Thorsten Kliewe, MA is Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of the University Industry Innovation Network. At UIIN, he leads the organisation’s activities that aim to connect university and business representatives, either through events, in projects or in the network in general. Thorsten is also affiliated with the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre at Münster University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) in Germany, where he researches, lectures and conducts industry projects at the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship and marketing. Through UIIN and MUAS, he is well experienced in projects on EU (e.g. Knowledge Alliance, EU Tender, Erasmus+) and German level (e.g. BMBF, FH Extra, ProfUnt), primary looking after how to optimise the interaction between university research and education, and business/society. His prior work experience includes Deloitte Australia’s Innovation Acceleration Team, the Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management (INGENIO) at the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain, the Centre of Marketing Management at Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland as well as the eArchitecture Lab at Constance University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Thorsten holds a Master of Arts in International Management as well as a German Diplom in Business Adminstration, both from MUAS.