Keynote speakers

Our 2018 line up

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Fred Bakker

Financial analyst, journalist, and author of the book The Smartest Places on Earth

Dr. Celia Caulcott

Vice-Provost of Enterprise and London at University College London

Valeria D'Amico

Head of Joint Open Labs at Telecom Italia

Dr. Lars Frolund

Development Manager at Aarhus University, Visiting Researcher at MIT

Prof. Mariana Mazzucato

Chair in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London

Prof. Tim Minshall

Head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at University of Cambridge

Dr. Malcolm Skingle

Director of Academic Liaison at GSK

Prof. Poh Kam Wong

Director for NUS Entrepreneurship Centre and Professor at the National University of Singapore

Parallel session speakers

Our 2018 line up

Adrián Guerrero

PhD Candidate, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Alan Bickley

Director of the Weir Advanced Research Centre, Weir Group

Alan Senra Cheib

Project Analyst / Economist, Euvaldo Lodi Institute - IEL

Alberto Soraci

Head of technology transfer department, Italian Technology Broker Association (AIBT)

Andrea Belz

Vice Dean, Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship , University of Southern California

Andrea Frank

Head of Programmes Research, Knowledge Transfer, Dialogue, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft

Anna Sinell

Research Assistant, Fraunhofer IAO

Anneli Kakko

Project Manager, Senior Lecturer and Academic Advisor, JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Antonia Muschner

Researcher, Center for Responsible Research and Innovation at Fraunhofer IAO

Arne Smolders

Founder & CEO, AcademicLabs

BIjan Azad

Director, American University of Beirut

Balzhan Orazbayeva

Research Associate, Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre

Bernd Janson

Holder of general commercial power of attorney, ZENIT GmbH

Birgitte Wraae Rasmussen

PhD student, Associate Professor, TU Berlin, Germany/University College Lillebælt, Denmark

Brigitte A. Lavoie

Corporate Partnership Manager, University of Southampton

Carolin Plewa

Deputy Director - Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, The University of Adelaide

Christopher Christodoulides

Director of Administration and Finance, Open University of Cyprus

Christopher John Brown

Knowledge Transfer Leader, University of Hertfordshire

Cynthia Cliff

Director Knowledge Transfer & Partnership Development, Queensland University of Technology

Darren Gibson

Manager, Edith Cowan University

David Brukardt

Associate Vice President, University of Wisconsin System

David Cameron

Center Coordinator SIRIUS , University of Oslo

Dominique Ursprung

Lecturer, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

Dushyant Pathak

Associate Vice Chancellor, Technology Management and Corporate Relations, University of California, Davis

Eduardo Ferro dos Santos

Professor, CEO Foundation to Support Research and Education, University of Sao Paulo

Elena Urdaneta


Eric Romano

International Marketing Manager, SIAD

Fabio Lopez-Pires

Researcher, Itaipu Technological Park

Francesca Esposito

Research fellow, University of Salerno

Franziska Brodack

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

Gustavo Riveros

Researcher , Itaipu Technology Park

Haenen Chrisje

Coordinator corporate relations, KU Leuven

Hanna-Greta Puurtinen

Development Manager, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Haruhiko Maenami

Associate Professor, Tottori University

Igor Campillo


Irene Sheridan

Head of CIT Extended Campus, Cork Institute of Technology

Jasmina Berbegal-Mirabent

Associate professor, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Jason Steinwedel

Senior Program Manager, ManuFutures, Deakin University

Jim Collins

Senior Partnerships Manager (London & Policy), University College London

Johan Blaus

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

John MacRitchie

Senior Director, Business Development and Strategic Planning, Senior Director, Business Development

Juan Antonio Bertolin


Katarzyna Fonseca X

Head of International Programs, Nova School of Business and Economics

Kateřina Čihařová

Partner, CEO, ILA, s.r.o.

Katri Halonen

Principal lecturer, Helsinki Metropolia Unviersity of Applied Sciences

Maddalena della Volpe

Associate Professor, University of Salerno

Margie Atkinson

Executive Manager, Collaboration Hub, CSIRO

Mark Stickells

Director, The University of West Australia

Mary Moloney

Lecturer and Researcher, Cork Institute of Technology

Mateusz Jezowski

Chief Research Officer, Polish National Agency of Erasmus+ Programme (FRSE)

Matteo Landoni

Post-doc, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Matthew Guest

Policy Manager (Knowledge Exchange & Industrial Strategy), GuildHE

Maureen Reitze

Development Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Deakin University

Michalis Savva

Coordinator tof Research, Innovation and Liaison Unit , Open University of Cyprus

Montira Nopharatana

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

Morten Solgaard Thomsen

Senior Advisor, REG LAB


Senior analyst, Moscow school of management SKOLKOVO

Natasha Kinsella

Regional Skills Manager , Dublin Regional Skills

Noel Lindsay

Pro Vice Chancellor (Entrepreneurship), The University of Adelaide

Paul Woodfield

Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology

Pawel Poszytek

Director-General, Director for the Erasmus+ Programme , Foundation for the Development of the Education System

Ray Kent

Director of Research Administration, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Rita Bruckstein

Director, Technion R&D Foundation Ltd.

Roda Müller-Wieland

Research assistant, Center for Responsible Research and Innovation des Fraunhofer IAO

Sarah Lubik

Director, Technology Entrepreneurship@SFU, Simon Fraser University

Simona Cavallini

Director, Fondazione FORMIT

Stuart Perrin

Dean for International Affairs/Professor of Education, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Swen Günther

Professor, HTW Dresden

Taina Eriksson

Project manager, University of Turku

Tomas Dostal

HR Marketing Specialist for Cooperation with Universities, ŠKODA AUTO


Partnership Programs Lead, Data61 | CSIRO

dr. Jean-Pierre Segers

dean PXL-Business & chairman StudentStartUP / PXL Innovative Entrepreneurship, University College (applied sciences)