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ANNUAL CONFERENCE 9 - 11 May, 2023 • Budapest Register now 2023 UIIN Conference

Join us for the largest global event dedicated to university-industry interaction, entrepreneurial & engaged universities and the future of higher education! The 2023 UIIN Conference provides the chance to discover and share the latest insights, practices and achievements in the field through three days of inspiring sessions, sharing knowledge and interacting with peers.

We are excited to bring back our global community of university leaders, professionals from both university and industry, policymakers and researchers back together in Budapest.


A broad variety of tracks, including workshops, panel discussions and presentations of case studies, research and practitioner insights.

A professional, friendly, and fun environment for networking with global peers.

A unique learning opportunity for individuals working to break down the barriers between academia and industry

Why attend?

Mixture of science and practice

We believe in the importance of research ON, as well as practical experience IN, university-industry interaction. Through the combination of hearing about the latest research results, practical examples and case studies, our attendees are best equipped to further drive university-industry interaction

Insights into the minds of renowned leaders

Be inspired to drive change at your institution through keynote speakers, representing influential figures across academia, government and industry, including best-selling authors, leaders of entrepreneurship centres, scientific experts and university relations leaders at R&D intensive companies.

Hands-on learning through workshops

Learn by doing through participating in practical workshops throughout the conference. The UIIN Conference is your chance to learn new tools and methodologies, reflect on your own understanding and experience on university-industry engagement, and interact and network with your peers.

Recognition by your peers

We believe in celebrating successes and knowledge sharing, which is why we have introduced a number of awards this year to recognise innovative and outstanding examples of university-industry engagement. We also publish the full papers from conference speakers in our UIIN Conference Proceedings.

See you in Budapest!

Our Keynote Speakers

Cristina Riesen
Founder & CEO, Educreators Foundation

Diana El-Azar
Senior Director, Strategic Communications at Minerva Project

Emma Salgård Cunha
Commercialisation Manager (AHSS) at University of Cambridge

Kelly Sexton
Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation Partnerships at University of Michigan

Philipp Gerbert
General Managing Director at TUM Venture Labs

Robert Giezendanner-Thoben
Director of Industry Affairs at EPFL

Roberta Malee Bassett
Global Lead for Tertiary Education at The World Bank

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