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Wednesday 23rd April 2014 (pre-conference workshop day)

Time Activity (PhD candidates) Activity (Conference attendees)
10:00 - 13:30 PhD workshop
part 1

(only for registered PhD students)

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch break        
14:30 - 16:00 PhD workshop
part 2

(only for registered PhD students)
"Business from Science" Workshop
(part 1)

Creativity" Workshop
(part 1)

HEInnovate Workshop

Good Practice in Science Parks and Incubators (at PCB)

Proof Of Concept Best Practices – University City Science Center’S Qed Program
Peter Melley (University City Science Center) , Yatin Karpe (Lehigh University)

The University Of Skovde And Gothia Science Park- An Innovative Award Winning And Competitive Environment For Education, Research And Business.
Patric Eriksson (Gothia Science Park)

Academic Firm - An Experimental Pioneer In Revitalizing China Industry-University Linkage
I-Hung Li (Nanjing University, China)

The Aarhus University Student Incubator Experience
Mia Louise Justesen (Aarhus University) , Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit (Aarhus University)

From Incubators To Technological Park: The Case Of The City Of Vitoria, Espirito Santo State- Brazil
Araken Lima (Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property - INPI )

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00 PhD workshop
part 3

(only for registered PhD students)
"Business from Science" Workshop
(part 2)

(part 2)

University-Business Cooperation workshop

Barcelona Science Park Tour (and bus transport to Get Together)
Evening Pre-conference get-together

Thursday 24th April 2013 (Conference day 1)

Time Activity
8:30 - 9:00 Conference registration and warm-up coffee
9:00 - 9:20 Welcome address
9:20 - 11:00 Keynote speaker session

Professor Carl Schramm
American economist, entrepreneur, and former President and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Dr. Matthias Kaiserswerth
Director and Vice President, IBM Research – Zurich
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

Academic Track

Academic Track

Practitioners Track

Good Practice Case Studies

Round Table Discussions / Networking

11:30 - 13:00

Academic Entrepreneurship: Spin-offs and Start-ups

Metaphors For Knowledge In Creative Start-Ups
Linda Greve (Aarhus University)

Incubators Vs. Accelerators – Fostering University Spin-Offs By Leveraging Exploration And Execution
Georg Fuerlinger (Austrian Institute of Technology)

University Support Initiatives And Development Of Academic Entrepreneurial Intent: The Role Of Start-Up Competitions
Roberto Parente (University of Salerno)

Opportunity Exploitation In Academic Spin-Off Firms. A Comparison Between Two Different Contexts.
Ugo Rizzo (University of Ferrara)

Cooperative Research Centers: A Cross-National Perspective

Enabling industrial access to academic knowledge: experiences and implications among Australian CRCs
Tim Turpin (University of Western Sydney)

The development of Cooperative Research structure and programmes within the Irish Innovation Ecosystem
Ryan Jim (Circa Group Europe)

Exploring organizational structures and outcomes of cooperative research centres in the spanish innovation system
Sandro Giachi (Institute for Advanced Social Studies, CSIC - Spanish National Research Council)

Cooperative research centers and small firm impacts: evaluation of the nsf small business innovation research (sbir) membership supplement in industry/university cooperative centers experiment
Denis Gray (North Carolina State University, Department of Psychology and NSF IUCRC Evaluation Project)

Session chair:
Denis Gray

Fostering Regional and National Innovation

A Model To Enhance And Exploit The Results Of Research In Two Different Geographical Areas.
Agatino Nicita (Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies “Nicola Giordano” (ITAE) of Messina) , Antonio Andaloro (Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies “Nicola Giordano” (ITAE) of Messina) , Alberto Soraci (Innova BIC s.r.l. & Technology Brokers Italian Association)

Inter-Regional Institutional Learning And Its Impact On Knowledge Transfer In Regional Economies
Valerie Brett (Waterford Institute of Technology)

Towards An International Cooperation Approach To Knowledge Transfer Between Eu And Mpc
Alberto Soraci (Associazione Italiana Broker Tecnologici - AIBT)

Open innovation ecosystem around the “Centre for Open Middleware”: a public-private partnership

Session chair:
Alberto Soraci

Entrepreneurship Education

Technology Entrepreneurship: Progress Of A Clinical Approach Over Time
Sul Kassicieh (U of New Mexico)

Fostering The Entrepreneurship Using University-Industry Interactions
Domingo Galiana-Lapera (Universidad Miguel Hernández)

Initiative For The Development Of Business Oportunities Between High Performance Students And Researchers From Universitat Jaume I: Netec
Laura Martínez Peris (Universitat Jaume I (Castellon))

The Significance Of The University Environment For Entrepreneurship Education: A Case Study Of An Entrepreneurial University In Mexico
Rafael Alcaraz-Rodriguez (Tecnológico de Monterrey) , Marcia Villasana (Tecnologico de Monterrey)

SpinIN: A Danish case of collaboration between student entrepreneurs and established companies
Anne Sofie Dahlmann Breindahl (Aarhus University) , Dr. Claus Thrane (Aarhus University)

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch & poster session

From Research To Innovation: The Empowering Trans-Mediterranean Renewable Energy Innovation Alliance For Europe 2020 Challenges – Etrera_2020
Alberto Soraci (Innova BIC s.r.l.)

Electron Microscopy Center, Interdisciplinary Platform For Biomedical And Pharmaceutical Industry Research
Ciprian-Valentin Mihali (Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad)

Wanted: Young Graduate With International Networks And Work-Life Experience
Maria Ruokonen (Extempo Osk / TAMK Proacademy) , Timo Nevalainen (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)

Fetric The Gateway To European Tunisian Cooperation An Example Of Coordinated Strategy For The Development Of The Rdi Capacity Of Tunisia
Moez Jebara (Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research - MESRST) , Alberto Soraci (Innova Business Innovation Centre Srl )

The Impact Of The Innovation Act In Four Brasilian Institutions Scientific And Technological
Deuzanira Lima dos SANTOS (National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA)) , José Claudio Valbuza (Federal Institute of Education)

Training For Intangible Asset Management Team Of The Technology Transfer Office
Deuzanira Lima dos SANTOS (National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA))

An Analysis Of University – Industry Cooperation In Turkey
Seyda Ates (Hacettepe University Technology Transfer Center)

Competence-Based Approach For Cultivation Of Professional Innovative Entrepreneurs
Georgy Laptev (Lomonosov Moscow State University)

BMGen in Japan as a Mediator between University-Industry Collaboration and Entrepreneurship Education
Akane Matsumae (Saga University)

Session chair:

14:30 - 16:00

Entrepreneurship Education

Impact Of Entrepreneurship Education. Evidence From A Quasi-Experimental Study
Niels Matti Søndergaard (DAMVAD A/S) , Lasse Grosen (DAMVAD A/S)

Development Of “Business Logics” In Novice Entrepreneurs In An Academic Incubator
María Redondo Carretero (Universidad de Valladolid) , Firmansyah David (VU University Amsterdam)

Lean LaunchPad: A Framework for Evidence-Based Entrepreneurship
Stephanie Marrus (University of California, San Francisco)

Entrepreneurial University: A Case Study On How To Integrate The Triple Helix Model
Jose Antonio Campos Granados (Universidad de Deusto)

Entrepreneurial Universities

Leading Transformational Change In Higher Education: Discussion Of Literature And Conceptual Framework.
Kafayat Lamidi (University of Huddersfield)

Factors Fostering Entrepreneurial Universities To Develop Academic Entreprenuership Activities: An Assessment Of European Universities
Leire Markuerkiaga (Mondragon University)

Strategic Management Of Entrepreneurial Universities: Towars A Multi-Perspective Framework
Johann Bronstein Bejarano (Leuphana University of Lüneburg)

An Entrepreneurial Model For Internationalization Of Executive Mba Programmes: The Case Of City College – International Faculty Of The University Of Sheffield
Panayiotis Ketikidis (The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College)

Session chair:
Lars Bengtsson

Governmental and University Policies in University-Industry Interaction

Eukts – European System For Cpd Of Ktt Professionals
Ivan Dvorak (EuKTS aisbl) , Katerina Ciharova (EuKTS aisbl)

Innovation strategy development for remote, rural and less favoured regions
Joe Irvine (University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland) , Jari Kolehmainen (University Consortium of Seinäjoki) , Juha Alarinta (University Consortium of Seinäjoki)

Empirical Analysis Of Stem Cell R&D Policy – The Israeli Case
Sharon Bar-Ziv (University of Haifa) , Talya Ponchek (University of Haifa)

A model to manage and regulate university-business cooperation
Todd Davey (Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre) , Victoria Galan Muros (Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre)

Session chair:
Cameron McCoy

Entrepreneurial Universities

Innovation Café – A University-Based Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Keith Marmer (Penn State University)

Partnering For The Future: A Case Study In Building Long Term Academic Industry Relationships
David Kirk (Dublin Institute of Technology)

Developing Entrepreneurial University During Rapid Structural Change: Case Kymenlaakso University Of Applied Sciences
Ari Lindema (Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences)

INNOVATECH program to foster university-driven open innovation ecosystem for research commercialisation

Virginia Commonwealth University Playing The Role Of A Venture Creation University
Nicole Colomb (Virginia Commonwealth University ) , Ivelina Metcheva (Virginia Commonwealth University )

Lead to Win
Michael Weiss (Carleton University)

How Universities And The Business World May Benefit From Each Other
Andreas Altmann (MCI Management Center Innsbruck)

Session chair:
Andreas Altmann

Horizon 2020 Meeting

More information


Overview of
Horizon 2020
incl. Q&A

90 second proposal pitches

Structured networking (around competencies / interests)

Lead by
Roger Pitfield

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00

Policy in University-Industry Interaction: Government and other stakeholders

Industry-university collaboration: The moderating role of absorptive capacity on firm’s innovativeness
Thomas Biedenbach (Umeå University, Umeå School of Business and Economics) , Vladimir Vanyushyn (Umeå University, Umeå School of Business and Economics)

A New Approach to Evidence Based Policy: The Science Diplomacy as Scientific Advisory Systems
Zafer Uygun (Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology)

The Role Of Higher Education Teaching And Training On The National Production Of Innovation
Mohammed Saad (University of the West of England - Bristol)

A model to manage and regulate university-business cooperation
Todd Davey (Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre) , Victoria Galan Muros (Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre)

Session chair:
Frank van Rijnsoever

University-Industry Relationships

Scenarios Of Transfer: Social Roles Within Collaborative Innovation Processes
Grit Krause-Juettler (University of Technology Dresden)

Patents Bibliometrics: Evaluating Collaborations in R&D The Case Study Of Stem Cell Research In Israel
Talya Ponchek (University of Haifa)

The Role of Human Capital In University-Busines Cooperation: The Case of Mexico
Humberto Merritt (National Polytechnic Institute)

Building A System Dynamics Model For Understanding The University-Industry Technology Transfer Process And The Implications For Technology Transfer Office Policies
Bernd Wurth (University of Strathclyde)

Session chair:
Tim Turpin

University-Business Cooperation

A Student-In-The-Middle Approach For Successful University And Business Cooperation In It
Vladimir Sklyar (Research & Production Company “Radiy”)

Co-Creating Business Value Through University-Business Collaborative Projects: A Case Study Approach
Christopher Brown (University of Hertfordshire)

A Review Of University-Industry Knowledge Transfer Practices
Esther de Wit (University of Groningen)

Which Firms Use Universities As Cooperation Partners? – Comparative View In Europe
Urmas Varblane (University of Tartu)

Lecturing, Training and other operational activities

Activating Researchers For Entrepreneurship: Bridging The Gap Between Research And Transfer To Society
Sven H. De Cleyn (iMinds)

Passport To The Profession In The Degree Of Pharmacy
Carmen Escolano (University of Barcelona) , Encarna Garcia-Montoya (University of Barcelona)

The Implementation Of An Intellectual Property Distance Learning Course: A Case Study Of Brazil
Maria Helena Hatschbach (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial - INPI) , Araken Alves Lima (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial - INPI)

The Israeli Academia As The "Secret" Engine Behind “The Start Up Nation”

Innovation Labs As Collaborative Tool Between Heis And Smes In Innovation Processes
Robrecht Van Goolen (Leuven University College) , Hilde Evers (Leuven University College)

Session chair:
Ari Lindeman

Discussion table: How to build a startup ecosystem?

How to build a startup ecosystem? Discussing the foundation and characteristics of thriving startup ecosystems

Discussion table: “Location ! Location!”

“Location ! Location ! ”- The Power of the Precinct- desired characteristics and ingredients for maximum benefit and impact
Jacyl Shaw (The University of Melbourne)

18:00 - 19:00 Champagne reception

From 19:00 Conference dinner


Friday 25th April 2014 (Conference day 2)

Time Activity
8:15 - 9:00 Warm-up coffee and discussion
9:00 - 10:30 Keynote speaker session

Professor Liz Towns-Andrews
Director of Research and Enterprise at the University of Huddersfield and Chief Executive of the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre
Professor Keld Laursen
Professor for Innovation at Copenhagen Business School and Vice-president of the European Academy of Management (EURAM)
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee break

Academic Track

Academic Track

Practitioners Track

Good Practice Case Studies

Round Table Discussions / Networking

10:50 -12:20

Behaviour and Intention in Entrepreneurship Education

Antecedents Of Entrepreneurial Intentions: Are Students Actually Starting A Business Different?
Elina Varamäki (Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences) , Sanna Joensuu (Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences) , Anmari Viljamaa (Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences)

Entrepreneurship Teaching In Vocational Education. A Comparative Study In Italy And Australia Using The Change Laboratory.
Daniele Morselli (The University of Melbourne)

Cultural Values And The Cognitive Model Of Entrepreneurial Intention: An Empirical Investigation
Vassilis Moustakis (Technical University of Crete)

Creating an entrepreneurship ecosystem involving HEIs
Todd Davey (Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre)

Session chair:
William O'Gorman

Technology and Knowledge Transfer

The Many Dimensions Of University-Industry Knowledge Transfer Impact: The Case Of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships In The United Kingdom
Nick Yip (University of East Anglia)

Comparing University-Ownership Technology Transfer Systems With University-Inventor Technology Transfer Systems In Scandinavian Universities – A Question Of Focusing On Licensing Or Spin-Off Business Models?
Lars Bengtsson (Lund University)

Assessing The Micro-Incentives Of The Triple Helix
Frank van Rijnsoever (Utrecht University)

Creative Coupling - a Key Opportunity for Success in Transfer
Thomas Baaken (Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre) , Friederike von Hagen (Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre)

Session chair:
Alexander Brem

Corporate Relationship Offices in the US

Emergence of Corporate Relations Offices in US Higher Education Institutions
Cameron McCoy (University of Oklahoma)

University of Illinois Corporate Relations: A Case Study

University of Maryland Corporate Relations: A Case Study
Brian Darmody (University of Maryland)

University of Kansas Corporate Relations: A Case Study
Julie Nagel (University of Kansas)

Session chair:
Cameron McCoy

Regional Development

How An ‘Anchor’ University Drives Step Change With Business At Its Heart
Bill Walker (University of Hull)

Taking Responsibility For Growth And Job Crea-Tion – Co-Location For Co-Creation
Morten Dahlgaard (Aalborg University) , Jakob Stolt (Aalborg University)

From University Technology Transfer To Regional Innovation Gateway
Ivelina Metcheva (Virginia Commonwealth University) , Nicole Colomb (Virginia Commonwealth University) , Allen Morris (Virginia Commonwealth University)

From Triple Helix Towards Innohub Network In Practice
Jukka Laitinen (Laurea University of Applied Sciences)

Ciel The Copenhagen Case
Cathrine Oldenburg (Copenhagen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab (CIEL)) , Stine Hamburger (Copenhagen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab (CIEL))

Discussion table: Varieties of university-industry strategic partnerships:

Varieties of University-Industry Strategic Partnerships: Practice Experiences of the REAP Collaborative Project in Ireland
Irene Sheridan (Cork Institute of Technology )

Discussion table: WANTED: Young Graduate with International Networks and Work-life Experience

WANTED: Young Graduate with International Networks and Work-life Experience
Timo Nevalainen (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)

12:20 - 13:30

Lunch & poster session

Encouraging Entrepreneurship In Disruptive Environments – The Case Of “Media Entrepreneurs”
Christopher Buschow (Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media)

Diaspora Network: Scientific Cooperation Among Universities, Firms And Scientific Institutions
Aline Azevedo Larroyed (National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology)

Akaki Tsereteli State University Life-Long Learning Centre - Successful Career Building Supporter
George Gavtadze (Akaki Tsereteli State University)

Professional Business Engagement Methodology: A Flexible Approach To Univerity-Business Collaboration
Sarah Tudor (Staffordshire University)

Developing University-Business Cooperation Towards Strategic Partnerships
Kristiina Lilja (Tampere University of Applied Sciences) , Sinikka Seppänen (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)

Integrated Science, Studies And Business Centre (Valley) Nemunas
Albinas Brancevicius (Lithuanian University of Health Sciences)

Technology Transfer Of The National Institute Of Amazonian Research. Guidelines For The Licensing Of Industrial Property Rights
Deuzanira Santos (instituto nacional de pesquisas da amazônia)

University – Industry Interactions And Sustainable Innovation: The Case Of Bug Start-Up
Daniela Althoff Philippi (Universidade Nove de Julho)

GADGET - Good Practice Pilot Action for Innovative Industries: Education, Training and Exploitation
Spike Tang (Unviersity of Alicante)

Session chair:

13:30 - 15:00

Research and Researchers in University-Industry Interaction

Understanding The Dynamics And The Outcomes Of Science-Industry Cooperative Research Centres
Sandro Giachi (Spanish National Research Council (CSIC))

University-Industry Interactions Through Scientific Publications: Global Analysis Of Dual Appointments
Alfredo Yegros-Yegros (Leiden University)

Researchers’ Motivation And Expectation In Connection With Patenting And Technology Transfer Offices in Hungary
Sándor Huszár (University of Szeged) , Norbert Buzás (University of Szeged)

How to capture the light of stars Managing joint basic-research between pharmaceutical firms and academic stars
Relinde Colen (University of Leuven)

Session chair:
Victoria Galan-Muros

Curriculum Development in Entrepreneurship Education

Career prospects and education diversity
Zara Daghbashyan (The Royal Insititute of Technology)

Curriculum Development And The Professional Field
Hans Frederik (VU University Amsterdam)

Curriculum Development For Technology Based Entrepreneurship Education: Cross Disciplinary And Cross Cultural Approach
Agne Bakanove (Kaunas University of Technology)

Authentic Industry Mega Cases As Teaching Method
Mie Femø Nielsen (University of Copenhagen)

Session chair:
Lars Jonsson

Understanding & Driving performance in university-industry innovation

The Performance Disconnect: Why Do Universities Use Intermediate Measures To Drive Innovation And Entrepreneurship Outcomes?
Carlos Kemeny (CMU/UCP)

Challenges And Success Factors In Ipr Management Within European Collaborative Research
Stephen Webb (RTDS Group)

The Strategic Diamond: A Tool To Reposition Universities In Complex Ecosystems
Joan Cortes (Lead To Change)

A Holistic Approach To Support Knowledge Transfer To Maximize Benefits.
Lars Jonsson (Uppsala University) , Lars-Eric Larsson (Uppsala University)

Session chair:
Jochen Barth

Curriculum Development: Fostering employability of students

Staffordshire Graduate Employability Project
Rosy Crehan ()

Dual Study Paths In Engineering Sciences – How To Improve Learning Efficacy By Integrating Professional Practice Into Academic Education
Rainer Przywara (Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts)

Dual Studies At DHBW - An Effective Symbiosis of Theory And Practice
Tobias Nolting (Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim)

Tarracolab Project
Marta Segura Bonet (ESCI-UPF International Business Pompeu Fabra UNiversity)

Aquademia – Bridging Academia And Water-Related Business Through Competence Development
Andrea Bikfalvi (Universitat de Girona)

Session chair:
Morten Dahlgaard

Erasmus+ Meeting

More information


Overview of
incl. Q&A

90 second proposal pitches

Structured networking (around competencies / interests)

Lead by
Roger Pitfield

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 - 16:45

Regional and National Development

Learning Partnerships In Local Economic Development – Evidence From Central And Eastern Europe
Mike Alderson (Szent István University)

Universities, Innovation And Competitiveness In Regional Economies
Martin Gjelsvik (International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS))

University-Business Cooperation In The Brazilian Innovation System: Partial Results
Tomoe Daniela Hamanaka Gusberti (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)

Academic Institutions As Change Agents For Territorial Development
Jesús M. Valdaliso (University of the Basque Country)

Session chair:
Panayiotis Ketikidis

Intellectual Property and Patenting

Effects On Medical Innovations Of Combining Academic And Clinical Expertise
Finn Valentin (Copenhagen Business School)

Single Patent For Portuguese And/Or Spanish Language Countries
Sofia Vairinho (UALG / UHU)

Changes To Ip Legislation In Russia And The Impact On Commercialization Of University Research
Anna Kochenkova (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology )

The Integration Of Universities In The Innovation Process: A Discussion On The Cases Of Brazil And Japan And Its Laws Of Innovation
Araken de Lima (National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil)

Session chair:
James Cunningham

Increasing Employability of students

Aqualogys’ Approach To Get The Best Talent Out Of Universities

A Partnership Approach To Work Placement In Higher Education
Irene Sheridan (Cork Institute of Technology)

Knowledge Transfer Is A Two-Way Process: Increasing Student Employability Through The University-Industry Relationship
Jochen Barth (School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University)

Employer Engagement: Approaches & Case Studies Of University-Business Engagement
Richard Mendez (Keele University) , Sarah Tudor (Staffordshire University )

Experience from and tools for projects & research centres

Materials And MTAs Management Tool For Universities
Katsuya Fukami (Kyushu University)

Concentrating Solar Power (Csp) Technology: From Research To Market. A Case Study.
Gaetano Coletta (ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) , Davide Fratini (ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development)

Rules Of Engagement: Understanding The Dynamics Of Social Enterprise And Business Requirements On Academic Collaboration
Damian De Luca (University of Huddersfield) , Ruth Taylor (University of Huddersfield)

IPT’s “Quick & Dirty” Technology Valuation Method
Paulo Brito Moreira de Azevedo (IPT - Institute for Technological Research)

Meteor, From A Research Group To A Model Of Technology Transfer At Ctqc-Urv
Ricard Garcia-valls (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

First Experiences In Involving Design Companies In Guidance Of R&D On Future Materials And Their Applications
Menno van Rijn (Bax & Willems Consulting Venturing)

16:45 - 17:15 Closing session





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