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.
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
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”
13.50–15.15 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
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
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”
15.55–16.00 CLOSING REMARKS by Gintaras Steponavičius, Director for CEE+, Cormack Consultancy Group
The streaming link to the online event is available here.