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June 20, 2018

June 21, 2018

June 22, 2018

Time Session
13:45 - 14:15
Registration and Welcome Coffee
14:15 - 14:30
Welcome by the Organisers
14:30 - 18:00
Parallel workshops and tours
Workshops & Tours

Embedding entrepreneurship education
Embedding Entrepreneurship Education
Hacer Tercanli (UIIN), Thorsten Kliewe (UIIN), Florian Bratzke (Univations)

SME/University partnership workshop
SME/University partnership workshop
Stephen Tomisich (Trajan)

Designing the future university
Designing the future university
Balzhan Orazbayeva (Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre), Todd Davey (UIIN / Institut Mines-Télécom Business School)

Creating systems and support structures to improve university performance
Establishing support structures within a University
Marc Sedam (University of New Hampshire), Yatin Karpe (Rowan University)

Innovation Districts
Innovation districts: How to Begin the Process of Discovery
Julie Wagner (Urban Insight)


IDEA LONDON – Post-accelerator Centre Tour

“Empowering tech start-ups to grow faster, stronger and further than they could alone” – IDEALondon is a post-accelerator centre in the heart of London’s Tech City, run by Cisco, UCL Engineering and EDF Energy. What does that actually mean? It’s simple: if you’re a high-potential technology brand with a minimum viable product, IDEALondon gives you the space and support you need to grow into a flourishing, sustainable business.

At this tour you will explore the IDEALondon concept and space, and share our experiences and ideas how universities and other organisations can support entrepreneurs during an often forgotten time frame in company development – post-acceleration.

London South Bank University - Entrepreneurial University Tour

At this tour you will be visiting London South Bank University, recognised as the 2016 Entrepreneurial University of the Year by Times Higher Education. You will learn about the remarkable story of LSBU's transformation towards an enterprising, entrepreneurial and innovative university. In addition, you will visit the Elephant Studios, offering production facilities such as Arri Cameras, Dolby Atmos Surround Sound studios and cinemas, grading suites, news room, games design centre, digital design suites, film and photographic studios. You will also visit Health Skills Labs, in which researchers and students can face situations and challenges that reflect life in a real hospital ward or operating theatre. Informal networking and meetings with entrepreneurial students and graduates as well as two resident businesses will foster interaction and learning so that you take home not only ideas and insights, but also new contacts.

UCL Entrepreneurship Centre

At this tour we will visit the Entrepreneurship Centre of University College London (UCL) and UCL's business incubator, UCL BaseKX. Hosted by Jerry Allen, Director for Entrepreneurship at UCL, you will explore entrepreneurship at UCL through a tour and presentation, and are able to discuss new approaches in an open disucssion.

18:00 - 20:45
Free time (hotel check-in, dinner ...)
20:45 - 23:00
Social activity
Pre-conference get-together (excluding dinner) at The Fable, located at 52 Holborn Viaduct
UIIN Professional Development Workshops - JUNE 19-20, 2018
On June 19-20, 2018 UIIN will bring two of its Professional Development Workshops to London. Benefit from this unique opportunity and combine your conference experience with a 1 1/2 day course on Behaviourial Change and Strategic Industry Partnerships. Deepen your knowledge, gain new skills and find solutions to be applied in your home institutions through these interactive workshops.

Based on research and practice these experienced workshop moderators will share their knowledge and experience from higher education and industry. You can register for these professional development courses through the registration form.

Behaviourial Change Workshop
June 19-20, 2018

How do you make change happen? This is a key question in many higher education institutions, since they are challenged to redefine their institutional responsibilities, purpose, and way of working. This task is passed on to key staff internally, leaving many stakeholders in higher education with the challenge to finding the right approach towards realizing behavioural change.

This two-day workshop provides higher education staff with the theories and practical tools necessary to facilitate change at their institution. Drawing on research from behavioural sciences (psychology and behavioural economics), you will acquire basic knowledge on human behaviour (e.g. irrationality and cognitive biases) and create nudges for behavioural insights based interventions. Through interactive exercises with the Nudge Development Toolkit, we will help you understand and positively stimulate the behaviour of your most important stakeholders (academic staff, students, management).

Creating Strategic Industry Partnerships
June 19-20, 2018

This workshop gives you a unique opportunity to learn how to better manage your strategic university-industry partnerships. The aim is to gain insights in some of the building blocks of these partnerships, share experience and highlight the practical implications for your work that you can take home to improve your partnerships with industry and/or university.

Based on years of research, numerous case studies from practice, advice from over 10 multinationals and experience from both business and universities, you will gain insights into the five success factors for creating these partnerships. In addition, you will learn how to use the Industry Partnership Canvas©, and inevitably learn how to be successful in creating and further developing strategic partnerships between university and local and international corporations.

Register now and secure your combined ticket with a €400 discount.
Registration form
Time Session
8:30 - 9:00
Networking area
Conference registration and warm-up coffee
9:00 - 9:30
Welcome address by organisers

Arno Meerman

Dr. Celia Caulcott
Vice-Provost of Enterprise and London at University College London
9:30 - 10:45
Discussion Panel on Regional Innovation Systems

Fred Bakker
Financial analyst, journalist, and author of the book The Smartest Places on Earth

Prof. Poh Kam Wong
Director for NUS Entrepreneurship Centre and Professor at National University of Singapore

Prof. Tim Minshall
Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation and Head of the Institute for Manufacturing at University of Cambridge

Moderated by

Jacyl Shaw
Digital Innovation Lead, GHD

10:45 - 11:15
Networking area
Coffee & networking break
11:15 - 12:45
Parallel tracks
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Indicators and motivators for university-industry interaction
Neither carrot nor stick: Relatedness mechanisms for academic-industry knowledge transfer and implications for policy
Karla Zimpel-Leal (University of Sheffield)

Academic motivations to engage: A fuzzy set analysis
Carolin Plewa (The University of Adelaide), Balzhan Orazbayeva (Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre)

Is there a need for organizational change to promote KTT? Qualitative insights into constraints and wishes concerning knowledge and technology transfer in academic institutions
Antonia Muschner (Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation), Roda Müller-Wieland (Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation)

A framework for measuring university-industry (3rd mission) impact
Todd Davey (UIIN / Institut Mines-Télécom Business School), Victoria Galan Muros (OECD), Carolin Plewa (The University of Adelaide)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Cameron McCoy, AVP at Lehigh University (Office of Economic Engagement)

Practitioner: Innovation through collaboration: Stimulating growth
Accelerating entrepreneurship and ideas with impact: A case study of 2 global programs focused on young professionals from industry, university, government and community
Margie Atkinson (CSRIO)

Joint laboratories to improve the management of innovation: The case of Via Inno
Jean-Paul Rameshkoumar (Bordeaux University), Mathieu Bécue (Bordeaux University), Bernard Zozime (Bordeaux University), Marina Flamand (Bordeaux University)

FabSpace 2.0
Marcello Maranesi (University of Rome Tor Vergata)

Capital connections: Creating and curating knowledge in a global city
Ray Kent (Royal Veterinary College), Brian Carter (University College London)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Max Riedel, Senior Consultant at Siemens AG (University Relations)

Practitioner: Tools and platforms to support university-industry interaction
AcademicLabs, unlocking global R&D potential via a 1-stop-shop platform, introducing transparency in the fragmented R&D industry and university ecosystem
Arne Smolders (AcademicLabs), Francesco Ruospo (AcademicLabs)

Career development of PhDs, from academia to industry how to help the transition by using MyDocPro, an online skills portfolio
Bérénice Kimpe (ABG)

A guide to successful SME knowledge collaborations
Morten Solgaard Thomsen (REG LAB)

A framework to improve effectiveness of university-industry collaboration
Richa Awasthy (The Australian National University)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Irene Sheridan, Head of CIT Extended Campus at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT Extended Campus)

Practitioner: The role and experience of ECIU universities in regional development
How Stavanger municipality and the University of Stavanger is working with smart city development
Gunnar Crawford (Municipality of Stavanger), Troels Jacobsen (University of Stavanger)

The Smart City – how smart can ’IT’ be? Planning and building Vallastaden - Sweden's biggest urban living expo
Jan Axelsson (Linköping University)

How the Twente Triple-Helix partners explore the future of the Smart Twente Region, Netherlands
Wilbert Pontenagel (Novel-T InnovationLab)

Case Studies: Developing strategic partnerships and networks
Generating warp speed effectiveness for university entrepreneurship initiatives: The power of public private partnerships in supercharging results
David Brukardt (University of Wisconsin System), Idella Yamben (University of Wisconsin-Extension), Aaron Hagar (Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation)

CCAAR: building a strategic partnership for connected and autonomous vehicle research
John Whittall (Coventry University)

KLOSSnet: A national leadership network focusing on knowledge and learning about strategic collaboration
Johan Blaus (KTH Royal Instiute of Technology)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Annette Fløcke Lorenzen, Industrial Relations Manager at University of Copenhagen (Research & Innovation)

Next practices: Developing transversal skills through university-industry interaction
Industry Research Project Week (IRPW)
Swen Günther (HTW Dresden, University of Applied Sciences)

Higher educational reform: Moving from a S&T university toward an entrepreneurial university
Papapit Hirunsirisawat (KMUTT), Saranya Thonglek (KMUTT), Montira Nopharatana (KMUTT)

Further enhancement of University – Business cooperation by a consortium of eight Cyprus Universities
Christopher Christodoulides (Open University of Cyprus), Michalis Savva (Open University of Cyprus)

EntEd: What’s good, what’s good to know and what’s the future hold?
Andy Penaluna (The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education)

VireTori: A learning platform where the future of health care is made
Hanna-Mari Nevala (Savonia University of Applied Sciences)

Team & Client project course: (International) business meets and challenges student potential
Muru Linjala (University of Jyväskylä)

Drawing a leading ecosystem for attracting, retaining and engaging Talent through multi-agent cooperation: Bizkaia Talent approach
Ivan Jimenez Aira (BizkaiaTalent), Carmen Mendez de Castro (Bizkaia Talent)

ManuFutures: A scale-up hub for advanced manufacturing in Geelong Australia
Jason Steinwedel (Deakin University), Maureen Reitze (Deakin University)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Noel Lindsay, Pro Vice Chancellor (Entrepreneurship) at The University of Adelaide (Division of Research and Innovation)

12:45 - 14:15
Networking area
Lunch & poster session
Lunch & Poster Session
Technology scouts for forging relationships
Lauma Muizniece (Investment and Development Agency of Latvia)

Connections and collaboration: Effective inter-agency research supporting aspirations of young people from refugee backgrounds transitioning from school to further education, training and employment
Tahereh Ziaian (UniSA)

RESUME - Mediterranean Network for Employability
Elena Girasella (UNIME), Khalil Abboud (Holy Spirit University of Kaslik)

Factors influencing the performance of university Technology Transfer Offices in the developed countries
Rūta Žmuidzinaitė (Kaunas University of Technology), Sandra Žalgevičienė (Kaunas University of Technology)

Brokering talent: Digital competences 4.0 leveraging growth potential of Finnish and European machine industry
Hanna-Greta Puurtinen (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)

Smart HEI-Business cooperation
Anneli Kakko (JAMK University of Applied Sciences)

Cooperation between universities and business sector in Southern Mediterranean area

(Re)integrating long-term unemployed engineers through innovation projects
Aerts Céline (KU Leuven)

Innovation in an agile paradigm: Challenges and opportunities for university-industry collaborations
Laurent Galas (University of Namur)

Model of an efficient cooperative innovation process for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and basic orientated research institutions
Nils Daehne (HTW Dresden - University of Applied Science Dresden), Rüdiger von der Weth (HTW Dresden - University of Applied Science)

A collaborative model for empowering clinical laboratory educators: How to make placement training more efficient
Reza Mortazavi (University of Canberra)

Social responsibility at UBC
Joana Santos (Viana do Castelo Polytechnic Institute), Goretti Silva (Viana do Castelo Polytechnic Institute)

14:15 - 15:45
Parallel tracks
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Developing and nurturing university-industry relations
Orchestrating public-private R&D networks: Government-affiliated intermediary organizations as a policy intervention
Mattijs Janssen (Dialogic / Utrecht University)

Developing trust with stakeholders: Case-based evidence from a national scale research program
Paul Woodfield (Auckland University of Technology)

Evolution of university-industry collaboration at Chalmers University of Technology
Sven Lindmark (University of Gothenburg)

Opening the black box of university-industry strategic partnerships: A technology innovation perspective on how partners benefit
Tomas Coates Ulrichsen (University of Cambridge), Eoin O'Sullivan (University of Cambridge)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Lars Frølund, Development Manager and Visiting Scholar at MIT Innovation Initiative & Aarhus University

Scientific: Educating entrepreneurs in an entrepreneurial university
The rocky road towards the entrepreneurial university
Ingrid Wakkee (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences)

Entrepreneurial learning in higher education through entrepreneurship ecosystem
Jacob Thomsen (Lillebaelt Academy - University of Applied Sceinces), Birgitte Wraae Rasmussen (University College Lillebelt)

How to educate university students as entrepreneurs? Insights of growth-oriented entrepreneurs
Tiina Brandt (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)

Economic impact evaluation over three years of an entrepreneur consulting program: A case study of the TECH-SERIES program at the University of Missouri, Columbia
Sandra Marin Ruiz (University of Missouri, Columbia)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Todd Davey, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Institut Mines-Télécom Business School / UiIN

Practitioner: Mecanisms supporting university-industry engagement
Engaging SMEs with a leading University, the Unismart university-industry interaction model leveraging on a global paradigm adapted to local specificities
Stefano Carosio (Unismart Padova Enterprise SRL)

Strategic business engagement: Delivering income, impact and influence for universities and industry
Andy Newnham (University of Birmingham)

ESA-enabled cooperation between universities and industry for innovation in space activities
Piero Messina (European Space Agency), Teodora Secara (European Space Agency)

The academics-industrial economic pipeline
Wayne Kaplan (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology), Rita Bruckstein (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Johan Blaus, Director Strategic Partnerships at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology)

Practitioner: New Jersey - Pennsylvania Innovation Ecosystem
New Jersey - Pennsylvania Innovation Ecosystem
Anythony Lowman (Rowan University), Coleen Burrus (Princeton University), Rodney Ridley (Wilkes University), Christopher Molineaux (Life Sciences Pennsylvania)

Good practice:Facilitating external engagement
Launch a business: Enhancing your community’s economic vitality
Chad Jackson (Kansas State University)

Using entrepreneurship to augment university community engagement: A case study
Noel Lindsay (The University of Adelaide)

The Manchester Innovation Labs: How to enhance academic-business engagement and develop collaborative project ideas in five hours
Andrew James (University of Manchester), Shanta Aphale (University of Manchester)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Jan Axelsson, Director of Valorization at Linköping University (University Management)

Next practice: Driving research commercialisation and academic entrepreneurship
From gram to ton: A proposal for an institutional setting for technology transfer in the State of Minas Gerais - Brazil
Alan Senra Cheib (Federal University of Minas Gerais and Euvaldo Lodi Institute)

What! It worked?
Cynthia Cliff (QUT)

Lighthouse_Lower_Rhine: From height to wide
Frederike Königs (Hochschule Niederrhein), Markus Menkhaus-Grübnau (Hochschule Niederrhein), Alexander Prange (Hochschule Niederrhein)

Strategies for fostering academic entrepreneurship
Anna Sinell (Fraunhofer IAO)

Bridging the gap at Yeda – Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel: From basic science to commercialization/licensing
Eli Hazum (Yeda)

Digital backbone AI tool development for the new Tampere University
Pasi Vakaslahti (Tampere University of Technology), Hannes Toivanen (Teqmine Analytics Oy)

This innovation wasn’t an accident
Elad Levin (Perkins+Will)

A new student-SME cooperation model at Óbuda University
Laszlo Koranyi (Obuda University)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Rebecca Robinson, Director of Economic Development at Kansas State University (Institute for Commercialization)

15:45 - 16:15
Networking area
Coffee & networking break
16:15 - 17:30
Parallel tracks
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: University-Business Partnerships: A holistic perspective
The Quadruple Helix Innovation Index to emphasize the role of interaction in regional innovation performance
Simona Cavallini (Fondazione FORMIT)

Strategies for cooperation between research and industry in interdependent innovation systems: Insights from German microelectronics and photonics industry
Jakob Häußermann (Fraunhofer IAO), Anna Sinell (Fraunhofer IAO)

Quadruple helix co-creation in SSH: Experiences, considerations, lessons learned in a Pan-European study in 12 countries
Peter Dobers (Södertörn University)

Practitioner: Establishing and nurturing university-industry relationships
Strategic university-industrial development: The sector development approach from the Technical University of Denmark
Anders Pall Skött (Technical University of Denmark), Mads H. Odgaard (Technical University of Denmark)

Establishing successful industry-university cooperation on startup principles
Pavel Náplava (Czech Technical University in Prague)

How to have 800 research/industry conversations in 2 hours
Marc Sedam (University of New Hampshire)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Florian Keller, Head of Center at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Center for European Business & Affairs)

Practitioner: Employability: Educating the entrepreneurs and employees of the future
Transforming graduate employment outcomes through holistic business support
Gaynor Davis (University of Derby), Amanda Baxendale (University of Derby)

Transitioning business graduates into work: Helping businesses and young people gain important employability skills
Christopher Brown (Hertfordshire Business School)

Integrating innovation and entrepreneurship into all undergraduate courses
Silvia McCormack (La Trobe University)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Jerry Allen, Director of Entrepreneurship at UCL (Innovation and Enterprise)

Practitioner: Measuring and assessing interaction
The future of scholarly publishing: Three trends that will impact a Business School’s research
Simon Linacre (Emerald Publishing)

University-Industry Collaboration: Where to next?
Irene Sheridan (Cork Institute of Technology)

The importance of EuKTS Certification and Accreditation for KTT professionals
Kristin Speck (EuKTS)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Cynthia Cliff, Director Knowledge Transfer & Partnership Development at Queensland University of Technology (Health)

Next practice: : New approaches towards skill and competency developmen
Innovative cooperation business: HEI learning model for Tourism (INCOME)
Goretti Silva (ESTG-IPVC)

5-star education: A unique partnership between university and the hospitality industry
Tracy Israel (The Celtic Manor Resort), Gaurav Chawla (University of South Wales)

A novel internship program to promote University-Industry-Government interactions in Paraguay
Fabio Lopez-Pires (Itaipu Tecnological Park)

Academia and industry collaborating to turn the tide for females in STEM
Mary Moloney (Cork Institute of Technology)

A regional approach to supporting academic industry engagement: The Dublin Regional Skills Forum
David Kirk (Dublin Institute of Technolgy), Natasha Kinsella (Dublin Regional Skills Forum)

Experiential learning is the transformation of academic theory into relevant and meaningful practice: The Kirby Scholar Program
Rodney Ridley (Wilkes University), Taylor Baker (Wilkes University), Michelle Lehman (Wilkes University)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Jochen Barth, Director for Employability at University Industry Innovation Network

Workshop: Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities
Thorsten Kliewe (ACEEU)
Workshop description

17:30 - 18:20
Keynote speech

Jeff Selingo
Author of There is Life After College and Special Advisor at Arizona State University
18:20 - 19:00
Walk to Dinner
Walk to Dinner
19:00 - 24:00
Social activity
Conference dinner at the Museum of London at 150 London Wall, London.
Time Session
8:30 - 9:00
Networking area
Conference Registration & Warm-up coffee
9:00 - 10:30
Discussion Panel on University-Industry Partnerships

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 Frølund
Development Manager at Aarhus University and author of Strategic Industry-University Partnerships

Dr. Malcolm Skingle
Director of Academic Liaison at GSK

Moderated by

Dr. Cameron McCoy
Associate Vice-President for Economic Engagement, Lehigh University

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee & networking break
11:00 - 12:15
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Research commercialisation
Configuring for strategic impact: Experiences of English universities in developing their knowledge exchange support system
Tomas Coates Ulrichsen (University of Cambridge), Eoin O'Sullivan (University of Cambridge)

Unveiling the underlying pathways of technology transfer activities
Jasmina Berbegal-Mirabent (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya)

Selecting the right commercialization channel in public research organizations: Development of a decision tree
Anna Pohle (Fraunhofer IMW)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Stefan Du Toit, Innovation and Commercialisation Strategist at Stellenbosch University (Innovus)

Practitioner: Creating an innovative and entrepreneurial society
Social economy and entrepreneurship as the new battle-horse in the evolution of science and technology parks
Juan Antonio Bertolin (ESPAITEC - Universitat Jaume I Castellon), David Cabedo (ESPAITEC - Universitat Jaume I Castellon)

MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program
Travis Hunter (MIT)

Birmingham Life Sciences Ecosystem: Helping entrepreneurs flourish and succeed
Ewa Truchanowicz (University of Birmingham Enterprise)

The UK's Industrial Strategy and Knowledge Exchange: A view from small and specialist higher education providers
Matthew Guest (GuildHE)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Neil Pearce, Head of Enterprise Institute at London South Bank University (Research, Enterprise and Innovation)

Practitioner: America's crisis in technology transfer
America’s crisis in technology transfer
Rebecca Robinson (Kansas State University), Kent Glasscock (Kansas State University), Dushyant Pathak (University of California, Davis), Mark Land (Clemson University)

Practitioner: Mechanisms driving and supporting entrepreneurship
Establishing a Mediterranean business scouting model
Elena Girasella (University of Messina), Khalil Abboud (Holy Spirit University)

StudentStartUP: Building entrepreneurship programs and centers in the Limburg region (Belgium)
Jean-Pierre Segers (PXL)

Implementation model of a tech-based entrepreneur support program and its impacts
Sandra Marin Ruiz (University of Missouri, Columbia)

Connecting the whole innovation value chain: The case of the European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs (ENRICH) in Brazil, China and USA
Sara Medina (Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Ingrid Wakkee, Professor at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Entrepreneurship Programme)

Good practice: University-industry interaction in education
Cluster 4gune: boosting university system-industry fabric cooperation in the Basque Country in Industry 4.0
Ekhi Atutxa (Euskampus Foundation), Elena Urdaneta (Euskampus Foundation)

Industry Master: A cooperation between academia and industry to facilitate experiential earning
Leif Naess (USN Partnerships)

Training a new workforce for a service economy
Florian Keller (Zurich University of Applied Sciences), Dominique Ursprung (Zurich University of Applied Sciences)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Rosa Batista-Canino, Vice-rector of Entrepreneurship and Employment at Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Vice-rector for Entrepreneurship and Employment)

Workshop: Outcomes, Outputs and Impacts of University-Industry Interaction

Workshop description

12:15 - 13:30
Lunch & poster session
Lunch & Poster Session
In need of a new professional roles Framework for Future Engineers
Sofie Craps (KU Leuven)

Science2Society – Technology transfer via open innovation mechanisms
Laszlo Bax (Bax & Company), Amy McCready (Bax & Company)

Beyond entrepreneurship education: An evaluation of entrepreneurial disposition and culture in Sub-Saharan Africa, some lessons from Ghana
Kwame Adom (University of Ghana Business School), Comfort Arhin (University of Ghana Business School)

Innovation through challenge: Educating our future workforce through real-world experiences
Rachel Wright (University of Canterbury)

Usage factors of support programs for university-industry collaboration: Case from regional university in japan
Haruhiko Maenami (Tottori University)

Strategising partnerships for knowledge creation: The case of business studies
Helka Kalliomäki (University of Turku), Taina Eriksson (University of Turku)

Discovering university engagement and social media interaction on Twitter
Maddalena della Volpe (University of Salerno), Francesca Esposito (University of Salerno)

New generation of regional universities for industry development in Russia
Nataliia Ovchinnikova (Moscow school of Management SKOLKOVO)

International joint projects in education provides future business experts with metacognitive skills
Daniela Tanhua (Satakunta University of Applied Sciences)

Innovation Processor: A handy system for management of exploitation of R&D results
Ivan Dvořák (ILA, s.r.o.), Kateřina Čihařová (ILA, s.r.o.)

Stretto Messina: Science & technology research exploitation through TTO of Messina
Donatella Spadaro (University of Messina), Alessia Tropea (University of Messina), Elena Girasella (University of Messina)

An innovative system to bridge skills gap
Ildikó Szabó (Corvinus University of Budapest)

13:30 - 14:00
Keynote speech

Prof. Mariana Mazzucato
Chair in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London
14:00 - 14:05
Room Change Break
14:05 - 15:30
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Developing entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystems
Startup Progress in formation and financing for I-Corps (SPIFFI
Andrea Belz (University of Southern California)

Unraveling the effects of competition in a regional innovation system
Jasmina Berbegal-Mirabent (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya)

The Potential of Nudging for the Engaged University
Thomas Baaken (Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre), Marieke Baaken (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), Eva Sormani (Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre), Sanae Okomoto (Maastricht University)

Transformational entrepreneurship needed for sustainable socio-economic development
Gideon Maas (Coventry University)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Victoria Galan-Muros, Higher Education Policy Analyst at OECD (Higher Education)

Practitioner: The Future of Engagement in Australia - SME engagement at scale

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Carolin Plewa, Deputy Director - Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre at The University of Adelaide (Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre)

Practitioner: University-business collaboration: The practitioners perspective
A University - Industry strategic partnership
Alan Bickley (The Weir Group)

Hurdles and joys of working with academia
Razmik Boodaghians (Zodiac Water and Waste Aero Systems), Christina Ortolan (Zodiac Water and Waste Aero Systems)

The development of process-based innovation in manufacturing companies: The results of the collaboration between the University of Bergamo and SIAD
Daniela Andreini (University of Bergamo), Eric Romano (SIAD), Giuseppe Pedeliento (University of Bergamo)

The EU Quantum Flagship Initiative: Bringing quantum technologies from the lab to applications
Max Riedel (Siemens)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Wendy Kerr, Director at The University of Auckland (Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

Good practice: Developing mechanisms for entrepreneurial universities
How to successfully develop cooperation strategies of German Higher Education Institutions? Observations and lessons learned from the Transfer-Audit
Cornels Lehmann-Brauns (Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft)

Pioneering new generation universities in Turkey: The Abdullah Gül University model
İhsan Sabuncuoğlu (Abdullah Gül University), Emeric Abrignani (Abdullah Gül University)

Building the entrepreneurial university: An 18-month journey
Gurpreet Jagpal (London South Bank University)

Research and Development as a service: BME FIEK Innovation Center
Hassan Charaf (BME), Laszlo Lengyel (BME)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Ewa Truchanowicz, Life Sciences Lead at University of Birmingham (University of Birmingham Enterprise/WMGC)

Next practice: Creating university-industry projects and partnerships
Industry 4.0: Tested for cooperation between universities and enterprises in the Czech Republic
Tomas Dostal (ŠKODA AUTO)

A new alliance in medical technologies: Driving economic growth and increasing productivity
Rowan Grant (University of Leeds), Lisa Hill (University of Leeds)

How to establish a country’s ecosystem of collaboration between universities and industries? A case from Taiwan
Hsuan-Yu Lin (Industrial Technology Research Institute)

Improving business alignment of co-located research projects
Dòrica Munell (CA Technologies)

Increased innovation in industry through regional partnerships in Horizon 2020 mobilization
Siri Eriksen (University College of Southeast Norway)

The index of higher education – business engagement (HEBE Index: A methodology of the instrument monitoring university-business relations
Pawel Poszytek (Foundation for the Development of the Education System), Mateusz Jezowski (Foundation for the Development of the Education System)

User journeys to improve an online knowledge transfer marketplace
Laszlo Bax (Bax & Company), Amy McCready (Bax & Company), Isabell Neubert (Bax & Company)

Data driven industry-researcher connections
Zoe Piper (Data61 | CSIRO)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Simona Cavallini, Director & Delegate for International Relations at Fondazione FORMIT/University of International Studies of Rome (Research and Innovation Area/International Relations Office)

Workshop: Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities
Thorsten Kliewe (ACEEU)
Workshop description

15:30 - 15:50
Coffee & networking break
15:50 - 17:15
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Motivators for industry to collaborate
How do barriers and drivers differ for businesses who have cooperated with universities and those who have not?
Reelika Alunurm (University of Tartu)

Why do industries collaborate with universities?
Akbar Khodabandehloo (University West)

A ubiquitous indicator for industry-partner selection: Semantic similarity
Karl Trela (Fraunhofer IMW)

Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science: 2017 Business Research Collaboration Discovery Project
Leanne Thompson (Department of Industry, Innovation and Science)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Thomas Baaken, Director at Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre, Münster University of Applied Sciences (Münster School of Business)

Practitioner: Fostering academic entrepreneurship and university spin offs
I-INC: Establishing a national university-linked Incubator/Accelerator Network: 4 years of experience
John MacRitchie (Ryerson University), Ian Hand (Simon Fraser University VentureLabs)

Fostering entrepreneurial activities: Assessing the impact of an interdisciplinary incubation program
Anna Sinell (Fraunhofer IAO)

Future Worlds medicine: an ecosystem to grow translational academic biomedical research
Brigitte A. Lavoie (University of Southampton)

Tech Transfer 3.0: A new structure to improve commercialization
Marc Sedam (University of New Hampshire)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Jean-Pierre Segers, dean PXL-Business & chairman StudentStartUP / PXL Innovative Entrepreneurship at PXL University College (UAS) (PXL-Business)

Practitioner: Networks and intermediaries: Enablers of university-industry interaction
IT public private partnerships for universities: The case of SIGMA AIE
Natalia Martin-Cruz (University of Valladolid)

Industry-University collaboration for the promotion of innovation
Raphael Bar-El (Sapir Academic College, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), Dafna Schwartz (Adelson School of Entrepreneurship), David Bentolila (Zefat Academic College, Ort Braude Academic College)

smart³: An industry-driven, cross-disciplinary innovation network in the field of smart materials
Holger Kunze (Fraunhofer IWU Dresden, Innovation Network smart³)

Practitioner: University-Industry Interaction: A holistic approach
Sirius: Collaboration across the digital divides in the oil and gas supply chain
David Cameron (University of Oslo)

Nurturing an ethos of engagement: A mid-term report card from the University of Sydney Business School
Fiona O'Sullivan (The University of Sydney Business School)

Changing knowledge ecosystems: The role of strategic public-private partnerships between universities and firms in research and innovation
Sue-Yen Tjong Tjin Tai (Rathenau Institute)

University-industry interaction in education: practices and policies to increase student employability
Victoria Galan Muros (OECD)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Sandra Marin Ruiz, Head of Unit - Entrepreneurship & Industry Engagement at University of Missouri (MU Extension - Business Development Program)

Good practice: Establishing university-industry relationships
Dual-Desk PhD researchers
Claus Claeys (KU Leuven DMMS lab, Flanders Make)

Bridging industry-academia collaboration by research institute
Yi-Ping Kuo (Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center, Industrial Technology Research Institute)

Creating collaborations through mobility: The Royal Society Industry Fellowship
Alasdair Taylor (The Royal Society), Harry Alexander (The Royal Society)

The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Siobhan Dennis, Industry Partnerships Manager at University of Oxford (Medical Sciences Division)

17:15 - 17:30