Celebrating a Decade of ICEIRD

University-Industry Links: Coproducing Knowledge, Innovation & Growth

International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development

31 Aug – 1 Sept 2017
Thessaloniki, Greece
The MET Hotel
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Confirmed keynote speakers


Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning & Teaching, University of Sheffield, UK

Vladimir ŠUCHA

Director-General of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

Prof. Lene FOSS

School of Business and Economics - UiT The Arctic University, Norway


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 of attributed 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 stricture 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.”

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