President of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and Senior Licensing Associate, Office of Technology Licensing (OTL), Stanford University Palo Alto, California USA "Creating a Better World: Evolution of Technology Transfer Globally"
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.
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.
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.