June 8-11, 2020

Learn, share, and expand your knowledge at the 2020 University-Industry Interaction Online Conference



Join us from June 8th to 11th


In a social-distancing and lockdown world, university-industry engagement has become more important than ever before. Universities play a crucial role in addressing today's crisis, re-invent their business models, accelerate the road to online and blended learning and accelerate their engagement processes.

From June 8th to 11nd 2020, we will provide you access to your peers from across the globe. Through a mixture of presentations, workshops and facilitated networking we'll ensure you'll stay informed on the latest on entrepreneurial & engaged universities, strategic partnerships and the tools and methods that support institutional change.

We look forward to welcoming you online.

100+ speakers providing insights into partnerships and external engagement


During this four day event 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. Our new online event will leverage the experience and insights from over 80 speakers and address topics such as:

  • Developing more engaged and entrepreneurial universities

  • A holistic perspective towards university-industry partnerships

  • The university as a launching pad for innovation

  • Supporting students and lifelong learners in preparing for the future

  • Driving local and regional growth through creating an innovation ecosystem

  • Structures and mechanisms supporting university-industry interaction

  • Upskilling knowledge transfer and engagement professionals

This Year's Speakers

More speakers will be announced shortly


Angela Hillemyr

Head of Department, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Chalmers University of Technolgy

Ann Ledwith

Director CPE , University of Limerick

Bernhard Weber

Managing Director, University of Graz / Center for knowledge- and innovationtransfer

Carolina Ossa Gutiérrez

Creativity researcher, Münster University of Applied Sciences

Dana Mietzner

Head of Research Group and Professor for Innovation Management and Regional Development, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau

Daniel Watch

Managing Principal- Architect/ Researcher, Perkins+Will

David Cameron

Centre Executive Manager - SIRIUS, University of Oslo

Dora Hormes

Founder and Managing Director, NewTalentsNow - Strategic Academic Partnerships

Ekhi Atutxa

Research&Program manager, Euskampus Fundazioa

Enrico Jacobs

CEO, Belgium Campus

Erica Brandolino

Innovation Promoter in charge for strategic partnerships, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Ersel Oymak

Head of Strategic Alliances Directors & Corporate Relationships, UCL

Eva Ismer

Management Makerspace ViNN:Lab & Scientific Associate, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau

Eva Sormani

Research Associate, Münster University of Applied Sciences

Fani Galatsopoulou

Senior Researcher and Teaching Fellow, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Giovanna Berera

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

Greg Larkin

Project Manager, University of Limerick

Greta Bonetto

Knowledge transfer Manager, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Grit Krause-Juettler

post-doc researcher, TU Dresden

Hanna-Greta Puurtinen

Development Manager, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Hugh McCarthy

Senior Lecturer, Cork Institute of Technology

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

Johan Blaus

Director Strategic Partnerships, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology)

Jorma Säteri

Head of school, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Katarina Pažur Aničić

Assistant Professor / Head of Student Support and Career Development Centre, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics

Katja Lahikainen

Junior Researcher, Project Manager, LUT University

Kirk Hill

Assistant Dean, External Relations, Simon Fraser University

Leonie Levrouw

strategic designer, Delft University of Technology

Liliya Terzieva

Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Breda University of Applied Sciences

Lorraine Skelton

PhD Graduate, Massey University

Magdalena Iordache Platis

Vice-rector, University of Bucharest

Maria Jose Herrero Villa

Manager University - Industry relations, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Marisol Velasco Montañez

PhD Candidate, Eindhoven University of Technology

Marko Berndt

Researcher, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau

Marzena Feldy

Assistant Professor, Head of the Laboratory, OPI PIB

Mats Rydehell

Head of Division, University of Skövde

Matthew Guest

Policy Manager (Research, Knowledge Exchange & Industrial Strategy), GuildHE

Mikko Korpela

Director, Consulting Services, Crazy Town

Morten Dahlgaard

Head of entrepreneurship center, Aalborg University - AAU Innovation

Nikolaos Krikis

Project Manager, NOESIS Technologies

Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit

Head of Sci-Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Aarhus University

Ray Hoemsen

Director, Red River College

Richard Andersson

Innovation Advisor, Skovde University

Roy Priest

Associate Professor. Director of Learning, Teaching and Employability, Birmingham City University

Samuela Franceschini

Knowledge Transfer Manager, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Sandra Speer

Project Coordinator IMPACT RheinMain, University of Applied Sciences RheinMain

Sarah Schneider

Transferscout, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau - Innovation Hub 13

Sinead Spain

Research Fellow, University of Limerick

Stuart Perrin

Associate Principal/Professor of Education, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Suvipäivikki Mikola

Liaison Manager, Fundraising and Partnerships, University of Helsinki

Swen Guenther

Professor, HTW Dresden, University of applied Sciences

Telmo Santos

PhD Student, ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon

Tim Bodley-Scott

Strategic Alliance Director, UCL

Toni Pienonen

Partner, Crazy Town Oy

Ulrike Riemer

Transferbeauftragte, Saxony5

Åsa Blom

Project leader, Linnaeus University

This Year's Keynote Speakers

More speakers will be announced shortly



Arianne Bijma

Global manager talent programs and university relations at ASML

Marina Bulova

Director University Collaborations at Schlumberger

Natascha Eckert

Head of University Relations at SIEMENS AG

Tea Kekelidze

Director, Head of Scientific Reviews and Academic Relations at Novartis

Prof. Claire Macken

Professor and Director for Future Learning at RMIT

Max Riedel

Head of ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT

Dr. William Zemp Kekelidze

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at Southern New Hampshire University

Online Conference Tickets

Current Individual or Organisational UIIN Member

Access to

  • all presentations (live & recorded)

  • all workshops (live only)

  • online networking

  • conference publications & case studies



Free

Individual Conference Ticket & Membership

Access to

  • 1-year Individual UIIN Membership

  • all presentations (live & recorded)

  • all workshops (live only)

  • online networking

  • conference publications & case studies


200

Unlimited Conference Tickets & Organisational Membership

Access to

  • 1-year Organisational UIIN Membership

  • all presentations (live & recorded)

  • all workshops (live only)

  • online networking

  • conference publications & case studies


1,500

Check out the conference schedule!

Learn from 80+ speakers on the latest concepts, research results on university-industry Interaction and hear from business leaders and their experience in cooperating with universities.

Event schedule

Explore what will happen
All times shown are Central European Time

June 8

June 9

June 10

June 11

Time Session
13:30 - 14:00
Keynote Presentation on University-Industry Engagement and the role of universities

Arno Meerman
CEO of University Industry Innovation Network

14:00 - 15:15
Scientific: Driving lifelong learning and entrepreneurial skills for the future
Preparing tomorrow’s change-makers through teaching ‘creativity and innovation’ in Higher Education
Carolina Ossa Gutiérrez (Münster University of Applied Sciences), Eva Sormani (Münster University of Applied Sciences)

Boosting Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting of Doctoral Students and Researchers in Engineering
Katja Lahikainen (LUT University), Terhi Virkki-Hatakka (LUT University)

Lifelong learning for engineers - taclking the hurdles


Different Generations of Scientists at Modern Universities: Profiles of Employees and Their Job Expectations
Marzena Feldy (National Information Processing Institute)

Case Studies: Connecting universities with their local and regional environment
KVIST –competence development and exchange between two universities and the forest and wood industry.
Jenny Bäckstrand (Jönköping University)

Creating regional Maker Spaces and Co-working to strengthen University-Industry Collaboration in distant rural areas.
Markus Lahr (University of Applied Sciences Wildau)

Helsinki Think Company
Rosa Salmivuori (Helsinki Think Company), Suvipäivikki Mikola (University of Helsinki)

Practitioner: Driving university industry cooperation through actionable research insights (powered by Elsevier)

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15:30 - 17:00
Case Studies: Examples on University-Industry Engagement during COVID-19
Remote job shadowing for ICT students
Katarina Pažur Aničić (University of Zagreb)

Pitt u.lab hub Helping Mister Rogers’ Less Visible Neighbors during COVID-19


Helping businesses innovate during the Corona Lockdown


Students supply staff in the west with visors
Angela Hillemyr (Chalmers University)

"#ActionWeekforCOVID19: Social innovation solutions for the intellectually disabled community"
Maria Cecilia Flores (University of Bologna)

Case Studies: Creating and driving regional innovation ecosystems
Innovation and the Wisconsin Idea
Arjun Sanga (Wisys Technology Foundation)

4Gune Cluster evolution: a growing innovation ecosystem fostering university business interaction
Ruth Mayoral (Euskampus Fundazioa), Arane Altuna (Euskampus Fundazioa)

Practitioner: Programs and tools to support researchers in enabling innovation
Industrial mentoring for junior researchers: An enabler for personal development and innovation
Ingrid Chieh Yu (University of Oslo), David Cameron (University of Oslo)

Interdisciplinary LAB for young researcher
Giovanna Berera (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), Greta Bonetto (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), Samuela Franceschini (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)

Invention to Innovation (i2I)
Kirk Hill (Simon Fraser University)

17:30 - 18:30
Facilitated Networking around Key Themes
Time Session
8:15 - 9:00
Asia-Pacific Afternoon Tea / European Morning Coffee
9:00 - 10:15
Case Studies: Developing entrepreneurial and innovative skills amongst students and professionals
UniOulu Self-Hack
Niina Marostenmäki (University of Oulu), Nina Jackson (University of Oulu)

Educating the process engineers of the future – A hands-on workshop at P&G with students from HTW Dresden
Swen Guenther (HTW Dresden, University of applied Sciences)

Industrial Mentors
Roy Priest (Birmingham City University)

10:15 - 11:15
Fireside Chat: Future of Universities and Learning


Prof. Claire Macken
Professor and Director for Future Learning at RMIT

Moderated by


Balzhan Orazbayeva
Manager Strategic Initiatives at UIIN & Editor of the Future of Universities Thoughtbook
11:15 - 12:45
Workshop: Hackathons as a catalyst to create more impact for university industry cooperation

Workshop description

13:00 - 14:15
Workshop: Towards Horizon Europe: University-industry collaborations on research and innovation

Workshop description

14:15 - 15:30
Workshop: Backward curriculum design & differentiation instruction in University education
Chantal Patel (Swansea University)
Workshop description

Practitioner: Regional engagement: Driving regional development and productivity through creating an innovation ecosystem
BC iTversity, an inclusive integrated concept for effective regional development; an example from South Africa


Size matters: completing the jigsaw for rural and regional productivity
Matthew Guest (GuildHE), James Ransom (Independent Researcher)

Suspense as a driver for university-industry collaboration
Leonie Levrouw (Delft University of Technology), Frido Smulders (Delft University of Technology)

15:30 - 17:00
Practitioner: The role of research in addressing emerging trends, challenges and needs
Fostering collaboration among universities in an emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem
Costin Octavian Sorici (AEE/"Ovidius" University Constanta)

Canadian College Research & Innovation Support for Community Economic Development


Universidad Carlos III Madrid through its science park leads an experts' forums to discuss new challenges arisenf rom the industry 4.0
María José Herrero-Villa (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Carlos Blanco (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Workshop: Opportunity, Uncertainty and Effectuation concepts: a student onboarding experience through a board game ESHIP:Navigating Uncertainty
Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit (Aarhus University)
Workshop description

17:00 - 18:00
Facilitated Networking around Key Themes
Time Session
8:15 - 9:00
Asia-Pacific Afternoon Tea / European Morning Coffee
9:00 - 10:30
Scientific: Tools, methods and frameworks towards facilitating collaboration & knowledge exchange
Towards a framework of Knowledge Exchange in Art and Design


The entrepreneurial university: An evidence based framework
Marisol Velasco Montañez (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Towards a taxonomy of the Intermediaries of the university-industry cooperation
Telmo Santos (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa)

Multidimensional development of the UIG framework: Analysis of the importance of differentiating themes from the perspectives of sector, personnel and project.
Lorraine Skelton (Massey University)

More innovative and inclusive education towards future skills
Students’ psychological ownerwhip towards their projects at proto labs – learning new things for a cause
Terhi Virkki-Hatakka (LUT university)

Reducing gender inequalities in the early stages of women’s careers


How to foster digital skills in university-industry interaction – the digital innovation camp approach.
Eva Ismer (Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau), Dana Mietzner (Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau)

CHALLENCES IN DYNAMIC VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Evgenia Mahler (Hochschule Wismar)

10:30 - 12:00
Practitioner: The role of knowledge transfer and engagement professionals
Transferscouts – roles and tasks of intermediary agents and co-constructors of new knowledge and technologies in Germany
Anika Noack (Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg)

Promotion of transnational cooperation between science and industry through the establishment of TRANS³Net network of transfer-supporting organisations
Grit Krause-Juettler (TU Dresden, CIMTT)

Saxony5 - the transfer network - abstract focused on recursive transfer
Ulrike Riemer (Saxony5)

Scouting and matchmaking. The key role of professional staff in fostering university-industry collaborations at Ca' Foscari
Erica Brandolino (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), Giovanna Berera (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), Samuela Franceschini (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), Greta Bonetto (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)

12:30 - 14:00
Workshop: Innnovative interventions through transformative design carouseling
Liliya Terzieva (BUas)
Workshop description

14:00 - 15:30
Tools, methods and frameworks towards facilitating collaboration & knowledge exchange
AREA 21: Collaborative Approach for Low Emission Urban Districts
Aija Paananen (Tampere University of Applied Sciences), Katri Salminen (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)

Cooperation of economic universities in Poland with the business sector in the aspect of good practices in the EU countries


Role and impact of transfer scouts in university-industry interaction
Sarah Schneider (Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau), Dana Mietzner (Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau)

Industrial Ph.D.: challenges and opportunities in Europe
Chrysostomos Stylios (University of Ioannina)

15:30 - 17:00
UIIN Business Group: The industry perspective on university-industry engagement during times of crisis


Arianne Bijma
Global manager talent programs and university relations at ASML

Marina Bulova
Director University Collaborations at Schlumberger

Max Riedel
Head of ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT

Natascha Eckert
Head of University Relations at SIEMENS AG

Tea Kekelidze
Director, Head of Scientific Reviews and Academic Relations at Novartis
17:00 - 18:00
Facilitated Networking around Key Themes
Time Session
8:15 - 9:00
Asia-Pacific Afternoon Tea / European Morning Coffee
9:00 - 10:30
Parallel tracks
Case Studies: Driving innovation and involving industry into higher education institutions
Partnering Skills Development Program
Ruth Hundertmark (University of South Australia), Natalie Forde (University of Adelaide)

Universities provide critical support for startups
Carol Stewart (Tech Parks Arizona)

Government procurement, jobs and innovation: The potential of significant capital investment to enable long-term university-industry partnerships.


EIT Label: the EU initiative to connect industry, innovation and higher education.


10:30 - 12:00
Practitioner: Meeting future skill needs: Designing and delivering curricula for the skills of tomorrow
A collaborative educational framework to meet the skills needs of workplaces of the future
Irene Sheridan (Cork Institute of Technology)

Entrepreneurial Student Society
Magdalena Iordache Platis (University of Bucharest)

Co-Created Talent Design towards Industry 4.0 Transformation
Petri Pohjola (Tampere University of Applied Sciences), Hanna-Greta Puurtinen (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)

Entrepreneurial Language Studies
Nina Jackson (University of Oulu)

Scientific: Establishing and nurturing relationships with small- and medium-sized enterprises
Enhance interaction between universities and SMEs to stimulate research and innovation
Angela Hillemyr (Chalmers University of Technology), Nikolaos Krikis (Noesis Technology)

Knowledge Absorption and Innovation in UK SMEs: A Pilot Study by Place and Economic Sector
Alison Marshall (University of Cumbria)

The German Mittelstand in the Light of University-Industry Relations: Trends, Challenges and Chances
Dora Hormes (NewTalentsNow)

13:00 - 14:30
Workshop: Developing best practice models for industry-university teaching partnerships to guide, design and deliver professional education programmes in higher education institutes.
Greg Larkin (University of Limerick), Martin Hayes (University of Limerick), Sinead Spain (University of Limerick)
Workshop description

14:30 - 15:30
Fireside Chat: Institutional Change & External Engagement


Dr. William Zemp Kekelidze
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at Southern New Hampshire University

Dr. Cameron McCoy
Vice-President for Economic Engagement, Lehigh University & Director US Affairs at UIIN
15:30 - 16:45
Coordinated tools & approaches to enhance collaboration & entrepreneurship
Strengthening the third mission: using agile methods
Sandra Speer (University of Applied Sciences RheinMain (Wiesbaden/Rüsselsheim))

Tech Radar - Open and collaborative tool for discussing technology trends
Marko Berndt (Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau)

16:45 - 17:00
Closing Session

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