There are many international commercialization conferences, but only one that will provide you with international LaunchPads and support to help your local companies access global markets PLUS a platform to put your local companies in front of the California investment community. If you’re looking for sustainable methods to attract early stage capital and stimulate innovation and concrete programs you can implement to stay regionally competitive and help your region compete globally, the Global CONNECT Summit is for you.
Learn from architects of some of the world’s leading innovation ecosystems along with visionaries who are growing clusters in emerging markets for international meeting in San Diego, California. In a stimulating format including keynotes, interviews, workshops, and an investor pitch/panel session, the audience will explore strategies to strengthen supply chains and innovation in novel and incremental production, as well as build lasting partnerships with leading entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, and innovation thought leaders.
- Build lasting partnerships with leading entrepreneurs, scientists, venture capitalists, and innovation thought leaders.
- Bring home practical solutions you can implement.
2013 Global CONNECT Summit (October 20-21, 2013)
TWO CONFERENCES – ONE OBJECTIVE: Power Up Your Technology Innovation and Economic Development
Mark your calendar: Visit San Diego October 20-23 and make the most of your stay by attending two of the top regional and international conferences in the same week: the Global CONNECT Summit (Oct. 20-21) and WBT (World’s Best Technologies) Innovation Marketplace (Oct.22-23).
- New date, new location, expanded program: October 20-23, 2013, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (Bay Tower)
- More investor and licensing opportunities
- More time for sharing best practices
- More time to develop cross-region and international deal flow relationships
- Maximize your investment in time and travel
- Special pricing when you sign up for all four days
Don’t compete, COLLABORATE! These two conferences were intentionally scheduled back-to-back and at the same hotel this year with you in mind as we want you to get the most out of your trip to San Diego.
Basic Pricing for 2013 Global CONNECT Summit:
General Admission: $225 (save up to 20% when signing up for all 4 days to include the WBT)
CONNECT members/partners: $195 (save up to 20% when signing up for all 4 days to include the WBT)
Registration and Early Bird pricing will be available beginning in May!
2012 Global CONNECT Summit
Unleashing Sustainable Innovation Clusters and Connecting International Markets
Delegates from 14 countries representing more than 30 different regional innovation clusters gathered to build relationships for brokering innovation development across borders as well as to learn from each other and to share best practices. Additionally, early stage technology and life sciences companies were invited to present before investors and the Summit audience to develop funding and cross marketing interest. Over the two day Summit, held in San Diego, more than 150 people attended.
The two day Summit was preceded by a closed workshop designed for the Global CONNECT offices, of which there are approximately 50 worldwide. In this more intimate setting, the delegates discussed global bridging to strengthen innovation outcomes and mutual entrepreneurial programming.
Speaker Highlights from 2012 Summit
Doug Henton, Chairman and CEO, Collaborative Economics
David Fransen, Ph.D., Consul General of Canada, Los Angeles
Ambassador Charles Shapiro, President, Institute of the Americas
Mary Walshok, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Programs, UC San Diego
Andrea Kates, Founder, Business Genome Project, author, Find Your Next
Rebecca Bagley, President and CEO, NorTech
Sandra Brown, Vice Chancellor for Research, UC San Diego
Ed Holmes, Ph.D., Executive Deputy Chairman, Biomedical Research Council, A*STAR
David Johnson, President & CEO, BioCrossroads
Robert Matthews, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, West Health Institute
Omar Mencin, Ph.D., Manager, Investment Group, Ben Franklin Technology Partners
James Schaeffer, Ph.D., Executive Director, Merck Research Laboratories on behalf of Calibr
Larry Stambaugh, Managing Director, Centre for Bioinspiration, San Diego Zoo Global
Mario Thomas, Ph.D., Managing Director, Centre of Excellence for Commercialization of Research, Ontario
Mark Winter, Sr. Director, Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE and Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE
Brian Wong, Principal Manager, Investment and Spin-Off Management, Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd (Singapore)
Session Highlights from 2012 Summit
Creating International LaunchPads to Boost Exports
Mobilizing Innovation Resources to Stay Regionally Competitive
Sustainable Investment Models for Early Stage Companies
Measuring the Success of Regional Innovation
Proof of Concept Centers: Support at a Critical Phase
Are You Future Market Ready?
Cross-Regional Market Opportunities
For full details and speaker bios, visit the event site: 2012 Global CONNECT Summit.
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