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8H45 Registration and Coffee
9H15 Opening Session
            João Moura, Mayor of Cantanhede, Portugal
            Alfredo Marques, President of Regional Coordination and Development Committee
           Centre, Portugal
            Jenny Giboire, Secrétaire Générale in Bretagne Innovation (lead partner of the ShareBiotech
            Project), France
            Mariana Brandão, Member of the Administration Board of Biocant Park
9H30 Biotechnology in Europe: Towards a knowledge-based bio economy and main challenges
            Claire Skentelbery, Network Manager in Brussels of Council of European BioRegions, Belgium
10H00 The Sharebiotech Project, including presentation of technology offer: Demonstration of the website maps
            Céline Quéron, ShareBiotech Project Technical Manager in CRITT Santé Bretagne / Biogenouest,
            Jenny Giboire, Secrétaire Générale in Bretagne Innovation (lead partner of the ShareBiotech
            Project), France
10H30 Needs for advanced technologies in life sciences: Results of the survey conducted by Sharebiotech partners in the Atlantic area
            Hugo Pinto, Knowledge Transfer Researcher in University of Coimbra and University of Algarve,
11H00 Case Studies: How technology core facilities do facilitate R&D projects in companies
           An example From Portugal'S Central Region:Critical Health
                      Joana Feijó, Innovation and Knowledge Mananger in Critical Health, Portugal
           - An example from Western France: The Biogenouest Synthetic Vectors Facility
                      Tristan Montier, Manager of the Synthetic Vector Facility in Biogenouest, France
12H00 Brunch/buffet and inscription in workshops
13H00 Conferences
            High Tech Cluster Conception and Evolution : Examples from Ireland
                      Natasha Evers, Associate Researcher at Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU),
                     National University of Ireland, Galway
            Advanced life sciences techniques for marine biodiscovery and biotechnology
                      John Benzie, Environmental Research Institute University College Cork (UCC), Ireland
            Biotech Perspectives in Galicia. A University Spin-Off experience
                      Pedro Arenas, Business Development Manager at Allelyus (Genetic Diagnosis Services) and
                     Vice-President of Bioga (Galician Life Sciences Companies Association), Spain
14H30 Workshops (4 parallel sessions)
Technologies for tomorrow       Structuring for the future
Session       Session
Bioinformatics and data analysis: The big issue? Concrete answers for concrete needs!
      Miguel Pinheiro, Bioinformatics Researcher at
       Biocant, Portugal

      João Paulo Cunha, Associate Professor at the
       University of Aveiro, in the Department of
       Electronics, Telecommunications and
       Informatics, Portugal

      José Luís Oliveira, Associate Professor at the
       University of Aveiro, in the Department of
       Electronics, Telecommunications and
       Informatics, Portugal

      José Pereira Leal, Head of Bioinformatics Unit
       and Principal Investigator - Computational
       Genomics Laboratory at Instituto Gulbenkian
       de Ciencia,Portugal

      Carlos Fiolhais, Director of the Center for
       Computational Physics of the University
       of Coimbra, Portugal

      Olivier Collin, Manager of Bioinformatics
       Facility of Biogenouest, France
      Technology facilities in life sciences: towards transnational networks
      James Walsh, Commercialisation Specialist at
       Enterprise Ireland, Irland
      Derek Jones, Chief Executive Officer
       Babraham Bioscience Technologies Ltd,
       United Kingdom
      Teresa Soop, Analysis and Dvp Director at
       Stockholm Science City, Sweden
      Stephanie Wehnelt, Manager Marketing &
       Communication, Bio Communications
       Manager for Munich Biotech Network, Germany

Access to biological resource centres

      Jocelyne Le Seyec, Project manager at CRITT
       Santé Bretagne, France

      Yohan Lecuona, INRA Rennes EMbaRC
       European project, France

      Ian Probert, Station Biologique de Roscoff,

      Celia Quintas, Professor of University of
       Algarve in Biotech, Portugal
Bio-Economy and regional development: what policies and actions to overcome the innovation paradox?

      Hugo Pinto, Knowledge Transfer Researcher
       in University of Coimbra and University of
       Algarve, Portugal

      Karyn Morrissey, Socio-Economic Marine
       Research Unit (SEMRU), National University of
       Ireland, Ireland
16H00 Conclusion: Next steps towards a more technology intensive Atlantic area
       Anne-Claude Lefebvre, Director of CRITT Santé Bretagne, France
16H30 Sparkling wine of honor

Please also note that the Council of European Bioregions (CEBR) organizes a "Shared Facilities" meeting, in collaboration with the ABCEurope project, on April 13, at Biocant too. Make the most of your stay by attending both the ShareBiotech event and the CEBR meeting!

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