UNICA General Assembly 2019

The 29th UNICA General Assembly & Rectors Seminar “Capital cities’ ecosystems and university structures to foster entrepreneurship and innovation” was kindly hosted by King’s College London, 28-29 November 2019 and gathered 84 participants from UNICA member universities. 

During the General Assembly, UNICA re-elected Professor Luciano Saso as President for 4 years and elected the new Steering Committee for 2020-2021. Read more about the election…

Pictures of the event

Presentations administrative General Assembly

UNICA activity report 2016 – 2019, by Professor Luciano SASO, UNICA President

UNICA Work Plan 2020, by Professor Luciano SASO, UNICA President

Presentations at the Rectors Seminar

Keynote speech by Edward BYRNE, Principal, King’s College London

STATION F: the world’s largest startup campus from the inside, by Roxanna VARZA, Director of Station F, Paris and Maxine ROPER, co-founder of  Connecting Food, Paris

Session I – Linking universities to their local ecosystems

  • Julie DEVONSHIRE, OBE, Director of King’s Entrepreneurship Institute
  • Developing an Investor Community, by Hayley ARD, King’s Outreach Manager and investor Relations
  • Spaces for Entrepreneurship, by Anthony MELLALIEU MRICS, Development Director, UrbanEst Student Accommodation
  • London venture crawl, by Rachel STOCKEY, Head of Entrepreneurial Skills, King’s Entrepreneurship Institute

Session II – The role of universities as strategic drivers  of entrepreneurship, innovation  and societal engagement 

Contact Persons/IRO meeting (28 November 2019, 14:30 – 16:00) 

  • Meeting agenda 
  • Annex 1: Evaluation of the IRO meeting 2019 & results of the survey on the topics for the IRO meeting 2020
  • Annex 2: Draft programme proposal for the IRO meeting 2020 by the University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • List of participants 


If you have any questions about the UNICA General Assembly, please contact Laura Brossico (UNICA Secretariat): office@unica-network.eu.Dates: Thursday, 28 November, 2019 to Friday, 29 November, 2019

UNICA General Assembly 2019

London, United Kingdom

King’s College London