“Entrepreneurship and Open Innovation: Connect with Pittsburgh for a Regional Growth”

Date: October 31, 2012
Hour: 09:45 am – 11:15 am
Organization: Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, in collaboration with the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program
Venue: Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, (room 520-A, 2º floor)

 Speakers: 
 Suzzane Pegg

Suzi Pegg, Vice President, International, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA), USA

 DePeart-by-Larry-Rippel

DeWitt Peart, Executive Vice President, Economic Development, Allegheny Conference on Community Development; President, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference


AGENDA

09:30 Registration

09:45 Welcome to Católica - Lisbon
           Francisco Veloso, Dean, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics

09:55 Topics of discussion:
           Regional strengths and potential customers must serve as the backbone for entrepreneurship
           Capital is scarce, worldwide. So how do you make a market without the capital needed?
           How? By creating an environment of open innovation and connecting to regional stakeholders. Build/research what they want and need

Abstract: Pittsburgh’s story of reinvention has spread quickly across the world. Technologies being developed in Pittsburgh by world class universities and commercialized by entrepreneurs, have indeed helped to transform southwester Pennsylvania’s economy, but moore importantly they are solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. The Pittsburgh Regional representatives are in Portugal to share the story of how growth in innovation and entrepreneurship go hand in hand as a key economic driver not just for the Pittsburgh Region but the United States and how this serves as an international business attraction magnet for the region as global companies with innovative technologies are seeking global growth through by soft landing in the Pittsburgh region.