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27 May 2016

11:00 - 12:30 Third parallel session

Mobilizing with industry
Challenges and chances in working with SMEs

  11:00 - 12:30
  Room: 10 & 12, Hotel Scandic

Anton Habjanic, Director, TechnoCenter, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Niels Maarbjerg Olesen, Innovation Director, Aalborg University, Denmark

Most of us work in TTOs located in an environment where more than 90% of local industry consists of SMEs. Working with micro, small and medium-sized companies can be challenging, but we can not and do not want to avoid it.

So how can we make the best of it? In this session, we will invite two experts from two different countries to show us best practices in how to reach out to SMEs, how to establish sustainable networks, how to efficiently manage the collaboration, how to deal with IPR issues , etc. Let us mobilize with industry and innovate successfully!

Moderator: Jakob Fritz Hansen, Director, Innovation and Sector Services, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark