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.

We are delighted to be part of the BEGIN Blockchain project. 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. We will lead the development and delivery of Intellectual Output 1 “Guide to Blockchain Skills Development for SMEs and Start-ups”, a publication that introduces the importance of blockchain training for high-growth SMEs, illustrates with a series of inspiring case studies examples, and educates entrepreneurship educators and VET managers on how to approach skills’ building in this field.