Agenda

Day 1 – Thursday 7th Nov 2019

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10:00

Registration, Coffee & Networking

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11:00

Opening Welcome

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.

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12:55

Lunch

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13:45-14.45

Workshops (with coffee)

Workshop 1 – Influencing Policy – Engaging with Politicians and Policy Makers
Workshop 2 – SFI International Partnerships
Workshop 3 – Working with Peer Review

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14.55-15.45

Workshop 4 – Challenge-Based Funding
Workshop 5 –  SFI Diversity Strategy 2021-2025

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16.00

Meet and network with SFI – catch up with our programmes and policy teams (coffee/tea)

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16:40

Dr Niamh Shaw, Artist in Residence, CIT BlackRock Castle Observatory

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16:45

Allison Paradise, Founder and CEO, My Green Lab (USA) and Dr Una FitzGerald, Director and PI, Galway Neuroscience Centre and Founder ‘Galway Green Labs’ Initiative.

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17.00

Prof. Mark Ferguson – Address

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17:35

CLOSE

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19.00

Pre-dinner networking reception

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19.30

Dinner and presentation of SFI Awards

Day 2 – Friday 8th November 2019

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08:45

SFI Innovator Pitches

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09:20

Dr Ciarán Seoighe, Deputy Director General, SFI – Update on SFI Strategy       2020-2025

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09:25

Prof Brad Fenwick, VP of Global Strategic Alliances, Elsevier: Using analytics to identify key research trends

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09:40

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

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11:50

Prof. Mark Ferguson closing address

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12:00-13:30

Workshops

Workshop 6 – Leveraging Data and Analytics for Best Practice in Research Funding
Workshop 7 – Climate Action Research Network scoping workshop

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13:30

Lunch
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