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A selection of the researchers that attended the talks.



As part of the BDI's entrepreneurial training programme, we have invited a number of highly successful entrepreneurs to present their story and discuss their personal experience of starting a new technology based business.

The objective of the training programme is to provide the skills necessary for BDI researchers to assess the translational and commercial potential of their research. Sixteen BDI researchers are participating in the programme and the first series culminates on April 5th with the opportunity for researchers to make a pitch on a research topic of their choice.

The programme is being carried out in collaboration with the Executive Education Centre at the DCU Business School.

In January, Mr. Pat O'Flynn joined us from Solvotrin Therapeutics. Pat is a serial entrepreneur who has built many successful and diverse businesses from inception.

Dr. Ove Ohman visited from Fiomi, Sweden in Feburary. Ove has established a number of companies in the Point of Care field. In June 2008, his company Amic was acquired by Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, a J& J company

In March, Dr. Ena Prosser, Partner at Fountain Healthcare joined us to share her own entrepreneurial experiences and also to discuss the type of people, ideas & technology that receives investment.