July 9, 2018

RESUME flew to London: University-Industry Interaction // 20-22 June


The University of Messina (Italy) and the University of Holy Spirit of Kaslik (Lebanon) participated from 20 to 22 June to the University-Industry Interaction Conference, the annual conference of the University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN), that brings close to 500 managers, practitioners and researchers in the field of entrepreneurial universities, collaborative innovation and university-industry interaction.

Now in its 6th year, this conference is one of the largest conferences in this field and provides its participants with 3 days of sharing knowledge and interacting with peers.

The RESUME project participated in the following parallel workshop on June 22:

“Practitioner: Mechanisms driving and supporting entrepreneurship”

  • Establishing a Mediterranean business scouting model

Elena Girasella (University of Messina), Khalil Abboud (Holy Spirit University)

  • StudentStartUP: Building entrepreneurship programs and centers in the Limburg region (Belgium)

Jean-Pierre Segers (PXL)

  • Implementation model of a tech-based entrepreneur support program and its impacts

Sandra Marin Ruiz (University of Missouri, Columbia)

  • Connecting the whole innovation value chain: The case of the European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs (ENRICH) in Brazil, China and USA

Sara Medina (Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação)

The session was chaired and moderated by Ingrid Wakkee, Professor at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Entrepreneurship Programme)

The presentation of Messina and Holy Spirit of Kaslik is the result of a publication that has been elaborated by the insitutions together with the Agronomic and Veterinary institute Hassan II in Rabat and submitted to the UIIN Network. The paper aimed to analyse scenarios acting in different countries Italy, Morocco and Lebanon concerning youth entrepreneurship. The Italian scouting model of Start Cup Competition is fully described detailing the series of steps, which allow selecting a winning idea. Results confirm that the start-up completion model has produced remarkable positive change in Italian industrial tissue regarding economy, technology, human resource and territory.

To know more on the UIIN event please visit: https://www.university-industry.com/index/about