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Join the upcoming innovation event GCCIR Matchmaking Symposium in Barcelona 2018 held in Barcelona, Spain by Innoget and GCCIR.

Join us in this unique opportunity for Spanish organizations to connect with potential Albertan partners to jointly develop R&D projects eligible to receive funding under the Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund as well as other funding programs to be presented during the event.

The matchmaking symposium, organized by both the German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) and Innoget, the free access global open innovation network, with the support of the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and ACCIÓ, the agency for business competitiveness in Catalonia, will take place on November 19th in Barcelona, as part of the 2018 GCCIR Matchmaking Mission to Europe.

Why attend

Roughly 15 to 20 Albertan SMEs (small-to-medium sized enterprises) will participate in the symposium for the purpose of meeting potential R&D partners based in Spain. Furthermore, during the event, the German-Canadian Centre for Research (GCCIR), the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and ACCIÓ will present the available funding programs that both Spanish and Albertan partners could apply to fund the resulting projects.

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Participants

The symposium is intended for all Spanish organizations –SMEs, Startups, Large Enterprises, Universities, Research Groups, Research and Technology Centres, Regional Promotion Agencies, Scientific and Technology Parks, Clusters, etc.– with activities related to the industrial sectors below:

GCCIR Symposium Industrial Sectors

Symposium Agenda

10:00 Arrival and registration (Coffee served)

10:30 Welcome
Ms. Katelyn Petersen, Manager at German-Canadian Center for Innovation and Research

10:35 Introduction to Alberta region 
Mr. Martin Truksa, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade at Government of Alberta

10:45 Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund presentation
Mr. Jonas Kuhn, Coordinador de Proyecto Senior del German-Canadian Center for Innovation and Research

11:00 CDTI Funding Programs for Spanish organizations presentation
Ms. Inmaculada Cabrera, Canada Projects Coordinator at CDTI

11:15 ACCIÓ Funding Programs for Catalan organizations presentation
Ms. Anna Monistrol, Project Manager, International Cooperation at ACCIÓ
Ms. Mireia Fageda, Manager of the Tecniospring Program at ACCIÓ
Mr. David Rovirosa, Manager of R&D and Innovation European Programs at ACCIÓ
Ms. Gisela Muñoz, International Trade Consultant at ACCIÓ

11:30 Company introductions

12:05 Individual discussions / B2B Networking

12:45 Lunch and further discussions

14:30 Program End

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About the organizers

German-Canadian Centre for Research and Innovation (GCCIR)
The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) is a multilateral initiative for the development of German-Canadian, and more broadly European-Canadian, research and business relations. 
It is based in Edmonton, Alberta and is located in the TEC Edmonton Business Incubator. The Centre provides support for the exchange of information, development of networks, and the establishment and cultivation of collaborative partnerships in academia, business, and industry.

Innoget, the trusted open innovation network
Innoget is the free access global open innovation network where worldwide innovation and research professionals meet brilliant experts, find novel technologies, groundbreaking startups and innovative business opportunities online. With more than 14 years in the market, Innoget has become the partner of choice for thousands of institutions, from F500s to Startups and Research Organizations.

Supporting organizations

Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI)

The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) is a Public Business Entity, answering to the Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Competitiveness, which fosters the technological development and innovation of Spanish companies. It is the entity that channels the funding and support applications for national and international R&D&i projects of Spanish companies. The CDTI thus seeks to contribute to improving the technological level of the Spanish companies.

ACCIÓ - Agency for Business Competitiveness of Catalonia

ACCIÓ is the Agency for Business Competitiveness of Catalonia. ACCIÓ’s different programmes promote internationalization and innovation, providing service to 24,000 companies a year. We connect businesses to the key strategic sectors. We promote internationalization and innovation. We help Catalan business and startups boost their competitiveness. We help international companies connect and tap into the competitive advantages Catalonia and Barcelona provide.

RCD - Rosaud Costas Duran
Rosaud Costas Duran is a leading independent, dynamic and innovative law firm and a reference for providing comprehensive legal advice. RCD is among the most active firms in the transactional market, as reflected in the main international rankings.

Join the upcoming innovation event "FT Innovation Dialogue 5 - The Change Challenge" held in London, United Kingdom by Financial Times Live. 

Discover how innovation leaders are implementing change in their companies to reduce red-tape and to cultivate a more inclusive workplace environment - one in which new ideas can flower, and through which innovation can easily flow.

Ideas, the raw material of innovation, are everywhere. The danger is that we end up looking in the same places for them all the time. Good ideas aren’t exclusive to the C-suite. Those further down the ranks are often closer to the technology and cultural shifts that are taking place, and can provide great insights as well.

But workforces, like the management that governs them, can be blighted by homogeny: everyone is just like everyone else. In the sphere of ideas and creativity, homogeny begets more of the same. More of the same is an enemy of innovation. Bureaucracy (ideas get stuck) and hierarchy (ideas don’t get seen) are enemies of innovation.

How can innovation leaders implement structural change to reduce red-tape, make decision-making more horizontal and cultivate a more inclusive workplace environment - one in which new ideas can flower, and through which innovation can easily flow. What are the technologies that might help facilitate this? And, crucially, how can the power at the center get out of the way of the exciting new ideas happening at the edge?

Past innovation events 2012


The 5th ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Innovation, takes place in Seoul, Korea on 9-12 December 2012: Challenges for Management, Science & Technology. Organised by ISPIM and hosted by KISTEP – The Korea Institute of Science & Technology Evaluation and Planning, this symposium will bring together around 200 innovation experts from 35 countries.
The three-day programme will include: Industry-Leading Keynote Speakers; Regional Luminary Speakers; "Hot Topic" Roundtable Discussions; Facilitated Themed Sessions with around 100 Academic and Practitioner Presentations; Workshops; Special Interest Groups; Academic Research Development Sessions.
As with all ISPIM events, delegates will experience a taste of local culture at magnificent dinner venues so there will be plenty of time for networking.

3 - 4 December, 2012. BioFIT is the only international partnering event in the field of technology transfer and collaborative projects in the life sciences sector. Academics, industry stakeholders and CEO entrepreneurs, together with practitioners in technology transfer, intellectual property and licensing will share best practices and knowhow, and will maximize qualified alliances thanks to a cutting-edge partnering platform.
During two days, Biofit’s ambition is to be a cutting-edge platform gathering industry and academia thus enhancing exchange and partnership thanks to licensing, collaborative projects and tech transfer. In addition to a seminar programme, the event will include a business convention powered by EBD group, a trade exhibition and presenting technologies.
For more information please visit www.biofit-event.com
20 - 21 November. Global Innovation Forum is a dynamic meeting that brings together professionals with diverse backgrounds, great experience and knowledge. It creates the perfect opportunity to build a strong professional network, obtain new insights and share business practices. The event is inspiring and offers “hands-on”, innovative suggestions on how to find practical answers and generate own successful innovation strategies. The 2nd edition of the forum will offer speeches from IBM, Philip Morris, BP, Coca-Cola, GSK, Bayer, IKEA, Volkswagen, Nike, Novartis, Danone, Huawei, Deutsche Telekom, Samsung, eBay and Unilever. The major themes of the forum will be Open Innovation and Partnerships, Sustainability Innovation, Design Thinking, Culture of Innovation and Creativity, Rewards and Recognition, Social Tools to Drive Innovation, etc. We have learnt a lot from the 1st edition of the forum and this time we will try to offer even more interactivity and diversity of the agenda by introducing workshops, brainstorming sessions and break-our presentations. 
For more details and to register please visit: www.innovationforum2012.com 


The World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (THEWSIE) – September 26-28, 2012 – provides an inspiring setting for fusing the world’s most meaningful ideas, designs and innovations to help transform the future of business, society and environment.
THEWSIE focuses on what’s really important to the world’s next great innovators -- practical outcomes  and profitable partnerships. And a vision of what’s yet to come in lifestyle, health, energy, technology, education, communication, and cities. THEWSIE provides an engaging environment that promotes dialogue, unrehearsed conversations, and action.
For more info & registration at: www.thewsie.org 


September 11 -12, 2012. As innovation continues to evolve, innovation champions are progressively becoming more open in their efforts to discover new ideas and turn them into innovative products and processes. Our 4th Annual Open Innovation Summit will showcase new initiatives from companies that are taking a lead role the open innovation movement.

Innolandia Summer Camp is a project that aims to provide to professional and technical innovation managers, knowledge and tools to improve their daily work. 
And for that we innovate in the format of a traditional summer school. We will conduct 8 seminars on-line, that after a presentation, let the debate among the attendees (you can see the seminars deferred until 31 August), a private online forum for sharing knowledge and best practices and a practical on-line course on the entire process of innovation management, software using the IBO.




The XXIII ISPIM Conference – Action for Innovation: Innovating from Experience – takes place on 17-20 June 2012. Organised by ISPIM, and hosted by La Salle University in partnership with Orbita97, this conference will bring together around 450 innovation experts from 55 countries. The three-day programme will include: Industry-Leading Keynote Speakers; Luminary Speakers; Innovation Thought Leaders; "Hot Topic" Roundtable Discussions; Facilitated Themed Sessions with around 230 Academic and Practitioner Presentations; Workshops; Special Interest Groups; Academic Research Development Sessions. As with all ISPIM events, delegates will experience a taste of local culture at magnificent dinner venues so there will be plenty of time for networking.
31 May and 1 June, 2012. What is meant by the term Open Innovation and how can the principles be used in practice by SME’s?
This event is intended for SME's, Knowledge Transfer Professionals and individuals interested in understanding, adopting and using OI principles.
Presented by speakers from industry, OI intermediaries, academia, creative and IP sectors, and drawing on examples from within Scotland, across the UK and Europe.
Delegates will better understand what is meant by Open Innovation; how to apply OI to business models; understand how large companies apply the principles to product development; learn from contemporaries how OI has been useful; understand how to use Intellectual Property in Open Innovation and access publically funded research; understand the role of OI intermediaries and how to unlock creativity in their business model.

May 23 - 24, 2012.  Innovators search for more efficient ways to develop new ideas, many are taking advantage of the many benefits found in open innovation. Open innovation is allowing R&D and innovation departments to collaborate with external groups in an effort to discover innovation earlier, easier and cheaper. While there are many challenges associated with collaboration and the sharing of ideas and resources, the desire is there to continue these groundbreaking initiatives.

Fleming Europe invites you to attend the Open Innovation in Pharmaceutical R&D. We have gathered worldwide Pharmaceutical specialists who will share their knowledge with you.

Open Innovation in Pharmaceutical R&D (to be held on April 26-27, 2012 in Amsterdam) presents great opportunity for you to face the challenges and discuss the most successful ways of sustained productivity by combining the ideas and know-how from industry with the innovation potential of leading academic scientists.



18-20 April 2012: Barcelona, Spain. Engendering cultural change and business model redesign to optimise open information flows for reduced development cost and risk.
This 2nd annual marcus evans conference will examine the best practices of open innovation; how to build successful partnerships, improve your ability to redesign business models of innovation and the key benefits of crowd sourcing, all to enhance the successful adoption of open innovation. 
Attendees will be provided with extensive, invaluable knowledge on how to overcome the main challenges surrounding open innovation including intellectual property and cultural change. 
You will understand how to foster new relationships that will carry the industry forward, enter new markets and expand knowledge boundaries to stay successful and competitive.


13 - 14 September. Led by Pfizer and Novartis, this groundbreaking conference delivers only case studies that demonstrate either a disruptive or an innovative approach to advancing clinical trials. Mobile Clinical Trials, Virtual Trials, Open Source Clinical Development are just a few examples of case studies featured. This conference is designed to be engaging in a highly informative format, similar to the style of TED events. Each session will deliver a clear set of objectives, summary and key take-aways around:
1.Challenges and opportunities in clinical development/trials
2.Innovations in science applied to clinical development/trials
3.Innovations in technology applied to clinical development/trials
4.New business models for clinical development/trials

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