Workshop #1: Program

UTEN Workshop #1, Feb 8-10, 2009 at FCT/UNL

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February 8

19:00 – Welcome reception: tapas and drinks at the hotel
Early evening – Initial briefing for participants to get to know one another and set expectations

February 9 – Day 1

9:00 – 9:30 – Registration, coffee and setting in for the opening session
9:30 – 10:00 – UTEN and Workshop Introduction

  • Opening comments from Manuel Heitor – Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education
  • Introduction and overview of UTEN and Workshop Procedures and Objectives by UTEN Directors Dr. José Mendonça and Dr. David Gibson

10:00 – 12:30 – Introduction of major themes

  • Dr. Steven P. Nichols: Integrated Technology Commercialization
  • Introduction of Portuguese “living” cases and participants
  • VoxGene, Nuno Osorio
    Plux
    We Adapt, Miguel Angelo Carvalho
    Bioalvo, Luis Amado
    Fluidinova, Cristina Maia and Daniela Correia
    YDreams, Antonio Camara

  • Erin Defosse: New Strategies for the 21st Century Incubator
  • Laura Kilcrease: Technology Commercialization Valuing the Idea
  • Interactive discussion with all workshop attendees (Q&A)

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 – Session 1: Round Tables
15:30 – 15:45 – Coffee break and rotate to the next round table
15:45 – 17:15 – Session 2: Round Tables
17:15 – 17:30 – Coffee break and assemble for the wrap-up session
17:30 – 18:30 – Wrap up panel discussion with US Experts and Portuguese stakeholders – attended by all workshop participants
19:00 – 20:00 – Business afterhours – cocktails and networking at the hotel
20:00 – Dinner

February 10 – Day 2

9:00 – 10:45 – Panel Discussion: in‐depth discussion and setting measurable results on each of the four
themes with group interaction and identification of key issues and challenges to be addressed in Day 2.
10:45 – 11:15 – Coffee break and assemble for Break‐Out discussions
11:15 – 12:30 – Break‐Out sessions
12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch (this time will be allotted for networking and discussion)
14:00 – 15:30 – Break‐Out Discussions
15:30 – 15:45 – Coffee break
15:45 – 17:00 – Wrap up Panel Discussion with US content experts and Portuguese participants –
present initial draft of action initiatives – discuss plans for subsequent UTEN Workshops to be attended by all workshop participants.
10:00 – Dinner in Lisbon (optional)