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UIIN Business Group
9:00am-10:30am (CST)
4:00-5:30pm (CET)
21st February 2023


This is a facilitated roundtable discussion with the UIIN Business Group members. 

Invite-Only Session 

The UIIN Business Group is a platform where industry representatives:

  1. Can share knowledge and experiences about their university engagement.
  2. Get their opinions and practices verbalized and promoted, and
  3. Collaboratively address common challenges.

The current members from CSL, Boeing, Novartis, Siemens, ASML, Schlumberger, ZEISS, Bayer, Raytheon Technologies, 3M, Salesforce, Telefónica, Sony Entertainment are responsible for leading university industry engagement activities in their respective organisations. 


This facilitated discussion aims to provide a platform for the UIIN Business Group members to share current areas of interest in university-business cooperation space and address common challenges.

Designed for

This invite-only session curates 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 in a business roundtable discussion 

This event is for UIIN Business Group Members only.


Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva
Manager Strategic Initiatives at UIIN

Balzhan Orazbayeva is the strategic initiatives manager at UIIN. In this role, she designs and delivers innovative training, consultancy concepts and models to develop more engaged and entrepreneurial universities. Balzhan has undertaken research around university-business collaboration and social innovation and has run a number of training programs and workshops around entrepreneurial universities, future of universities and university-business collaboration. Balzhan holds a  doctoral degree from the Free University Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam), where she focused on the engagement of academics and businesses in education-driven university-business collaboration. She is the co-editor of The Future of Universities (FUT_) book series.

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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