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June 20, 2019

Time Session
9:00 - 11:30
Tours of universities, entrepreneurship and innovation spaces in and around Helsinki

Aalto University - Aalto Design Factory: Multidisciplinary Student-Industry Cooperation

Venue: Design Factory, Betonimiehenkuja 5C, 02150 Espoo
Aalto Design Factory (ADF) is an interdisciplinary product design and learning hub uniting students, teachers, researchers, and industry. ADF was born from a research project focused on creating an ideal physical and mental working environment for product developers and researchers. Today ADF is one of the first physical manifestations of Aalto University encouraging and enabling fruitful interaction between students, researchers, and professional practitioners.

ADF is the host of Product Development Project course, aimed at students of design, business, and engineering. The course follows a problem based learning methodology. The challenges are given and sponsored by industry partners, who are searching for innovative cooperation with the next generation of product developers. ADF has also in-house partner companies who are enriching the ecosystem diversity and participating to daily activities.

Aalto University - A Grid and Start-up Center: Support for Growth Companies

Venue: AGrid, Otakaari 5, 02150, Espoo
A Grid is a startup community and one of Europe’s largest centers for growth companies. As part of Aalto University, A Grid works as a gateway to the university’s network of resources, talented students and cutting-edge research and resources. A Grid also serves as a vibrant space for entrepreneurial expertise, services and events. A Grid houses all kinds of startups, and accelerators, such as the European Space Agency and Aalto Startup Center, as well as partners and established companies.

Aalto Startup Center, situated in A Grid, runs a Business Generator program for startups at the beginning of their journey. It facilitate startups to utilize university's knowledge and talent base, startup community and other resources. Customers are Finnish startups whose scalable business area is based on strong technology and/or seeking to leverage Aalto University’s knowledge, network and connections.

Aalto University - Väre: Building a New Campus where Science and Art meet Technology and Business

Venue: Väre, the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Otaniementie 14, 02150 Espoo
The Otaniemi campus represents the beating heart of the Aalto community. It brings together students, researchers, teachers as well as companies and other actors and inhabitants in the area to create new ideas, innovations and business. In the future, Otaniemi will be a living-breathing part of the city where people live and work in increasingly diverse ways.

Traditionally, university campuses have been divided into different buildings according to school. Aalto campus’ facilities have instead been divided according to the emphasis of research to better support multidisciplinary co-operation.

In Otaniemi of the future, work, living, and services in the residential area link up in a unique way. The number of jobs and residential buildings will increase, and transit connections will improve with the introduction of the metro and high-speed tram rails. The region tries new functional solutions and the creative common use of spaces for the needs of different user groups.

12:00 - 12:30
Registration and Welcome Coffee
12:30 - 14:00
Entrepreneurial Education Discussion Panel

Manuel Dolderer
Co-Founder & President CODE University of Applied Sciences
14:15 - 15:45
Parallel tracks
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Preparing the employers and employees for the future
Preparing engineers for the future by raising awareness of professional roles
Sofie Craps (KU Leuven - Faculty of Engineering Technology)

Professional networking for graduate career development in the digital age: Which industry relationships? Which platforms? Which capabilities?
Ruth Bridgstock (Griffith University)

Practitioner: Creating an inclusive innovation ecosystem: Universities driving regional growth
SMEs as entrepreneurial agents in the Baltic Sea Region innovation ecosystem
Taina Laiho (University of Turku)

SmartUp St. Pölten – Towards innovation ecosystems for a small and medium-sized cities
Hannes Raffaseder (St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences), Gabriele Permoser (St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences)

The Role of Universities and University Research Parks in Spurring Investment Capital in Underserved Communities: Opportunity Zones in the US: A Model To Emulate Globally?
Brian Darmody (University of Maryland), Kevin Byrne (The University Financing Foundation)

Case Studies: Establishing and nurturing successful univeristy-industry relationships
Innovative Ways to Establish Collaborative Partnerships with Industry
Helen Lewis (University of East Anglia)

Co-design of university-industry partnership: the RICAP Case at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Giovanna Berera (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), Erica Brandolino (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)

A good example of university-industry innovation partnership in the Italian context
Valeria Angela Carpene (University of Bologna)

Next Practice: The university as an anchor institution in the city: A nexus for city and regional challenges
University's role for becoming a Fab City


Workshop: Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education - SDGs as inspiration for entrepreneurship education
Ingrid Wakkee (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences)
Workshop description

15:45 - 16:15
Coffee break
Coffee break
16:15 - 17:30
Parallel tracks
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Does proximity matter: The university as a landing pad for innovation actors
An examination of the attractiveness of university and corporate anchor tenants in the conception of a new cluster
Philip Tomlinson (University of Bath), Felicia Fai (University of Bath)

Academic engagement and co-creation of knowledge: The significance of proximity
Eva Jørgensen (UiT The Arctic University of Norway)

University-Industry Interaction from proximity lenses: Reflections from Norway
Utku Ali Riza Alpaydin (University of Stavanger)

Regional context and third mission - Reflections on universities’ engagement with Structural Funds programmes in the Satakunta region
Maria Salomaa (University of Lincoln)

Practitioner: The role of human capital in advancing university-industry interactions
Translators and Change Agents: The Role of Human Capital in Advancing University-Industry Interactions
Dushyant Pathak (University of California, Davis), Zane Starkewolfe (University of California, Davis), Cameron McCoy (Lehigh University), Rebecca Robinson (Kansas State Univerity Institute for Commercialization)

New Jersey Innovation Ecosystem: The Role of Enablers in University-Industry Collaboration

In this session, attendees will get a perspective of the unique approach and roles played by different stakeholders involved in a region/state innovation ecosystem. The panel is comprised speakers from the northeastern state of New Jersey in USA: 2 public universities, 1 private university, 1 industry-specific support organization and 1 faculty innovator affiliated with a university. Topics such as innovation/entrepreneurship education, industry/corporate engagement, economic development, start-up environment, etc. that influence and play an important role in cultivating and nurturing an innovation ecosystem will be discussed. This panel will discuss challenges in promoting and influencing university-industry collaborations. Panel speaker affiliations and topic-specific discussion focused themes are provided below.

Panel Moderator: Yatin Karpe - Rowan University

Panel Speakers:
Sue Lehrman – Dean (College of Business), Rowan University (topic - Innovation/Entrepreneurship Education)
Coleen Burrus – Director-Corporate Engagement & Foundation Relations, Princeton University (topic – corporate/foundation partnerships)
Sacha Patera – AVP-Corporate Engagement, Rutgers University (topic – economic engagement/development)
Jim Barrood – President, NJTC (topic – NJTC & resources enabling Univ-Ind collaboration)
Iman Noshadi – Faculty Innovator, Rowan University (topic – Researcher role in Innovation & Entrepreneurship)
Next Practice: Designing and delivering curricula for the skills of tomorrow
Attacking the soft skills gap by placing industrial internships on a new footing in our Computer Science curriculum
Elpida Keravnou-Papailiou (University of Cyprus)

“Improving the Pipeline of Enterprise Education” - the role of universities in transforming educational policy

Coventry University European affairs internship placement programme

Developing Transnational Entrepreneurial Skills: Evidence from the I-STEP programme
Padraig Gallagher (Letterkenny IT)

Technical Management Students help SMEs in digital transformation
László Korányi (Óbuda University)

Workshop: Accreditation for Entrepreneurial & Engaged Universities

Workshop description

17:30 - 20:30
Free time (hotel check-in, dinner ...)
20:30 - 23:00
Social activity
Social get-together (excluding dinner)
UIIN Professional Development Workshops - JUNE 17-18, 2019
On June 17-18, 2019 UIIN will bring two of its Professional Development Workshops to Helsinki. Benefit from this unique opportunity and combine your conference experience with a 1 1/2 day course on Entrepreneurial Universities and Strategic Industry Partnerships. Deepen your knowledge, gain new skills and find solutions to be applied in your home institutions through these interactive workshops.

Based on research and practice these experienced workshop moderators will share their knowledge and experience from higher education and industry. You can register for these professional development courses through the registration form.

Future Universities Workshop
June 17-18, 2019

We are currently witnessing profound socioeconomic, cultural, and technological changes that are transforming traditional institutions. Higher education institutions are no exception. In the current setting of ongoing change, universities are being called to better attune themselves to the dynamic nature of the modern world. Drawing on research, 52 best practice cases in university engagement and 40 expert contributions on how the university will look in 2040, this workshop will seek to stretch your thinking and engage you in discussion about the future of the university.

Creating Strategic Industry Partnerships
June 17-18, 2019

This workshop gives you a unique opportunity to learn how to better manage your strategic university-industry partnerships. The aim is to gain insights in some of the building blocks of these partnerships, share experience and highlight the practical implications for your work that you can take home to improve your partnerships with industry and/or university.

Based on years of research, numerous case studies from practice, advice from over 10 multinationals and experience from both business and universities, you will gain insights into the five success factors for creating these partnerships. In addition, you will learn how to use the Industry Partnership Canvas©, and inevitably learn how to be successful in creating and further developing strategic partnerships between university and local and international corporations.

Register now and secure your combined ticket with a €400 discount.
Registration form
Time Session
8:30 - 9:00
Networking area
Conference registration and warm-up coffee
9:00 - 10:45
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Discussion Panel

Peter Vesterbacka
Former Mighty Eagle at Angry Birds, Founder of Slush

Prof. Erik Stam
Head of the Utrecht University School of Economics

10:45 - 11:15
Networking area
Coffee & networking break
11:15 - 12:45
Parallel tracks
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Entrepreneurial education preparing our graduates for the future
The Experimental Development Ecosystem – towards modern education model encouraging entrepreneurial mindset
Pasi Juvonen (Saimaa University of Applied Sciences)

Integrating career development learning into the higher education curriculum: Current practices and next steps
Ruth Bridgstock (Griffith University)

Practitioner: Establishing and nurturing successful relationships with small and medium sized enterprises
Materials Technology as a Bridge between Science and Industry across different Disciplines and Sectors
Holger Kunze (Fraunhofer IWU Dresden / Innovation Network smart³)

Phase-Zero Funding: a Specially Tailored Instrument to Promote First-Time Collaboration between SMEs and Universities
Alejandra Alvaredo (Manuel Sadosky Foundation)

HumanImpact: Human Behaviour, Culture and Everyday Life as Basis for Innovation and Impact
Mikka Nielsen (University of Copenhagen), Lise Tjørring (University of Copenhagen)

COILabs: Collaborative Open Innovation Labs- platform for co-design activities between universities and SMEs
Gaetano Cascini (Politecnico di Milano)

Role of Technology Transfer Offices in Academic-Corporate Engagement: A Global Perspective

This panel session aims to engage Technology Transfer experts from across the world to discuss their best practice techniques. Often, best practice techniques are discussed over relatively narrow geographical or cultural regions. This panel aims to take a much broader view, encompassing a global view of best practice techniques. The broad range of panel members will allow for discussions of geographical and cultural differences between regions based on first hand experiences. By providing such a broad geographical spread of panel members, the idea is that all attendees will feel “at home” and can therefore benefit from this wide-ranging knowledge and experience. The objective of this session is not to create a “one size fits all” best practice answer, but to develop ideas and a selection of methods which can be implemented as appropriate. Panel speaker affiliations and their respective country representation is presented below.

Panel Moderator: Yatin Karpe - Rowan University

Panel Speakers:
Ellen MacKay - Lakehead University (Canada)
Ahmed Ellaithy - American University in Cairo (Egypt)
Rodney Ridley - Wilkes University (USA)
Tom Withnell - University of Vienna (Austria)
Sami Bashir - Khalifa University (UAE)
Eleftheria Ledaki - Queen Mary Innovation (UK)
Clement Lam - City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Abeer Al-Hammadi - Qatar Foundation (Qatar)
Tripta Dixit - ICMR (India)
Next Practice: The role of academics and industry researchers in an entrepreneurial ecosystem
Innovative Education to enable University-Industry Interaction for Industry 4.0

From science to business workshop
Jolien Coenraets (Ghent University)

The community of academics in support of academic entrepreneurship at the University of Bologna
Francesca Farnararo (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna)

Research to value Check-ups: How to motivate and engage scientists in value creation opportunities?
Lukas Madl (tecnet equity)

Workshop: Co-location: Exploring how to take Industry-Academic Partnerships one step further
Siobhan Dennis (University of Oxford)
Workshop description

12:45 - 14:00
Networking area
Lunch & poster session
14:00 - 15:15
Parallel tracks
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Knowledge & Technology Transfer: Strenghten the external engagement potential of universities
Open for Business - Open Innovation Technology Transfer in a Peripheral Region

Academic knowledge spillovers and economic crisis
Joaquín Azagra-Caro (INGENIO (CSIC-UPV))

People & Patents in Italian Universities: characteristics of academic inventors and link with research quality
Brigida Blasi (Italian National Agency For The Evaluation Of Universities And Research Institutes), Sandra Romagnosi (Italian National Agency For The Evaluation Of Universities And Research Institutes)

Attitudes of Academics towards Universities’ Third Mission

Practitioner: The university as an anchor institution in the city: A nexus for city and regional challenges
Creating a University City of the Future: merging innovation with economic and employment growth through well designed development precincts.
Alison Angleton (La Trobe University)

Promoting Industrial Development in a Peripheral Rural Region
Chris O'Malley (Institute of Technology Sligo)

Comparing and contrasting a university’s anchor institution role in three host cities: Strategies and conditions for greatest contribution and impact
Joanne Curry (Simon Fraser University)

The Borderless Campus: The Final Frontier.
Nigel Culkin (University of Hertfordshire)

Case Studies: The role of incubators and entrepreneurship centers in driving start-ups and scale-ups
Aalto Startup Center: Fostering entrepreneurship and industry
Marika Paakala (Aalto Startup Center)

Assessing the Impact of University-Firm Collaboration on Innovation-related Financial Performance
Sergio Manrique (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Next Practice: Establishing and nurturing successful univeristy-industry relationships
Foundations for developing strategic partnerships – perspectives from an Australian university.
John Szabo (University of Technology Sydney)

Growing together – Non-research collaborations between BBS FIMB and Bosch Electronics Hungary
Laszlo Csonka (Budapest Business School - University of Applied Sciences)

Johnson Matthey Agritech Partnership Programme (JMAPP) in association with Cranfield University

Workshop: Flexible learning needs flexible teachers. How to stay relevant in the context of lifelong learning and create value for institutions, staff, students, and employers.
Jochen Barth (UIIN / CINOP)
Workshop description

15:15 - 15:40
Networking area
Coffee & networking break
15:40 - 17:00
Parallel tracks
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Networking as an enabler of university-industry interaction
Social network analysis: Do cluster development programs help firms to expand their innovative collaboration?
Marina Rybalka (Statistics Norway)

Understanding the extent of explorative university involvement of Swedish SMEs
Jessica Eriksson (Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics)

Practitioner: Structures and mechanisms supporting university-industry interaction
Getting the best return on your innovation
Andrea Williams (Marks & Clerk LLP), Simon Portman (Marks & Clerk LLP)

Collaborating for business engagement – working across higher education functions to achieve positive results with partners
Andy Newnham (University of Birmingham)

Case Studies: Smart specialization: Building an innovation driven-economy
“Smart Cities, Smart Futures” -- Building a Roadmap to a Future Where There Are No Roads
Deborah Ford (University of Wisconsin-Parkside)

University – Industry Connectivity within Thematic Smart Specialisation Partnerships
Fatime Barbara Hegyi (European Commission, Joint Research Center), Age Mariussen (University of Vaasa)

Next Practice: Educating more innovative skills to our current and future workforce
Industry Research Project Week (IRPW) – Part 2
Swen Günther (HTW Dresden, University of applied Sciences)

Stimulating the innovation skills of working engineers through innovation projects
Ruth Van Winckel (Ghent University), Céline Aerts (KU Leuven)

A New Trial of Innovative Engineering Education at Japan's Unique Colleges of Technology "KOSEN"
Tatsuo Nakazawa (National Institute of Technology, Tokyo College)

Workshop: Integrated Corporate Cooperation Approach Workshop
Teppo Heiskanen (Aalto University)
Workshop description

17:00 - 18:00
Keynote speech

Jacob Kurek
Architect and Partner at Henning Larsen
Award winning creators of Siemens' Global Headquarters and many university districts
18:15 - 19:00
Walk to Dinner
Walk to Dinner
19:00 - 24:00
Social activity
Conference dinner
Time Session
8:30 - 9:00
Networking area
Conference Registration & Warm-up coffee
9:00 - 10:30
Discussion Panel on Innovation in Higher Education

Elin McCallum
CEO and Founder of Bantani Education

Kathryn Penaluna
Enterprise Manager of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee & networking break
11:00 - 12:30
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: University-Industry Interaction: A holistic perspective
Exploring the emerging research streams in UIC field at a bibliometrics perspective
Mei Ho (National Taiwan University of Science & Technology)

Actively designing the future: architecting and visualising a student centric university based entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Andrea Deverell (University of Limerick)

Fiction lagging behind or non-fiction defending the indefensible? University-industry (et al.) interaction in science-fiction
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro (INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)), Pedro Marques (INGENIO (CSIC-UPV))

University-Business Cooperation (UBC) beyond Research & Development: Developing an integrative framework through a systematic literature review.
Vivar-Simón, Maria (Mondragon Unibertsitatea)

Interdisciplinary Education and Socio-technical Innovation in Urban Development

Practitioner: Developing entrepreneurial and innovative skills amongst students and professionals
Experiential learning and business development – beyond the Business Model Canvas
Charles Lovatt (School of Management, University of St andrews)

Learning co-creation at the university-industry interface
Cynthia Cliff (QUT)

Skills and European interdisciplinary curriculum design – energy-sector lessons from the UNI-SET project
Samuel Cross (European University Association)

A STEM enterprise training programme: Connecting doctoral student talent to industry
Jane Coughlan (Imperial College London)

Case Studies: Creating and orchestrating regional and (inter)national innovation systems
Family Business Networks: Developing Education Networks to Support University-Industry Innovation
Claire Seaman (Queen Margaret University)

4Gune Cluster upgraded: a multiscale and cross-disciplinary business + university euroregional ecosystem in response to Industry 4.0 socioeconomic challenges
Ekhi Atutxa (Euskampus Foundation), Igor Campillo (Euskampus Foundation), Elena Urdaneta (Euskampus Foundation)

Next Practice: Transitioning or translating: The road towards partnerships and knowledge transfer
Accelerating Corporate Engagement at Scale
Grace O'Sullivan (Arizona State University)

Soft-in HUB

Saxony5 - smart university grid
Hans-Georg Wagner (Dresden University of Applied Sciences)

ILO: key role supporting innovation in university-industry relations
Valeria Angela Carpene (University of Bologna)

Workshop: Teachers Games
Jacob Thomsen (UCL University College Denmark)
Workshop description

12:30 - 13:30
Lunch & poster session
13:30 - 15:00
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Capturing and measuring the outcomes, outputs and impact of university-industry interaction
Lost in Translation: Towards a (much needed) framework to understand the value of Knowledge Exchange.

The Response to Research Impact in a Business School: Managing Diversity Within and Academic Department:
Arturo Vega (Newcastle University Business School)

Assessing the Impact of University-Firm Collaboration on Innovation-related Financial Performance
Sergio Manrique (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

The measurement and evaluation of universities’ third mission activities in Italy.
Sandra Romagnosi (ANVUR)

Practitioner: Establishing and nurturing successful univeristy-industry relationships
Using the Industry Collaboration Canvas in the Mid-Term Review. Experience in applying the framework in the oil and gas industry.
David Cameron (University of Oslo)

A welcome data sharing tool or an intrusion into valuable relationships? Attitudes of academic staff to a CRM for engagement
Irene Sheridan (Cork Institute of Technology)

How to successful manage Collaborative University-Industry R&D Funded Programs: The case of BOSCH-Uminho Partnerships
Eduardo Bacelar Pinto (Universidade do Minho / CCG)

University-Industry Partnership- A nexus for islands to achieve SDGs

Case Studies: UIIN Australia Chapter
Next Practice: Tools and platforms towards more efficient and measurable university-industry interaction
A concept of a more efficient usage of SME resources for innovation and facilitation of collaboration with local research institutions and universities
Nils Dähne (HTW Dresden | University of Applied Science)

How are we doing? – Taking the pulse on collaboration
Jenny Bäckstrand (Jonkoping University), Linda Bergqvist (Jonkoping University)

The value and social impact of the scientific-technological activity: creation of an impact measurement system for the Knowledge Poles of the Euskampus Foundation
Elena Urdaneta (Euskampus), Ekhi Atutxa (Euskampus), Igor Campillo (Euskampus)

A University-Industry Membership Program: The Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) Industry and Society Membership Program
Mirella Lähteenmäki (Aalto University)

Workshop: Fostering learner, program, university and industry connectedness for graduate employability using a Connectedness Learning Approach
Ruth Bridgstock (Griffith University)
Workshop description

15:00 - 15:30
Coffee & networking break
15:30 - 17:00
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Barriers, enablers and motivators of university-industry engagement
Digital transformation in education: the case of university-business collaboration intermediary
Ekaterina Albats (LUT University)

Enabling university-industry linkages – Co-adaptive collaboration and university environment
Sidath (Alwis)

Diversity and co-creation as key ingredients to thriving innovation ecosystems

Practitioner: Knowledge Exchange Frameworks
What is Knowledge Exchange? Towards a flexible framework from the Arts and Humanities

Clarifying and resolving the real issues in university-business partnerships
Frances Frith (University of Bristol)

Innovation at scale in a post truth world – planning and measuring impact from a systems perspective

Data Risk Assessment Tool (DRAT) for industry-academic collaborations
Melinda Hodkiewicz (University of Western Australia)

Case Studies: Developing entrepreneurial and innovative skills amongst students and professionals
EQ-THINKING MODEL: Where business meets new generation. Re-designing curriculum using “Smart Practice” concept at Vytautas Magnus university Centre for Enterprise Practice.
Osvaldas Stripeikis (Vytautas Magnus university Centre for Enterprise Practice)

Newcastle University’s Captured Programme: Connect, Reflect and Develop
Fiona Whitehurst (Newcastle University Business School)

Next Practice:
Workshop: Collaborative Work-based Learning: building a sustainable approach
Irene Sheridan (Cork Institute of Technology)
Workshop description

17:00 - 17:15
Closing Session