Our Business Group consists of members from R&D-intensive, large or medium-sized companies who engage with universities across research, innovation and talent.
The Group provides a platform for businesses to share their knowledge and experiences about university engagement, and collaboratively address common challenges with targeted support from UIIN.
Join at the organisational membership level that suits your needs to unlock benefits like free tickets and discounts to events and training, promotional opportunities.
Want more information?
In addition, access to five industry-specific roundtable sessions and corresponding topical reports annually. These interactive sessions are challenge-based gatherings of 10+ research and development intensive companies that include:
- Research-driven insights from the UIIN team.
- Expert guest speaker input.
- An opportunity to network and share challenges and learnings with key global players.
Each meeting results in an outcome report shared with all participants. Some examples of challenges that are explored include:
- Creative solutions for collaborating with universities with limited/constrained R&D budget.
- How to drive innovation ecosystems and/or how to build innovation ecosystems from scratch.
- Innovative approaches for student engagement and talent acquisition.
Attend exclusive events and networking opportunities with universities and other businesses from all over the world.
Access a range of resources to further your university collaboration knowledge.
Share knowledge and experiences about university engagement.
Enjoy complimentary and discounted tickets to a range of learning and networking events.
Further your organisations collaboration skills with discounts on training and consultancy programs.
Stand out from the crowd with a keynote speaking spot at the annual UIIN conference.
“In a trustful and open environment, we share insights on many non-trivial aspects of cooperation with universities. Balancing the need for confidentiality and publishing in joint research, aligning research with talent attraction, meaningful involvement in education – these are only a few topics which we do not only discuss in theory, but where we exchange concrete experience and best practices. UIIN contributes their own deep understanding and connects us with professionals from their huge university network. Highly recommended!”
“We as industry partners provide our pain points or areas, we want to learn more about and UIIN facilitates the exchange, invites experts for the special subject areas and conducts comprehensive benchmarking within their own global network. Sharing insights and learnings with such a diverse team of like-minded companies is extremely valuable for us. Join our group and find it out!”
“For me, the UIIN Business Group is an invaluable source of knowledge and inspiration. Relations between universities and industry is relatively new as an integral part of innovation and talent challenges, so it is important to share ideas and best practices. I value the open and informal nature of the group, each of the members passionate about their work and very willing to share and learn. I always come out of our sessions with new ideas or interesting sources. I highly recommend joining the group if your company is serious about its relations with universities.”