Speakers

Keynote speakers

Our 2019 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

Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation and Head of the Institute for Manufacturing at University of Cambridge

Jeff Selingo

Author of There is Life After College

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 2019 line up

Alejandra Alvaredo

Director of University-Industry Liaison Area, Manuel Sadosky Foundation

Alexandra Espinosa

Project Assistant, Malardalen University

Andy Newnham

Strategic Business Engagement Partner, University of Birmingham

Balzhan Orazbayeva

Research Associate, Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre

Brigida Blasi

head of third mission/social impact assessment office, anvur

Caitlin Ruddock

Director, University of Technology Sydney

Cameron McCoy

AVP, Lehigh University

Charles Lovatt

Lecturer & Senior Fellow, University of St Andrews

Claudia Wingerter

Doctoral Researcher, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft Ludwigshafen

Cori Stewart

Associate Professor, Director of Business Development, Queensland University of Technology

Cynthia Cliff

Director Knowledge Transfer & Partnership Development, Queensland University of Technology

Céline Aerts

Project Officer Innovation & Entrepreneurship, KU Leuven

David Brukardt

Interim Vice President of Corporate Relations and Economic Engagement, University of Wisconsin System

David Cameron

Center Coordinator SIRIUS , University of Oslo

Dushyant Pathak

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

Ekaterina Albats

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

Ekhi Atutxa

Research&Program manager, Euskampus Fundazioa

Elena Urdaneta

Collaborative Research Manager, Euskampus Fundazioa

Elpida Keravnou-Papailiou

Professor and Head of Department, University of Cyprus

Erica Brandolino

Research Officer and Innovation Promoter, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Fabio Lopez-Pires

Researcher, Itaipu Technological Park

Gabriele Permoser

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

Gary Admans

Business Development Engineer, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Giovanna Berera

Head of the Promoting Innovation and Knowledge office (PInK) - Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Gunnar Widforss

senior project manager, Mälardalen University

Hanna-Greta Puurtinen

Development Manager, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Hannes Raffaseder

General Manager / Authorised Signatory, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Hans-Georg Wagner

Project CEO, Dresden University of Applied Sciences

Haruhiko Maenami

Associate Professor, Tottori University

Holger Kunze

Division Director , Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Umformtechnik

Igor Campillo

GENERAL DIRECTOR, Euskampus Fundazioa

Irene Sheridan

Head of CIT Extended Campus, Cork Institute of Technology

Jane Coughlan

Senior Teaching Fellow, IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON

Jenny Bäckstrand

Assistant professor, Jonkoping University

Jochen Barth

Director for Employability, University Industry Innovation Network

John Szabo

Head of Partnerships, University of Technology Sydney

Jolien Coenraets

Design thinking and entrepeneurial education / Manager Ghent Design Factory, Ghent University

Kai Kärkkäinen

RDI Adviser, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Kimmo Vänni

Development Manager, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Laszlo Csonka

Senior Research Fellow, Budapest Business School - University of Applied Sciences

László Korányi

Director of Innovation, Óbuda University

Margie Atkinson

Executive Manager, Collaboration , CSIRO

Marina Rybalka

Researcher, Statistics Norway

Melinda Hodkiewicz

Professor, UWA

Minna Tunkkari-Eskelinen

Principal lecturer, JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Mirella Lähteenmäki

Head of Corporate Relations, Aalto University

Muru Linjala

Career Specialist, University of Jyväskylä

Nils Dähne

PhD Researcher, HTW Dresden - University of Applied Science

Omar Khalifa

CEO, iAccelerate at the University of Wollongong

Pasi Juvonen

Research Manager, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

Pauliina Mattila

Coach, Lecturer, Strategist, Swinburne University

Peter Ereaut

Head of Contracts and Programme Management, University of Bristol

Philip Tomlinson

Associate Professor , University of Bath

Prof Ben Hicks

Director of Strategic Alliances , University of Bristol

Rebecca Robinson

Director of Economic Development, Kansas State University

Reija Häkkinen

Career Specialist, University of Jyväskylä

Rune D. Fitjar

Professor of Innovation Studies, University of Stavanger

Ruth Bridgstock

Professor Curriculum and Teaching Transformation, Griffith University

Sari Stenvall-Virtanen

Development manager, University of Turku

Sergio Manrique

Researcher - PhD Fellow, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Silvia Vecchi

Industrial Strategic Partnership Officer, University of Bologna

Siobhan Dennis

Industry Partnerships Manager, University of Oxford

Swen Günther

Professor, HTW Dresden, University of applied Sciences

Terhi Kajaste

Corporate Relations Manager, Aalto University

Todd Davey

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Institut Mines-Télécom Business School / UiIN

Utku Ali Riza Alpaydin

PhD Researcher, University of Stavanger

Valeria Angela Carpene

Strategic Partnerships Officer, University of Bologna

Victoria Galan Muros

Marketing and Communication Director, University Industry Innovation Network

Vivar-Simón, Maria

Phd Candidate & lecturer, MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA - MONDRAGON GOI ESKOLA POLITEKNIKOA J.M.A. S.CCOP.

Zane Starkewolfe

Associate Director, UC Davis