LinkYou for the Future Internacional Conference | Conferencia Internacional Universidades y empresas trabajando juntos

December 5, Bogota, Colombia


This international conference is an excellent forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experiences, opinions and research results relating to the cooperation between academia and business through curricula innovation, knowledge transference and employability models. We aim to create a space for researchers and practitioners share the research and best practices that contribute on one hand, to increase graduate’s employability through development of soft skills and, on other hand, to give companies opportunities to attract the best talent they need to be competitive.

Main Topic areas

The program committee encourages the submission of articles that communicate applied and empirical findings of interest to higher education professionals and companies engaged with the cooperation with academia as a tool to their sustainability.

  1. Educational Innovation
    1. Embedded skills into curricula.
    2. Teaching and Learning experiences.
    3. Educational Technology.
    4. Soft Skills.
    5. Learning by Challenges.
    6. Teaching Training.
  2. Employability
    1. Entrepreneurship to promote employability.
    2. Students employability.
    3. Experiences outside the classroom with business (e.g. Master dissertations; Internships; Mobility).
    4. Jobs 4.0.
    5. Career Services.
    6. Skills gap.
  3. Transference of Knowledge for Societal Benefit
    1. Knowledge transference models.
    2. Spinoff encouragement.
    3. Experiences with companies on campus.
    4. Crowdsourcing.
    5. Social Innovation.
    6. Entrepreneurship.

Scientific Committee

Chair of Educational Innovation:  Julio Durand, Universidad Austral, Argentina.

  • Susana da Cruz Martins, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal.
  • Dulfay Lopez Morales, Fundación Universitaria Católica del Norte, Colombia.
  • Mariela Camargo, Universidad Esan, Peru.
  • Felix Gómez, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.
  • Laura Vargas, Universidad de Piura, Peru.
  • Ian Mckeown, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Chair of Employability: Herco Fonteijn, Maastricht University, Netherlands.

  • Marina Ventura, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal.
  • Silvia Martino, Universidad Austral, Argentina.
  • Pablo Lopez Tobar, Fundación Universitaria Católica del Norte, Colombia.
  • Mariella Olivos, Universidad Esan, Peru.
  • Javier Lottersberger, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina.
  • Luz Karime Abadía, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.
  • Fiorella Rosales, Universidad de Piura, Peru.

Chair of Transference of Knowledge for Societal Benefit: Rob Harris, Wolverhampton University, UK.

  • Caterina Foa, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal.
  • Santiago Bellomo, Universidad Austral, Argentina.
  • Teresa Luna Ramirez, Fundación Universitaria Católica del Norte, Colombia.
  • Nancy Matos, Universidad Esan, Peru.
  • Daniel Scacchi, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina.
  • Fanny Almario, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.
  • Eddie Valdiviezo Céspedes, Universidad de Piura, Peru.

Authors from all over the world are invited to submit original and unpublished abstracts, which are not under review in any other conference. All papers will be peer reviewed by the scientific committee based on their originality, significance, methodological soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Submitted Abstracts must be written in English and should be in PDF format and should have no more than 450 words; They must follow the instructions in the template file, available in Microsoft Word format at: Template and guidelines for abstract presentation (docx)

For abstract submission, please click on the following link: Internacional Conference Paper Submission

No fees required.

Please, register to attend the conference:

5th December of 2019

8:30: Registration
8:50:  Opening Session – Fanny Almario – Innovation Director
9:00 – 10:30 Main Speaker: Rosibel Ochoa:
Multi year experience in the design and delivery of regional and international programs on innovation and technology commercialization, promoting close collaboration between industry and academia.  Has developed entrepreneurial educational programs for university researchers and students around the world, with special interest in providing access to training and mentorship opportunities to under represented groups. Provides mentorship to innovator teams interested in launching a technology-based startup company.

Principal Investigator of multiple grants from federal and private sources to accelerate the commercialization of university technologies. Expert consultant to international organizations (IDB, OAS) in matters of entrepreneurship, technology development and commercialization in Latin America. Has supported creation of strategic initiatives on behalf of the Jacobs School of Engineering around global production and innovation, robotics, efficient border crossing and entrepreneurship in the CaliBaja Region.

Specialties: Early stage technology commercialization, entrepreneurship, technology licensing, energy storage, materials, catalysis.

After this session the participants must move to different rooms.

Round Table 1: Educational Innovation Panel

Room 901

10:30  – 13:30
11:30 – 11:40 Coffee break

  1. Nancy Matos: El efecto FAB Lab en el proceso de innovación en ESAN.
  2. Silvia Martino: ¿Cuál es el TRABAJO de la Universidad sobre el futuro TRABAJO de los estudiantes?
  3. María Isabel Ramírez: Gestión de la innovación educativa en la Universidad Javeriana.
  4. Claudia Pico y Julián Arias: “Educational innovation strategy applied to the SMEs’ adaptation to 4.0 industries.
  5. Claudia Arias: La innovación social en las Instituciones de Educación Superior en Medellín.
  6. Ana Pavani: The Challenges of Deploying and Using the VISIR Remote Laboratory.

Each person will have 20 minutes to present and then will have one hour to discussion between people on the table and also with the participants.

Round Table 2: Employability

Room 902

10:30  – 13:30
11:30 – 11:40 Coffee break

  1. Rob Harris: “Supporting Employability through the Challenge Academy Framework”.
  2. Pablo Lopez: Desarrollo de Habilidades Emprendedoras – Retos para promover logros en la gestión empresarial.
  3. Mariella Olivos: implementing a model of ideation for generating business ideas, the use ofCultural artifacts, comparison and results of Teaching Entrepreneurship to  Peruvian  students  and to  international students in France.
  4. Mariela Camargo: Relación entre las matemáticas y el rendimiento académico en un alumno universitario.

Each person will have 20 minutes to present and then will have one hour to discussion between people on the table and also with the participants.

13:30 – 14:30 – Networking Almuerzo – Fingerfood 

14:30 – ETD – Electronic Theses and Dissertations and the international network of these works – Ana Pavani.

Round Table 3 Transference of Knowledge for Societal Benefit

Room 902

14:30 – 18:30
Coffee Break 16:00

  1. Soledad Di Sciullo: Proyectando Calidad: Universidad y Empresas en un objetivo común.
  2. Adriana Berlanga: Brightlands: Knowledge Transfer as Vehicle to Foster Regional Development.
  3. Luz Valentin: Engineer and QMS IRCA Auditor.
  4. Fanny Almario: Buenas prácticas y modelo de transferencia de la academía a la sociedad.
  5. Soledad Di Sciullo: Proyectando Calidad: Universidad y Empresas en un objetivo común.
  6. Christián Nemichenitzer: El modelo de transferencia de tecnología en la Universidad Nacional de Litoral.

Conference Dinner

The conference will take place at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Auditorium Alfonso Quintana, Bogotá, Colombia.
Address: Cra 7 no 40-62. Edificio Nº20 Jorge Hoyos Vásquez, S.J. (20)
Second floor
Bogotá D.C.- Colombia

Website: Universidad Javeriana

Bogotá is Colombia’s beating heart, an engaging and vibrant capital cradled by chilly Andean peaks and steeped in sophisticated urban cool. The city’s cultural epicenter is La Candelaria, the cobbled historic downtown to which most travelers gravitate. Here, a potpourri of carefully preserved colonial buildings is home to museums, restaurants, hotels, and bars, peppered amid 300-year-old houses, churches, and convents. Nearly all of Bogotá’s traditional attractions are here, radiating from Plaza de Bolívar, and gorgeous Cerro de Monserrate is just east. Taken from: Lonelyplanet

Touristic Places Recommended:

Monserrate: The mountaintop el Cerro Monserrate is an iconic symbol of the city of Bogotá and offers, by far, the best view of the city’s landscape, limits, and distribution.

La Candelaria: La Candelaria is the historic neighborhood in the city.

Museo del oro: The Gold Museum in Bogotá is a must-see for any traveler passing through.

Northern Bogotá: If you are looking for good restaurants, cafes, shop or clubs, Bogota’s north offers endless options.

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira: The Sal Catedral of Zipaquira is not in Bogota but we decide to include it in the top because it is worth to visit it.

More touristic information: Bogotá Turismo