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S2B: Science to Business Networking Road Show and Training Workshops conducted in three cities in Ukraine

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07 Nov 2011 - 15 Nov 2011
S2B: Science to Business Networking Road Show and Training Workshops conducted in three cities in Ukraine

S2B: Science to Business Networking Road Show and Training Workshops conducted in three cities in Ukraine


STCU conducted S2B: Science to Business Networking Road Show and Training Workshops, 2 days each, in three cities in Ukraine:

Kharkiv, November 7 & 8, 2011, Kyiv, November 10 &11, 2011 and Lviv, November 14 &15, 2011

Approximately 180 participants took part in the events. The Conference was divided into 2 days in each city:

On day 1 the focus was on matchmaking between scientists and Ukrainian and CIS investors, business owners and company directors. There were up to 13 selected scientists making presentations in each of the cities. There were ample opportunities for Networking. At the end of Day 1 there was a selection of the Best Presentation and Business Opportunity. Networking and matchmaking discussions between scientists and business leaders occurred during the Coffee Breaks, Lunches and Reception.

On day 2 interactive training sessions were provided by Dr. Annemarie Meike from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, including personal consultations and by Dr. Judson R. Hightower from National Oak Ridge Laboratory provided additional training material. Both trainers were from their organizationís Technology Transfer and Licensing Offices.

There were several Ukrainian investors who attended expressed possible interest in the developed technologies and were setting up additional meetings.

In Lviv, the Cityís Mayorís Office and Administration were actively involved in setting up the event there. STCUís Regional Offices were very active in helping with the organization of the Workshops and inviting participants.