Digital innovation in the market place: how can we win the race?

8:00 - 8:45 - Registration and welcome coffee

Chair and moderator of the day: Ben Hurley, National Digital Research Center, Ireland

Agent provocateur: Efstratios Kehayas, Constelex – Young Advisor of VP Neelie Kroes

Plenary advocate: Ben Hurley, National Digital Research Center, Ireland

Morning session: Are the models of transfer of technology in place still adapted to the rapid pace of innovation in the digital world?

Co-moderator: Patrice Lefeu, Ernst & Young

9:00 - Setting the scene and feedback of the on-line discussions

9:10 - First part of the debate: The panel speakers present their views on transfer of technology in a first round with discussion


10:30 -10:50 - Coffee break and discussion/networking

10:50 - Beyond Europe - other model of transfer of technology, remote intervention from Singapore, Tai-Hou Tng, Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd (ETPL)

11:00 - Case studies

11:20 - Second part of the debate: Discussion on key success factors, priorities and recommendations. The same panellists – in interaction with participants and also taking into account results of the on-line activities and live discussion.

12:00 - Wrap-up and conclusion

12:15 -13:45 - Lunch break

Afternoon session: From research to market

13:45 - Opening by Khalil Rouhana, Director Components and Systems, DG CONNECT, European Commission

14:00 - Keynote by Martin Curley on the ICT strategy for Europe

14:30 - First part of the debate: Discussion among panellists on what does it take to be a high-tech company in Europe, and more specifically which sectors, which activities, could benefit from which innovation actions (eg. to test the new instrument "Pilot line")


15:15 -15:30 - Coffee break and discussion/networking

15:30 - Presentation from the contractor on the on-line discussions  

15:45 - Second part of the debate: The same panel – in interaction with participants, young advisor

16:50 - Conclusion from the moderator

17:00 - Workshop closed

17:00 - 19:00 - Social reception, Dublin Castle