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Science Foundation Ireland Science Summit

Ballsbridge Hotel, Monday 12th November 2018

 ‘Disruptive Innovation Transforming Society’

 

09.00

 

Registration opens – coffee and networking

 

10.30

 

Opening welcome by Prof Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government

Address by Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD

Presentation of SFI Awards 2018

Keynote address: Robert-Jan Smits, former Director-General of DG Research and Innovation (RTD) at the European Commission

Panel discussion: ‘Science Policy in a Global Context’

Keynote address: Dr Tim Minshall, Professor of Innovation and Head of the Institute for Manufacturing at Cambridge University

SFI Researcher Elevator Pitches

 

12.45

 

Lunch

 

13.45

 

Dessert, tea/coffee and networking - served in coffee open area

 

14.00

 

Keynote addresses by 2018 St Patrick’s Day Science Medal Recipients, Prof Margaret Murnane and Mr David McCourt

Panel discussion: ‘Disruptive Innovation’

SFI Researcher Elevator Pitches

Dr Ciarán Seoighe, Deputy Director General for Science Foundation Ireland: ‘Beyond Agenda 2020 – Developing Science Foundation Ireland’s new strategy’

Panel discussion: ‘Engaged Research’

Closing Address - Prof Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government

 

17.00 – 18.30

 

Networking reception

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