Keynote speakers

Prof. Wyn MORGAN

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning & Teaching, University of Sheffield, UK
" The importance of industry engaged learning"

Dr Vladimir ŠUCHA

Director-General of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
"A new narrative for Innovation"

Prof. Lene FOSS

School of Business and Economics - UiT The Arctic University, Norway
"How can universities develop entepreneurially "


The Conference

Over the past 10 years ICEIRD has become one of the leading entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development conferences in Europe, attracting academics and practitioners from around the world.  A central theme of ICEIRD over the past decade had been the importance to universities, industry and government, and how to promote innovation-led growth.

Our Theme

As an innovative conference bringing together academics, policymakers, practitioners, and businesses, this year the theme of ICEIRD is to advance research and practice university-industry links. The conference is structured around three tracks concerned with researching, co-producing and commercializing university-industry links.

Target Audience

The conference is aimed at academics, university technology managers, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, and businesses interested in the theory and practice of university-industry links as well as innovation, entrepreneurship and regional development more broadly.

Make key connections

Engage with industry, academia and policy

Expand your knowledge

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Business Partners