June 20-22, 2018

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About the conference

A unique opportunity to share, learn and network

From June 20th to 22nd 2018, UIIN will bring you a whole new set of knowledge and experiences when it comes to university-industry interaction. In June, more than 500 university leaders, practitioners, CEOs, policymakers and academics will visit Europe’s hub for some of the world's leading knowledge institutions, some of the largest financial institutions, and home to some of the fastest growing start-ups in the world. This breeding ground for innovation and entrepreneurship provides the perfect environment for the next UIIN conference. Right in the heart of London we will bring you with insights into managing your strategic partnerships, and the 'how-to' when it comes to developing more engaged & entrepreneurial universities and driving innovation in your region.

We look forward to welcoming you to London.

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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

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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