Speakers

Keynote speakers

Our 2018 line up



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Fred Bakker

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

Dr. Celia Caulcott

Vice-Provost of Enterprise and London at University College London

Valeria D'Amico

Head of Joint Open Labs at Telecom Italia

Dr. Lars Frolund

Development Manager at Aarhus University, Visiting Researcher at MIT

Prof. Mariana Mazzucato

Chair in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London

Prof. Tim Minshall

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

Jeff Selingo

Author of There is Life After College

Dr. Malcolm Skingle

Director of Academic Liaison at GSK

Prof. Poh Kam Wong

Director for NUS Entrepreneurship Centre and Professor at the National University of Singapore




Parallel session speakers

Our 2018 line up

Alan Bickley

Director of the Weir Advanced Research Centre, Weir Group

Alan Senra Cheib

Project Analyst / Economist, Euvaldo Lodi Institute - Minas Gerais Unit

Alasdair Taylor

Industry Programme Manager, The Royal Society

Alberto Soraci

Head of technology transfer department, Italian Technology Broker Association (AIBT)

Amy McCready

Communications Officer, Bax & Company

Andrea Belz

Vice Dean, Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship , University of Southern California

Andrea Frank

Head of Programmes Research, Knowledge Transfer, Dialogue, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft

Andrew James

Associate Dean Business Engagement & External Relations (Faculty of Humanities), University of Manchester

Andy Newnham

Strategic Business Engagement Partner, University of Birmingham

Anna Sinell

Research Assistant, Fraunhofer IAO

Anneli Kakko

Project Manager, Senior Lecturer and Academic Advisor, JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Antonia Muschner

Researcher, Center for Responsible Research and Innovation at Fraunhofer IAO

Arne Smolders

Founder & CEO, AcademicLabs

Balzhan Orazbayeva

Research Associate, Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre

Bernd Janson

Holder of general commercial power of attorney, ZENIT GmbH

Birgitte Wraae Rasmussen

PhD student, Associate Professor, TU Berlin, Germany/University College Lillebælt, Denmark

Brian Carter

Industry Partnerships Manager, University College London

Brigitte A. Lavoie

Corporate Partnership Manager, University of Southampton

Bérénice Kimpe

International cooperation, ABG

Carmen Mendez de Castro

International Projects Manager & Be Basque Dual Career Head, Bizkaia Talent

Carolin Plewa

Deputy Director - Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, The University of Adelaide

Christopher Christodoulides

Director of Administration and Finance, Open University of Cyprus

Christopher John Brown

Knowledge Transfer Leader, University of Hertfordshire

Christopher Molineaux

President & CEO, Life Sciences Pennsylvania

Coleen Burrus

Director, Princeton University

Cynthia Cliff

Director Knowledge Transfer & Partnership Development, Queensland University of Technology

Daithi Fallon

Rep to Faculty of Engineering and Science, Cork Institute of Technology

Daniela Andreini

Associate Professor, University of Bergamo

Daniela Tanhua

Senior Lecturer, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

David Brukardt

Associate Vice President, University of Wisconsin System

David Cameron

Center Coordinator SIRIUS , University of Oslo

Dominique Ursprung

Lecturer, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

Dushyant Pathak

Associate Vice Chancellor, Technology Management and Corporate Relations, University of California, Davis

Ekhi Atutxa

Research&Program manager, Euskampus Fundazioa

Elena Urdaneta

Collaborative Research Manager, Euskampus Fundazioa

Emeric Abrignani

Director, Abdullah Gül University

Eric Romano

International Marketing Manager, SIAD

Eva Sormani

Research Associate, Münster University of Applied Sciences

Fabio Lopez-Pires

Researcher, Itaipu Technological Park

Fiona O'Sullivan

Director, External Engagement and International, The University of Sydney Business School

Florian Bratzke

Project Officer, Univations GmbH

Florian Keller

Head of Center , Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Francesca Esposito

Research fellow, University of Salerno

Francesco Ruospo

Head of Business Development, AcademicLabs

Franziska Brodack

Research Assistant, Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation (CeRRI)

Gideon Maas

‎Director International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Coventry University

Giuseppe Pedeliento

Assistant Professor, University of Bergamo

Goretti Silva

Lecturer, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo

Gunnar Crawford

Head of Stavanger Smart City, Stavanger municipality

Gurpreet Jagpal

Director Research, Enterprise and Innovation, and CEO South Bank University Enterprises Ltd, London South Bank University

Gustavo Riveros

Researcher , Itaipu Technology Park

Hacer Tercanli

Project Officer, UIIN

Haenen Chrisje

Coordinator corporate relations, KU Leuven

Hanna-Greta Puurtinen

Development Manager, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Hanna-Mari Nevala

Coordinator - Innovation and entrepreneurship, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Haruhiko Maenami

Associate Professor, Tottori University

Hassan Charaf

head of department, BME

Holger Kunze

Division Director , Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Umformtechnik

Ian Hand

Executive Director, SImon Fraser University VentureLabs® & I-INC

Igor Campillo

GENERAL DIRECTOR, EUSKAMPUS FUNDAZIOA

Ildikó Szabó

Senior lecturer, Corvinus University of Budapest

Irene Sheridan

Head of CIT Extended Campus, Cork Institute of Technology

Ivan Dvořák

Partner, CKO, ILA

Ivan Jimenez Aira

Managing Director, Bizkaiatalent

Jacob Thomsen

Assistant Professor, Lillebaelt Academy

Jacyl Shaw

Director, Digital innovation, GHD

Jan Axelsson

Director of Valorization , Linköping University

Jasmina Berbegal-Mirabent

Associate professor, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Jason Steinwedel

Senior Program Manager, ManuFutures, Deakin University

Jean-Paul Rameshkoumar

Technology / competitive intelligence analyst, University of Bordeaux

Jean-Pierre Segers

dean PXL-Business & chairman StudentStartUP / PXL Innovative Entrepreneurship, PXL University College (UAS)

Jim Collins

Senior Partnerships Manager (London & Policy), University College London

Johan Blaus

Director Strategic Partnerships, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology)

John MacRitchie

Senior Director, Business Development and Strategic Planning, Ryerson University

Juan Antonio Bertolin

Managing Director, Espaitec, Science and Technology Park , Fundació General de la Universitat Jaume I

Karla Zimpel-Leal

ESRC Innovation Fellow (Faculty of Social Sciences|Management School), University of Sheffield

Kateřina Čihařová

Partner, CEO, ILA, s.r.o.

Kent Glasscock

President, Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization

Laszlo Koranyi

Director of Innovation, Óbuda University

Laszlo Lengyel

director, BME

Laurent Galas

Innovation Network Coordinator / PhD Researcher, University of Namur

Leanne Thompson

Manager, Innovation Reserach , Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Maddalena della Volpe

Associate Professor, University of Salerno

Marieke Baaken

Student, Georg-August-University

Mark Land

Vice President of University Relations - Clemson University, Clemson University

Mary Moloney

Lecturer and Researcher, Cork Institute of Technology

Mateusz Jezowski

Chief Research Officer, Polish National Agency of Erasmus+ Programme (FRSE)

Mathieu Bécue

Ingénieur de Recherche, Université Bordeaux - GREThA / VIA Inno

Matteo Landoni

Post-doc, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Matthew Guest

Policy Manager (Knowledge Exchange & Industrial Strategy), GuildHE

Mattijs Janssen

Senior research / assistant professor, Dialogic / Utrecht University

Maureen Reitze

Development Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Deakin University

Max Riedel

Senior Consultant, Siemens AG

Michalis Savva

Coordinator tof Research, Innovation and Liaison Unit , Open University of Cyprus

Montira Nopharatana

Vice President for Industry and Partnerships, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi

Morten Solgaard Thomsen

Senior Advisor, REG LAB

Muru Linjala

Career Specialist, University of Jyväskylä

Natalia Martin-Cruz

Associate Professor, Universidad de Valladolid

Nataliia Ovchinnikova

Senior analyst, Moscow school of management SKOLKOVO

Natasha Kinsella

Regional Skills Manager , Dublin Regional Skills

Nils Daehne

PhD Researcher, HTW Dresden - University of Applied Science

Noel Lindsay

Pro Vice Chancellor (Entrepreneurship), The University of Adelaide

Paul Woodfield

Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology

Pavel Náplava

Researcher, Industrial Liaison Officer, Lecturer, CTU Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Pawel Poszytek

Director-General, Director for the Erasmus+ Programme , Foundation for the Development of the Education System

Peter Dobers

Professor, Södertörn University

Raphael Bar-El

Department Chair, Ben Gurion University

Ray Kent

Director of Research Administration, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Rebecca Robinson

Director of Economic Development, Kansas State University

Reelika Alunurm

Project manager for Asian cooperations; PhD student, University of Tartu

Reza Mortazavi

Assistant Professor in Diagnostic Pathology, University of Canberra

Rita Bruckstein

Director, Technion R&D Foundation Ltd.

Roda Müller-Wieland

Research assistant, Center for Responsible Research and Innovation des Fraunhofer IAO

Rodney Ridley

Executive Director & Distinguished Professor, Wilkes University

Rūta Žmuidzinaitė

Trainee, University of South-Eastern Norway

Sanae Okomoto

Director for Asian Affairs, University Industry Innovation Network

Sandra Marin Ruiz

Head of Unit - Entrepreneurship & Industry Engagement, University of Missouri

Sandra Žalgevičienė

Technology Transfer Specialist, Kaunas University of Technology

Shanta Aphale

Business Engagement Manager, University of Manchester

Simon Linacre

Executive Publisher, Emerald Publishing

Simona Cavallini

Director & Delegate for International Relations, Fondazione FORMIT/University of International Studies of Rome

Stefano Carosio

Managing Director, Unismart Padova Enterprise srl

Swen Günther

Professor, HTW Dresden

Taylor Baker

Graduate Entrepreneurship Scholar, Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University

Thomas Baaken

Director, Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre, Münster University of Applied Sciences

Thorsten Kliewe

Chairman, University Industry Innovation Network

Tiina Brandt

Research and development specialist, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Todd Davey

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Institut Mines-Télécom Business School / UiIN

Tomas Dostal

HR Marketing Specialist for Cooperation with Universities, ŠKODA AUTO

Tracy Israel

Head of Learning & Development, Celtic Manor Resort

Troels Jacobsen

Director of Research and Innovation, Universitetet i Stavanger

Victoria Galan Muros

Higher Education Policy Analyst, OECD

Wayne Kaplan

Executive Vice President for Research, Professor, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Yatin Karpe

Director- Commercialization, Rowan University

Yi-Ping Kuo

Researcher, IEK

Zoe Piper

Partnership Programs Lead, Data61 | CSIRO

İhsan Sabuncuoğlu

Rector, Abdullah Gul University