Speakers

Keynote speakers

Our 2019 line up



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Arianne Bijma

Global Manager Talent Programs and University Relations at ASML

Dr. Marina Bulova

Director University Collaborations at Schlumberger

Manuel Dolderer

Co-Founder & President at CODE University of Applied Sciences

Heiko Hutmacher

Board of Management at METRO AG

Tea Kekelidze

Director Academic Partnerships and External Innovation at Novartis

Jacob Kurek

Partner, Architect at Henning Larsen

Teija Lahti-Nuuttila

Executive Director at Business Finland

Elin McCallum

CEO and Founder of Bantani Education

Heikki Mannila

President of Academy of Finland

Fiorina Mugione

Chief, Entrepreneurship Section at UNCTAD

Prof. Andy Penaluna

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

A/Prof Kathryn Penaluna

Enterprise Manager of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Egita Polanska

Head of Operations @Startup Wise Guys & Chair of the Board of Latvian Startup Association

Dr. Max Riedel

Manager of ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT

Philipp Schmidt-zum-Berge

Manager, External R&D Cooperations at Continental

Prof. Erik Stam

Head of the Utrecht University School of Economics

Peter Vesterbacka

Former Mighty Eagle, Founder of Slush

Christer Vindeløv-Lidzélius

CEO and Principal of Kaospilot




Parallel session speakers

Our 2019 line up

Adam Frost

Lecturer (Education) in Entrepreneurship, Queen's University Belfast

Alejandra Alvaredo

Director of University-Industry Liaison Area, Manuel Sadosky Foundation

Alexandra Espinosa

Project Assistant, Malardalen University

Andy Newnham

Strategic Business Engagement Partner, University of Birmingham

Angelina Taneva-Veshoska

Executive Director, Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy

Balzhan Orazbayeva

Researcher, Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre

Birgitte Wraae

Associate Professor, PhD, UCL University College Lillebælt Denmark

Brigida Blasi

head of third mission/social impact assessment office, ANVUR

Caitlin Ruddock

Director, University of Technology Sydney

Cameron McCoy

AVP for Economic Engagement & Emerging Initiatives, Lehigh University

Charles Lovatt

Lecturer & Senior Fellow, University of St Andrews

Choiwai Maggie Chak

Research Associate, Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre

Claudia Wingerter

Doctoral Researcher, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft Ludwigshafen

Cori Stewart

Associate Professor, Director of Business Development, Queensland University of Technology

Cynthia Cliff

Director Knowledge Transfer & Partnership Development, Queensland University of Technology

Céline Aerts

Project Officer Innovation & Entrepreneurship, KU Leuven

David Brukardt

Interim Vice President of Corporate Relations and Economic Engagement, University of Wisconsin System

David Cameron

Center Coordinator SIRIUS , University of Oslo

Dushyant Pathak

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

Eduardo Bacelar Pinto

Programme Manager for large multidisciplinary R&D collaborative University-Industry funded contracts , CCG/ZGDV Institute - University of Minho

Ekaterina Albats

Postdoctoral researcher and project manager, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Ekhi Atutxa

Research&Program manager, Euskampus Fundazioa

Elena Urdaneta

Collaborative Research Manager, Euskampus Fundazioa

Elpida Keravnou-Papailiou

Professor and Head of Department, University of Cyprus

Erica Brandolino

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

Fatime Barbara Hegyi

Researcher, Joint Research Center, European Commission

Fiona Whitehurst

Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University

Gabriele Permoser

Section Head Innovation in Higher Education, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Gary Admans

Business Development Engineer, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Giovanna Berera

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

Gunnar Widforss

senior project manager, Mälardalen University

Hanna-Greta Puurtinen

Development Manager, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Hannes Raffaseder

General Manager / Authorised Signatory, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Hans-Georg Wagner

Project CEO, Dresden University of Applied Sciences

Haruhiko Maenami

Associate Professor, Tottori University

Holger Kunze

Division Director , Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Umformtechnik

Igor Campillo

GENERAL DIRECTOR, Euskampus Fundazioa

Irene Sheridan

Head of CIT Extended Campus, Cork Institute of Technology

Ivan Jimenez Aira

Managing Director, Bizkaia Talent

Jane Coughlan

Senior Teaching Fellow, IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON

Jenny Bäckstrand

Assistant professor, Jonkoping University

Jochen Barth

Director for Employability, University Industry Innovation Network

John Szabo

Head of Partnerships, University of Technology Sydney

Jolien Coenraets

Design thinking and entrepeneurial education / Manager Ghent Design Factory, Ghent University

Jorma Säteri

Head of school, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Kai Kärkkäinen

RDI Adviser, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Kimmo Vänni

Development Manager, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Laszlo Csonka

Senior Research Fellow, Budapest Business School - University of Applied Sciences

Linda Bergqvist

External Relations Manager, Jonkoping University

László Korányi

Director of Innovation, Óbuda University

Margie Atkinson

Executive Manager, Collaboration , CSIRO

Marina Rybalka

Researcher, Statistics Norway

Melinda Hodkiewicz

Professor, UWA

Minna Tunkkari-Eskelinen

Principal lecturer, JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Mirella Lähteenmäki

Head of Corporate Relations, Aalto University

Muru Linjala

Career Specialist, University of Jyväskylä

Nigel Culkin

Professor of Enterprise & Entrepreneurial Development, University of Hertfordshire

Nils Dähne

PhD Researcher, HTW Dresden - University of Applied Science

Omar Khalifa

CEO, iAccelerate at the University of Wollongong

Osvaldas Stripeikis

Director, Vytautas Magnus University

Pasi Juvonen

Research Manager, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

Peter Ereaut

Head of Contracts and Programme Management, University of Bristol

Philip Tomlinson

Associate Professor , University of Bath

Prof Ben Hicks

Director of Strategic Alliances , University of Bristol

Raphael Bar-El

Professor, Ben Gurion University

Rebecca Robinson

Director of Economic Development, Kansas State University

Reija Häkkinen

Career Specialist, University of Jyväskylä

Rune D. Fitjar

Professor of Innovation Studies, University of Stavanger

Ruth Bridgstock

Professor Curriculum and Teaching Transformation, Griffith University

Ruth Van Winckel

Scientific Staff, Ghent University

Samantha Dewalt

Managing Director, Lehigh@NasdaqCenter, Lehigh University

Samuel Cross

Manager of Aalto Energy Platform , Aalto University

Sandra Romagnosi

Officer, ANVUR

Sandra Romagnosi

Officer, ANVUR

Sari Stenvall-Virtanen

Development manager, University of Turku

Silvia Vecchi

Industrial Strategic Partnership Officer, University of Bologna

Siobhan Dennis

Industry Partnerships Manager, University of Oxford

Slavica Trajkovska

Executive Director, Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy

Sofie Craps

PhD researcher & lecturer, KU Leuven

Swen Günther

Professor, HTW Dresden, University of applied Sciences

Terhi Kajaste

Corporate Relations Manager, Aalto University/FCAI

Todd Davey

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

Utku Ali Riza Alpaydin

PhD Researcher, University of Stavanger

Valeria Angela Carpene

Strategic Partnerships Officer, University of Bologna

Victoria Galan Muros

Higher Education Policy Analyst, OECD

Vivar-Simón, Maria

Phd Candidate & lecturer, Mondragon University

Zane Starkewolfe

Associate Director, UC Davis

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