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The 2014 Entrepreneurial Universities
Good Practice Event!

The most important event in 2014 for all those willing to become more engaged, innovation-oriented and entrepreneurial

Universities and research institutions play a key role in today’s society. In addition to educating students and performing research, universities are more and more engaged with their region and business. However, the transition from a traditional university to a more engaged and entrepreneurial one is a complex and long journey.

The 2014 Entrepreneurial Universities Event will bring together around 150 academics and professionals driving this change – in their university, research institution, or in government or intermediaries.

Already before the event, you have access to different tools to analyse your individual situation. During the event, you will connect to other participants having similar challenges, goals and interests. Our online networking tool, UIIN Connect, will facilitate this networking already before the conference by helping you to find the right networking partners.

In Madrid you will get to know 20 good practice cases, each being extensively presented & discussed in 45 minutes. Furthermore, more than 25 concepts and ideas for further developing the entrepreneurial university will be showcased. After the event, having brought home new ideas and concepts, we provide you with material supporting you in the implementation of the approaches learned.

However, the key element bringing all this together is a welcoming and encouraging environment. Which place could be better than an actual good practice example? Therefore we would like to welcome you to the Campus of Excellence of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM).

Conference organisers

"No matter if you just join in for networking and learning new approaches & concepts, or if you also use our analysis tools and implementation guide, the event will provide you with new insights on how to manage the journey of becoming more engaged, innovation-oriented and entrepreneurial"

Keynote speakers

Sergio Arzeni
Director - Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development at the OECD

Professor Dr. Dana T. Redford
President of the Portugal Entrepreneurship Education Platform (PEEP) and co-editor of 'The Entrepreneurial University Handbook'

José María Fuster
Executive Vice President of Operations and Technology of Banco Santander

Good Practice Case Studies

All further case studies will be selected from the proposals received

Professor Gonzalo Leon
Vice President for Strategic Programmes & Director of the Center for Technology Innovation, Spain
Professor Andreas Altmann
Rector, Austria
Dr. Jochen Barth
Director, Service Science Factory, The Netherlands
Professor Thomas Baaken
Director, Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre, Germany

Tom Flanagan
Director, Hothouse, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
View all case studies

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

Conference schedule

September 29, 2014
  • Innovation tours
  • Workshops
  • Get together
September 30, 2014
  • Conference day 1
  • Champagne reception
  • Conference dinner
October 1, 2014
  • Conference day 2

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The event is designed for all those interested in better understanding how to develop more engaged and innovation-oriented entrepreneurial universities and their ecosystem.
  • 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
  • Policymakers

Key Benefits

  • Increase your knowledge on the management of entrepreneurial universities
  • Participate in workshops and develop your skills
  • Meet and network with those having shared interests and goals
  • Bring new ideas and concept home to your institution
  • Use our analysis tools & implementation guide to put ideas & concepts into action

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Conference news

» UIIN Connect - Getting the most out of your conference participation

August 04, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

» Case Descriptions of Good Practice Case Studies now available!

July 21, 2014 @ 12:34 PM

» A few extra days: 2014 Good Practice Event on Entrepreneurial Universities

June 20, 2014 @ 7:26 AM



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