About Arno Meerman

Arno Meerman is the CEO at University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) as well as being a Council Member of the Accreditation Council for Engaged and Entrepreneurial Universities (ACEEU) and Business Development Manager for the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre, one of Europe’s leading scientific institutes in the area of university-business cooperation. He is currently the Project Manager for the State of European University-Business Cooperation initiative being executed for the European Commission and has been the Conference Organiser for the UIIN conference series, which averages over 350 people per conference and is the largest in the topic of university-industry cooperation.
25 04, 2017

How Do We Revitalize A Region After A Major Industry Pulls Out? An Entrepreneurial Example From the Netherlands

By | 2017-05-10T13:51:41+00:00 April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

What does it take to revitalize a region after a major industry sector pulls out? Although the answer depends on the context, the region of Twente, a rural area situated in the eastern part of the Netherlands has shown how it is done. Through an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong regional network and having embedded knowledge [...]

15 04, 2017

Collaboration Between Universities And Business: There Is A Larger Ecosystem To Consider

By | 2017-05-10T13:47:29+00:00 April 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Last week the European Commission’s DG Education and Culture organised the 7th University-Business Forum. Together with my colleagues Todd Davey and Victoria Galan Muros we presented and discussed the outcomes of the largest study on the State of University-Business Cooperation (UBC) in Europe. With more than 300 participants from all across Europe it was interesting [...]

23 03, 2017

Yissum: How the Israeli Front-Runner Commercializes Innovation

By | 2017-05-10T13:56:14+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

From the cherry tomatoes on your grocery list to the automated on-board driver assistant system ‘MobileEye’ in your car, and the FDA Approved treatment medications; for ovarian cancer ‘Doxil’, chemotherapy ‘Erbitux’, and Alzheimer’s disease ‘Exelon’, Yissum’s world renowned inventions have been making an impact on human lives across the world much longer than we realize. [...]

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