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BioConnect Ireland Networking Event BREXIT – Opportunity or Threat for Irish Research?


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

14:26 PM to 14:26 PM


BioConnect Ireland Networking Event

BREXIT – Opportunity or Threat for Irish Research?


Kindly sponsored by

Enterprise Ireland  & The RFT Group

Venue:  Davenport Hotel, Dublin
Time: 2.30pm 4th October 2016h

Followed by networking reception

One of the many consequences of BREXIT could be a change in eligibility of UK researchers for participation in EU Framework programmes.  It is reported that EU researchers may already be excluding UK research groups from consortia due to uncertainties about their future status.  UK research partners are in 13.4% of all projects involving Irish partners in the Horizon 2020 programme, which makes them Ireland’s most popular partner country in the EU. 


This meeting will review the potential consequences of BREXIT for UK research, and the knock-on effects for Irish researchers. 



2.30      Registration

3.00      Welcome and introduction


The UK Researcher Perspective  
Dr Mike Galsworthy.   Programme Director, Scientists for EU

Potential impact of BREXIT on Irish Researchers
Catriona Ward, NCP for Legal & Financial Assistance, H2020 Office, Enterprise Ireland


Jim Codd, CIRCA Group.  Consultant specialising in EU project management

Professor Liam Gallagher, UCD – Project leader/participant in 5 current FP projects

4.30      Open Mike Session (3-minute presentations)

4.45      Q&A

5.00      Network Reception

View Programme and Speaker Profiles >>

BioConnect Ireland is an informal, open and independent networking organisation for individuals in the biotechnology, life science and medical device sectors in Ireland, North and South.  It was founded to promote forward-thinking interaction and exchange between all the stakeholders in academia, industry, government agencies, trade, professional services and financial organisations.  BioConnect Ireland runs free open meetings on a quarterly basis on topics of general interest to the life science community.  It is funded by contributions from annual sponsors – currently RTF Recruitment and Enterprise Ireland.


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