At Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2014, Dr Jussi Kasurinen from Lappeenranta University of Technology spoke about the university's role in the Playa game cluster.
"Start-up companies need money, talent, contacts, tools, platforms and an office," he says, pointing out that universities can often can supply these things.
But talking about the different attitudes of the two organisations, he warned that "universities need start-ups more than start-ups need universities".
You can see all the video presentation from Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2014 here.
Pocket Gamer Connects is the biggest mobile games show in Europe, which brings together the best speakers and delegates from across the industry and from all over the world.
To-date, Pocket Gamer Connects has been held in London and Helsinki, and the show will be heading back to the UK in January 2015.
To find out more about the latest show, head on over to www.pgconnects.com.