Day 1 – Thursday 7th Nov 2019
Registration, Coffee & Networking
Prof Mark Ferguson, Director General, SFI and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government
Keynote address: Rob Wilmot (Founder, CEO, Crowdicity) ‘Setting the Challenge’
Video address: Dr Jyotika Virmani, Executive Director of Planet and Environment, and Shell Ocean Discovery, XPRIZE
Panel discussion: EU Missions, Challenge Funding, Climate Action and
Community with Prof Kevin O’Connor (BEACON, EU Mission Board), Rob Wilmot (Founder, CEO, Crowdicity), Charlotte Macken (NESTA UK), John Weakliam (Vita NGO). Chaired by Dr Ruth Freeman, Director of Science for Society, SFI.
Workshops (with coffee)
Workshop 1 – Influencing Policy – Engaging with Politicians and Policy Makers
Workshop 2 – SFI International Partnerships
Workshop 3 – Working with Peer Review
Workshop 4 – Challenge-Based Funding
Workshop 5 – SFI Diversity Strategy 2021-2025
Meet and network with SFI – catch up with our programmes and policy teams (coffee/tea)
Prof. Mark Ferguson – Address
Pre-dinner networking reception
Dinner and presentation of SFI Awards
Day 2 – Friday 8th November 2019
SFI Innovator Pitches
Prof Brad Fenwick, VP of Global Strategic Alliances, Elsevier: Using analytics to identify key research trends
Fireside chat: Dr Ciarán Seoighe and Prof Brad Fenwick
SFI Design Thinking Session: Collisions and Future Scoping
SFI Research Professor: John Dalton, Professor of Molecular Parasitology, NUI Galway
Prof Jennifer McElwain, Head of Botany, School of Natural Sciences, TCD and Director of Programme for Experimental Atmospheres and Climate Lab, UCD.
Prof Frédéric Dias, School of Mathematics and Statistics, UCD and MaREI Principal Investigator.
Facilitated roundtable discussions where multidisciplinary groups of
researchers will ‘horizon scan’ their fields of research and identify trends.
SFI Innovator pitches
Prof. Mark Ferguson closing address
Workshop 6 – Leveraging Data and Analytics for Best Practice in Research Funding
Workshop 7 – Climate Action Research Network scoping workshop
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