The Innovation Lifecycle: From Idea to Commercialization

Wednesday, October 29, 2014    
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


World Trade Organization (WTO)
Rue de Lausanne 154, 1202, Genève
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The United States, European Union, Switzerland, and Lithuania invite you to a Side Event on The Innovation Lifecycle: From Idea to Commercialization

World Trade Organization, Centre William Rappard Room S3

October 29, 2014, 13:30 – 15:00

Courtesy of the Global Innovation Forum, Light Refreshments will be provided at 13:00 before the session begins

Moderator:  Jake Colvin, Executive Director, Global Innovation Forum and Vice President, Global Trade Issues, NFTC


Mr. Hesham Wahby, Innoventures, Egypt, “Incubating Success in the Middle East”

Mr. Arūnas Karlonas, Director of Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA), Lithuania, “Promotion of innovation and IP protection in Lithuania: success stories”

Mr Zoltai Miklós, ATEKNEA Solutions Hungary, “Tailor-Made Services for Innovation with a Special Focus on SMEs”

Mr. Giovanni Grasso, Colombus Superconductors SpA, Italy, “Our experience on know-how and IP protection of a new superconductor technology” 

Ms. Alma Romina Tejada D, City of Knowledge, Panama, “Boosting innovation and creative capacity, keys of success”

Mr. Yasuhiro Sasaski, and Mr. Kotaro Watanabe, Takram Design Engineering, Japan, “Case Studies from a Tokyo-based creative firm”

Mr. Walter Steinlin, Head of Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI), Switzerland