Irvine Global Innovation Summit 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
· 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.
2:35 PM Adjournment
Frank Williams, CEO of Irvine Global Innovation Group at UCI
When & Where
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.