TAFTIE Annual Conference 2008

02.12 2008

 

European perspectives on global economic conditions

The conference was held on the 3rd of December in the Croke Park Stadium Conference Centre in Dublin. It was opened by Minister J Devins, TD, Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation. Attendance of 100 people contained a good representation by TAFTIE member agencies and some visitors from outside of Europe including Canada and Korea. The Conference contained strategic briefings on economic issues, growth market opportunities, and best practices in business model innovation, and the ‘green’ agenda.

 

 

2008 TAFTIE Chairman Martin Lyes, Minister Devins and 2009 Chairman Lars Espen Aukrust

 

European Perspectives on Global Challenges

Annual Conference, 3rd December 2008, Croke Park , Dublin

 

Programme Schedule 

 

The presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the name of the speaker

 

9.00
Opening address
Dr. J Devins, TD
Minister for Science, Technology & Innovation
 
Keynote  - Global Challenges
Chair: Dr. M Lyes, TAFTIE Chairman
9.15
Drivers of Change in a Challenging Economic Environment
Prof. F. Ruane
Dir. The Economic & Social Research Institute (ESRI), Ireland
9.55
Session 1 -  Innovation focus on Growth Economies
Chair: Mr. J García Serrano

 

Head - International Innovation Fostering

 

CDTI, Spain
10.00
China - the Innovation Revolution
Dr. S. Schwaag Serger
Dir. International Collaboration and Networks,
Vinnova, Sweden
10.40
Coffee break
 
11.00
TORCH – Spain / China Collaboration
 
Dr. J R Pellon
Dir. CDTI Office China.
11.40
India – High Tech Economy
Mr. S. Mughal
India High Growth Market Specialist,
UK Trade and Investment.
12.20
Morning session Q&A
 
12.40
Lunch break
 
13.45
Session 2 - Business led Innovation
Chair: Dr. L Espen Aukrust,
Exec. Dir. RCN, Norway
13.50
Business Model Innovation & Design
Dr. A. Ostenwalder
Osterwalder Strategy Facilitation, Switzerland
14.30
Managing Business Model Innovation inside the Organization
Prof. G. Roos 
Warwick Business School, UK
15.10
The Green Business Imperative
- an Environmental Agenda
Mr. F. McDarby
Environment and Green Technologies,
Enterprise Ireland
15.40
Coffee break
 
15.55
Session 3 – Best Practice
Chair: Dr. M Lyes, TAFTIE Chairman
16.00
Strategic European Framework for International S&T Cooperation
Dr. M. Kavanagh
DG Research, European Commission
16.30
Smart Agency Assessment – Adding Value
17.00
Afternoon session Q&A and Close at 17.20hrs