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Roses are red, violets are blue, want to drive up profits? We can help you….

Tis the season of love hearts, red roses, and hyper-inflated prices for dinner, but how many of you will be wining and dining with someone who you met at work? Surveys indicate that between 38 and 47% of employees will say that they have been involved in a workplace romance. Nearly one in five say they have dated the boss and nearly one in three marry their co-worker. For our March session, Professor Fiona Wilson, from the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow, will be talking romance at work. What are your experiences of managing romance in the workplace? Are the SMEs of Glasgow awash with romantic intrigue? If so, how might it be affecting our collective bottom line?

Professor Wilson’s session will kick off our normal Gaitherin schedule, with quick pitch slots available for businesses to promote their new product or service, for researchers to present their latest results and for the whole innovation community to access peer support for their most pressing business and research challenges. PITCHES ON ANY TOPIC ARE WELCOME. Come along and find out how space science might help you make better biscuits, or how cutting edge chemistry might help you drive down your waste costs.

If you are doing business in Glasgow, make sure we see you at the Gaitherin, the place to meet Glasgow’s deep thinkers, her geeks, her innovators, her horizon scanners, her entrepreneurs, and for this session only, her romantic heroes!

If you have any queries about the event, if you would like to reserve a quick pitch spot, or you would like to know where to send the flowers and chocolates, don't hesitate to drop a line to Pia Andres (pia.andres@glasgow.ac.uk).

Glasgow is home to a strong community of world-class academic researchers, who are constantly pushing the boundaries of technical possibility and human understanding, and some of the UK’s best and most innovative entrepreneurs. The Gaitherin is a new place for Glasgow’s forward thinkers to come together, in the inspiring surroundings of the new centre of innovation, Tontine, for free breakfast briefings focused on research, development and innovation – the engines of our city’s vitality and growth. With headline discussions on topical business issues with experts from Glasgow’s Business Schools and beyond, each briefing will also include the opportunity for all attendees to make short elevator pitches to the audience. These four minute, quick-fire slots are designed for businesses to promote their new product or service, for researchers to present their latest results and for the whole innovation community to access peer support for their most pressing business and research challenges.

Each event runs from 7:30am – 9:30am according to the following schedule:

07:30 – Arrival, refreshments

08:00 – Keynote & discussion

08:30 – Quick-fire pitches

09:00 – Networking

09:30 – Finish

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