Innovating in Regulated Industries

Galway City Innovation District, Eyre Square Galway Galway Ireland H91 HY51

Date & Time

Thursday, 13 April 2023
09:00 - 11:00 GMT


Course Details


When is it: Thursday, 13 April | 9:00 - 11:00

Time Commitment: 2 hours

Format: Hybrid session - Offered virtually for all and in person at PorterShed (15 Market St, Galway)

How to Prepare: Download/update the Zoom desktop app, make sure your video and audio are clear and have a stable internet connection

Description: In this course, we will give you an overview of how startups can innovate in industries that are highly regulated. We will outline the industries, and how to advise startups on regulations by thinking of them as good practice guidelines to build better, more ethical companies. You will get a chance to hear from startups operating in highly regulated industries and their bumpy road to market.


Regulations protect vulnerable customers…

Innovating in regulated industries can be daunting, expensive, and highly risky. So, how do you stay innovative with so many rules?

Instead of viewing regulations as a barrier to entry, think of them as good practice guidelines to build better, more ethical companies. But when the world changes and the guidelines no longer make sense - how do we adapt the regulations?

Learn from Global Experts

Hear from experts that can guide you through highly regulated industries like healthcare and ESG


Dr. Clyde Hutchinson

Journey Partners & Expert on Innovation Friendly Regulations Advisory Group (IFRAG) | European Commission

Emma Carr, PhD

Co-Founder and COO | Amara Therapeutics

Rosemary Gallagher, PhD

Programme Manager & NDRC Regional Lead | PorterShed


Knowledge You Will Gain

Hear from the regulators who make the rules, and the startups building safe and ethical companies for vulnerable users.

Most regulated industries

Which industries are highly regulated, and how do you know if you’re innovating in one of them? What are all these rules for anyway?

Navigating regulation

So you’re in a regulatory labyrinth… Who drew the map, and how do you find your way around?

Practical case studies

Hear from startups operating in highly regulated industries, and their bumpy road to market.


An Interactive & Immersive Schedule

This Masterclass will cover the following topics:

1. Kick-Off & Getting Started (09:00 - 09:10)

  • Welcome to PorterShed

  • NDRC Masterclass Overview

  • Meet your Group

2. The Regulatory Scenario (09:10 - 10:00)

  • Who are the Rule Makers

  • Why Regulation matters

  • How Regulation changes

3. Case Studies (10:10 - 10:45)

  • Case Study #1

  • Case Study #2

  • Interactive Discussion with Breakout Groups

4. Actions & Wrap (10:45 - 11:00)

  • Next Steps & Resources

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