Top Euro science invest event for Dublin

Some of Europe’s top science start-ups will gather in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin this July before an international panel of investors for ‘Investing in Science 2012’, as part of the Euroscience Open Forum 2012 (ESOF 2012).

Led by Ireland’s NDRC (National Digital Research Centre), ‘Investing in Science 2012’ will bring science-based start-ups from around Europe together with international investors who recognise the intellectual and commercial potential of their next-generation research and pioneering products.

Twelve start-ups will be chosen from a Europe-wide competition that was launched this month. An international panel of investment-focused judges will pick the strongest ideas with the winners pitching to venture capitalists and angel investors in Dublin on July 11th.

Investing in Science 2012 is a one day NDRC event as part of the prestigious Euroscience Open Forum 2012 Dublin and run in conjunction with European Tech Tour.

Speaking about the event, NDRC’s CEO, Ben Hurley said the sharpest investors will meet the hottest science start-ups at the event.

“NDRC collaborates with research groups and start-ups to commercialise science inspired ideas; to date we have worked with and invested in over 80 ventures, and we are delighted to be holding the first Investing in Science event as a concentration of connections and information on the best science start-up prospects. I would encourage any science start-up who believes their company and their ideas stand out from the crowd to log onto and register immediately.”

“Investors who want to avail of the opportunity to become part of Europe’s economic and intellectual supercollider should also sign up to attend.”

ESOF 2012 Director David Fahy, said: “Investing in Science is a great addition to the Euroscience Open Forum this year. Alongside our busy conference agenda, the Investing in Science competition and event will add a commercial dimension, bringing into focus the potential commercial impact of science to the Forum.”

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