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University-Industry Interaction Conference at the heart of Europe's innovation engine

The most important event on university-industry interaction, entrepreneurial universities and collaborative innovation

From June 24 to June 26 2015, the 2015 University-Industry Interaction Conference brought together more than 350 participants from all over the world to share knowledge, interact and build new co-operations. During this 3 day event, Higher Education managers, researchers and lecturers in innovation and entrepreneurship and many other experts on university-industry interaction shared and discussed information on the current challenges and solutions faced by today's higher education institutions.

With keynotes from Scott Shane (Author of the bestseller "Illusions of Entrepreneurship") and John Bessant (author of the teaching, learning and practice bible "Managing Innovation") as well as a discussion panel and presentations from representatives from SIEMENS, Volkswagen and Henkel, the event provided perspectives from both higher education and industry.

As a participant at this event, you can access all conference materials through the conference library available in the login area. If you did not attend the event but would still like to have access to all the materials, you can gain access by registering as a UIIN member at www.uiin.org.

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2016 conference. Please keep an eye on www.uiin.org and www.university-industry.com for the frequent updates, or subscribe to our newsletter on the right. .

Confirmed keynote speakers

Professor Scott Shane
Author of the bestseller "Illusions of Entrepreneurship" and Professor in Entrepreneurship at Case Western Reserve University, US

Professor John Bessant
Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Exeter University, UK and author of the teaching, learning and practice bible "Managing Innovation"

Dr. Natascha Eckert
Department Head University and Research Cooperation at SIEMENS

Dr. Manfred Meier
Head of the department “University Cooperation” at AutoUni of Volkswagen AG

Dr. Lena Christiaans
Head of Corporate Employer Branding at Henkel

Become part of a community truly committed to advance entrepreneurial universities and university-industry interaction

Conference schedule

June 24, 2015
  • Innovation tours
  • Workshops
  • Get together
June 25, 2015
  • Full conference day
  • Champagne reception
  • Conference dinner
June 26, 2015
  • Full conference day

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Key Benefits

  • Increase your knowledge on the topic
  • Participate in workshops and develop your skills
  • Meet and network with those having shared interests and goals
  • Get easy access to other participants and arrange meetings through our online networking tool UIIN Connect
  • Bring new ideas and concept home to your institution
  • Access all information prior to, during and after the event, creating a long lasting impact


  • University leaders (board members, deans etc.)
  • Directors of entrepreneurship and innovation centers / institutes
  • Directors & managers at TTOs, Science Parks, Incubators, Business Development Offices etc.
  • Researchers and lecturers in entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Entrepreneurship & innovation trainers & coaches
  • Representatives from companies (ie. innovation managers)
  • Policymakers

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Conference news

» Discussion panel speakers confirmed

April 13, 2015 @ 12:28 PM

» Early-bird deadline coming up!

March 09, 2015 @ 8:28 AM

» 2015 UIIC dinner taking place at an extraordinary location E-Werk Berlin!

February 12, 2015 @ 11:17 AM


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