Meet the partners: UIIN

UIIN is an international leader on university-industry engagement, entrepreneurial & engaged universities and knowledge transfer. We are dedicated to advancing the future of higher education institutions and supporting our global community of university-industry professionals. We conduct research, organise events and provide training and consultancy services to our community of 80+ organisational and 500+ individual members.

Founded in 2012, UIIN responded to a developing need within university-industry interaction moving away from the linear process of technology transfer and a shift towards a more holistic and strategic approach by all stakeholders involved. Our mission is to enable and enhance university and industry engagement across education and research, through providing insights from research and practice, upskilling and supporting individuals and institutions, and creating a global community for sharing best-practice.

With our consulting offerings, professional training and events, we actively convert research into practice and support universities, business and government in developing stronger and more strategic relationships, more future-oriented institutions and ultimately building a knowledge society for a better tomorrow. We have a proven experience of successfully leading international events, undertaking the implementation of European research projects and developing strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders. We have a track record in leading and participating in research-heavy international projects.

Research valorisation is a subject dear to the Netherlands who invented the term. Therefore, as a Dutch-based institution, UIIN is extremely delighted to be part of the STEM Valorise project.

We will lead the development and delivery of Intellectual Output 3 “Valorisation Training Programme and Toolkit”, a modularised training programme for valorisation and academic entrepreneurship skills development for STEM researchers. The programme will be supported by the Valorisation Training Toolkit that is to be utilised by the universities in their PhD programmes or extracurricular activities for the first stage STEM researchers. We will be significantly engaged and supporting partners in other deliverables and we aim to scale the work of this project onto a European level and allow for dissemination and exploitation of the project outputs across universities in Europe and beyond.

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