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June 18, 2019

June 19, 2019

June 20, 2019

Time Session
9:00 - 11:00
Tours
Tours of universities, entrepreneurship and innovation spaces in and around Helsinki


Aalto University - Aalto Design Factory: Multidisciplinary Student-Industry Cooperation

Venue: Design Factory, Betonimiehenkuja 5C, 02150 Espoo
Aalto Design Factory (ADF) is an interdisciplinary product design and learning hub uniting students, teachers, researchers, and industry. ADF was born from a research project focused on creating an ideal physical and mental working environment for product developers and researchers. Today ADF is one of the first physical manifestations of Aalto University encouraging and enabling fruitful interaction between students, researchers, and professional practitioners.

ADF is the host of Product Development Project course, aimed at students of design, business, and engineering. The course follows a problem based learning methodology. The challenges are given and sponsored by industry partners, who are searching for innovative cooperation with the next generation of product developers. ADF has also in-house partner companies who are enriching the ecosystem diversity and participating to daily activities.

Aalto University - A Grid and Start-up Center: Support for Growth Companies

Venue: AGrid, Otakaari 5, 02150, Espoo
A Grid is a startup community and one of Europe’s largest centers for growth companies. As part of Aalto University, A Grid works as a gateway to the university’s network of resources, talented students and cutting-edge research and resources. A Grid also serves as a vibrant space for entrepreneurial expertise, services and events. A Grid houses all kinds of startups, and accelerators, such as the European Space Agency and Aalto Startup Center, as well as partners and established companies.

Aalto Startup Center, situated in A Grid, runs a Business Generator program for startups at the beginning of their journey. It facilitate startups to utilize university's knowledge and talent base, startup community and other resources. Customers are Finnish startups whose scalable business area is based on strong technology and/or seeking to leverage Aalto University’s knowledge, network and connections.

Aalto University - Väre: Building a New Campus where Science and Art meet Technology and Business

Venue: Väre, the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Otaniementie 14, 02150 Espoo
The Otaniemi campus represents the beating heart of the Aalto community. It brings together students, researchers, teachers as well as companies and other actors and inhabitants in the area to create new ideas, innovations and business. In the future, Otaniemi will be a living-breathing part of the city where people live and work in increasingly diverse ways.

Traditionally, university campuses have been divided into different buildings according to school. Aalto campus’ facilities have instead been divided according to the emphasis of research to better support multidisciplinary co-operation.

In Otaniemi of the future, work, living, and services in the residential area link up in a unique way. The number of jobs and residential buildings will increase, and transit connections will improve with the introduction of the metro and high-speed tram rails. The region tries new functional solutions and the creative common use of spaces for the needs of different user groups.

12:00 - 12:30
Registration
Registration and Welcome Coffee
12:30 - 14:00
Plenary
The Future of Universities: Industry Partnerships, Entrepreneurship and Leadership


Manuel Dolderer
Co-Founder & President CODE University of Applied Sciences

Christer Vindeløv-Lidzélius
CEO and Principal of Kaospilot

Moderated by


Balzhan Orazbayeva
Editor of the Future of Universities Thoughtbook & Research & Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre
14:00 - 14:20
Coffee break
Coffee break
14:20 - 15:45
Parallel tracks
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Barriers, enablers and motivators of university-industry engagement
Enabling university-industry linkages – Co-adaptive collaboration and university environment
Sidath Alwis (Turku School of Economics, University of Turku)

Why do European business collaborate with universities? An analysis of motivations
Victoria Galan Muros (UIIN), Todd Davey (Institut-Mines Telecom Business School), Balzhan Orazbayeva (Münster University of Applied Sciences)

Macro-economic factors in the determination and the impact of university-industry collaboration- policy implications in developed and in less developed countries
Raphael Bar-El (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), Dafna Schwartz (IDC Herzliya)


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


Practitioner: Creating an inclusive innovation ecosystem: Universities driving regional growth
SMEs as entrepreneurial agents in the Baltic Sea Region innovation ecosystem
Sari Stenvall-Virtanen (University of Turku), Taina Laiho (University of Turku)

SmartUp St. Pölten – Towards innovation ecosystems for a small and medium-sized cities
Hannes Raffaseder (St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences), Gabriele Permoser (St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences)

The Role of Universities and University Research Parks in Spurring Investment Capital in Underserved Communities: Opportunity Zones in the US: A Model To Emulate Globally?
Brian Darmody (University of Maryland), Kevin Byrne (The University Financing Foundation)

Reinventing Higher Education - Towards Regional Ecosystem of Entrepreneurial Education in Jyväskylä
Leena Liimatainen (JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Administration)


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


Case Studies: Establishing and nurturing successful university-industry relationships
Innovative Ways to Establish Collaborative Partnerships with Industry
Helen Lewis (University of East Anglia)

Co-design of university-industry partnership: the RICAP Case at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Giovanna Berera (Ca' Foscari University of Venice), Erica Brandolino (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)

A best practice of university-industry innovation partnership in the Italian context
Valeria Angela Carpene (University of Bologna)


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


Workshop: Integrated Corporate Cooperation Approach Workshop
Teppo Heiskanen (Aalto University)
Workshop description

Workshop: Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education - SDGs as inspiration for entrepreneurship education
Ingrid Wakkee (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences)
Workshop description

15:45 - 16:10
Coffee break
Coffee break
16:10 - 17:30
Parallel tracks
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Does proximity matter: The university as a landing pad for innovation actors
An examination of the attractiveness of university and corporate anchor tenants in the conception of a new cluster
Philip Tomlinson (University of Bath), Felicia Fai (University of Bath)

Academic engagement and co-creation of knowledge: The significance of proximity
Eva Jørgensen (UiT The Arctic University of Norway)

University-Industry Interaction from proximity lenses: Reflections from Norway
Utku Ali Riza Alpaydin (University of Stavanger)

Regional context and third mission - Reflections on universities’ engagement with Structural Funds programmes in the Satakunta region
Maria Salomaa (University of Lincoln)


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


Practitioner: Establishing and nurturing successful university-industry relationships
Using the Industry Collaboration Canvas in the Mid-Term Review. Experience in applying the framework in the oil and gas industry.
David Cameron (University of Oslo)

How to successful manage Collaborative University-Industry R&D Funded Programs: The case of BOSCH-Uminho Partnerships
Eduardo Bacelar Pinto (Universidade do Minho / CCG)

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Hub: an industry-led approach to innovation and research collaboration
Cori Stewart (QUT)


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


New Jersey Innovation Ecosystem: The Role of Enablers in University-Industry Collaboration

In this session, attendees will get a perspective of the unique approach and roles played by different stakeholders involved in a region/state innovation ecosystem. The panel is comprised speakers from the northeastern state of New Jersey in USA: 2 public universities, 1 private university, 2 industry-specific support organization and 1 faculty innovator affiliated with a university. Topics such as innovation/entrepreneurship education, industry/corporate engagement, economic development, start-up environment, etc. that influence and play an important role in cultivating and nurturing an innovation ecosystem will be discussed. This panel will discuss challenges in promoting and influencing university-industry collaborations. Panel speaker affiliations and topic-specific discussion focused themes are provided below.


Panel Moderator: Yatin Karpe - Rowan University

Panel Speakers:
Sue Lehrman – Dean (College of Business), Rowan University (topic - Innovation/Entrepreneurship Education)
Coleen Burrus – Director-Corporate Engagement & Foundation Relations, Princeton University (topic – corporate/foundation partnerships)
Sacha Patera – AVP-Corporate Engagement, Rutgers University (topic – economic engagement/development)
Jim Barrood – President, NJTC (topic – NJTC & resources enabling Univ-Ind collaboration)
Iman Noshadi – Faculty Innovator, Rowan University (topic – Researcher role in Innovation & Entrepreneurship)
Debbie Hart - President & CEO, BioNJ (topic - BioNJ & resources enabling Uni-Ind collaboration)
Next Practice: Designing and delivering curricula for the skills of tomorrow
Attacking the soft skills gap by placing industrial internships on a new footing in our Computer Science curriculum
Elpida Keravnou-Papailiou (University of Cyprus)

Labour market ,Big data and Skills analysis as a key factor for a Career Development. The Be Basque Career Development Centre by Bizkaia Talent
Ivan Jimenez Aira (Bizkaia Talent)

Technical Management Students help SMEs in digital transformation
László Korányi (Óbuda University)

An Innovative Partnership to Advance Global Entrepreneurial Education
Samantha Dewalt (Lehigh University)


The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Balzhan Orazbayeva, Researcher at Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre


Workshop: Accreditation for Entrepreneurial & Engaged Universities

Workshop description

17:30 - 20:30
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Free time (hotel check-in, dinner ...)
18:30 - 20:30
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UIIN Organizational Members Dinner - Invite Only
20:30 - 23:30
Social activity
Social get-together (excluding dinner) at Pjazza located on Yrjönkatu 18 B, Helsinki
UIIN Professional Development Workshop - JUNE 17-18, 2019
On June 17-18, 2019 UIIN will bring one of its Professional Development Workshops to Helsinki. Benefit from this unique opportunity and combine your conference experience with a 1 1/2 day course on Creating Industry Partnerships. Deepen your knowledge, gain new skills and find solutions to be applied in your home institutions through this interactive workshop.

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 course through the registration form.


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 - 8:50
Networking area
Conference registration and warm-up coffee
8:50 - 10:15
Plenary
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Discussion Panel




Peter Vesterbacka
Former Mighty Eagle at Angry Birds, Founder of Slush

Teija Lahti-Nuuttila
Executive Director at Business Finland

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

Heikki Mannila
President of Academy of Finland

Moderated by


A/Prof. Todd Davey
Associate Professor for Entrepreneurship at Institut Mines-Télécom Business School

10:15 - 10:45
Networking area
Coffee & networking break
10:45 - 12:15
Parallel tracks
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: University-Industry Interaction: A holistic perspective
Exploring the emerging research streams in UIC field at a bibliometrics perspective
Mei Ho (National Taiwan University of Science & Technology)

Actively designing the future: architecting and visualising a student centric university based entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Andrea Deverell (University of Limerick)

Fiction lagging behind or non-fiction defending the indefensible? University-industry (et al.) interaction in science-fiction
Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro (INGENIO (CSIC-UPV))

University-Business Cooperation (UBC) beyond Research & Development
Vivar-Simón, Maria (Mondragon Unibertsitatea)


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


Practitioner: Establishing and nurturing successful relationships with small and medium sized enterprises
Materials Technology as a Bridge between Science and Industry across different Disciplines and Sectors
Holger Kunze (Fraunhofer IWU Dresden / Innovation Network smart³)

Phase-Zero Funding: a Specially Tailored Instrument to Promote First-Time Collaboration between SMEs and Universities
Alejandra Alvaredo (Manuel Sadosky Foundation)

HumanImpact: Human Behaviour, Culture and Everyday Life as Basis for Innovation and Impact
Mikka Nielsen (University of Copenhagen), Lise Tjørring (University of Copenhagen)

COILabs: Collaborative Open Innovation Labs- platform for co-design activities between universities and SMEs
Gaetano Cascini (Politecnico di Milano)


The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Sarah Jaber, Senior Consultant at KPMG (Research engagement and commercialisation)


Role of Technology Transfer Offices in Academic-Corporate Engagement: A Global Perspective

This panel session aims to engage Technology Transfer experts from across the world to discuss their best practice techniques. Often, best practice techniques are discussed over relatively narrow geographical or cultural regions. This panel aims to take a much broader view, encompassing a global view of best practice techniques. The broad range of panel members will allow for discussions of geographical and cultural differences between regions based on first hand experiences. By providing such a broad geographical spread of panel members, the idea is that all attendees will feel “at home” and can therefore benefit from this wide-ranging knowledge and experience. The objective of this session is not to create a “one size fits all” best practice answer, but to develop ideas and a selection of methods which can be implemented as appropriate. Panel speaker affiliations and their respective country representation is presented below.


Panel Moderator: Yatin Karpe - Rowan University

Panel Speakers:
Ellen MacKay - Lakehead University (Canada)
Ahmed Ellaithy - American University in Cairo (Egypt)
Rodney Ridley - Wilkes University (USA)
Tom Withnell - University of Vienna (Austria)
Sami Bashir - Khalifa University (UAE)
Eleftheria Ledaki - Queen Mary Innovation (UK)
Clement Lam - City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Abeer Al-Hammadi - Qatar Foundation (Qatar)
Tripta Dixit - ICMR (India)
Next Practice: The role of academics and industry researchers in an entrepreneurial ecosystem
From science to business workshop
Jolien Coenraets (Ghent University)

The community of academics in support of academic entrepreneurship at the University of Bologna
Francesca Farnararo (University of Bologna), Maria Cecilia Flores Coluccio (University of Bologna)

Research to value Check-ups: How to motivate and engage scientists in value creation opportunities?
Lukas Madl (tecnet equity)


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


Workshop: Co-location: Exploring how to take Industry-Academic Partnerships one step further
Siobhan Dennis (University of Oxford)
Workshop description

Entrepreneurial universities and start-ups and SMEs

In this session four speakers will share their experience and perspective towards university related start-ups with the audience. Coming from different backgrounds the speakers from university, start-ups and intermediary platforms will provide unique insights in how to develop entrepreneurship in the university, support student and academic start-ups and what the main challenges and success factors of university related start-ups are.


The speakers in this session include:
Kari Mikkela - Executive Producer at Urban Mill
Anu Passi Rauste - Business Developer at HeadAI
Toni Pienonen - Partner at Crazy Town
12:15 - 13:30
Networking area
Lunch & Poster Session
A systematic approach for collecting and analyzing data for finding innovations
Kimmo Vänni (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)

Design of University Internal Fund for Activities Addressing Local Issues: Case from Local University in Japan
Haruhiko Maenami (Tottori University)

The best practises of product development as an interaction between scientific research, university of applied sciences and local SMEs
Kai Kärkkäinen (Savonia University of Applied Sciences)

Bridging the gap between academia and industry at the European Synchrotron
Gary Admans (The European Synchrotron)

CO-IN Model as a holistic approach in university-industry collaboration in developing countries
Slavica Trajkovska (Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy), Angelina Taneva-Veshoska (Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy)

Better Collaboration with Industry in Research Projects using External Intrapreneurs and All-Embracing Collaborations
Gunnar Widforss (MDH), Alexandra Espinosa (MDH)

The influence of absorptive capacity on collaborations between universities and SMEs in Germany
Claudia Wingerter (Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society), Marcus Sidki (Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society)

SMEs – universities collaboration – in search of transferable cases
Laszlo Csonka (Budapest Business School - University of Applied Sciences)

Jyväskylä Startup Factory Ltd
Reija Häkkinen (University of Jyväskylä)

Mapping and extending the regional meta-innovation-ecosystem
Sandra Speer (RheinMain University of Applied Sciences)

13:30 - 15:00
Parallel tracks
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Networking as an enabler of university-industry interaction
Social network analysis: Do cluster development programs help firms to expand their innovative collaboration?
Marina Rybalka (Statistics Norway)

Understanding the extent of explorative university involvement of Swedish SMEs
Jessica Eriksson (Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics)

Female academic Entrepreneurs and their networking competency
Sue Rossano (Münster University of Applied Sciences), Ingrid Wakkee (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences)


The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Cori Stewart, Associate Professor, Director of Business Development at Queensland University of Technology (Institute for Future Enviroments)


Practitioner: The university as an anchor institution in the city: A nexus for city and regional challenges
Creating a University City of the Future: merging innovation with economic and employment growth through well designed development precincts.
Alison Angleton (La Trobe University)

Comparing and contrasting a university’s anchor institution role in three host cities: Strategies and conditions for greatest contribution and impact
Joanne Curry (Simon Fraser University)

The Borderless Campus: The Final Frontier.
Nigel Culkin (University of Hertfordshire)


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


Case Studies: The role of incubators and entrepreneurship centers in driving start-ups and scale-ups
Aalto Startup Center: Fostering entrepreneurship and industry
Marika Paakkala (Aalto Startup Center)

The University Accelerator/Incubator 2.0
Omar Khalifa (iAccelerate)


The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Rodney Ridley, Executive Director & Distinguished Professor at Wilkes University (Allan P. Kirby Center)


Next Practice: Establishing and nurturing successful univeristy-industry relationships
Foundations for developing strategic partnerships – perspectives from an Australian university.
John Szabo (University of Technology Sydney)

How are we doing? – Taking the pulse on collaboration
Jenny Bäckstrand (Jonkoping University), Linda Bergqvist (Jonkoping University)

A new way of thinking about commercialisation
Sarah Jaber (KPMG)

Growing together – Non-research collaborations between BBS FIMB and Bosch Electronics Hungary
Laszlo Csonka (Budapest Business School - University of Applied Sciences)


The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Samantha Dewalt, Managing Director, Lehigh@NasdaqCenter at Lehigh University (Office of the President)


Workshop: Fostering learner, program, university and industry connectedness for graduate employability using a Connectedness Learning Approach
Ruth Bridgstock (Griffith University)
Workshop description

Practitioner: Knowledge Exchange Frameworks
Clarifying and resolving the real issues in university-business partnerships
Frances Frith (University of Bristol)

Innovation at scale in a post truth world – planning and measuring impact from a systems perspective
Margie Atkinson (CSIRO)

Data Risk Assessment Tool (DRAT) for industry-academic collaborations
Melinda Hodkiewicz (University of Western Australia)

A welcome data sharing tool or an intrusion into valuable relationships? Attitudes of academic staff to a CRM for engagement
Irene Sheridan (Cork Institute of Technology)


The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Gary Admans, Business Development Engineer at European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (Business Development Office)


15:00 - 15:20
Networking area
Coffee & networking break
15:20 - 16:30
Parallel tracks
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Preparing the employers and employees for the future (1)
Integrating career development learning into the higher education curriculum: Current practices and next steps
Ruth Bridgstock (Griffith University)

Entrepreneurial learning in a cross-university curriculum
Jacob Thomsen (UCL University College Denmark), Birgitte Wraae (UCL University College Denmark)

The emergence of alternative credentials: opportunities and threats
Victoria Galan Muros (UIIN)


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 of human capital in advancing university-industry interactions
Translators and Change Agents: The Role of Human Capital in Advancing University-Industry Interactions
Dushyant Pathak (University of California, Davis), Zane Starkewolfe (University of California, Davis), Cameron McCoy (Lehigh University), Rebecca Robinson (Kansas State Univerity Institute for Commercialization)

Case Studies: Smart specialization: Building an innovation driven-economy
“Smart Cities, Smart Futures” -- Building a Roadmap to a Future Where There Are No Roads
Deborah Ford (University of Wisconsin-Parkside), David Brukardt (University of Wisconsin System)

University – Industry Connectivity within Thematic Smart Specialisation Partnerships
Fatime Barbara Hegyi (European Commission, Joint Research Center), Age Mariussen (University of Vaasa)


The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Sanae Okamoto, Director for Asian Affairs at University Industry Innovation Network


Next Practice: Educating more innovative skills to our current and future workforce
Industry Research Project Week (IRPW) – Part 2
Swen Günther (HTW Dresden, University of applied Sciences)

Stimulating the innovation skills of working engineers through innovation projects
Ruth Van Winckel (Ghent University), Céline Aerts (KU Leuven)

A New Trial of Innovative Engineering Education at Japan's Unique Colleges of Technology "KOSEN"
Hiroyuki Aoki (National Institute of Technology, Tokyo College), Tatsuo Nakazawa (National Institute of Technology, Tokyo College)


The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Pasi Juvonen, Research Manager at Saimaa University of Applied Sciences (Business Administration)


Workshop: Flexible learning needs flexible teachers. How to stay relevant in the context of lifelong learning and create value for institutions, staff, students, and employers.
Jochen Barth (UIIN / CINOP)
Workshop description

16:30 - 17:00
Plenary
Universities as a home-base for innovation


Jacob Kurek
Architect and Partner at Henning Larsen
Award winning creators of Siemens' Global Headquarters and many university districts
17:00 - 18:20
Plenary
University-Industry Relationships: The industry perspective


Dr. Max Riedel
Manager of ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT

Arianne Bijma
Global Manager Talent Programs and University Relations at ASML

Marina Bulova
Director University Collaborations at Schlumberger

Dr. Tèa Kekelidze
Director Academic Partnerships and External Innovation at Novartis

Philipp Schmidt-zum-Berge
Manager, External R&D Cooperations at Continental

Moderated by


Dr. Cameron McCoy
Associate Vice-President for Economic Engagement, Lehigh University
18:20 - 19:20
Free time
Rest, change & get energized for the conference dinner
19:20 - 24:00
Social activity
Time Session
8:30 - 9:00
Networking area
Conference Registration & Warm-up coffee
9:00 - 10:15
Discussion Panel on Transformation and Innovation of Higher Education


Elin McCallum
CEO and Founder of Bantani Education

Heiko Hutmacher
Board of Management at METRO AG

Kathryn Penaluna
Enterprise Manager of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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

Fiorina Mugione
Chief, Entrepreneurship Section, Enterprise Development Branch at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Moderated by


Dr. Victoria Galan Muros

10:15 - 10:30
Accreditation for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities Award Ceremony



10:30 - 11:00
Coffee & networking break
11:00 - 12:30
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Knowledge & Technology Transfer: Strenghten the external engagement potential of universities
Open for Business - Open Innovation Technology Transfer in a Peripheral Region
David Bolton (Swansea University School of Management)

Firms’ loose and tight interactions with university scientific codified knowledge and the economic cycle
Joaquín Azagra-Caro (INGENIO (CSIC-UPV))

People & Patents in Italian Universities: characteristics of academic inventors and link with research quality
Brigida Blasi (Italian National Agency For The Evaluation Of Universities And Research Institutes), Sandra Romagnosi (Italian National Agency For The Evaluation Of Universities And Research Institutes)

Attitudes of Academics towards Universities’ Third Mission
Ajax Persaud (University of Ottawa)


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


Practitioner: Developing entrepreneurial and innovative skills amongst students and professionals
Experiential learning and business development – beyond the Business Model Canvas
Charles Lovatt (School of Management, University of St andrews)

Learning co-creation at the university-industry interface
Cynthia Cliff (QUT)

Skills and European interdisciplinary curriculum design – energy-sector lessons from the UNI-SET project
Samuel Cross (European University Association)

A STEM enterprise training programme: Connecting doctoral student talent to industry
Jane Coughlan (Imperial College London)


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


Case Studies: Creating and orchestrating regional and (inter)national innovation systems
Family Business Networks: Developing Education Networks to Support University-Industry Innovation
Claire Seaman (Queen Margaret University)

4Gune Cluster upgraded: a multiscale and cross-disciplinary business + university euroregional ecosystem in response to Industry 4.0 socioeconomic challenges
Ekhi Atutxa (Euskampus Foundation), Igor Campillo (Euskampus Foundation), Elena Urdaneta (Euskampus Foundation)


The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Gaetano Cascini, Professor at Politecnico di Milano (Department of Mechanical Engineering)


Next Practice: To transfer or translate: The road towards partnerships and knowledge transfer
Accelerating Corporate Engagement at Scale
Grace O'Sullivan (Arizona State University), Nicole Woodrick (Arizona State University)

Saxony5 - smart university grid
Hans-Georg Wagner (Dresden University of Applied Sciences)

ILO: key role supporting innovation in university-industry relations
Valeria Angela Carpene (University of Bologna)

Collaborating for business engagement – working across higher education functions to achieve positive results with partners
Andy Newnham (University of Birmingham)


The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Tom Withnell, Technology Transfer Manager at University of Vienna (Research Services and Career Development)


Workshop: Teachers Games
Jacob Thomsen (UCL University College Denmark)
Workshop description

Scientific: Capturing and measuring the outcomes, outputs and impact of university-industry interaction
The Response to Research Impact in a Business School: Managing Diversity Within and Academic Department:
Arturo Vega (Newcastle University Business School)

The measurement and evaluation of universities’ third mission activities in Italy.
Sandra Romagnosi (ANVUR), Brigida Blasi (ANVUR)

Digital transformation in education: the case of university-business collaboration intermediary
Ekaterina Albats (LUT University)


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


12:30 - 13:45
Lunch & Poster Session
Team&Client -Project Course - developing entrepreneurial mindset and creativity
Reija Häkkinen (University of Jyväskylä), Muru Linjala (University of Jyväskylä)

Soft Skills Unleashing the Engineering Potential - Bridging the Skills Gap by University-Industry Collaboration
Hanna-Greta Puurtinen (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)

Internationalisation and Transfer of Dual Study Models in Europe: Scientific Expectations and Potentials (short form: InT#Tech)
Jorma Säteri (Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy)

Evaluating the Impact of a Start-up Simulation on Entrepreneurship Education in the Business School & Beyond
Adam Frost (Queen's University, Belfast), Karen Bonner (Queen's University, Belfast)

Fostering Student Entrepreneurship
Francesca Farnararo (University of Bologna), Maria Cecilia Flores Coluccio (University of Bologna)

Engaged universities: the view from Italian third mission national evaluation experience
Brigida Blasi (Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR)), Sandra Romagnosi (Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR))

University teachers and entrepreneurial thinking
Minna Tunkkari-Eskelinen (JAMK University of Applied Science)

Entrepreneurial self-efficacy
Christoph Buck (University Bayreuth)

KMUTT-working adult education for petroleum and petrochemical industries in Thailand: Important coaching functions of university professor and site facilitator
Jindarat Pimsamarn (King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi)

Management of Industrial Postgraduate Studies
Onur JANE (Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc.)

13:45 - 15:15
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Preparing the employers and employees for the future (2)
The Experimental Development Ecosystem – towards modern education model encouraging entrepreneurial mindset
Pasi Juvonen (Saimaa University of Applied Sciences)

Preparing engineers for the future by raising awareness of professional roles
Sofie Craps (KU Leuven - Faculty of Engineering Technology)

Professional networking for graduate career development in the digital age: Which industry relationships? Which platforms? Which capabilities?
Ruth Bridgstock (Griffith University)

Bringing society back: a playbook to re-connect science and community
Choiwai Maggie Chak (Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre)


The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Balzhan Orazbayeva, Researcher at Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre


Practitioner: Structures and mechanisms supporting university-industry interaction
Getting the best return on your innovation
Andrea Williams (Marks & Clerk LLP), Simon Portman (Marks & Clerk LLP)

The Borderless Campus: The Final Frontier.
Nigel Culkin (University of Hertfordshire)

Strengthening engagement of universities and industries internationally: The case of the European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs (ENRICH), a holistic approach
Sara Medina (Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação), Johanna Haunschild (Fraunhofer IPK)


The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Sarah Jaber, Senior Consultant at KPMG (Research engagement and commercialisation)


Case Studies: Developing entrepreneurial and innovative skills amongst students and professionals
"EQ-THINKING" MODEL: Where business meets new generation. Re-designing curriculum using “Smart Practice” concept at Vytautas Magnus university Centre for Enterprise Practice.
Osvaldas Stripeikis (Vytautas Magnus university Centre for Enterprise Practice), Liudas Svipas (Vytautas Magnus university Centre for Enterprise Practice)

Newcastle University’s Captured Programme: Connect, Reflect and Develop
Fiona Whitehurst (Newcastle University Business School)


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


Next Practice: Tools and platforms towards more efficient and measurable university-industry interaction
A concept of a more efficient usage of SME resources for innovation and facilitation of collaboration with local research institutions and universities
Nils Dähne (HTW Dresden | University of Applied Science)

The value and social impact of the scientific-technological activity: creation of an impact measurement system for the Knowledge Poles of the Euskampus Foundation
Elena Urdaneta (Euskampus), Ekhi Atutxa (Euskampus), Igor Campillo (Euskampus)

A University-Industry Membership Program: The Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) Industry and Society Membership Program
Terhi Kajaste (Aalto University), Mirella Lähteenmäki (Aalto University)


The session will be chaired and moderated by:
Ekaterina Albats, Postdoctoral researcher and project manager at Lappeenranta University of Technology (School of Business and Management)


Workshop: Collaborative Work-based Learning: building a sustainable approach
Irene Sheridan (Cork Institute of Technology)
Workshop description

15:15 - 15:25
Coffee & networking break
15:25 - 15:40
Closing Session

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