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6.00 p.m.

Welcome and introductory speeches:


Brenda King, President of the Sustainable Development Observatory, Member of the Employers' Group, EESC

Dr Claire Ruskin, CEO, Cambridge Network

Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge

6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Round-table discussion – Science and Industry going places:


  • Professor Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Science, The Open University
  • Dr Simon Galbraith, CEO, RedGate Software
  • Professor Ulrich Samm, Director of the Jülich Research Centre, Rapporteur of the opinion Horizon 2020, mid-term review


Interactive questions and answers with the audience

Moderator: Michael Smyth, Vice-President,  EESC,  University of Ulster

8:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Closing remarks:


Lord Balfe, House of Lords, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee, former Member of the EESC

8:30 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.

Networking cocktail & reception