Conference “The perspectives of the cooperation between Lithuanian and United Kingdom life sciences researchers”

The conference is organized by the NCP (National Contact Points) of the Lithuanian Research Council together with the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Lithuania, Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office in Brussels LINO and the consulting company Cormac Consultancy Group.

The conference will focus on various opportunities for developing bilateral life sciences links, as well as opportunities for cooperation in the European Horizon programme. It will feature a presentation session by universities, in which 7 Lithuanian universities and 6 universities in the United Kingdom will speak on their life sciences research. The event will also be addressed by the Ambassador of the United Kingdom J. E. Brian Olley, the Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania Gintautas Jakštas, the Chairman of the Lithuanian Science Council prof. Romas Baronas.

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Biographies of the speakers

13.00–13.10 WELCOME WORDS
Gintaras Steponavičius, Director for CEE+, Cormack Consultancy Group, moderator of the event
Brian Olley, British Ambassador to Lithuania
Rasa Kulvietienė, Adviser to the Minister, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania
Prof. Romas Baronas, the Chairman, Research Council of Lithuania

13.10–13.20 Dr. Živilė Ruželė. International Programme Unit, Research Council of Lithuania: “Lithuania – UK cooperation in research programmes”

13.20–13.30 Tomas Andrejauskas, President of Lithuanian Biotechnology Association (LBTA): “The Rise of Lithuanian Life Sciences Sector”


Imran Haq, Managing Director, Ignite Life Sciences, UK; “Accelerating the Translation and Commercialisation of Life Sciences Research in Lithuania”
Sian Thomas, Executive Director – International, The Skills Network, UK; “Accelerating the Translation and Commercialisation of Life Sciences Research in Lithuania”

13.40–13.50 Q&A

13.50–15.15 PITCHING SESSION. Highlighting research potential and priorities, ongoing scientific collaborations

13:50-13:57 Vilnius University: Prof.dr. Virginijus Šikšnys, Chairman of the Council, Vilnius University Life Sciences Center (VU LSC)
Indrė Klimantavičienė, VUHSK head of Innovation and technology transfer division

13:57-14:04 University of Lincoln: Steve Bevan, Deputy Head, School of Life Sciences and David Cobham, Associate Pro Vice Chancellor & Dean for Global Engagement

14:04-14:11 Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Laurynas Jarukas, Head of Development Department

14:11-14:18 University of Glasgow: Tom Evans, Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation

14:18-14:25 Kaunas University of Technology: Julija Kravčenko, Technology Transfer Project Manager

14:25-14:32 University of Strathclyde: Dr. Philipp Seib, Reader, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and Kylie Cowan, Head of International Development and Student Recruitment, University of Strathclyde

14:32-14:39 Klaipėda university: Aelita Skarbalienė, Associate Professor, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

14:39-14:46 University of St Andrews: Brad MacKay, Vice-Principal (International Strategy and External Relations)

14:46-14:53 Lithuanian Sports University: Tomas Venckūnas, Associate Professor

14:53-15:00 Northumbria University: Dr. Meng Zhang an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Sciences

15:00-15:07 Vytautas Magnus University: Saulius Mickevičius, professor, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences

15:07-15:14 Vilnius Tech: Vaidotas Vaišis, Director of Science and Research Office

15.15–15.25 Break

15.25–15.35 Jo Frost, UK National Contact Point for Horizon Europe Health Funding & Global Innovation Lead – Health, Innovate UK, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) “UK participation in HEU”

15.35–15.45Carolyn Johnson, Programme Manager for Bacteriology, Mycology and Antimicrobial Resistance Infections and Immunity Board, Medical Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation (MRC UKRI) “Funding opportunities for transnational cooperation”

15.45–15.55 Q&A

15.55–16.00 CLOSING REMARKS by Gintaras Steponavičius, Director for CEE+, Cormack Consultancy Group

The streaming link to the online event is available here.


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