development and supply of face visors to healthcare settings by staff of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)
Gerard MacMichael (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology)

COVID-19 in challenge-based learning at TU/e
Isabelle M.M.J. Reymen (Technical University Eindhoven)

Exploring the key factors for successful and rapid innovation and creation of the Covid-19 Pandemic emergency ventilator at Aalborg University – from idea to product in 3 weeks
Anne Bisgaard Pors (Aalborg University)

Development and Application of an Agent-Based COVID-19 Simulation Model
Nikolas Popper (Technical University Vienna)


The session will be moderated by:
Victoria Galan-Muros, Director of Policy Affairs at Innovative Futures Institute (Co-Founder & CEO)


14:30 - 15:30
Fireside Chat: Institutional Change & External Engagement


Dr. William Zemp
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at Southern New Hampshire University

Dr. Cameron McCoy
Vice-President for Economic Engagement, Lehigh University & Director US Affairs at UIIN
15:30 - 16:45
Case Studies: Strategic engagement with society and social impact
A Roadmap for Responsible Innovation in Industries: Incorporating ethical and societal values
Joost Groot Kormelink (TU Delft), Emad Yaghmaei (TU Delft)

Gründungsgarage 2.0 – The next level of an early-stage Academic Startup Acceleration Program
Elisabeth Stiegler (Graz University of Technolgoy), Bernhard Weber (ZWI Graz - Hub for Innovators)

Measuring Impact with Social return in R&D&i activities: The case of Euskampus Knowledge Hubs
Miriam Ruiz Yaniz (Euskampus), Ruth Mayoral (Euskampus)


The session will be moderated by:
Toni Pienonen, Partner at Crazy Town Oy


Coordinated tools & approaches to enhance collaboration & entrepreneurship
Strengthening the third mission: using agile methods
Sandra Speer (University of Applied Sciences RheinMain (Wiesbaden/Rüsselsheim))

Tech Radar - Open and collaborative tool for discussing technology trends
Marko Berndt (Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau)


The session will be moderated by:
Elif Celik, Business Developer at UIIN


16:45 - 17:00
Closing Session

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