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LES B&I 2018 Annual Conference & AGM - Dublin

22 June 2018 08:00 to 17:45

"International Best Practices in Technology Transfer"

We are delighted to announce that this year's Annual Meeting will head to Dublin, Ireland for a one day plenary conference which will be held at Trinity College.  The final programme will be released soon but we can promise an event packed with interesting and thought-provoking talks from a range of speakers from business leaders, University technology transfer offices and IP professionals.

We are thrilled to announce our Speakers:

Jeanne Bolger
- Vice President Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Innovations

Peter Bolger
- Partner Intellectual Property, Technology & Privacy, LK Shields

Alison Campell OBE
- Director, Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI)

Hayley French
- Commercial Director, Apitope

Chris Horn
- Venture Partner, Atlantic Bridge University Bridge Fund

Jenny Horsfield
- Senior Vice President Business Development, Carrick Therapeutics

Scott Johnstone
- CEO, Benenox

Jeanne Kelly
- Partner Intellectual Property, LK Shields

Laura MacDonald
- General Manager, ASTP Proton Knowledge Transfer Europe

Brian McCaul
- Director of Innovation, Queens University Belfast

Angela Miller
- Senior Business Manager, LifeArc

Fiona Nicolson
- Partner, Bristows LES International President-Elect

François Painchaud
- Partner, Robic LES International President

John Power
- CEO, Aerogen

Ena Prosser
- Partner, Fountain Healthcare Partners

Jeremy Skillington
- Vice President Business Development, Inflazome

Jacinta Thornton
- Associate Director, NUI Galway

Emily Vereker
- Senior Patents and Licensing Manager, Trinity College Dublin

Sherree Westell
- Solicitor, Woodroffes Solicitors

Sessions confirmed so far will include:-

  • Best Practices in University Technology Transfer
  • Investing and Adding Value to Early Stage Innovation
  • Management of Intellectual Assets;
  • The Protection and Management of Trade Secrets
  • Trials and Tribulations of building a company for Commercialisation and the Importance of IP – an industry view.

Please click here to view the preliminary programme.

There will be opportunities for networking around the Conference.  All registrants are cordially invited to join us for informal drinks in a local hostelry on the eve of the Conference and there will be a will be a Gala Dinner which follows the main conference on the Friday evening (bookable separately).

The main conference will be preceded on 21st June by our LES100 Training Course, "Commercialising IP through the power of Licensing", to be held at Trinity College. Further details and registration can be found here.

The Welcome Reception will be held on Thursday, 21st June 2018 (6.30pm - 8.30pm) at  Buskers Bar at Temple Bar Hotel, 46-47 Dame St, Dublin, Ireland

The Gala Dinner will be held on Friday 22nd June 2018, 7pm for 7.30pm at The Mont Clare Hotel, 1-4 Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland


(To become an LES member, click here)

LES Member - €325

Non Member - €500

Gala Dinner - €60

Click to register online

Click to register manually

We are delighted to announce the following sponsors:

If you are interested in exhibition or sponsorship opportunities, you can download the sponsorship pack here
or contact the admin office by email/01355 244966