|PROGRAMME THURSDAY 14th SEPTEMBER|
|MC: Conor Brophy, RTE Journalist & Broadcaster|
|09:30||Chris Horn in conversation with Conor Brophy|
Entrepreneur and investor Chris Horn will reflect on what he has learned over the years - the good and the bad - in creating and developing successful companies and what innovation means for business performance.
|10:00||Panel Discussion - Building companies for future success|
Moderator: Brendan Cremen
Investors and entrepreneurs share first-hand experience in creating, financing and growing spin-out companies, what they look for when investing their money and their time and why the first tranche of investment is only just the beginning.
Mark Felix, Investment Manager, Dow Venture Capital
Fergal O'Brien, Co-Founder, Surgacoll Technologies
John O'Sullivan, Direvctor, ACT Venture Capital
Alan Phelan, Founder & CEO, SourceDogg
|11:00||Plenary: Devising MVPs that Persuade Investors|
Jeff Skinner, Executive Director, Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, London Business School
|12:00||Panel Discussion - International Trends in Knowledge Transfer|
Moderator: Tom Flanagan
This session invites leaders in knowledge transfer from Europe and the US to share their insights into current trends in research commercialisation, industry partnership and impact.
Paul van Dun, Director, KU Research & Development, University of Leuven
David Winwood, Associate Executive Director, Pennington Biomedical Research Centre & Immediate Past President, AUTM
James Zanewicz, Chief Business Officer, Pennington Business Development, Tulane University School of Medicine
|13:00||New Initiatives: Managed Consultancy|
Elizabeth Nolan, Consult UCD
In 2017, a number of Managed Consultancy Serives pilot awards were made under the Enterprise Ireland Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative (TTSI) programme of funding. UCD was one of the first off the blocks and will explain the purpose of creating such a service offering from a HEI.
|13:15||Lunch & Networking|
|14:15||Panel Discussion - Industry Insights on Research Collaboration|
Moderator: Alison Campbell
R&D industry leaders share experiences of engaging with third-level research, how it has impacted their business and that of their supply chain and the types of engagements and funding that can be accessed to support the needs of the business at different times.
Killian Cawley, Managing Director, PE Labs
Clare Hughes, Managing Director, CF Pharma
John Neilan, Director of Research, Cook Medical
|15:15||Plenary: Creating a Business Innovation Culture|
David Erixon: Head of Digital & Customer Innovation, Ulster Bank & Founder, Hyper Island
John Halligan, TD, Minister for Skills, Training, Innovation, Research & Development.
|16:15||Tea & Coffee and Networking|