An evening with enterpreneurs and innovators: it can be done in Europe

EIF Cocktail Reception and Buffet Dinner


Just after the 1st Innovation Convention organized by the European Commission, this special event will focus on the positive role of ICT Innovation and how it can contribute to address many of the challenges currently facing Europe. 

Participants will have the opportunity to hear first-hand experiences from innovative entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists and exchange views with them on how best to promote innovation and research in Europe, on the critical factors for success and on the main challenges ahead.

Programme - 06/12/2011

Welcome and Introduction:

Malcolm Harbour, MEP and EIF Governor


Special guests:

John Dennehy, CEO of AssemblyPoint - AssemblyPoint is a small web development company based in Cork, Ireland. The company offers low cost HR and recruitment tools to small and medium sized companies globally. The company is now best known for its recruitment tool at Zartis helps companies to post jobs to web and social media channels and helps manage candidates throughout the recruitment process. It is available in 13 languages.

Prof. Sergei K. Turitsyn, Director of the Photonics Research Group, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University - The Photonics Research Group, has a world-recognised record of achievement in nonlinear photonics, high-speed optical transmission and processing, in fibre optic components and in fibre optic sensors. It is an acknowledged centre of excellence for experimental and theoretical research in optical soliton, high speed optical systems, fibre grating technology, fibre sensors, microwave photonics, bio-photonics, and all-optical networks. The group has recently successfully expanded its activities in a number of key areas including femtosecond pulsed laser techniques, medical sensing devices, and planar integrated optical circuits. It maintains active and fertile collaborations with industrial companies and academic institutions throughout the world. 

Per Werngren CEO, IDENET - IDENET is a company focused on delivering infrastructure solutions and managed services to customers all over Northern Europe and the United States. Idenet creates the highest customer satisfaction and business value by providing IT as a service to customers with high standards based on technology from Microsoft. They offer a combination of private cloud and a highly skilled Service Desk who speaks Swedish, Finnish and English.

Exchange of views with participants
Buffet dinner
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