INNOVATE TO SCALE
Society is transforming. Powerful trends are reshaping businesses; driving new technologies, shifting talent needs and changing human behaviour. The Insights Stage at FutureScope explores the complex journey from innovation to commercial success on a global scale. At this time of constant change and unprecedented technological shifts, we foster the innovative thinking that creates high-value, scalable start-ups.
Welcome: Michael Culligan, CEO, Dublin BIC
The pace of change and disruption is creating as many opportunities as casualties. The first step to success, if not survival, is to understand what’s coming down the track and to have a deep view of the of the opportunities and challenges for the business owner to consider.
Keynote address: Masao Takahashi, Head of Forum, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
In this era of connected systems and data-driven businesses, there is tremendous promise for growth. How can business leaders make informed decisions to drive their business in the new global context.
Quick fire Innovation Showcase
Three companies take to the stage to showcase cutting edge innovations and demonstrate why they will be the success stories of a new world
Keynote address: Dr. Ruth Freeman, Science Foundation Ireland
Challenge funding brings together the best of research and business to tackle the big societal and industrial challenges we face.
Insights with Q&A: Bobby Healy, Car Trawler & Anne Jones, Genomics Medicine Ireland moderated by Charlie Talyor, Irish Times
The innovators who made it. Business leaders share their insights on achieving success from what was, at one point, ‘just an idea’ They will share perspectives on what they see coming down the track for the next wave of ambitious entrepreneurs.
Keynote address: Niels Eldering, European Space Agency
Some 4,500 satellites circle Earth, providing communications services and navigational tools, monitoring weather, observing the universe, doing more besides. Once the domain of governments, this arena is now open for business in the commercial world. What are the opportunities presented by the next frontier?
Keynote address: David McRedmond, CEO, An Post
The global e-commerce world is growing exponentially with a lot more to come. With new technologies revolutionizing the way that our products are delivered to us, it is a time for dramatic change in the industry.
Innovation & Disruption
Disruptive technologies are solving real world challenges while transforming industries and business models. We explore the true meaning of innovation and how it can be developed to benefit society and business.
Each will deliver their response to a societal challenge in three minutes. The Future Innovator Prize is a new challenge funding opportunity from Science Foundation Ireland. It seeks to support Ireland’s best and brightest unconventional thinkers and innovators to develop novel, potentially disruptive, technologies to address significant societal challenge.
Next generation connectivity through 5G and NB-IoT will make our cities smarter, enable technology for holograms, self-driving cars, AR and the real-time control of robots. Hear from Vodafone’s Max Gasparroni and Debbie Power about these new technologies and how they will enable Ireland’s Gigabit Society.
Keeping on top of Data security in a hyper-connected world and how to deal with the increasing level of cyber risk that new hi-speed communications networks and hardware devices bring
A fully functioning 5G networks test bed will soon be available in the Docklands and it promises to be a real engine for commercial innovation. What will this network enable innovators to do and how can innovators access this network?
How do we grow more food, using smart technologies, to ensure sustainability? Who are the food technologists and what do they do? What are the latest innovations in renewable and distributed energy generation shaping our nationwide power demands and which will drive down our CO2 emissions?
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) is the national innovation initiative aimed at driving innovation across all sections of local government via robust engagement with technology-rich companies and organisations. We hear about the technology-enabled responses to a range of challenges including, mobility, illegal dumping and health.
Corporates need start-ups and start-ups need corporates
Many of today’s challenges are too complex for single organisations. Innovation through collaboration is the route taken by an increasing number of actors whether from research, start-ups or big business.
The first 27 projects from Ireland’s €500m Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) have been revealed and will receive a combined €75m in support, with projects ranging from community-based energy generation to photonics, new polymers and gene therapy platforms. We hear from some of the successful consortia about the innovation and the collaboration elements of the Fund.
In a world of unprecedented disruption and opportunities, business transformation today revolves around the need to generate new value—to unlock new opportunities, to drive new growth, to deliver new efficiencies. As part of its considerable digital transformation journey, An Post, supported by its strategic digital partner, Strata3, will take to the stage at FutureScope to announce how it will open its doors to collaborate on finding solutions to specific challenges, offering significant business opportunities to start-ups and tech companies.
As we move closer to Industry 4.0 implementation as part of the ongoing digital transformation journey, the use of collaborative robots (cobots), which are designed to work alongside people in, sectors such as manufacturing, warehousing, logistics and healthcare, is expected to grow at dramatic rates in the next few years. The panel will explore how we will collaborate and use the new technologies to build businesses
This panel looks at the future of money, using digital identity and blockchain to connect governments, businesses and consumers. We look at how the world of finance is set to undergo even more radical change in the coming years and where are the opportunities for the entrepreneur
Smart Dublin is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities to engage with smart technology providers, researchers and citizens to solve challenges and improve city life. The aim is to position Dublin as a world leader in the development of new urban solutions, using open data, and the city region as a test bed. We explore how we can use smart technologies to improve city livability and competitiveness by positioning Dublin as the place to pilot and scale new smart city technology opportunities.
Stay Left, Shift Left is an HSE initiative based on partnering with innovative companies, universities and individuals to utilise the power of digital applications, data and technology to improve quality of life and improve quality of care while reducing the cost of care.
Panel discussion about how technology and health care delivery will merge to influence the future of hospital design and the patient experience globally.
The HSE wants to hear from innovators who are developing technologies that can meet the challenges faced by the healthcare system
GET INTO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The route from ideation to scale up-business is a long and winding road. Finding the right strategies, processes and ideas to help bring a business to the next level is challenging. But it can be done, and it can be done by you.
Building a global business from Ireland
The CPL Group spans 11 countries and has 41 offices worldwide, helping businesses to find and attract the very best talent across every industry.
Venture clash has attended Futurescope for the last two years and has invested on both occasions; Davra Networks in 2017 and Cloud KPI in 2018.
Not only does VentureClash invest, but it supports companies scale into the US market. The VC team is back and looking for the next investment…
Developing a scaling strategy, how do you access funding to fuel growth?
A panel of successful entrepreneurs and investors discuss the strategies to grow your business internationally
We discuss the key issues around retaining talent in Dublin City such as housing, transport, quality of life, mobility and culture and we will examine how technology can underpin the search for the correct balance and influences evidence based public policy making.
Hexafly’s Alvan Hunt kick-started his seed round at Futurescope 2017
Together with his founding team, they have built Ireland’s only fly farm, producing sustainable insect protein for export around the world. They are now on expansion drive, raising €20m to build Europe’s largest insect protein plant.
We explore what you have to do to get investment and how to become Investor-ready.
We analyse different approaches to fundraising and different types of investment structures and, of course, how to choose your investors wisely.
Do it once, do it again.
The journey to two successes from a serial entrepreneur. What changes and what is different the second time around.
Technological advancements have changed sport from every single perspective, and the trends continues. What can we expect next?
Consider the elements required to scale a business - global brand, sales, pricing, revenue and operations. Have you got it all covered?
The search is on for Ireland's most scalable business idea.
The idea with the biggest market opportunity and with the most capable team to capture the opportunity wins. Five finalists compete head to head. A panel of investors decide the outcome.
Who will be crowned the FutureScope One2Watch 2019?