June 9-11, 2020

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  • 500+
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  • 35%
    senior management
  • 250+
    organisations
  • 60+
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  • Learn, share, and expand your network at the 2019 University-Industry Interaction Conference



    Its 100+ speakers provide insights into a wide range of university-industry interaction themes. The conference enables you to build 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.

    During this three-day event we will focus on:

    • 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

    Through a mixture of presentations by academics and practitioners as well as hands-on workshops, a variety of plenary keynotes and panels you will be exposed to a wide mix of perspectives from around the globe allowing you to better tackle your challenges back home.





    Last Year's Keynote Speakers

    The Budapest line-up will be announced shortly



    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

    Heiko Hutmacher

    Board of Management at METRO AG

    Tea Kekelidze

    Director Academic Partnerships and External Innovation at Novartis

    Jacob Kurek

    Partner, Architect at Henning Larsen

    Teija Lahti-Nuuttila

    Executive Director at Business Finland

    Elin McCallum

    CEO and Founder of Bantani Education

    Heikki Mannila

    President of Academy of Finland

    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

    Philipp Schmidt-zum-Berge

    Manager, External R&D Cooperations at Continental

    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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