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  • 1. ConneCt2011 CARton HoUSe WeDneSDAY APRIL 6tH
  • 2. ConneCt Connect 2011 is a networking forum,+ InnoVAte connecting companies with research expertise at NUI Maynooth and creating networking opportunities within the local business community. At Connect 2011 you can find out how: - NUI Maynooth can partner with you to develop new products and help you grow your business - Agencies such as Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and local enterprise boards can help fund and drive this activity - Universities collaborate with the smallest SME right up to the largest multinational companies NUI Maynooth will also showcase its start-up companies and research expertise, providing an opportunity to find partners, research collaborators or investors. We hope you can take the time to join us on Wednesday, 6th April in the premier setting of Carton House for what promises to be a very engaging morning. TO REGISTER ONLINE PLEASE CLICK HERE Please register before 31st March - registration is free. For further details please contact our office +3531 708 6589 | commercialisation@nuim.ie | www.commercialisation.nuim.ie
  • 3. Die or Evolve – Redefining a BusinessNiall is a Co-founder and a former director of Creganna-Tactx Medical. He will outline the challenges that thecompany faced and how an Irish SME evolved to become aglobal leader, now employing over 1,000 worldwide.Niall Quinn Co-Founder, CregannaSmart Growth for IrelandRichard Curran is a well known business journalist.Richard will discuss how the knowledge economyfits with Ireland’s overall economic strategy.Richard Curran JournalistStarting a High Tech CompanyJennifer is CEO of CereBeo, a new high technologyspin-out based in NUI Maynooth. Former CEO of BerandLtd and a lifesciences consultant Jennifer wil speak abouther experience in setting up a technology company.Jennifer Craig CEO CereBeoAcademic/Industry Collaboration – ICT PerspectiveBased in Blanchardstown, Francis is a technical manager with Bell Labs,the corporate research arm of Alcatel-Lucent. He will speak about thebenefits and challenges of joint industry/university collaborations.Francis Mullany Alcatel-LucentAcademic/Industry Collaboration – Pharma PerspectiveRichie is a patent attorney with Elan, and head of Intellectual Propertyfor its drug delivery division – he will give some pointers on industry/academic collaborations from the industry viewpoint.Richie Paul ElaneCommerce in a Traditional IndustryCiaran is Co-founder and MD of MicksGarage. Ciaran will sharethe MicksGarage experience highlighting the key areas requiredto build and maintain a successful eCommerce business.Ciaran Crean MicksGarage
  • 4. ConneCt 2011 Wednesday, 6th April, 2011 Carton House, Maynooth, Co KildareSCHeDULe TIME TOPIC 08:15am Registration & Breakfast 08:45am Keynote Speakers 09:30am Networking/Showcase 10:15am Keynote Speakers 11:00am Networking 11:45pm Keynote Speakers 12:30pm Networking/Showcase 13:00pm Close TO REGISTER ONLINE PLEASE CLICK HERE Please register before 31st March - registration is free.CommentS commercialisation@nuim.ie Tel +3531 7086589+ qUeStIonS? www.commercialisation.nuim.ie Commercialisation NUI Maynooth, Co Kildare