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Call for Papers, Presentations, Good Practice Case Studies, Next Practice Concepts and Posters

Your opportunity to contribute to the conference

The 2015 University-Industry Interaction Conference will be a global meeting and discussion forum for researchers, practitioners and business representatives on university-industry interaction, innovation and entrepreneurship, where theory and practice are equally emphasised in the programme.

We are now calling for abstracts and proposals on the themes of the conference.

All proposals will be reviewed by an international scientific and practitioners committee.

Download the call for abstracts and proposals

Before you start writing your proposal, please visit the submission page where you can find further information as well as templates for download.

Call for academic presentations / paper Call for practitioners presentations / paper Call for good practice presentations / case studies Call for next practice concept poster presentations Call for poster presentations
For those interested in presenting academic results at the conference. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be invited to be published in the conference’s partner journals. For those interested in presenting practitioner results / experiences at the conference. Accepted papers will published in the conference proceedings. For those interested in presenting and discussing their good practice case study at the conference. Accepted good practice case studies will be published in the UIIN Good Practice Case Study Series (www.gps.uiin.org). For those who would like to present their next practice concept in a poster session at the conference. Accepted next practice concepts will be published in the UIIN Next Practice Concept Book. For those who would like to present their research results in a poster session at the conference. The posters will be presented on large-scale roll-up-banners printed by the conference organisers.


Sub-themes include, but are not limited to:

  1. Innovation in practice: Creating an innovation engine

    • Universities & business: Building an innovation driven economy
    • Tools & methods for creativity & innovation
    • Business model innovation
    • The role of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in promoting and sustaining innovation
    • Measuring the impact and level of innovation
  2. Holistic view on innovation & entrepreneurship

    • Regional and national innovation systems
    • Policy and legislation: Challenges in creating an innovative and entrepreneurial society
    • Governmental and private funding and support
  3. Entrepreneurship education

    • Teaching the entrepreneurs of the future (incl. Massive Open Online Courses / MOOCs)
    • The role of business and education in creating the entrepreneurs of the future
    • Training, coaching and start-up support
    • Stimulating entrepreneurial mindsets, attitudes and creativity
    • (Joint) Curriculum development for innovation and entrepreneurship
  4. Start-ups and spin-offs / student & academic entrepreneurship

    • Creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem
    • Incubators, technology and science parks and their role in the entrepreneurship ecosystem
    • Challenges for start-ups and spin-offs in Europe (e.g. funding)
    • Start-up leadership: Critical skills & competencies
  5. Entrepreneurial universities

    • Business models of entrepreneurial universities
    • Creating an entrepreneurial universities ecosystem
    • University management and leadership: building blocks & initiatives
    • Employability of students and academic staff
  6. Business and their role in university-industry interaction

    • How to get the best talent out of universities
    • Managing projects and relationships with universities
    • Creating intrapreneurs – skills and competencies to create future business growth
  7. University-Business Cooperation

    • Supporting mechanisms (strategies, structures and approaches) towards university-business cooperation
    • Knowledge alliances, networks and partnerships
    • Incentives for university-business cooperation
    • Measuring the impact of interactions and partnerships
  8. Knowledge and technology transfer

    • Approaches towards technology commercialization
    • Patenting & licensing – bringing knowledge to the market
    • Knowledge transfer offices and their management


December 15, 2014:
Submission deadline for abstract and proposals

January 16, 2015:
Notification of acceptance to successful authors. Instructions for preparing the paper, case study, poster as well as presentation will be provided.

March 16, 2015:
Early bird deadline

April 20, 2015:
Full paper and good practice case study submission deadline

June 2, 2015:
Next practice and poster submission deadline

June 24 to 26, 2015:

Less than 10 spots left


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