Research Communications

Register now to interact government, leading industrial, investor and academic speakers to promote university-industry-investor collaboration, technology transfer and start-ups

Speakers include
Timothy Barnes
Director, UCL Enterprise Operations, Director, UCL Advances, Founder, Citrus Saturday, UK

Anthony Boccanfuso
Executive Director UIDP, National Academies, USA
Jérôme Van Biervliet
Senior Business Development Manager, VIB, Belgium
Lidia Borrell-Damian
Director of Research and Innovation, European University Association, Belgium
Amanda Brooks
Director, Innovation, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), UK
Nicolas Carboni
President, Conectus Alsace inc, France
Lily Chan
CEO, NUS Enterprise, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Andre Convents
Add Section Head, Procter & Gamble, Belgium
Kevin Cox

CEO, Imanova Limited, UK
Kevin Cullen
CEO, New South Innovations Pty Limited, University of New South Wales, Australia
Jacques Darcy
Head of Division, European Investment Fund, Luxembourg
Peter Dobson
Principal Fellow, Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, UK
Sean Flanigan
Immediate Past President, AUTM, USA
Melanie Goward
Deputy Fund Manager, Finance Wales Investments Ltd, UK
Tom Hockaday
Managing Director, Isis Innovation, University of Oxford, UK
Andreas Jenne
Mairi Johnson
Executive Director, Healthbox, UK
Pekka Koponen
CEO, Spinverse, Finland
Stephan Lensky
Corporate Vice President, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Germany
Michel Morant
General Manager, Interface Enterprises, University of Liege, Belgium;  Vice President, ASTP-Proton
Tony Raven
CEO, Cambridge Enterprise Limited, University of Cambridge, UK
Greg Simon
CEO, Poliwogg Inc, USA
Malcolm Skingle
Director, Academic Liaison, GlaxoSmithKline, UK
Phil Smith
CEO Cisco UK & Ireland and Chairman of UK Technology Strategy Board
Tony Stanco
Executive Director, National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, USA
David Sweeney
Director (Research, Innovation and Skills), Higher Education Funding Council for England, UK
Paul Van Dun
Director, KU Leuven Research & Development, Belgium

Program Chair
Lily Khidr
Elsevier, USA

Brad Fenwick
Senior Vice President Global Strategic Alliances, Elsevier, USA
Rupert Osborn
CEO, IP Pragmatics, UK
Goran Matijasevic
Executive Director, University of California, Irvine, USA
Robert Weber
Institute for Integrated Catalysis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

View the final programme

Register now to join expert speakers, business leaders, university deans, R&D staff, technology transfer professionals, students, policy makers, entrepreneurs and investors for a series of panel sessions that will examine how university-industry-investor collaboration can fuel innovation and drive economic growth.

NEW! Delegate Networking Programme

Get talking – Delegates will have the opportunity to engage in pre-event discussions, view who is attending the meeting and arrange one-to-one meetings prior to the event via our online networking tool groupsPLUS. Find out more…

A unique opportunity to make new commercial partnerships

Researchers  – gain best practice on bringing your research to market and identify new potential collaborators and investors

Industry – learn from high profile speakers on what has worked for them and how to source new research partners

Investors – identify new opportunities from outside your region and explore investment strategies

Technology transfer professionals – gain insight on how to coordinate efficient contract negotiations and facilitate partnerships that maximise benefits for each stakeholder

More reasons to attend …

Plenary and parallel sessions, panels and discussion will focus on the following topics

  • Bringing research to the market
  • Best practices in technology transfer
  • Industry – academia collaboration
  • Intellectual property strategies
  • License vs. start-up
  • Investment strategies
  • Key Performance Indicators


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