From September 29th to October 1st 2014, the University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) and the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) will host the 2014 Good Practice Event on Entrepreneurial Universities in Madrid, Spain. The single most important event in 2014 for all those involved in making universities 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 Entrepeneurial Universities Event will bring together around 150 key stakeholders driving this change – in their university, research institution, or in government or intermediaries.
During this three day event, you will learn in detail about 25 good practice cases, each being extensively presented & discussed in 45 minutes. Furthermore, more than 40 concepts and ideas for further developing the entrepreneurial university will be showcased. In addition, attendees can participate in practical workshops and visit the UPM Science Park.
Invited case studies
- Management Center Innsbruck – the Austrian entrepreneurial university
presented by Andreas Altmann (Rector and Executive Director)
- Maastricht University – Service Science Factory – the art of service innovation
presented by Jochen Barth (Managing Director)
- Muenster University of Applied Sciences – the partnering institution
presented by Thomas Baaken (Director of the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre)
- Technical University of Madrid – leading technology
presented by Gonzalo León (Vice President for Strategic Programmes)
- Dublin Institute of Technology – Hothouse – (to be confirmed)
presented by Tom Flanagan (Head of Communication at DIT and Director of Hothouse)
Call for Proposals
The conference will cover a wide range of topics around entrepreneurial universities with the main focus of the conference being on good practice examples. We are now calling for good practice case study and concept proposals on the themes of the conference.
All proposals will be reviewed by a practitioners committee and will be published in hard copy in the UIIN Good Practice Series (with ISBN number), which will be disseminated to all conference participants and UIIN members. Proposals can be submitted till the 16th June 2014. For more information on the Call for Proposals please visit: http://www.call.entrepreneurial-universities.org
Keep an eye on http://www.entrepreneurial-universities.org for the latest news on speakers, conference partners and discussion panels. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Madrid – the capital of Spain and holder of the Golden Triangle of Art