Keynote speakers

Our 2017 line up

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Dr. Søren Bregenholt

Corporate Vice President, R&D External Relations at Novo Nordisk

Sherry Coutu

Serial tech investor; Founder and Chair, Scale-Up Institute

Professor Todd Davey

‎Project Director of the State of University-Business Cooperation

Dr. Kees Eijkel

Director Strategic Business Development of the University of Twente and Director of the Kennispark Twente

Mark Jefferies

Chief of University Research Liaison, Rolls-Royce Group

Dr. Paul Salvini

Chief Executive Officer of Accelerator Centre and Associate Vice-President of University of Waterloo

Dr Joe de Sousa

Director Science & Technology, Global Product Development, AstraZeneca

Julie Wagner

Co-director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution

Parallel session speakers

Our 2017 line up

Adrián Guerrero

PhD Candidate, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Ailish Jameson

Academic Staff, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Alejandra Alvaredo

Director of University-Industry Liaison Area, Manuel Sadosky Foundation

Alexander Roos

Rector, Hochschule der Medien

Andrew Maas

Director, Louisiana State University

Ann Ledwith

Director CPE , University of Limerick

Anna Sinell

Research Assistant, Fraunhofer IAO

Annamarie Lawrence

Programme Manager, Bahrain Polytechnic University

Anne Dudley

Communication and Outreach Specialist, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Anneli Kakko

Senior Lecturer and Developer of International Activities, JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Annelies Schrooten

Coördinator Entrepreneurial education, UC Leuven-Limburg

Anthony Buckley

Assistant Head of School, DIT

Antti Hautamäki

Professor (emeritus), University of Jyväskylä

Barlatier Pierre-Jean

Researcher, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Benjamin Schiller

PhD student / Head of Central Office , TU Dortmund University / Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart

Bijan Azad

Director, American University of Beirut

Bill Pardi

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

Brendan Ring

Head of Business Development, AMBER

Brian Darmody

Associate Vice President, University of Maryland College Park

Carlos Cardillo, PhD

Director, University of Nevada, Reno

Charles Valauskas

Partner, Valauskas Corder LLC

Charlotte Emlind Vahul

Innovation advisor, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola

Colm Cunniffe

Cooperative Education Manager, University of Limerick

Costa de Beauregard Gabrielle

Head of Partnership, University Sorbonne Paris Cité

Cynthia Cliff

Director Knowledge Transfer & Partnership Development, Queensland University of Technology

Daithí Fallon

Rep to Faculty of Engineering and Science, Cork Institute of Technology

Daniel Pedro Puffal

Researcher, UNISINOS - Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos

Declan Mckibben

Head of Design & Innovation, ADAPT Centre at Trinity College Dublin

Deirdre Bane

Lecturer, National College of Ireland

Deirdre Lillis

Head of Computer Science, Dublin Institute of Technology

Ekaterina Albats

Project management and Researcher, Ph. D. Candidate, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Ellen Farrell

Professor, Sobey School of Business

Emily Wise

Research Fellow, Lund University

Eskarne Arregui-Pabollet

Scientific project officer, European Commission

Fabio López-Pires

Researcher, Itaipu Technological Park

Fida Kanaan

Director, American University of Beirut

Francesca Esposito

PhD student in Communication Sciences, University of Salerno

Franziska Brodack

Research Assistant, Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation (CeRRI)

Gabriele Permoser

Assistant to the Management Board, St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences

Gavin Connell

Head of Careers, University of Limerick, Cooperative Education & Careers Division

Glen Brodowsky

Professor, California State University San Marcos

Gregory Bernabeo

Patent Attorney, Saul Ewing LLP

Grit Krause-Juettler

post-doc researcher, TU Dresden

Gunnar Widforss

senior project manager, Mälardalen University

Gustavo Melo

Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology

Gustavo Riveros-Godoy

Researcher , Itaipu Technology Park

Hanna-Greta Puurtinen

Development Manager, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Hanne Løje

Senior Innovation Officer, Technical University of Denmark

Heather Alexander

Assistant Dean (Learning & Teaching), Queensland University of Techonology

Ian Bridgwood

Associate Professor, DTU - Technical University of Denmark

Ingrid Kihlander

Project Manager, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Irene Sheridan

Head of CIT Extended Campus, Cork Institute of Technology

Jan Frick

Professor, University of Stavanger

Jan Onarheim

Project Director, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Jenny Bäckstrand

Assistant professor, Jonkoping University

Jenny Forshufvud

Project manager, Chalmers University of Technology

Jenny Ure

Director, Cluster2Cluster.org

Jens Boelsmand

Consultant, University College of Northern Denmark

Jens Meyer

Dean of Programmes, CEDEP

Jesper Nørskov

Senior Lecturer, Business Academy Aarhus

Johan Blaus

Partner Manager strategic partnership, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology)

John Ritter

Director, Office of Technology Licensing, Princeton

John Gallagher

Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

Karen Vandevelde

Policy Advisor Research, Ghent University

Katalin Erdos

Research fellow, Assistant professor, MTA-PTE Innovation and Economic Growth Research Group, University of Pécs

Kate Hammer

Creative facilitator, Throughline

Kelly McShane

Associate Professor, Ryerson University

Kristina Palm

Head of department, KTH

Kwame Adom

Senior Lecturer, University of Ghana Business School

Lauma Muizniece

Senior expert, University of Latvia

Liina Tonisson

Researcher, Fraunhofer IMW

Lisa Mueller

Partner, Michael Best

Lykke Margot Ricard

Chief Innovation Officer, University of Copenhagen

Mandy Lalrindiki

PhD student, Waterford Institute of Technology

Marc Gibson

Senior Director of Industry & Economic Relations, University of Tennessee

Margaret Ledwith

Associate Professor, Flinders University

Marie Louise Conradsen

Scientific Coordinator, Aarhus University

Mark Boden

Project Leader, European Commission

Mathieu Tilquin

Partnership Manager , LabEx Tec21

Matt Salier

Director, Flinders University

Michael Ahern

, Institute of Technology Tallaght

Michael MIles

General Manager, Microsoft

Mireia Molins Folch

Knowledge and Technology Transfer Manager, IRTA

Montira Nopharatana

Vice President for Industry and Partnerships, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi

Nelson Alomoto

DECANO, Escuela Politécnica Nacional

Ninetta Chaniotou

Responsible for International Cooperation Projects, Kainuun Etu Oy

Nino Dvalidze

Vice Rector for Development and Foreign Relations, Ilia State University

Norbert Buzás

Associate Professor, University of Szeged

Patrice Twomey

Director , University of Limerick

Patrick Link

Program Director Smart-up - Support for Start-ups, Hochschule Luzern

Paul Drath

Director, Singleimage Limited

Pirjo Kutinlahti

Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Rebecca Robinson

Director of Economic Development, Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization

Richard Stokes

Director, Dublin City University

Richie Paul

Senior Director, Intellectual Property, Alkermes Pharma Ireland

Rodney Ridley

Executive Director & Distinguished Professor, Wilkes University

Rose Leahy

Lecturer and Collaborator with Industry, Cork Institute of Technology

Rune Dahl Fitjar

Professor of Innovation Studies, University of Stavanger

Runolfur Smari Steinthorsson

Professor, University of Iceland

Sandor Huszar

assistant lecturer, University of Szeged

Stefanie Thorne

Head of Research and Enterprise Services, University of Suffolk

Steven Casper

Professor and Dean, School of Applied Life Sciences, Keck Graduate Institute

Szabolcs Prónay

senior lecturer, University of Szeged

Thomas Baaken

Director, Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre

Tom Withnell

Technology Transfer Manager, University of Vienna

Tomasz Mroczkowski

Professor, American University

Ulla Haahr

Project Portfolio Manager, Business Academy Aarhus

Viktoria Mattsson

Head of unit, Luleå technical university

Vincent Maher

Professor, Iona College, Hagan School of Business

Wayne Head

Director , Curl la Tourelle Head

Will Geoghegan

Assistant Professor of Management, Syracuse University

Ye-Sho Chen

Professor, Louisiana State University

Zsolt Bedo

Director, University of Pecs, Simonyi Business and Economic Development Center

kathryn Anderson

Deputy Director, Flinders University of South Australia