Session 3: Planning for Shared Innovation – Infrastructure to Support Innovation-Led Recovery

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Friday 21st January 2011 (morning)

9.00 Registration & Tea/Coffee

9.30 Welcome: Day 2

Session 3: Planning for Shared Innovation – Infrastructure to Support Innovation-Led Recovery

Discussing the critical role of innovation in securing economic recovery and the role for cross-border networking, collaboration and infrastructure in aligning the necessary building blocks required to drive the process and bring about the required linkages.

9.30 Welcome by Chair
Mr. Aidan Gough, Strategy & Policy Director, InterTradeIreland

9.45 Innovation in Supporting the (Re)building and Recovery of the Island of Ireland

Transforming the Power System on the Island of Ireland to Facilitate Recovery
Mr. Dermot Byrne, Chief Executive, Eirgrid

Unique Perspectives on Innovation and Technology – the Human Dimension
Dr. Gary McDarby, University College Dublin

Investing in Innovation
Ms. Tracy Meharg, Managing Director, Innovation and Capability Development Group, Invest NI

10.45 Panel Discussions / Q&A

11.05 Towards a Framework for Understanding Shared Services in Modern Governance
Prof. Greg Lloyd, Head of School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster

11.20 Refreshments