The Innovation Lifecycle: From Idea to Commercialization

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


World Trade Organization (WTO)
Rue de Lausanne 154, 1202, Genève
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In Geneva, Executive Director of the Global Innovation Forum Jake Colvin moderated a panel discussion on “The Innovation Lifecycle: From Idea to Commercialization.” This side event was part of an innovation fair held at the World Trade Organization. Details of the panel discussion follow —

The United States, European Union, Switzerland, and Lithuania Invite you to a Side Event on The Innovation Lifecycle: From Idea to Commercialization

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 & Vice President, Global Trade Issues, NFTC


Mr. Hesham Wahby, Innoventures, Egypt, “Enabling Innovation 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. Miklós Zoltai, ATEKNEA Solutions Hungary, “Tailor-Made Services for Innovation with a Special Focus on SMEs”

Mr. Giovanni Grasso, Columbus 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. Gerald Enzinger, Helioz, Austria, “Facilitating Water Treatment in the BoP: Challenges in Commercialization of an Innovative Idea”

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

Mr. Faris Sabeti, Co-founder and General Partner of BlueOcean Ventures, Switzerland, “IP and Innovation: the Swiss perspective”

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