This year's sponsors of the University-Industry Interaction Conference

Premium Conference Partners

Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture

The Ministry of Education and Culture is one of the twelve ministries that together with the ministers heading them form the Finnish Government. The Ministry of Education and Culture participates in the work of the Government by planning, outlining and implementing its policies.

Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE) is part of the Government. MEAE's task is to build an operating environment and to ensure productivity, growth, high levels of employment and well-being. As part of the Government, the ministry implements the Government Programme, drafts legislation, monitors and develops issues falling within its remit and steers the agencies in its administrative branch.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has three ministers: the Minister of Economic Affairs, the Minister of Employment and the Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing.

Silver Sponsors


PatSnap is the leading provider of Intellectual Property Analytics, for analysing tech trends, driving innovation, market planning, competitor intelligence and maximising return on IP assets. Founded in 2007, PatSnap is used by Universities, R&D, business and IP professionals in thousands of commercial and not-for-profit organisations globally. With a database of over 136 million patents, augmented by economic, legal and company data, we use proprietary machine learning technology to make IP work for all. PatSnap also offers free, online, IP training through Academy by PatSnap. With over 3000 students, this training is provided by renowned, international experts. The course experts herald from Universities, organisations in the legal profession and those with in-depth scientific and commercial backgrounds. Delivered via bite-sized videos which allows anyone to develop their learning in their own time, this has proved to be a highly prized and valuable resource in the IP world.

Bronze Sponsors

Europa Media

Europa Media provides training and consultancy services on EU funds, in particular on EU research and innovation programmes. Based on our 20 years of direct experience in developing proposals and implementing projects under the Research Framework Programmes, we have created a portfolio of practical training programmes and support schemes. Over the past 15 years, we have supported many universities, research organisations, SMEs, industrial players and other organisations in their efforts to develop winning proposals, effectively implement their projects and successfully survive audits.

Bizkaia Talent

A unique leading model in Europe regarding mobility, employability, career development and advising highly qualified individuals. A non-profit associative initiative promoted by the local government in collaboration with cutting-edge Basque private and public organisations and universities. Our aim is to implement a comprehensive, distinctive and differential strategy for identifying, attracting, retaining and engaging talent within the Business, Technology & Science Community.

The essence of our business is to be an enabler between industry and academia. Thus, aware of the power of science, technology and innovation as drivers for competitiveness and economic growth, we provide, on the one side, the Be Basque Talent Network, the largest network of highly qualified professionals who are or want to be linked to our Country, regardless of their territorial origin. A platform that brings professionals working all over the world in contact with other professionals and companies to facilitate talent movement and build contacts and business relationships with all those who have had, have or want to have a relationship with the Basque Country. And, on the other hand, the Basque Observatory, a knowledge-based tool that analyses the Basque Labour Market focused on professionals.

University of Malaga

The University of Malaga is committed with new entrepreneurial capital generation, searching new solutions about social and economic nature. The University hosts the hub Link by UMA to foster behaviors and values related to creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Link By UMA has been set up at the campus for being a shared space for the University and the rest of the entrepreneurial ecosystems actor´s. The project is based on value co-creation for the entrepreneurial community, providing new services and infrastructures. It’s a place where the university community has the chance to learn and experiment and, at the same time, allows companies to discover new startups and entrepreneurs.

Link by UMA is a connector space, a laboratory of new knowledge based ideas and an incubator that allows students the experimentation, validation and growth of entrepreneurial initiatives from those who wish to devise and develop new projects. Link BY UMA is an open and collaborative space.

University of Twente

The University of Twente is a multicultural community of talented, ambitious people that offers students, scientists and educators from around the world the best possible conditions. Like our innovative and vibrant campus with world-class facilities for crossing boundaries and solving complex problems. Since the University of Twente's founding in 1961, we have been deeply connected with the rich industrial heritage of our region and the wellbeing of its population. We proudly carry that forward, both at home and internationally. Today we are a catalyst to many high-tech communities and sectors with strong partnerships in a wide range of industries and societal domains. We participate in ground-breaking, globe-spanning networks and programmes. We maintain lifelong connections with more than 45,000 alumni worldwide. All of our research and education is aimed at making a difference in today’s society, while setting up the next generation for the future. The challenges of our time are greater than before. Scientists, teachers and students of the University of Twente feel a responsibility to develop societal relevant solutions, in order to be prepared for an unpredictable and highly changeable future.

EIT Digital Academy & Industrial Doctoral School

EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation. Its way of working embodies the future of innovation through a pan-European ecosystem of over 180 top European corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes, where students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs collaborate in an open innovation setting. This pan-European ecosystem is located in Amsterdam, Berlin, Braga, Budapest, Brussels, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Milano, Munich, Paris, Rennes, Stockholm, Trento, and San Francisco.

The Industrial Doctoral School (IDSL) at EIT Digital aim to boost University-Industry Collaboration in Europe. Our efforts focuses on the development of an European Programme for Industrial Doctorates where EIT Digital partner industries promotes applied research projects to be conducted in collaboration with EIT Digital partner universities, aiming to bring research outcomes to innovation. In addition, EIT Digital is committed to prepare young researchers with both excellent technical knowledge and the capability to transform technology into business through its EIT Digital Label Training Prorgamme, focused on Business development, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Digital Transformation and Leadership.

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