Founder and CEO, University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN)
Arno Meerman is the founder and CEO of the University Industry Innovation Network, a leading network that conducts research, provides events and training, and consults government, universities and industry on university-industry interaction. In his role Arno has built UIIN to one of the largest networks on university-industry interaction globally. Arno actively works with the European Commission, higher education institutions and other government bodies around the world towards professionalisation of university – industry relationships, entrepreneurial universities and partnerships. He has designed and led a number of UIIN’s research projects for the European Commission and professional training programs on research valorisation, entrepreneurial education, innovation alliances and university – business cooperation. Arno leads the UIIN Entrepreneurial Universities Transformation Program.