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A new culture of innovation in Scotland -The case for Digital Health & Care Institute
A new innovation model for the delivery of digital health and care in Scotland, joining co-design and patient-centred care though academic, business and citizen involvement.

Sanna Rimpiläinen
Research and Knowledge Exchange Manager at Digital Health and Care Institute (Knowledge Exchange and Research)
LinkedIn profile Twitter profile
A research park as an engine for the Triple Helix Model of Industry, government and academic interactions: Centennial Campus’ Springboard Innovation Hub case study
The concept of linkage between industry, government and academic research is central for the major research park models, so this case study about Centennial Campus (NC State, USA) shows an example of the potential and actual role of a research campus park to be an engine for the Triple Helix Model.

Adriana Ferreira de Faria
Professor at Federal University of Viçosa (Production Engineering)
LinkedIn profile Research Gate profile
Academic Proof-of-Concept Best Practices – The University City Science Center’s Multi-Institutional QED Program
An example of a regional collaboration that aggregates and deploys resources for commercialization and industry transfer of early-stage life science technologies from multiple universities and research institutes.

Yatin Karpe
Associate Director at Lehigh University (Office of Technology Transfer)
LinkedIn profile Blog Twitter profile
ACCENT – Accelerating Entrepreneurship
An example of entrepreneurial design thinking for transdisciplinary entrepreneurship education and the way to become an entrepreneurial university

Harald von Kortzfleisch
Professor for Management and Entrepreneurship at Universität Koblenz-Landau (Zentral Institute for Scientific Entrepreneurship & International Transfer (ZIFET))
Activating Researchers for Entrepreneurship: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Transfer to Society
How to activate researchers to engage in transferring their knowledge from research to society through entrepreneurial behavior and activities



AIMday®
How to create effective, concrete, and productive academia-industry meetings

Aligning ICT UII collaboration in a fast-paced industry
How to realign the value propositions of university-industry collaboration to foster mutually beneficial ICT innovation processes in fast-paced, agile enterprises.

Signe Skov-Hansen
Ideas & Innovation at Danish Technological Institute
LinkedIn profile
Amazing Business Train
How to create a life changing learning experience for students, teachers and experts

Vesa Tuomela
Senior lecturer and development manager at HAMK University of applied sciences (Entrepreneurship and business research and education center)
Ulla Bard
Director at HAMK University of Applied Sciences (Entrepreneurship and Business)
An Entrepreneurial Collaborative Approach
An example of how to foster entrepreneurship among students through University-Industry Collaboration

Leire Markuerkiaga
Lecturer and Researcher at Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa JMA S. Coop
LinkedIn profile
An example of a regional Innovation Accelerator transforming a declining manufacturing economy
An example of a regional Innovation Accelerator transforming a declining manufacturing economy

Elizabeth Eastland
CEO and Director at University of Wollongong (iAccelerate and Innovation and Commercial Research)
LinkedIn profile
An industry-based problem-based learning approach
An example of how to implement a project-based learning (PBL) approach based on current industry demands with engineering students

Leire Markuerkiaga
Lecturer and Researcher at Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa JMA S. Coop
LinkedIn profile
Aquademia: bridging academia and water-related business through competence development
The Aquademia project aims at defining a model to promote student’s competence development for water-related industries by means of international internships.

Andrea Bikfalvi
Associate Professor at University of Girona (Business Administration and Product Design)
Biocity: Creating, Growing and Investing in UK Life Sciences Companies
Over the past 14 years Biocity has developed its business and is a great example of a successful ecosystem which drives economic growth.

Yvonne Barnett
Nottingham Trent University
Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology: from Research to Market. A Case Study
An example of how to manage the whole innovation process, avoiding the pitfalls of the intermediate stage between basic research and commercialization

Gaetano Coletta
Researcher at ENEA (Technology Transfer Unit)
Copenhagen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab - CIEL
Building a collaborative platform to enhance innovation and entrepreneurship across three major Danish universities

Cathrine Amalie Oldenburg
Project Manager at Copenhagen Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab
LinkedIn profile Twitter profile
Cyprus University of Technology’s Research Institute
Developing a self-funded Research Institute for boosting and promoting scientific research together with the business world

Developing a measurement system for entrepreneurship education in universities of applied sciences. a case of co-creation
An example of building, testing, implementing and utilizing a measurement system for entrepreneurship education in universities of applied sciences

Developing Entrepreneurial University During Rapid Structural Change: Case Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences
An example of holistic institutional development towards entrepreneurial university during rapid structural change

Ari Lindeman
Team Leader at Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences (Leadership and Entrepreneurship)
Twitter profile
Dual Study Paths in Engineering Sciences
How to improve learning efficacy by integrating professional practice in academic education

Entrepreneurial Pathways
How to develop entrepreneurial pathways for students and faculty

Nicole Colomb
Economic Development Exec at Virginia Commonwealth University (Innovation Gateway)
LinkedIn profile
Focused, fast and flexible: a partnership approach to regional job creation.
An example of aligning industry commitment, university flexibility and innovative government policy to create local jobs and a template for economic renewal.

Ann Ledwith
Director CPE at University of Limerick (Continuing & Professional Education CPE)
LinkedIn profile Research Gate profile
Fostering the entrepreneurship using university-industry interactions
How to combine the experience of mentors (professionals and business partners) with the eagerness to thrive of entrepreneurial students and graduates.

From incubators to technological park: the case of the city of Vitoria, Espirito Santo State- Brazil
An example of the creation of a favorable environment to engage stakeholder in the innovation process in the city of Vitoria/Brazil, culminating with the institutionalization of a Technological Park

Araken Lima
Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial
From Triple Helix Towards InnoHub Network in Practice
In Western Uusimaa in Finland, our triple helix based team is focusing on future oriented innovations in InnoHub network, developing sustainable solutions for tomorrow and applying them already today.

Jukka Laitinen
Project Researcher at Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Lohja)
From University Technology Transfer to Regional Innovation Gateway
How to transform a university technology commercialization office into an innovation engine for the university and the region

Ivelina Metcheva
Executive Director at VCU Innovation Gateway (Innovation Gateway)
Nicole Colomb
Economic Development Exec at Virginia Commonwealth University (Innovation Gateway)
LinkedIn profile
Fueling the powerhouse Jena
How to successfully restructure fuzzy university-industry interfaces into a seamless One Stop Agency for all stakeholders

Lutz Maicher
Professor at Jena University (Technology Transfer Research Group)
Twitter profile
General Course on Intellectual Property
An example of developing effective and sustainable E-learning Course in Brazil

How to realize your entrepreneurial dream while studying? ARTEpreneur is the answer!
How to realize your entrepreneurial dream while studying?

An Boone
Coördinator ARTEpreneur at Artevelde University College (Business Management)
LinkedIn profile Twitter profile Research Gate profile
IESS - The innovative entrepreneurship support system
How to build an effective system to stimulate and support academic entrepreneurship – an example of IESS at The University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Poland

iMinds Incubation & Entrepreneurship program
How to enable and reinforce entrepreneurship education through incubators



Improving the relevance of higher education by working with real life cases: the pop-up stores
Increasing the ROI in education and deliver ‘the employees or entrepreneurs of the future’, University Colleges Leuven-Limburg strongly collaborate with regional actors to further introduce real-life cases into the curriculum. In this paper, we present the case of the ‘pop-up stores’ project, in which students open and run temporary shops.

Brenda Wilmots
Researcher at UC Limburg (Commercial Sciences and Business Administration)
Tin Van den Putte
Researcher and teacher at UC Limburg (Commercial Sciences and Business Administration)
Annelies Schrooten
Coördinator Entrepreneurial education at UC Leuven-Limburg (Management & Technology)
LinkedIn profile
Increasing co-operation between education and the city of Espoo Finland – Case InnoEspoo
How to increase student entrepreneurship training to achieve a higher quality of cooperation and reduce costs

Heikki Rannikko
Senior Adviser at Aalto University (Small Business Center)
LinkedIn profile
Initiative for the development of business opportunities between high performance students and researchers from Universitat Jaume I: NETEC.
NETEC is an initiative addressed to academic staff and university students who want to enhance and/or develop their entrepreneurial skills.

INNOVATECH, a new approach to UPM technology commercialization
An example of how to integrate innovation support and the exploitation of research results

Gonzalo Leon
Vice President for Strategic Programmes at UPM & Director of the Center for Technology Innovation at Technical University of Madrid
Innovation Café
An example of how to create a sustainable engine for the entrepreneurial ecosystem

Keith Marmer
Associate Dean for Research Innovation, Director , Office of Technology Development at Penn State College of Medicine (Office of Technology Development)
Innovation Labs as Collaborative Tool between Higher Education Institutes and SMEs in Innovation Processes
International Innovation Labs are collaborative platforms between higher education institutes and SMEs to stimulate business model innovation. Creative solutions for real-life business problems elaborated by international student teams resulted in an innovation manual with practical guidelines for innovation processes, suited to the limited financial and marketing resources of SMEs.

Robrecht Van Goolen
Head of Services - Research Coordinator at UC Leuven-Limburg (Management & Technology)
LinkedIn profile Twitter profile
Innovative Marketing Communication Academy: hands-on sessions with practical guidelines and tools for SMEs
How University Colleges Leuven-Limburg makes an impact on the non-technological innovative capacity of SMEs

Robrecht Van Goolen
Head of Services - Research Coordinator at UC Leuven-Limburg (Management & Technology)
LinkedIn profile Twitter profile
IPT’s “Quick & dirty” technology valuation model
An analysis about EMBRAPII licensing and technology transfer negotiations

Carlos Brito
Pro-Rector at University of Porto (Rectorate)
JAMK Generator
An example of how to build an entrepreneurial university of applied sciences

Lead to win
An ecosystem approach to making universities more entrepreneurial

Michael Weiss
Carleton University
LinkedIn profile Twitter profile
Making the Most of Masters: An innovative approach to employer engagement in Higher Education Institutes in Scotland
How to establish work based dissertation projects in the taught postgraduate curriculum.

Eunice Atkins
Employability Manager at University of Stirling (School of Natural Sciences and Careers Development Centre)
LinkedIn profile
Wendy Rudland
Work-based Project Coordinator and Careers Education Developer at University of Aberdeen (Careers Service)
LinkedIn profile Twitter profile
Materials and MTAs Management Tool for Universities
How to manage materials and MTAs for promoting scientific research

Katsuya Fukami
Professor at Kyushu University (Material Management Center)
LinkedIn profile Blog Research Gate profile
Partnering for the Future: A Case Study in Building Long Term Academic Industry Relationships
An example of an approach to developing a long term academic industry partnership using a structured relationship management framework

David Kirk
Head of Corporate Partnerships at Dublin Institute of Technology (Corporate Partnerships)
Passport to a profession in the degree of pharmacy
How to integrate university students into the real world of work: “Passport to a profession in Pharmacy”.

Plymouth University’s Enterprise Vision
A case study on how Plymouth University set its vision to be the enterprise university and the impact this has had on enhancing economic growth in its region

Professionalizing the use of the student ressource for innovation - re-framing collaborations with industry
An example of professionalizing collaboration with industry through setting up a temporary R/D department with industry

Jens Boelsmand
Consultant at University College of Northern Denmark (Research and Development)
LinkedIn profile
Morten Dahlgaard
Head of entrepreneurship center at Aalborg University - AAU Innovation (Entrepreneurship and start up support)
Marie Fallgaard
Project manager at Aalborg University (Supporting Entrepreneurship)
LinkedIn profile
Anni Stavnskær Pedersen
Innovation Consultant at University College of Northern Denmark (UNC Innovation)
LinkedIn profile
Rules of engagement: understanding the dynamics of social enterprise and business requirements on academic collaboration
Examples of the development of University based collaborations between Canalside studios, industry and social enterprise

Glen Taylor
Senior Director at UFS (Directorate Research Development)
Scientific entrepreneurship support at Koblenz-Landau University
How to successfully address different groups of students and become an entrepreneurial university

Harald von Kortzfleisch
Professor for Management and Entrepreneurship at Universität Koblenz-Landau (Zentral Institute for Scientific Entrepreneurship & International Transfer (ZIFET))
Bjoern Hoeber
Research Associate at University of Koblenz-Landau (Institute for Management)
Service Science Factory, Maastricht University
How to integrate the valorisation initiative into university research and education

Jochen Barth
Director for Employability at University Industry Innovation Network
LinkedIn profile Twitter profile
SpinIN: A Danish case of collaboration between student entrepreneurs and established companies
How to increase the success rate and create sustainable growth and jobs by matching student entrepreneurs with established companies and to facilitate a process of mutual value creation

Anne Sofie Dahlmann Breindahl
Project Manager at Aarhus University (Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
LinkedIn profile Twitter profile Research Gate profile
Claus Thrane
Chief Consultant at Aarhus University (Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
 
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