KTI Conference 2018

 KTI Annual Conference- "Destination Elevation-Reaping the Rewards of Knowledge Transfer" was held at the Mansion House (Dublin 2) on the 27th September 2018

The KTI Annual Conference explored the benefits of engaging in knowledge transfer and the rewards that can be reaped by business, academic institutions and the economy at large. Drawing on international and local expertise, the conference focused in particular on spin-out companies and collaborative research engagement as just two of the most effective ways of commercialising research for economic gain.

Alison Campbell, Director of KTI spoke about the wider bearing of knowledge transfer activity  

To see Alison's presentation, please click here.

Martin Trainor, Cavan Fire Services shared his experience of collaborative research with DCU to develop his life saving intiative.

To see Martin's presentation, please click here.

Gayatri Varma, Director of Collaboration Partnering & Strategy, MedImmune, Washington DC  discussed what makes for successful collaborative research, partnering and licensing, how to maximise returns in these areas of knowledge transfer.

To see Gayatri's presentation, please click here.

Marc Sedam, Associate Vice Provost for Innovation and New Ventures; Managing Director of UNHInnovation addressed the opportunities for developing entrepreneurial mindsets and skills in an HEI context. Aswell as sharing his experiences in bringing new models of entrepreneur development at UNH to drive a culture of innovation for broader economic growth, employment creation and competitiveness. 

To see Marc's presentation, please click here.

Diarmuid O’Brien, Chief Innovation & Enterprise Officer, Trinity College Dublin gave a snapshot of plans for the recently announced Grand Canal Innovation District.  Proposed by Trinity College and with the backing of industry, academia and government, the new innovation district planned for Dublin docklands will have a national reach and will help Ireland attract talent, investment and jobs.

To see Diarmuid's presentation, please click here.

KTI Annual Conference 2018 Programme Page