Frequently asked questions

What is the University-Industry Interaction Conference?
The conference, taking place over three days, will give you access to a wide variety of presentations and workshops and allow you to participate in numerous networking opportunities. Hosted in Helsinki, one of Europe’s innovation capitals, the conference gives participants the opportunity to meet over 500 participants from all over the world and interact, share knowledge, and establish new contacts.
Who organises the conference?
The conference is jointly organised by the University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) and the Finnish Ministry of Education.

UIIN is a dynamic network of academics, practitioners and business professionals passionate about advancing university-industry interaction, entrepreneurial universities and collaborative innovation. Founded in 2012, UIIN has become a leading organisation in university-industry interaction, through, amongst others, bringing its stakeholders together at its annual conferences and workshops, and generating new knowledge through its research and development projects. We aim to provide a supportive and encouraging environment for our more than 200 members from over 25 countries, in order to exploit the full value of collaboration and cooperation, ultimately making an impact to academia, business and society.

The Ministry of Education and Culture is one of the twelve ministries that together with the ministers heading them form the Finnish Government. The Ministry of Education and Culture participates in the work of the Government by planning, outlining and implementing its policies.
Where does it take place?
The 2019 University-Industry Interaction Conference will take place in Helsinki, Finland.
How do I register?
If you would like to attend the conference, please register yourself online here
I am attending, can you recommend a hotel?
Yes, we have listed a number of recommended hotels on the following page: Venues and travel
I cannot attend, can I get a refund?
Please see our terms and conditions for cancelling your conference ticket. The possibility to cancel and the extent of the refund depends on the date you cancel your registrations. It is always possible to transfer your ticket to a colleague.
I would like to present at the conference, where do I sign up?
You can submit your abstract / proposal to present until December 23rd, 2018 at the following page: here
Do you provide financing for travels?
The travels and accommodation for attending the conference are the responsibility of each individual attendee.
How can I be kept up-to-date?
Please register for our newsletter, which will ensure you receive regular updates on the conference. You can register yourself at: here
I need a visa to enter Finland, can you help me?
Visa letters are only provided after we have received a full registration and payment of the conference fee. Please ensure you register in due time to allow sufficient time for yourself to acquire a visa. Once you have registered please send an email to to request a visa invitation letter. Please provide us with your fullname, employer’s name, and department in order for us to provide you with the appropriate letter.
I am interested in sponsorship opportunities, who do I contact?
If you would like to sponsor the event or promote your organisation to an international audience of close to 500 participants, please contact Tatuli Chubabria at


If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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