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1st Asia-Pacific University Industry Engagement Conference Attracts More Than 200 Participants From 29 Countries

Australia has hosted the first Asia-Pacific University Industry Engagement Conference on 15-17 February, 2017. Having taken place in Adelaide, the event has attracted more than 200 participants, including university managers, researchers, policy-makers and innovation and entrepreneurship managers from 29 countries across the globe.

Over the three days, the attendees had an opportunity to discuss the topic of university-industry engagement and share their experiences from both a scientific as well as practitioners angle during the various sessions and presentations. An integral part of the conference was the social program, which covered interactive workshops, the get-together and a conference dinner with a unique view of Adelaide. These activities encouraged the participants to interact, share knowledge, and establish new contacts with peers.

Want to see what you’ve missed, or get access to pictures of yourself or colleagues? Check out the pictures on our Flickr account here.


The conference has also accumulated a wide range of scientific and practitioners’ papers, good & next practice case studies and posters. If you would like to access these or materials from previous events, please log-in here.

Are you interested in joining us at future events to discuss, share knowledge and interact with like-minded on university-industry interaction? Visit the website of our 2017 annual University-Industry Interaction Conference, to be held on 7-9 June, in Dublin, Ireland here.

UIIN would like to express sincere thanks to all the who joined the conference, as well as to the conference sponsors, and the partner organizations – the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and the Flinders University.


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