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06 September 2017

ICEIRD 2017 Conference celebrates a decade of success in Thessaloniki

The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College and its research centre, SEERC celebrated a decade of success for the International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development by organizing its 10th Edition (ICEIRD 2017). The event took place with great success 31 August – 1 September 2017 at Makedonia Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki.

The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College and its research centre, SEERC celebrated a decade of success for the International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development by organizing its 10th Edition (ICEIRD 2017)

More than 130 delegates from more than 31 countries headed for Thessaloniki to join the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of ICEIRD, a conference that is addressed to 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.

Prof. Panayiotis H. Ketikidis, Vice-Principal of University’s International Faculty, CITY College –and also founder of ICEIRD- warmly welcomed all guests and introduced this year’s event together with his co-chairperson, Prof Tim Vorley, Associate Dean Impact, Innovation & Engagement, The University of Sheffield, UK.

The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College and its research centre, SEERC celebrated a decade of success for the International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development by organizing its 10th Edition (ICEIRD 2017).

Themed “University-Industry Links: Coproducing Knowledge, Innovation & Growth” this year the aim of ICEIRD was to advance research and practice university-industry links. The conference (which rotated yearly around Europe) was structured around three tracks this year concerned with researching, co-producing and commercializing university-industry links. Keynote speeches were delivered by the following distinguished speakers:

Prof. Paul L. Latreille
Deputy Vice-President (Education)
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"

Ms. Mary Albertson, CLP, RTTP
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"

ICEIRD 2017 Conference celebrates a decade of success in Thessaloniki

The event’s diverse programme included more than 120 academic and industry presentations, ten workshops and roundtables, all shedding light at the conference central topic and generating fruitful discussion.

Overall ICEIRD 2017 met a highly positive success, with its participants having acquired an expert driven strategy and knowledge for boosting their know-how in entrepreneurialism, innovation and technology transfer by debunking myths and revealing the latest trends through a global network of practitioners and academics that helped expand their profile and that linked them with their intended goal (whether it is to pursue innovation, to become an entrepreneur or to be a successful player in the technology transfer field).

In order to satisfy global demand for knowledge that a decade of ICEIRD has produced through its wide network, the 11th ICEIRD will go beyond Europe and will take place in Doha – Qatar.

ICEIRD 2017 Conference celebrates a decade of success in Thessaloniki

The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College and its research centre, SEERC celebrated a decade of success for the International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development by organizing its 10th Edition (ICEIRD 2017).

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