Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe

Spring Seminar Programme

DAY ONE – Thursday, March 17  
Time Session Speaker
11:45 Registration and networking  
12:30 Buffet Lunch  
Place, innovation and knowledge transfer
13:30 Welcome to the University of Strasbourg  and introduction to the seminar programme Professor Michel Deneken, President, University of Strasbourg
13:45 Universities as regional place makers: the role of higher education institutions in diffusing innovation and knowledge transfer Professor Michel de Mathelin, Vice President, Innovation & Technology Transfer, University of Strasbourg
Local contexts, varying responses
14:25 Partnerships for innovation: the University of Helsinki and the City of Helsinki
University of Helsinki, Finland
Santtu von Bruun, Director of Innovation Ecosystems, University of Helsinki
15:05 Coffee break  
15:30 Excellence in Research – impact on Innovation: How LMU Munich successfully interacts with its local ecosystem
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), Germany
Dr Christoph Mülke, Vice President, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)
16:10 The Connectus story: creating partnerships between publicly funded research and companies to fuel innovation in Alsace
Société d’Acélération du Transfert de Technologies (SATT) Connectus
Caroline Dreyer, Chair and CEO, Connectus, Strasbourg
16:50 Wrapping up the day’s proceedings and practical information about the evening’s social events Ian Creagh
17:00 Depart for hotels  
19:30 Seminar Dinner (details will be sent to registered participants)  
21:30 Return to hotels  
DAY TWO – Friday, March 18
Time Session Speaker
Local contexts, varying responses
09:00 Building regional university partnerships to amplify the impact of universities’ role in regional innovation and knowledge transfer
The Oxford Cambridge Arc & the Arc Universities Group
Alistair Lomax, Director, Arc Universities Group
09:40 Leveraging regional, national and international partnerships for regional benefit
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Dr Freek van Muiswinkel, Director Entrepreneurship & Regional Partnerships, Utrecht University
10:20 Coffee break  
10:50 The politics of regional innovation: is politics too important to leave to politicians?
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Remco Kouwenhoven, Director Alumni Engagement and Philanthropy, University of Groningen

Facilitated discussion with three panellists
      • Calluna Euving, HUMANE Chair & Secretary General, University of Amsterdam
      • Caroline Dreyer, Chair and CEO, Connectus
      • Alistair Lomax, Director, Arc Universities Group

12:10 Closing remarks from the host and HUMANE Valérie Gibert & Ian Creagh
12:30 Buffet Lunch  
14:00 Close  

Note: the programme is subject to marginal change.

Important information:

HUMANE and the University of Strasbourg fully intend to deliver the HUMANE Spring Seminar in Strasbourg. If however, public health restrictions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic require it to be postponed, participants will be notified with as much notice as possible.

Neither HUMANE nor the University of Strasbourg are liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or objects during the HUMANE Spring Seminar in Strasbourg. Participants attending the HUMANE Spring Seminar do so at their own risk and responsibility.