UCC Hosts Public Lecture – The Globalization of Innovation and Business Creation – Weds 17th Sept 7.00pm

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This week’s All Island Innovation Programme Series of Master Classes, hosted by UCC’s School of Management & Marketing, featuring Prof. Erik Vermeulen, Professor of Business and Financial Law at Tilburg University (https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/webwijs/show/?uid=e.p.m.vermeulen) are booked out but there are still places available for the Public Lecture at 7.00pm on Weds 17th Sept in the Boole 2 Lecture Theatre – The Globalization of Innovation and Business Creation.

With entrepreneurship and innovation on the decline, governments are increasingly turning to companies, universities as well as knowledge and research institutions to jumpstart the start-up community. These collaborations, conveniently dubbed “triple helixes”, are dedicated to the establishment of knowledge-intensive service clusters in which the structure and dynamics of interactions among the different actors drive innovation and value creation. However, the simple notion of triple helix collaborations does not succeed nearly as often as expected. Sufficient access to capital is paramount to support start-ups through the valley of death (which can be defined as the period between the initial capital contribution and the time the company starts generating a steady stream of revenue). The Lecture discusses the emergence of collaborative funding models and platforms, which ensure integrated and sustainable investment approaches. Such collaborative funding models encompass not only institutional investors and venture capitalists, but also universities, multinationals, family offices, and other investors interested in innovation and growth, giving a global perspective to innovation and business creation.

Advanced booking for Prof. Erik Vermeulen is essential at http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139038901.

The events have been organised by Dr Lawrence Dooley at UCC’s Department of Management & Marketing.

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