Day 3: Wednesdsay 1st November 2017

Morning: A selection of workshops focused on funding opportunties and support programmes to enhance innovation and collaboration, followed by the official BIN@ handover

Afternoon: Event closes

Time Session Type Title & Speaker Session Summary
 08.30-09.30 REGISTRATION
09.30 – 10.00 Keynote How to Engage with Universities – UPTEC Case Study

Clara Gonçalves – Executive Director Science and Technology Park – University of Porto

Exploring the opportunities available for businesses to engage with Universities taking the University of Porto’s Science and Technology Park (UPTEC) as a case study. UPTEC is dedicated to incubating startups and hosting national and international Business Innovation, supporting an effective knowledge and technology transfer between academia and markets.
10.00 – 11.00 Workshop UK Funding for Research with Partners in Brazil (Download presentation 804 KB)

Dr. Melanie Knight – Challenge Driven Support Manager, The University of Sheffield

Sharing the latest information on applying for Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and Newton Fund calls. Academic partners in Brazil are eligible for these collaborative research funds, with businesss and other partners needed for implementation and impact.
10.00 – 11.00 Workshop EEN – Helping Ambitious Businesses Grow Internationally (Download presentation 1 MB)

Jenny Lawson – Manager, Enterprise Europe Yorkshire, ‎Enterprise Europe Network

Exploring the business benefits of international collaboration and explain how the Enterprise Europe Network, which now covers over 65 countries worldwide, can help companies who wish to grow their business through international trade and innovation.
10.00-12.15 Workshop Beyond venture capital: Initial coin offerings, Blockchain & The Crowdfunding 2.0 Boom

Barry James – Founder & CEO, Crowdfunding Centre

Crowdfunding has been reinvented by Blockchain and this year outstripped venture capital funding in size and scope. What’s next and how can businesses and universities build the know-how to benefit?
11.00 – 11.30 REFRESHMENTS
11.30 – 12.30 Workshop Horizon 2020 – EU Funding for R&D Projects (Download presentation 6 MB)

Andrew Kent – Senior Client Advisor, Enterprise Europe Network
Olivia Rocha – International Funding Advisor at H2020 Office, University of Porto

Are you looking for European funding programmes to take your research or innovation to the next level? Despite Brexit, EU funding and investment for innovation is still available – and remains a priority – at local, national and EU levels for the foreseeable future. This session will explore the H2020 R&D funding opportunities available and how UK organisations can find support to apply.
11.30 – 12.30 Workshop Investing in Impact – Tackling barriers to University Commercialisation (Download presentation 352 KB)

Alison Zhu, Head of Intellectual Property Development and Commercialisation (IPDaC) Fund, University of Sheffield

Brigita Jurisic – IP Commercialisation and Incubator Manager, Research and Enterprise, City, University of London

Alison and Brigita will explain how leading edge research at the University of Sheffield and City,
University of London is commercialised; and underline how it links to the increasing importance
of impact in the UK Higher Education sector. They will explore some of the barriers that prevent
universities from growing their commercialisation pipelines, and present case studies with
practical examples of how these barriers can be tackled.
12.30 – 13.00 BIN Handover 2017-18

Pedro Coelho – R&D and Innovation Officer, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Porto (Download presentation 756 KB)
Marcin Górski – Director Project Management Centre, Silesian University of Technology (Download presentation 5 MB)
Grzegorz Klapyta  – Head of International Relations Office, Silesian University of Technology

Official handover for BIN@Porto 2018 and mid-term event announcements.
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