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Programme Details

Tuesday, Dec 8th
08.30 - 10:00
Registration opens. Delegates have the opportunity to explore the Showcase
10.00 - 10:25
presentation-icon[10:00 – 10:05]
Welcome and introduction by MC, Paul Cunningham, RTE
presentation-icon[10:05 – 10:25]
Official opening of the Showcase and launch of  updated version of the Directory of Research Centres and Technology Centres by Damien English TD, Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation
10:25 - 10:45
Networking time
10:45 - 11:45
presentation-icon[10:45 – 10:50]
Ms Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland, introduces the Big Ideas
presentation-icon[10:50 – 11:20]
12 Big Ideas promoters give a two minute pitch, introduced in turn by MC Paul Cunningham.
[10:50 – 11:45]
Big Ideas promoters and Investors move to the Big Ideas Zone for meetings. 
11:45 - 14:00
MC Paul Cunningham introduces 3 industry speakers who will tell their story on how their companies have been positively impacted by availing of the innovation supports for industry
presentation-icon[11:48 – 11:53]
Industry Speaker 1:  Bill Kearney, IBM  
presentation-icon[11:53 – 11:58]
Industry Speaker 2: Julie Spillane, Accenture  
presentation-icon[11:58 – 12:03]
Industry Speaker 3: Frank Wilson, CEO Ceramicx. See how Ceramicx benefited from the Innovation Partnership Programme
Discussion[12:03 – 12:20]
MC Paul Cunningham conducts a “discussion in the round” with the industry speakers
Discussion[12:20 – 12:30]
Q & A session
Discussion[12:30 – 13:00]
Closing comments
Lunch[13:00 – 13:30]
Lunch served
presentation-icon[13:30 – 14:00]
Launch by An Taoiseach of Innovation 2020 - Ireland's Strategy for Research and Development; Science and Technology
14:30 - Showcase Closes

Companies Attending

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