An invitation to a University of Auckland Bioscience Enterprise Friday Forum, sponsored by NZTE

Date: Friday 13th December, 2013
Time: Presentation 4:30pm, followed by drinks and nibbles
Venue: SBS Reception Lounge (Common Room)
School of Biological Sciences

Title: Success in the City
Presented by Professor Joerg Kistler, Director of the Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology, University of Auckland

Professor Joerg Kistler has long been passionate about success for the life science sector in both this city and for NZ Inc. Drawing from his experiences as Director of the University of Auckland’s School of Biological Sciences for ten years, (founding) Director of the Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology for eight years, his involvement in the life sciences industry throughput that time and his research into international best practices, Joerg will give a short presentation entitled “Innovation in the City”.

Joerg will also recognise that, after almost eight years of operation, the IIB and Bioscience Enterprise programme are now well established and it is time to introduce the new team which will take over on 1 January 2014:

  • Mark Burgess, Director IIB (jointly with his role in UniServices)
  • Stephanie Tulloch, Director Bioscience Enterprise programme (previously NZTE and consultancies)
  • Kerry Loomes, Chair Steering Committee Bioscience Enterprise

The IIB/BioEnt team will continue to have the excellent support of Stephanie Bailey who has been Joerg’s PA for the past 13 years.

Please join us for a stimulating exchange about the path to Auckland’s life sciences successful future, to congratulate the MBioEnt 2013 graduates and to welcome the new IIB/BioEnt team.

All welcome. RSVPs to Margot Bethell for organisational purposes would be greatly appreciated. Please email or phone (09) 923 9625 or 0274 305 758.