International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation

In June 2012, the "18th International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation" was organized by SCE at the University of Munich. With the slogan "Innovation by Collaboration and Entrepreneurial Partnerships", fresh findings were presented for three days across disciplines of innovation and technology management, entrepreneurship and virtual companies in the fields.

Accompagnied by this international network, the signing of a new cooperation of the Munich universities took place. The official reception at Munich took place in the historic ballroom of the Old Town Hall. As part of the networking dinner on 19 June, a cooperation agreement between the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich (University BW), the University of Munich and their both SCE and Innovation Center CeTIM closed. The four institutions agreed to intensify their cooperation in the long-proven initiative of Munich's four universities "4Entrepreneurship" on. The aim of the cooperation is to improve the access to each others research and Entrepreneurship networks and the establishment of a centre of Excellence for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship in the Munich region.

The conference concluded with a policy dialogue held on "Innovation Ecosystems and Their Future". Participants and prominent panelists including the OECD and the European commission discussed the future development of innovation and entrepreneurship with the audience.

The next ICE & IEEE conference will take place in June 2016 in Norway.