Community of researchers
Who are we?
The All Island Innovation Programme – Community of Researchers (AIIP-COR) is primarily an initiative to bring together academics and postgraduate students interested in innovation in Ireland.Our aim is to create a virtual community to strengthen innovation studies research in Ireland and its contribution to strategy, practice and policy.
Who can join?
The Community is open to academics throughout the world interested in innovation studies however the explicit focus is on innovation in Ireland.
How do I join?
If you are intertested in joining or would like to discuss this initiative in more detail then please feel free to contact either Nola Hewitt-Dundas (Queens University, email@example.com), or other members of the steering group: James Cunningham (NUI Galway, firstname.lastname@example.org ), Lawrence Dooley (UCC, email@example.com). As the Innovation Community of Researchers has been established as a virtual community with support from InterTradeIreland there is no cost to joining.
Why should I join?
- Network of peers involved in research on innovation in Ireland,
- Enhanced knowledge of research on innovation in Ireland that is being (and has been) undertaken by academics,
- A forum for the sharing and dissemination of research therefore avoiding wasteful duplication of research effort, and the more effective targeting of future research efforts,
- Pooling of knowledge on data sources, research philosophy and methodologies – this may include the distribution of data and other material for collective use by members of the Community,
- An information channel on current funding opportunities and the formation of networks of excellence in bidding for research support.
- Sharing of teaching resources and potential to collaborate on teaching and research supervision,
- Critical mass of expertise in innovation studies, greater exposure to an international audience and collaborative opportunities with leading international academics.
Research Briefing Papers
As a way of achieving this aim the Community of Researchers have generated a series of Research Briefing papers which can be viewed below.
- AIIP Research Briefing 01 (1,080 KB)
- Creating Advantage In Peripheral Regions: The Role Of Publicly Funded R&D Centres
- AIIP Research Briefing 02 (396 KB)
- Cross Sectoral Differences in the Drivers of Innovation: Evidence from the Irish Community Innovation Survey
- AIIP Research Briefing 03 (294 KB)
- Improving technology transfer and research commercialisation in the Irish food innovation system
- AIIP Research Briefing 04 (251 KB)
- Tight Clusters or loose networks? The Critical Role of Inward Foreign Direct Investment in Cluster Creation
- AIIP Research Briefing 05 (120 KB)
- Understanding an Agile Software Development Team's Decision Making
- AIIP Research Briefing 06 (956 KB)
- Improving Technology Transfer and Research Commercialisation in the Irish Food Innovation System
- AIIP Research Briefing 07 (126 KB)
- Using Living Labs to Facilitate Partnerships between Universities, Companies and Government
- Developing Regional University Technology Transfer Stakeholder Relationships: lessons for the future
- AIIP Research Briefing 09 (244 KB)
- Publicly Funded Principal Investigators: Inhibiting Factors in Leading Research Projects
- AIIP Research Briefing 10 (279 KB)
- The Innovation Process: Is collaboration happening?
- AIIP Research Briefing 11 (236 KB)
- Technology Transfer Offices: Mission Statement Analysis as Representation of Strategic Intent
- AIIP Research Briefing 12 (195 KB)
- Tools to Support Management Teams in Designing more Effective Innovation Systems
- AIIP Research Briefing 13 (145 KB)
- Stage-gate or straitjacket; how too much structure can be bad for innovation!
This is an exciting new initiative to establish a community of researchers in the area of innovation studies in Ireland. This is being supported by InterTradeIreland and we would like to invite you to become part of this community.
What we define by ‘innovation studies’
Innovation studies is defined broadly and includes areas such as knowledge transfer, R&D investment, technology adoption, product and service innovation, organisational and managerial innovation, high performance work teams, social networks, public sector investment in innovation, research and technological development policy and regional and national innovation systems.
Can students get involved?
The Innovation Community of Researchers encourages research students to take full advantage of this initiative. Indeed, one of its primary aims is to engage with and nurture emerging researchers in the area of innovation studies. The benefits to the Research student community include:
- Providing awareness and access to leading academics in innovation studies, both at interdisciplinary and inter-institutional levels,
- Access to recent research papers in advance of publication in academic journals,
- Links to international networks,
- Training in research skills through the Annual Innovation conference,
- Awareness of post-doctoral research opportunities,
- Information on conferences and opportunities to present doctoral research.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Community.
Marion McAneney Graduate Research Award
Winner of 2012 Marion McAneney graduate research award announced
The Marion McAneney Graduate Research Award was established in memory of Marion McAneney. Marion who worked for InterTradeIreland, was a founding member of the Community of Researchers, which was established to complement the overall All-Island Innovation Programme.
Marion worked diligently to promote dialogue and understanding between the academic and wider communities and this, the second annual Award acknowledges excellence in reviewing academic literature on any aspect of innovation and identifying gaps in our understanding.
The All-Island Innovation Programme lecture by Hanadi Jabado in University College Cork on October 11th, was the event at which the award was presented.
Thomas Hunter McGowan, CEO of InterTradeIreland presented the award to Denis Dennehy, UCC for his review on ‘Conceptualising business model design issues for stakeholders engaged in creating value-networks: the case of mobile payments’. Denis is currently studying for a PhD in Business Information Systems at the Business Information Systems Department, University College Cork and his research supervisors are Professor Frederic Adam and Dr. Fergal Carton
A commendation was also awarded to Trevor Clohessy, NUIG for his review ‘Cloud Computing: A Catalyst for Innovation?’ Trevor is currently studying for a Ph.D. at the College of Business, Public Policy and Law National University of Ireland, Galway and his research supervisor is Dr. Thomas Acton.