Regional Innovation: A Catalyst for Sustainable Economic Growth in the BMW Region, November 4th 2011
Schedule

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BMW Regional Assembly and Centre for Innovation and Structural Change

Joint Conference

 

Regional Innovation: A Catalyst for

Sustainable Economic Growth in the BMW Region

 

Friday 4th November 2011

 

Bailey Allen Hall

National University of Ireland, Galway

 

 

09.45 10.25              Registration (Tea / Coffee)

 

First Session Chaired by Mr. Gerry Finn, Director, BMW Regional Assembly

 

10.30 10.50              WELCOME

Professor James Browne, President

National University of Ireland, Galway

 

Councillor Cyril Burke, Chairperson

Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly

                                   

10.50 11.15              Dr. Kieran Moylan, Assistant Director

Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly

An Audit of the Innovation System in the BMW Region: An Evaluation of a Regional Knowledge Economy

 

11.15 11.35              Professor Terry Smith, Vice-President for Research

National University of Ireland, Galway

MeTRIC: A One-Stop Shop for Research and Innovation in the

Medical Technology Industry

 

11.35 11.50              Q&A session with Dr Moylan and Professor Smith

 

11.50 12.30              Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gerhard Fuchs

University of Stuttgart, Germany

Knowledge, Options, and Institutions: The Way Forward for a Regional System of Innovation

                                   

12.30 12.50              Q&A session with Dr. Gerhard Fuchs

 

12.50 14.00              Lunch

 

Second Session Chaired by Dr James Cunningham, Director, Centre for Innovation and Structural Change, NUI Galway

 

14.00 14.30             Dr. Patrick Collins, Centre for Innovation & Structural Change

National University of Ireland, Galway

Dualistic Approaches to Regional Competitiveness in the Smart Economy Era

                       

14.30 15.00              Mr. Peter Reilly, Research and Development Director

Valeo Vision Systems, Tuam, Co. Galway

Valeo Vision Systems - Innovation Driving Growth in the BMW

Region

 

15.00 15.45              Panel Discussion

Do Regional Innovation Systems contribute to Sustainable Economic Growth?

 

Chair: Dr. James Cunningham

 

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Patrick Collins, Centre for Innovation and Structural Change, NUI Galway
  • Mr. Gerry Finn, BMW Regional Assembly
  • Dr. Gerhard Fuchs, University of Stuttgart
  • Dr. Kieran Moylan, BMW Regional Assembly
  • Mr. Peter Reilly, Valeo Vision Systems

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