Connecting Business – Growing Opportunities

Driving Innovation for Business – Increasing Celtic Cooperation



Join Causeway at the magnificent Edinburgh premises of our Corporate Members CMS to discuss the opportunities for innovation to bring significant benefits to business. This meeting coincides with the visit of Irish Minister for Trade, Employment & Business- Pat Breen- to Edinburgh for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations and will provide an opportunity for a conversation with the Minister. We will find out about some of the current business and academic connections between Ireland and Scotland and we will consider how these might be improved.

The event will commence with the opportunity to hear from inspiring innovators from the Royal Bank Entrepreneur Accelerator – the largest free accelerator in the world, supporting almost 4,000 startups.

We will then have brief presentations from:

  • Co-Innovate
  • Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre
  • University of Edinburgh School of Informatics


  • 11:15 – Arrival / registration
  • 11:30 – Meet Royal Bank Entrepreneur Accelerator Start-ups
  • 12:00 – Presentations
  • 12:45 – Discussion
  • 1:30 – Networking and light buffet lunch
  • 2:00 – Conclusion

With thanks to our supporters for this event:


Minister Pat Breen, Minister for Trade, Employment


Pat Breen T.D. was appointed Minister for Trade, Business, Employment, EU Digital Single Market & Data Protection on the 20th June 2017. He served as Minister for Employment and Small Business from the 19th May 2016 to the 20th June 2017. Pat was first elected to Dail Eireann in 2002 and he has successfully retained his seat in each subsequent Elections, in 2007, 2011 and 2016.

Neil Ryan


Neil will provide information on the organisation, how it operates across Ireland, Scotland and N Ireland. How it can assist businesses.

Dr Judith Huggan


Judith will provide an overview of the Institute’s work and its work with Irish members and universities.

David Richardson


Giving an overview of the work of Informatics including videos that showcase some of the technologies such as robotics and AI. Also, an overview of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Scotland.


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Driving Innovation for Business – Increasing Celtic Cooperation

Saltire Court

Date & Time

Fri, 16 March 2018

00:00 - 00:00


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro
Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace
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