Corporate Venturing Leadership Forum

3179/R-E06 (CERN)



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Adam Swash (CFBI)

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  • Adam Swash
  • Alex Wrottesley
  • Andrew Dewis
  • Erkko Autio
  • Florian Eggenschwiler
  • Giovanni Anelli
  • Mark Riminton
  • Markus Nordberg
  • Penny Schiffer
  • Peter Hewkin
  • Philip Garner
  • Robin Eede
  • Tobias Engert
  • Vivek Dogra
  • Wednesday, October 10
    • 9:00 AM
      Coffee and Registration
    • 1
      Welcome and House Rules
      Speaker: Mr Adam Swash (CFBI)
    • 2
      Welcome to CERN and IdeaSquare
      Speaker: Markus Nordberg (CERN)
    • 3
      NEW MEMBER Welcome: Philip Garner, Lloyds Bank
    • 10:30 AM
    • Failure is an option: KEYNOTE: Failure is (Not) an Option
      Convener: Mr Andrea Mills (Chief Advisor)
    • Failure is an option: WORKSHOP: Failure: Learning and Communication
      Convener: Mr Adam Swash (CFBI)
    • 12:30 PM
      Lunch and an opportunity to network with residents
    • Ecosystems and Technology Transfer: CASE STUDY: Swiss Start-up Ecosystem, key players and why it works
      Convener: Ms Penny Schiffer (Swisscom)
    • Ecosystems and Technology Transfer: Technology Transfer CASE STUDY: The CERN ecosystem, Corporate Innovation and Start-ups
      Convener: Dr Giovanni Anelli (CERN)
    • Ecosystems and Technology Transfer: CASE STUDY: Commercialising the ‘Tail-Pipe’ utilising the wider ecosystem to commercialise waste
      Convener: Dr Tobias Engert
    • Ecosystems and Technology Transfer: Discussion
    • 4
      Closing Remarks
      Speaker: Mr Adam Swash (CFBI)