INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CONFERENCE:
COMMERCIALIZATION OF MEDICAL RESEARCH

Hotel Continental Brno, Kounicova 680/6, 60200 Brno,
June 16 – 17, 2016


1st Day

8:30 Registration
9:30 Official opening and Welcoming introduction
- Martin Pavlík, Director, St. Anne's University Hospital Brno, Czech Republic
- Gorazd Bernard Stokin, Chair, International Clinical Research Center, Czech Republic
- Overview of FNUSA-ICRC – René Samek, Director for External Relations, FNUSA-ICRC
10:00 The role of universities and R&D institutions to collaborate and promote utilization of results of their research
- Bowman J. Heiden, Deputy Director, CIP - Center for Intellectual Property, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Licensing from the research institution perspective
- Steven M. Ferguson, Deputy Director, Licensing and Entrepreneurship Office of Technology Transfer, National Institutes of Health, USA
12:15 Assessing the value and potential of intellectual property
- Seamus Browne, Industry Liaison Manager, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Address from the Minister of education, youth and sports
- Robert Plaga, Deputy Minister for Research and Higher Education section, Czech Republic
14:45 The role of clinical trials in commercialization of medical research
- Gjon Mirdita, Viceprezident of Clinical Operations, Regional Head Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Quintiles, Croatia
15:00 Intellectual property rights in (publicly-funded) collaborative research projects
- Matej Kliman, Attorney, Holec, Zuska and Partnerslawoffice, Czech Republic
15:45 Coffee break
16:30 Opportunities & challenges in medical research - Working with the biotech industry
- Steven M. Ferguson, DeputyDirector, Licensing and Entrepreneurship Office of Technology Transfer, National Institutes of Health, USA
17:30 Discussion
18:00 Networking dinner with live jazz music

2nd Day

8:30 Registration
9:00 Scientific inovations in real life – case studies of successfull commercializations of medical research
- Dagmar Hruzova, Chief Medical Officer, PrimeCell, Czech Republic
- Steven M. Ferguson, Deputy Director, Licensing and Entrepreneurship Office of Technology Transfer, National Institutes of Health, USA
10:00 Innovation enviroment: European and Czech plans for advancing healthcare innovation
- Martin Buncek, Vice-Chairman, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Overview on biotech in Brno (South Moravia, Czech Republic)
- Zdenek Rucka, COO at Materials Research Centre, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
11:30 Promotion of the South Moravia Region to potential research partners and customers for contract and collaborative research
- Petr Chladek, Regional Innovation Strategy Manager, Southmoravian Innovation Centre, Czech Republic
- Tomas Avrat, Regional Marketing Manager, Southmoravian Innovation Centre, Czech Republic
12:00 Closing discussion: What should ICRC, universities, Brno and South Moravia do to increase their position in research and international exposure?
- Otakar Fojt, Senior Science & Innovation Adviser, British Embassy Prague, Czech Republic (moderator)
12:30 Official closing of the konference
- Gorazd Bernard Stokin, Chair, International Clinical Research Center, Czech Republic
12:45 Networking lunch