Innovation and Business Incubation - A debate via video-conference between Leuven and Stanford/Silicon Valley

Technology and innovation, entrepreneurship and internationalization. These are topics that touch us all. In these domains cooperation is crucial: cooperation between technology partners, cooperation between people, cooperation between economists and engineers! Are we stronger together?

Come and listen to a testimony straight from Cisco headquarters, directly from Silicon Valley.

Organized by Ekonomika Alumnni (alumni Faculty Business and Economics K.U.Leuven) and Stanford GSB Alumni Belgium with the cooperation of Cisco, LRD, IBBT and Ozmo Devices, and with support from Leuven.Inc, TiE, FIT, Vilv (alumni Engineers KU Leuven), and student associations Ekonomika and VTK.


* 18h30 Arrival participants in Leuven and in Stanford ( 9.30 am )
Welcome and introduction by Ekonomika Alumni and Stanford GSB Alumni Belgium

* 19h00 Setting the scene on entrepreneurship
Prof. Koen Debackere, professor of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation at the
K.U.Leuven and chairman K.U.Leuven Research&Development

* 19h20 Innovations and entrepreneurship: Cisco's programs, processes and experiences
Stan Baginskis, Director Business Development, Emerging Technology Group - Business Incubation, Cisco HQ

* 19h50 Panel discussion with moderator Prof. Koen Debackere
- Robert Burgelman, the Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management and the Executive Director of the Stanford Executive Program of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business
- Martin Hinoul, business development director of K.U.Leuven R&D (LRD, the K.U.Leuven technology Transfer cel)
- Wim De Waele, CEO IBBT (Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology)
- Stan Baginskis , Director Business Development, Emerging Technology Group - Business Incubation, Cisco HQ
- Roel Peeters, Co-founder and VP Marketing & Business Development, Ozmo Devices

* 21h00 networking and drinks

Video-conference is supported by Cisco

Date: Thursday April 7th 2011 (Leuven 19h00-22h30 - Stanford 10.00am-1.30pm)

Leuven: Auditorium Max Weber, Parkstraat 51, 3000 Leuven
Stanford : Stanford GSB South, Room S 160, 518 Memorial Way, Stanford, CA 94305

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