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At UIIN, we believe in cocreating the future.

Together with our global community we advance the field of university-industry engagement to drive innovation.

Since 2012, we have grown to a knowledge leader on university-industry engagement, entrepreneurial & engaged universities and knowledge transfer. We are dedicated to supporting our global community of university and industry professionals, to advance the future of higher education institutions and their impact on society. We conduct research, organise events and provide training and consultancy services to our community of 80+ organisational and 500+ individual members.

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Our way of working

We actively advance the field of university-industry collaboration through conducting large-scale research projects funded by national and international governments. Similarly, we support the development of university and industry professionals through delivering training for university leadership, academics and professional staff operating at the interface of higher education and industry, to enable them to enhance their collaboration and drive cultural change.

Our in-depth understanding and insights generated through our research form the foundation of our consultancy projects to provide universities, industry and government with concrete actions and recommendations to support their external engagement activities and strategies. Finally, through our events and online platform we enable our community to share knowledge, network with peers and form new relationships across the globe.

Our values

Evidence-based approach

We are knowledge creators. Our research informs our work and enhances our impact.

Global community

Community is at the core of our work. We are committed to connecting and supporting our global community to cocreate the future.

Innovative thinking

Innovation isn’t just in our name. In our work, we actively drive and embrace change.

Our vision

Our mission

We envision a world where universities are drivers of knowledge, research, and innovation, working collaboratively with external stakeholders to educate talent and to advance and inspire knowledge-based innovation and entrepreneurship.

Our mission is to enable and enhance university and industry engagement across education, research and societal interaction, through providing insights from research and practice, upskilling and supporting individuals and institutions, and creating a global community for sharing best-practice.

Meet the UIIN Team

Our team is passionate about exploring the future of higher education, the role of universities going forward and ensuring their education and research activities are tailored to driving innovation.

Arno Meerman
CEO & Founder

A/Prof. Dr. Todd Davey
Associate Partner

Dr. Sarah Jaber

Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva
Manager Strategic Initiatives

Alexandra Zinovyeva
Manager Research Projects

Jose Villagran Polo
Deputy Manager R&D Projects

Lauren Kroemer-Pope
Marketing & Communications Specialist

Lena Unmüßig
Marketing & Communications Specialist

Lauren Brophy
Marketing & Communications Specialist

Punn Chatupanyachotikul
Community and Events Officer

Elena Galan Muros
Audiovisual Producer

Andrey Dyachenko
Learning Experience Designer and Facilitator

Déspina Kortesidou
Senior Consultant

Rimante Rusaite
Senior Project Officer

Fleur Schellekens
Project Officer

Madeline Arkins
Project Officer

Tasha Day
Project Officer

Ready to drive innovation with us?

We are always on the lookout for talent to join our Amsterdam-based team.

Are you ready to dive into the field of university-industry engagement,
but don’t see a vacancy that matches your ambition?

Feel free to send us your motivation and CV anyway –
you might just be the person we didn’t know we were looking for!

Meet our Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Thomas Baaken
Scientific Advisor

Dr. Jochen Barth
Organisational Change

Dr. Cameron McCoy
US Affairs

Dr. Victoria Galan Muros
LATAM Affairs

Prof. Dr. Carolin Plewa
Australian Affairs

Dr. Sanae Okamoto
Asian Affairs


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