June 18-20, 2019

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  • 500+
    participants
  • 35%
    senior management
  • 250+
    organisations
  • 60+
    countries
  • About the conference

    A unique opportunity to share, learn and network

    The University-Industry Interaction Conference is one of a kind in its field in terms of size and diversity of tracks. Its 100+ speakers provide insights into a wide range of university-industry interaction themes. The conference enables you to built more entrepreneurial & engaged institutions, more strategic industry partnerships, become connected with your local entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem as well as benefit from a global network of thought leaders, practitioners and academics.

    Conference Organizers



    Keynote Speakers

    Our line-up in Helsinki



    Arianne Bijma

    Global Manager Talent Programs and University Relations at ASML

    Dr. Marina Bulova

    Director University Collaborations at Schlumberger

    Manuel Dolderer

    Co-Founder & President at CODE University of Applied Sciences

    Tea Kekelidze

    Director Academic Partnerships and External Innovation at Novartis

    Jacob Kurek

    Partner, Architect at Henning Larsen

    Elin McCallum

    CEO and Founder of Bantani Education

    Fiorina Mugione

    Chief, Entrepreneurship Section at UNCTAD

    Prof. Andy Penaluna

    Director of International Institute for Creative Entrepreneurial Development at University of Wales Trinitiy Saint David

    A/Prof Kathryn Penaluna

    Enterprise Manager of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

    Egita Polanska

    Head of Operations @Startup Wise Guys & Chair of the Board of Latvian Startup Association

    Dr. Max Riedel

    Manager of ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT

    Prof. Erik Stam

    Head of the Utrecht University School of Economics

    Peter Vesterbacka

    Former Mighty Eagle, Founder of Slush

    Christer Vindeløv-Lidzélius

    CEO and Principal of Kaospilot

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    Learn from 100+ speakers on the latest concepts, research results on university-industry Interaction and hear from business leaders and their experience in cooperating with universities.

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    The conference brings together people with various backgrounds