The Centre for Internationalisation and Enterprise Research at the University of Glasgow, (CIER) announces a 2-day seminar (21 & 22 April, 2008), focusing on new and early stage ventures in the life science industry, on the development of competencies and capabilities that may sustain competitive advantage in international and global markets. The purpose of the seminar is to develop and advance a research agenda, and facilitate conversation leading to potential collaborative projects.
The first day (21st April), will comprise presentations of academic research papers and proposals following themes such as: the extent of international capability amongst new ventures, the role of alliances and partnerships, international opportunity recognition, internationalisation processes and access to capital and strategic partnerships. Speakers detailed in the programme, include: Jim Bell, Kean Birch, René Bohnsack, Gillian Cay, Pavlos Dimitratos, Marcus Keupp, Marian Jones, Sharon Loane, René Lydikson, Niina Nummela, Ewen Peters, Erik Rasmussen, George Vlachos, Karl Warner, Colin Wheeler, Stephen Young and Antonella Zucchella.
The second day (22nd April), primarily for business and policy makers will address policy and industry perspectives on key imperatives affecting international growth and competitiveness from the earliest stages of life science new venturing. Issues addressed will include: the international imperative, business models and angel investment, and international intellectual property issues. Presentations will be followed by roundtable sessions with companies and an open discussion with an international panel of experts.
Further details of each day’s agenda can be found at this link:
The seminars are free but places are limited.
To book a place for both or either of the seminars, please e-mail Wendy Weaver on: email@example.com or telephone +44 (0)141 330 5993