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Invite-Only Session 

The UIIN Business Group is a platform where industry representatives can share knowledge and experiences about their university engagement, get their opinions and practices verbalised and promoted, and collaboratively address common challenges. The current members from CSL, Boeing, Siemens, ASML, SLB, ZEISS, Bayer, Raytheon Technologies, 3M,  and Sony Entertainment are responsible for leading university industry engagement activities in their respective organisations.

In this session, business group members will be discussing the topic of “What are today’s students looking for when it comes to exposure to industry?”. Expert in the field, Ed Holroyd Pearce (President & Co-founder, Virtual Internships) as well as the student body representative, Iris Kimizoglu (Vice President, European Students’ Union) have been invited to lead the discussion and share their experiences and insights.


This session brings together a group of leaders working in university collaboration at large innovation-intensive companies across the globe, to discuss current developments and challenges associated with university-business collaboration.

Designed for

This event is for UIIN Business Group Members only.


Date: 22nd August 2023

Time: 2pm-3.30pm UTC (Convert to your own timezone)


Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva
Manager Strategic Initiatives at UIIN


Ed Holroyd Pearce
President & Co-founder at Virtual Internships

Iris Kimizoglu
Vice President at European Students’ Union

Interested in up-skilling opportunities for all employees of your company, and becoming part of a community of innovative businesses?

The UIIN Community might just be the place for you.

Do you work at an innovation-intensive, large or medium sized company and engage with universities across joint R&Dinternships or talent acquisition? Join our group of business professionals operating across different topics and disciplines in university-industry engagement for the opportunity to share insights and learn from each other.

As UIIN Business members, you will have access to a range of benefits, including exclusive Business Group events and networking opportunities with universities and other businesses from all over the world.

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