Staff

Arno Meerman

PhD student

Office address:
UIIN
Science Park 400
1098XH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

GENERAL INFO

I am the co-founder and CEO of the University Industry Innovation Network. In this role, I oversee UIIN’s daily activities; in addition I lead several of its initiatives, including UIIN’s events, Good Practice Case Studies Series and national and EU projects, to further foster innovation and entrepreneurship. I have been the lead organiser of more than 10 major events, including conferences with more than 400 participants. Currently I manage UIIN’s involvement in the SHIP project (Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance) in which four regional alliances are built to foster open innovation and collaboration as well as the IE-WEXHE project (Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance). I was a project manager and researcher on several European and national (German) research projects. Since January 2016, I am the responsible project manager of the State of University-Business Cooperation in Europe study, a follow up project on the largest European study completed in the area of University-Business Cooperation (commissioned by the European Commission) in which I was also one of the main researchers. Prior to taking this role, I was responsible for business development at Münster School of Business (MSB) at Münster University of Applied Sciences. Where I am currently, since 2012, the Business Development Manager of the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre. Besides project acquisition and strategic development, I conduct research on entrepreneurship, innovation and university-business collaboration.

Affiliations

  • CEO - University Industry Innovation Network
  • Business Development Manager – Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • University-Industry Interaction
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems
  • Smart specialization
  • Regional Innovation Systems

Current Research Projects

  • Project manager of the public tender EAC/10/2015 ‘University-business cooperation in Europe: drivers, challenges, and opportunities’, financed by the DG Education and Culture of the European Commission (ongoing)
  • Project manager ‘Quintuple Helix Approach to Targeted Open Innovation in Energy, Water, Agriculture in the South Mediterranean Neighborhood (SMN)’, financed under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme by the DG Research of the European Commission (ongoing)
  • Project manager of the European Knowledge Alliance Erasmus+: SME and Higher Education Institutes in Innovation Partnerships (SHIP), financed by the European Commission

Professional Services

2012 – current: Organizer of the University-Industry Interaction Conference series (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Adelaide, Dublin)

2014 – 2016: Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Münster Business School

2012 – 2016: Lecturer and supervisor of practice-based marketing projects at the Münster Business School

2013 – 2015: Member of the Advisory Board of EMCOSU (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Memberships

University Industry Innovation Network

Publications

Author: Journal Articles

  1. Meerman, A.; Rossano, S.; Serbin, D. (2016): The relevance of E-Leadership skills amongst the leaders of the future. In: European Journal of Education. In preperation.
  2. Kesting, T.; Meerman, A.; Clauss, A.; Miller, A.: Quo Vadis Entrepreneurial University: New Theoretical and Empirical Insights from an Inter- and Intra-Organisational Perspective. In: International Journal of Technology Management. In preperation
  3. Rossano, S.; Meerman, A.; Kesting, T.; Baaken, T. (2016): The Relevance of Problem-based Learning for Policy Development in University-Business Cooperation. In: European Journal of Education, 51(1), pp. 40-55.
  4. Baaken, T.; Rossano, S.; von Hagen, F.; Davey, T.; Meerman, A. (2015): University-Business Cooperation and Entrepreneurship at Universities – An empirical based comparison of Poland and Germany. In: Optimum. Studia Ekonomiczne, 77(5), pp. 3-26.
  5. Galan-Muros, V.; van der Sijde, P.; Meerman, A. (2014), Special Issue: Universities as entrepreneurial organizations - Introduction. - In: Industry and Higher Education, 28(4) pp. 219-221.
  6. Meerman, A.; Lellek, V.; Serbin, D. (2014): The Path to Excellence; integrating customer satisfaction in productivity measurement in Facility Management. International Journal of Facilities Management. Research Papers, Promoting Innovation, March 2014, pp. 201-211.

Author: Book article

  1. Meerman, A.; Kliewe, T. (2015): The state of the university–industry relationship, in: Jolly, A. (eds.): The Handbook of European Intellectual Property Management. (ISBN: 9780749470456)
  2. Baaken, T.; Davey, T.; Galan Muros, V.; Meerman, A.; von Hagen, F.  (2014): A Comparison of the State of University Business Cooperation in Germany and Poland, in: Baaken, T.; Teczke, J. (eds.): Managing Disruption and Destabilisation, Cracow, pp. 261-280. (ISBN Poland 978-83-937642-3-5 ISBN Germany 978-3-938137-49-9)

Author: Conference articles, reports and project publications

  1. Orazbayeva, B.; Baaken, T.; Meerman, A. (2016): Intercultural Knowledge Transfer in Teams – Findings Based on a Case Study In: Conference Proceedings of The 14th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2016.
  2. Galán-Muros, V.; Davey, T.; Meerman, A.; Rossano Rivero, S.; Silva, P. (2013), The State of University-Business Cooperation in Portugal. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, 2013. ISBN 978-94-91901-01-0
  3. Davey, T.; Altmann, A.; Ebersberger, B.; Meerman, A.; Galán-Muros, V. (2013): The State of University-Business Cooperation in Austria. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network , ISBN 978-94-91901-04-1
  4. Meerman, A.; Davey, T.; De Cleyn, S.; Galán-Muros, V. (2013): The State of University-Business Cooperation in Belgium Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, ISBN 978-94-91901-05-8
  5. Meerman, A.; Davey, T.; Soraci, A.; Taylor, S.; Galán-Muros, V. (2013) : The State of University-Business Cooperation in Italy. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network , ISBN 978-94-91901-03-4
  6. Davey, T.; Galán-Muros, V.; Meerman, A.; Kusio, T. (2013): The State of University-Business Cooperation in Poland. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, ISBN 978-94-91901-00-3
  7. Galán-Muros, V.; Davey, T.; Meerman, A.; Sánchez Contreras, A. (2013): The State of University-Business Cooperation in France. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, ISBN 978-94-91901-02-7
  8. Galán-Muros, V.; Davey, T.; Testar Ymbert, X.; Meerman, A.; Sánchez Contreras, A. (2013): The State of University-Business Cooperation in Spain. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, ISBN 978-90-820668-5-2
  9. Galán-Muros, V.; Davey, T.; Meerman, A. (2013): The State of University-Business Cooperation in Ireland. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, ISBN 978-90-820668-7-6
  10. Davey, T.; Galán-Muros, V.; Meerman, A.; Markkanen, Mikko; Korpela, Mikko; Pienonen, Toni (2013): The State of University-Business Cooperation in Finland. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, ISBN 978-90-820668-8-3
  11. Davey, T.; Galán-Muros, V.; Klofsten, M.; Meerman, A. (2013): The State of University-Business Cooperation in Sweden. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, ISBN 978-90-820668-6-9
  12. Baaken, T.; Meerman, A.; Hessel, R.; Davey, T.; Galán-Muros, V. (2013): The State of University-Business Cooperation in Turkey. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, ISBN 978-90-820668-9-0
  13. Davey, T.; Meerman, A.; Allinson, R.; Galán-Muros, V.; Baaken, T. (2013): The State of University-Business Cooperation in the United Kingdom. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, ISBN 978-90-820668-1-4
  14. Meerman, A.; Davey, T.; Galán-Muros, V.; Baaken, T.; van der Sijde, P. (2013): The State of University-Business Cooperation in The Netherlands. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, ISBN 978-90-820668-2-1
  15. Meerman, A.; Galán-Muros, V.; Davey, T.; Baaken, T. (2013): University-Business Cooperation in Germany. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, ISBN 978-90-820668-3-8
  16. Meerman, A.; (2013) University-industry collaboration: highlights from the break-out.  in: Jolly, A. (eds.): Creating Markets from Research Results, pp. 14.
  17. Davey, T., Baaken, T., Galán-Muros, V.., Meerman, A.; (2011), ‘Study on the cooperation between Higher Education Institutions and Public and Private Organisations in Europe’. European Commission, DG Education and Culture, Brussels, Belgium; ISBN 978-92-79-23167-4,

Editor of conference proceedings and other publications

  1. Meerman, A.; Kliewe, T. (eds.) (2016): UIIN Good Practice Series 2016 – Fostering University-Industry Relationships, Entrepreneurial Universities and Collaborative Innovation. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, ISBN 9 78-94-91901-19-5
  2. Meerman, A.; Kliewe, T. (eds.) (2015): UIIN Good Practice Series 2015 – Fostering University-Industry Relationships, Entrepreneurial Universities and Collaborative Innovation. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, ISBN 978-94-91901-14-0
  3. Meerman, A.; Kliewe, T. (eds.) (2014): UIIN Good Practice Series 2014 - Case Studies on Engaged and Entrepreneurial Universities. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, ISBN 978-94-91901-08-9
  4. Meerman, A.; Kliewe, T. (eds.) (2014): UIIN Good Practice Series 2014 - Fostering University-Industry Relationships, Entrepreneurial Universities and Collaborative Innovation. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, ISBN 978-94-91901-07-2
  5. Meerman, A.; Kliewe, T. (eds.) (2013): UIIN Good Practice Series 2013 – Fostering University-Industry Relationships, Entrepreneurial Universities and Collaborative Innovation. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, ISBN 978-94-91901-06-5
  6. Kliewe, T.; Meerman, A.; Baaken, T. (eds.) (2013): University-Industry Interaction: Challenges and solutions for fostering entrepreneurial universities and collaborative innovation. Amsterdam, University Industry Innovation Network, ISBN: 978-90-820668-4-5
  7. Baaken, T.; Meerman, A.; Neuvonen-Rauhala, M.; Davey, T.; Lähdeniemi, M.; Ahonen, T.; Kliewe, T. (eds.) (2013): Entrepreneurial Universities: Conference Proceedings, Volume I. Münster, Muenster University of Applied Sciences. ISBN: 978-3-938137-28-4
  8. Baaken, T.; Meerman, A.; Kliewe, T.; Neuvonen-Rauhala, M.; Davey, T.; Lähdeniemi, M.; Ahonen, T. (eds.) (2013): Entrepreneurial Universities: Conference Proceedings, Volume II. Münster, Muenster University of Applied Sciences. ISBN: 978-3-938137-29-1

Presentations

  1. Meerman, A.: Innovation Alliance: Outcomes of a European project, 27-28 October 2016 in Paris, France
  2. Meerman, A.: The State of UIIN, 1-3 June 2016 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  3. Meerman, A.: Le@d 3.0 Academy: Project insights, Knowledge Alliances Thematic Cluster Meeting of DG EAC, 25-26 January 2016 in Brussels, Belgium
  4. Meerman, A.: Developing soft e-leadership skills, Creativity Meets Business Conference, 26 November 2015 in Cologne, Germany.
  5. Meerman, A.: University-Industry Interaction: Conference reflection, 2015 University-Industry Interaction Conference, 24-26 June 2015 in Berlin, Germany.
  6. Meerman, A.: HEIs - Business Cooperation, European Conference on Higher Education: Traineeships & Mobility Consortium, 27-28 October 2014 in Bilbao, Spain (keynote speaker).
  7. Meerman, A.; Lellek, V.: The Path to Excellence: Integrating Customer Satisfaction in Productivity Measurement in Facility Management, EFMC 2014 4-6 June 2014 in Berlin, Germany.
  8. Meerman, A.; Baaken, T.: Open Space Session: Developing project ideas and partnerships for European funding programs, Science-to-Business Conference 2014, 3-4 June 2014 Winterthur, Switzerland.
  9. Meerman, A.: A model for understanding the important elements affecting University-Business Cooperation (UBC). 25 October 2013, Ljubljana, Slovenia (keynote speaker).
  10. Meerman, A.: Development of Competencies and Qualifications in the Selected Areas of Vocational Education and Training. 20 September 2013, Ljubljana Slovenia (keynote speaker)
  11. Meerman, A.: The University-Industry Innovation Network: A global network supporting university-industry interaction, UIIN and Triple Helix Association Workshop. 7 July 2013, London, United Kingdom (workshop moderator)
  12. Meerman, A.: University-industry collaboration, European Patent Office Conference. 6-7 May 2013, Munich, Germany (Speaker and rapporteur)
  13. Meerman, A: University-Business Cooperation in Europe, Thematic Forum: Innovating together – Partnerships for an Entrepreneurial Europe. 21-22 November 2011, Enschede, Netherlands (workshop moderator)
  14. Davey, T., Meerman, A, Baaken, T., Galan-Muros, V.: University-Business Cooperation in Europe, HIPPO Project Validation Workshop. 9 June 2011, Brussel, Belgium (workshop moderator)

Other project publications

  1. FM-Agentur: Entwickelung eines Webservices zur Reduzierung von Agenturproblemen im Lieferantenmanagement für Facility Management Dienstleistungen
  2. Produktivtiätsmessung von Immobilien-Services: Schlussbericht für das BMBF-Projekt ProMise
  3. 30 best case studies of good practice in the area of UBC within Europe
  4. TechAdvance™ Assessment Handbook: A handbook for the assessment of research and technology

Relevant Practice-oriented Projects

2013 – 2015
Researcher in the European Knowledge Alliance Erasmus+: CIAKL II, financed by the European Commission.

2014 – 2014
Researcher in the research project Produktivitätsmessung von Immobilien-Services (PROMISE), financed by the German Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

2012 – 2014
Researcher in the research project FM-Navigator, financed by the German Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung and the European Commission

2010 - 2011
Researcher in the public tender ‘The State of University-Business Cooperation in Europe’, financed by the DG Education and Culture of the European Commission