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Global University Venturing Summit 2013 Overview



Summit Overview 

Wednesday 16th October 2013
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13.00 Registration

13.50 Introduction and data – James Mawson, editor-in-chief, Global University Venturing

14.00 Keynote: Why and how to set up a university venturing fund and the new realities for universities and innovation, by Shelley Harrison, Adviser to Coller Capital and New York University's new Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)

14.30 Unpanels: Roundtable discussions:

 Adding corporate growth equity to early-stage businesses: Bloc Ventures and Alacrity Foundation

 Successful incubation between the private sector and academia: Simon Bond, Director of the University of Bath Innovation Centre, part of the SetSquared network

 Reaching £1bn: Insights from Cambridge’s cluster: Richard Jennings, Deputy Director of Cambridge Enterprise

 Inter-institution opportunities: Oxford University's Isis shares its success and globalising network of mentoring: Linda Naylor, Deputy Head

 Healthcare sector opportunities: James Golubieski, President of the Foundation Venture Capital Group, and the New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF)

 IT sector and corporate venturing insights: Miles Kirby, Managing Director of Qualcomm Ventures

 New financing workshop: Martin Haemmig, Adj Prof at Center for Technology & Innovation Management (CeTIM) and Gregor Zuend, Uni-Hospital (TBC)

 Venture ecosystem update: Jean-Michel Deligny, Managing Diector of Go4Venture

 Asia perspective: Aya Seike, founder of Seike Consulting; and Zenichi Shishido, Prof at Hitotsubashi University

 Connecting governments and universities: Roger Ashby, non-executive chairman of ScienceWorks Ventures

15.30: Keynote: Open innovation, Corporations and Universities – are we speaking the same language? By, Crispin Leick, MD, RWE and Innogy Venture Capital,

16.00  Break: introduced by Tony Stanco, Director Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer and Commercialization (NCET2) and welcome back by Sean Flanigan, president of Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) 

16.30 Government: help or hindrance?: Jesus Villasante, head of the European Commission’s Directorate General on Communication Networks, Content and Technology, Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, Director of the Health Directorate at the Research DG of the European Commission (TBC), and Michael Weingarten, Director, NCI Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center

17.00 Keynote: Mike Lynch, chief executive of Invoke Capital, a $1bn venture capital firm to commercialise university spin-outs, and former founder and CEO of Autonomy, which was acquired for more than $10bn.

17.30 Conclusions and Networking Cocktai

19.30 Dinner at L’Atelier restaurant 


Price and Registration

Academics and delegates from non-profit institutions €499 + VAT@ 21% = €603.79
Delegates from industry €599 + VAT@ 21% = €724.79
Students €249 + VAT@ 21% = €301.29

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Thursday October 17 and Friday October 18

Elsevier's Research Commercialisation Conference - From Ideas to IPO

Thursday 17 October 2013
08:30 Registration Opens
10:00 Conference convenes
10:00 Welcome – Lily Khidr - Elsevier (USA)
10:15 Opening Address
10:45 Panel I - University Perspectives on European Start-Ups Based Start-ups

Peter Dobson, Oxford University (United Kingdom) 
Commercializing university research in a changing world 

Tania di Gioia,  University of Paris  (France) 

Sean Flanigan, AUTM (USA) 

Michel Morant,  University de Liege (Belgium)

Roman Thomas, University of Cologne (Germany) 
Personalized medicine: a paradigm change in oncology
12:00 Lunch Break
12:30 Workshop run by CSEM
13:00 Panel II – Investor Perspectives on European Start-Ups  
Moderator: Tim Lafferty, Global Corporate Venturing (UK)

Luis Galveis, Eban (Spain)

Tim Lafferty, Global Corporate Venturing (UK) 
The growing importance of university venturing 

Cedric Latessa-- Aster group (France) 

Keynote: Greg Simon, Poliwogg (USA)
The best is yet to fund
14.00 Networking Coffee Break
14.30 Panel III – Government Perspectives on European Start-Ups
Moderator – Claude Kaplan, IP Pragmatics (UK)
15.30 Keynote: Anthony Boccanfuso, UIDP National Academies (USA)
Strategies to improve university and industry collaboration
16.00 Panel IV -- Entrepreneurial Perspectives on European Start-ups
Moderator: Martin Heinlein, University of Bremen (Germany)

Kevin Cox, Imanova (United Kingdom)

Andreas Jenne, Blackfield AG (Germany)
Academic spin-offs from launch to exit – an entrepreneurial view

Tony Stanco, NCET2 (USA)
19.00 Dinner Reception – Keynote Address
Friday 18 October 2013
08:00           Registration Open
08.30 Panel V – Role of Industry in Advancing Start-up Creation

Stephen Lensky, Boeringer Ingelheim (Germany)

Malcom Skingle, GSK (United Kingdom)
Developing medicines through collaboration
10:00 Networking Coffee Break
10:30      Panel VI – Business and Technology Consulting Models: Worldwide Innovation Strategies

Dana Gavish-Fridman, Yissum (Israel)

Inovent (Turkey)

Pekka Koponen, Spinverse (Finland)

Dave Smardon, Bioenterprise (Canada)
12:00 Lunch
12.30 Workshop run by Well Spring Worldwide
13.30 Speaker to be announced
14.30 Speaker to be announced    
15.30 Meeting convenes 

Details are correct at current time. Speakers and timing are subject to change in the final programme.

Pricing and Registration

Academics and delegates from 
non-profit institutions
€900 + VAT@ 21% = €1089.00
Delegates from industry €999 + VAT@ 21% = €1209.00
Delegates from start-up companies €500 + VAT@ 21% = €605.00
Students €400 + VAT@ 21% = €484.00

Registration rates – Research Commercialisation Conference AND Global University Venturing Summit

Academics and delegates from non-profit institutions €1100 + VAT@ 21% = €1331.00
Delegates from industry €1400 + VAT@ 21% = €1694.00
Students €549 + VAT@ 21% = €718.74

Register here

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