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Irvine Global Innovation Summit 2012

Irvine Global Innovation Group

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

Irvine Global Innovation Summit 2012

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Conference Attendee   more info Ended $50.00 $0.00
Student Registration Full Day
Student Researchers are Free. Required to provide student ID at registration.
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Student Registration: Why Israel?   more info Ended $0.00 $0.00
Student Registration: Stem Cells   more info Ended $0.00 $0.00
Student Registration: Eco-Innovation   more info Ended $0.00 $0.00
Student Registration: Commercializing R   more info Ended $0.00 $0.00

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Israel has been a successful hub of innovation in technology, entrepreneurship, and biological sciences. With the second largest number of start-up companies in the world and several companies listed on the NASDAQ, Israel has been compared with the same level of innovation as Silicon Valley. The Irvine Global Innovation Group will launch an international conference – “Irvine Global Innovation Summit” - which will discuss aspects of the flourishing Israeli innovation in the fields of Information and Computer Science, Biological Science, Engineering, and business practices.

Event Logistics:

 

·       Calit2 Building, University of California Irvine, October 24th 9am- 5pm

·       Ticket Sales:

o   Non-Student Summit: $50

o   Student Summit: Free!

 

9:00 AM         Welcome to the 1st Irvine Global Innovation Summit

 

9:25 AM         Top Universities, Economic Growth, and Globalized Chutzpah – Why Israel?

 Israel is named the Start-Up Nation by several media outlets following a brilliant explanation of the book Start-up Nation, which explains the State of Israel’s economic prosperity. This panel seeks to explore and identify Israel’s current developing programs, innovations, and aspiring academic institutions.


David Siegel, Consul General of Israel to Los Angeles

 


10:00 AM       The Future of Stem Cells

 Stem cells have become a key component for future medicines. After the United States imposed legal hurdles, there has been resurgence in interest from both academic and commercial fields. New breakthroughs on purification, extraction, and development have made something that seemed out of science fiction become a reality. It’s only a matter of time before the human embryonic stem cell treatments will leave clinical trials and become mainstream treatments. Our distinguished speakers will talk about their research as well as a prediction of what stem cell treatments will be able to do in the near future.


Steven C. Cramer, MD, Clinical Director – Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center

 

11:30 AM       Eco-Innovation for Global Sustainability: The Israel Model

 Water. Who would have thought that a molecule with three atoms could affect so much of our society? Pollution, expansion, construction, amongst other factors can affect the quality and distribution of one the most vital resources. An increasing population and a scarce resource will pose a problem for our current and future generations. This panel seeks to provide insight into new water technologies that can provide an alternative to water purification, reclamation, water treatment, and irrigation.


                         H. David Nahai, partner at Lewis, Brisbois, Brisgaard & Smith

 

12:40 PM    Lunch

 

1:25 PM          Getting Funded: Secrets of What Investors Really Look For In A New Business

 Get a rare, candid, insider's look at what investors seek when evaluating and investing in a new business. What are the common principles and themes across industries? What really matters to early stage investors? How important are vision, execution, clear path forward, talent, resourcefulness, relentlessness, team, market, problem, solution? How many founders, if any, is optimal? How do you connect with investors and build up trust across distance? What are the investors’ typical concerns and how do you make sure you address them to their satisfaction? Hear relevant stories that are inspirational and entertaining.   


Terrence Yang, Angel investor – Tech Coast Angels
Benny Soffer, Managing Director – Technion Technology Transfer

 

2:35 PM          Adjournment

 

Frank Williams, CEO of Irvine Global Innovation Group at UCI

 

 

Have questions about Irvine Global Innovation Summit 2012? Contact Irvine Global Innovation Group

When & Where



Calit2 Building, UCI



Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)


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Irvine Global Innovation Group

The Irvine Global Innovation Group is set on a mission to educate and explore innovation on a global perspective, while establishing relationships with foreign economies. IGIG seeks to connect university and corporate researchers across the globe. As our partnership with foreign industries grow, we seek to provide a platform for students to grow through first hand experience in the field of research and development while fostering employment opportunities within our featured foreign partners. Our key objective is to maintain dynamic relationships between the faculty, students, and community that are drawn together for our initiative. 

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