Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC) Symposium, 9th June, 2010

CISC Symposium

Schedule (draft)


10.00 - 10.30am      Registration (Tea/Coffee)


10.30 - 10.45am      Welcome and Introduction

Dr Paul Ryan, Centre for Innovation & Structural Change and Management Discipline, NUI Galway


10.45 - 12.30pm     Presentation of Evidence-based Studies on Irish Enterprise

                           Capabilities, Technology Clusters, and Industry Growth Dynamics


·         10.45 – 11.30am - Keynote Address

Professor Michael Best, University of Cambridge & University of Massachusetts


·         11.30 –  12.00pm - The Lucerna Database: Construction and Applications

Dr Satyasiba Das & Oner Tulum, Centre for Innovation & Structural Change, NUI Galway


·         12.00 – 12.30pm - Entrepreneurial Dynamics in the Medical Technology Sector

Dr Majella Giblin, Centre for Innovation & Structural Change, NUI Galway


12.30 – 1.15pm        Light Lunch and Networking


1.15 – 2.30pm          Expert Panel Discussion


Topic: Irish Industrial Capabilities: Past, Present & Future


Chair: Professor John McHale, Head of Economics, NUI Galway


Panel Members:

·         Professor Frank Barry, Chair of International Business and Economic Development, Trinity College Dublin

·         Dr. Colin Brown, Director, Institute for Environment, Marine and Energy, NUI Galway

·         Mr. John O’Dea, CEO, Crospon Ltd.

·         Dr. Cathal O’Regan, Policy Analyst, National Economic and Social Council


2.30 – 3.00pm             Launch of Lucerna Report

Special Guest Speaker: Frank Ryan, CEO, Enterprise Ireland