Access Key to European R&D Funding for Enterprise: The Marie Curie Actions

IUA and IBEC cordially invite you to an Information Session:

Friday, 19th October 2012 @ 10:30 to 12:30

European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

On Friday 19th October last, the Irish Universities Association and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation hosted an information session the Marie Curie Actions (MCA).  The event was extremely well-attended by close to 70 representatives from enterprise large and small, who heard how the MCA provides an excellent opportunity for commercial organisations to source funding to support their research interests and activities, and how it can  be an excellent entry point for commercial organisations to access the wide range of European R&D funding suitable for them.  The session featured testimonials from enterprise small and large successful in securing R&D funding from the Marie Curie Actions, including Alcatel-Lucent and EirGen Pharma.

The programme for the event and all of the presentations delivered by the speakers are available below. Click here for Speaker Biographies.

11:00 – 11:05
Welcome – Tony Donohoe – IBEC

11:05 – 11:15
Marie Curie Actions  – Opportunties for Enterprise
Presentation: Jennifer Brennan – Irish Marie Curie Office Presentation 19th Oct 2012

11:15 – 11:30
AlaPartnering with Queen’s University Belfast – European Industrial Doctorates
Presentation: Alan Leddy – Bells Labs Ireland Presentation 19th Oct 2012

11:30 – 11:45
Industry-Academic Partnerships – the small enterprise perspective
Presentation: Sermin Onenc – DOMMRS Presentation 19th Oct 2012

11:45 – 12:00
Industry-Academic Partnerships – linking an institute of technology to the UK and Ireland Pharmachem sector
Presentation: Marc Kelly – EirGen Pharma Presentation 19th Oct 2012
Presentation: Niall O’Reilly – WIT Presentation 19th Oct 2012

12:00 – 12:20      Panel Discussion
Chair: Conor O’Carroll – Irish Universities Association

12:20 – 12:30
ELEVATE – New International Enterprise Fellowships
Presentation: Gemma Irvine – Irish Research Council Presentation 19th Oct 2012

For more information on the Marie Curie Actions, please link here.