This year's sponsors of the University-Industry Interaction Conference

Premium Conference Partners

Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology

Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology is one of the seven ministries of Hungarian government. The State Secretariat for Higher Education, Innovation and Vocational Trainings is operating under the Ministry of Innovation and Technology.

The goal of the Hungarian government is to create a stable business environment, create an entrepreneur-friendly institutional system and support fast-growing companies in successfully competing in international competition. Thus, it encourages closer co-operation between higher education and the corporate sector, for example by setting up science parks in eight locations around universities and research sites.

Silver Sponsors


Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, Elsevier have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, they are committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, SciVal, Scopus , ClinicalKey , and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell , 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.


Crazy Town

Crazy Town is a community for freelancers, solopreneurs, micro-sized companies and others, who want to go further together rather than alone. They operate three locations across Finland – Jyväskylä, Tampere, Pori and Hämeenlinna. Ever since Crazy Town opened in 2002, its focus has been on peer-learning and peer-development of their members. All the locations provides its member with access to local ecosystem and contacts. Each one is headed by a community manager / facilitator, who helps the member companies to collaborate.

Budapest Business School

BGE, Budapest Business School, is the largest university of applied sciences in Hungary educates nearly 16,000 students in the area of Tourism and Hospitality, International Business Economics, Commerce and Marketing, Finance and Accountancy, Business Administration and Management, Human Resources and Business Information Systems.

Entrepreneurship-friendly university
BGE aims to establish an integrated and continuously renewing co-operation with all sectors of the economy. They pay special attention to further develop their dual training and form a close collaboration with corporate partners. They have been involving corporate professionals, partners and organizations in their education programmes for decades, due to which they are renowned for offering high-quality practical training.

Spanning Boundaries

“Spanning Boundaries Development Programme” is an Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance project. The project aims to empower and enable university and business professionals to make a stronger contribution to regional economic and social development by providing knowledge, support and a closer engagement with each other and their environment.


The University-City Action Lab (UCITYLAB) project aims to strengthen the links between HEIs and the city stakeholders by having students solve city issues through a series of challenge projects in Paris, Barcelona, Porto and Ljubljana. It facilitate knowledge exchange and flow of resources, enhance societal relevance of HEI curriculum via civic engagement, help develop relevant skills among students, empower universities in increasing their knowledge and practice in establishing urban partnerships, and foster adoption of city engagement models in European HEIs.

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