Thorsten Kliewe

Dr. Kliewe is a European expert on the topics of university-industry interaction, entrepreneurial universities and collaborative innovation. Focusing on entrepreneurship, innovation, marketing and management in higher education, he is passionate about creating economic and social impact by fostering interaction between science and business.

Dr. Kliewe is Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of the University Industry Innovation Network, an Amsterdam-headquartered Network facilitating the interaction between universities and business organisations. He 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. Dr. Kliewe chairs the University-Industry Interaction Conference Series, frequently serves on international boards and committees, has shared his knowledge through presentations and workshops in more than 15 countries, and has widely published in the field of B2B marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship, including two books and a large number of book chapters and (journal) papers. 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.