SBE Medical Devices Expert Panel Discussion, 4th March, 2010

J.E Cairnes School of Business and Economics

NUI Galway


Expert Panel Discussion


Facilitated by


Mr. Mark Little

Journalist and Author


Building and Maintaining International Industrial Clusters: Galway's Medical Devices Cluster


Thursday 4th March 2010

Aras Moyola

NUI Galway


Draft Programme



5.30 - 6.00   Registration (Tea/Coffee)


6.00 - 6.15   Introduction

Dr. Emer Mulligan, Head of School, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway


Welcoming Address

Professor Jim Ward, Registrar and Deputy President, National University of Ireland, Galway


6.15 - 6.35   Industry Clusters: Evolutionary Dynamics of the Galway Medical Devices Sector

Dr. Paul Ryan, Project Leader, Industry Clusters, Centre for Innovation & Structural Change, NUI Galway


6.35 - 7.55   Expert panel discussion

Facilitator: Mr. Mark Little, Journalist, Author and Social Media Entrepreneur


Panel Members:

  • Paraic Curtis, Managing Director and VP Operations, Boston Scientific (Galway)
  • Mike Devane, Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce R&D Working Group and Partner, Quilly
  • Jim OHara, General Manager, Intel Ireland and Vice President, Technology Manufacturing Group (TMG), Intel Corporation
  • Helen Ryan, CEO Creganna Tactx Medical (Galway)

Followed by Q&A Session


7.55 - 8.00   Concluding Remarks


8.00 - 8.45   Reception and Networking Opportunity



Please note: Online registration has closed as capacity has been reached on the event.