June 18-20, 2019

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  • About the conference

    A unique opportunity to share, learn and network

    From June 18th to 20nd 2019, UIIN will bring you a whole new set of knowledge and insights on university-industry interaction. Working towards a more innovative, entrepreneurial and inclusive society, we take a holistic perspective towards the interaction between university and business. During this three day event we will focus on strategic partnerships, innovation districts, the future way of work, collaboration with SMEs, entrepreneurial teaching and learning and many other aspects of university-industry interaction. In June, more than 500 university leaders, practitioners, CEOs, policymakers and academics will visit Europe’s home to innovative start-ups, modern universities and saunas. This breeding ground for innovation and entrepreneurship provides the perfect environment for the next UIIN conference. Right in the heart of Helsinki we will bring you with insights into the 'how-to' when it comes to developing more engaged & entrepreneurial universities, driving regional growth, managing your strategic partnerships and develop a system supporting student and academic entrepreneurship.

    We look forward to welcoming you to Helsinki.

    Conference Organizers

    Keynote Speakers

    Our line-up in Helsinki

    Manuel Dolderer

    Co-Founder & President at CODE University of Applied Sciences

    Jacob Kurek

    Partner, Architect at Henning Larsen

    Elin McCallum

    CEO and Founder of Bantani Education

    Fiorina Mugione

    Chief, Entrepreneurship Section at UNCTAD

    Prof. Andy Penaluna

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

    A/Prof Kathryn Penaluna

    Enterprise Manager of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

    Egita Polanska

    Head of Operations @Startup Wise Guys & Chair of the Board of Latvian Startup Association

    Prof. Erik Stam

    Head of the Utrecht University School of Economics

    Peter Vesterbacka

    Former Mighty Eagle, Founder of Slush

    Christer Vindeløv-Lidzélius

    CEO and Principal of Kaospilot

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    Learn from 100+ speakers on the latest concepts, research results on university-industry Interaction and hear from business leaders and their experience in cooperating with universities.

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    The conference brings together people with various backgrounds