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Call for papers, presentations, good practice case studies, next practice concepts and posters

Your opportunity to contribute to the conference

The submission period for the 2016 UIIN conference is over.

If you like to participate in the conference, please register here.

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Sub-themes include, but are not limited to:

  1. Innovation in practice: Creating an innovation engine

    • Universities & business: Building an innovation driven economy
    • Tools & methods for creativity & innovation
    • Business model innovation
    • The role of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in promoting and sustaining innovation
    • Measuring the impact and level of innovation
  2. Holistic view on innovation & entrepreneurship

    • Regional and national innovation systems
    • Policy and legislation: Challenges in creating an innovative and entrepreneurial society
    • Governmental and private funding and support
  3. Entrepreneurship education

    • Teaching the entrepreneurs of the future (incl. Massive Open Online Courses / MOOCs)
    • The role of business and education in creating the entrepreneurs of the future
    • Training, coaching and start-up support
    • Stimulating entrepreneurial mindsets, attitudes and creativity
    • (Joint) Curriculum development for innovation and entrepreneurship
  4. Start-ups and spin-offs / student & academic entrepreneurship

    • Creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem
    • Incubators, technology and science parks and their role in the entrepreneurship ecosystem
    • Challenges for start-ups and spin-offs in Europe (e.g. funding)
    • Start-up leadership: Critical skills & competencies
  5. Entrepreneurial universities

    • Business models of entrepreneurial universities
    • Creating an entrepreneurial universities ecosystem
    • University management and leadership: building blocks & initiatives
    • Employability of students and academic staff
  6. Business and their role in university-industry interaction

    • How to get the best talent out of universities
    • Managing projects and relationships with universities
    • Creating intrapreneurs – skills and competencies to create future business growth
  7. University-Business Cooperation

    • Supporting mechanisms (strategies, structures and approaches) towards university-business cooperation
    • Knowledge alliances, networks and partnerships
    • Incentives for university-business cooperation
    • Measuring the impact of interactions and partnerships
  8. Knowledge and technology transfer

    • Approaches towards technology commercialization
    • Patenting & licensing – bringing knowledge to the market
    • Knowledge transfer offices and their management


December 14, 2015:
Submission deadline for abstract and proposals

January 15, 2016:
Notification of acceptance to successful authors. Instructions for preparing the paper, case study, poster as well as presentation will be provided.

February 28, 2016:
Early bird deadline

April 4, 2016:
Full paper, good practice case study, next practice and poster submission deadline

June 1 to 3, 2016:

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