All-Island Innovation Programme

Innovation Event Highlights

May 2017 Innovation Lecture

12th May 2017, University College Cork

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ellen Enkel is head of the Dr. Manfred Bischoff Institute of Innovation Management of Airbus Group and holds the chair of innovation management at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen/Germany
Overview:

Succeeding in Open Innovation: Solving the €100 million question  

Presentation: Prof Ellen Enkel Lecture presentation (2,017 KB)

 

May 2017 Innovation Masterclass

12th May 2017, University College Cork

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ellen Enkel is head of the Dr. Manfred Bischoff Institute of Innovation Management of Airbus Group and holds the chair of innovation management at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen/Germany
Overview:

Revolutionizing your industry: Harnessing the potential of the ecosystem through effective business models

Presentation: Prof Ellen Enkel Masterclass presentation (1,514 KB)

 

April 2017 Seminar

26th April 2017, National University of Ireland, Galway

Speaker:

Dr Lawrence Dooley, Lecturer of Enterprise and Innovation at the Cork University Business School, UCC

Overview: Innovation without R&D
The SME secrets of competitive advantage
Presentation: Lawrence Dooley Seminar presentation (8,615 KB)

 

April 2017 Innovation Lecture

20th April 2017, University College Dublin

Speaker: Professor Petra Ahrweiler, Innovation Lab, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany, EA European Academy
Overview: Professor Ahrweiler will explore Improving the Innovation process with the firm new insights and methods
Presentation: Petra Ahrweiler Lecture presentation (1,642 KB)

 

April 2017 Masterclass - Innovation in Action

20th April 2017, University College Dublin

Speaker: Professor Petra Ahrweiler, Innovation Lab, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany, EA European Academy
Overview: Professor Ahrw‌eiler will explore with attendees and discuss how these new simulation methods can be used for addressing actual innovation projects using a workshop format.
Presentation: Petra Arhweiler Masterclass presentation (7,399 KB)

 

 

April 2017 Innovation Masterclass

10th April 2017, Queen's University Belfast

Speaker: Professor Jonathan Sapsed, Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Newcastle University Business School
Overview:

'Researching and driving Creative-Digital-IT fusion: Lessons from Brighton and the North East'

This interactive session will explain his experience of leading the Brighton Fuse research projects mapping the creative economy, as well as more practical work with companies developing new digital products and business models.

Through case studies like video games and theatre in both Brighton and Newcastle he will relate the impact of the fusion research agenda and work with you to look for connections to the Northern Ireland context.

Presentation: Jonathon Sapsed Masterclass presentation (3,784 KB)

 

 

April 2017 Innovation Lecture

10th April 2017, Queen's University Belfast

Speaker:

Professor Jonathan Sapsed, Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Newcastle University Business School

Overview:

Breakfast Lecture:    ‘Creative-Digital-Fusion and the new freelancer economy’

In his keynote address, Professor Jonathan Sapsed, will discuss the critical importance of arts and design skills fusing with technology, and how so called ‘superfused’ firms grow faster, especially in clusters. 

He will refer to the findings of the Brighton Fuse project (http://www.brightonfuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/The-Brighton-Fuse-Final-Report.pdf), and to subsequent research in to the freelance sector, in particular those working in the Brighton cluster high growth creative economy. He will present their findings which concluded that contrary to popular belief creative freelancers are not struggling or forced into this mode of work, but are prosperous, innovative and motivated by aspiration.

Presentation: Jonathon Sapsed Lecture presentation (3,656 KB)

 

April 2017 Research Seminar

6th April 2017, University College Dublin

Speaker:

 Dr Lawrence Dooley, Lecturer of Enterprise and Innovation at the Cork University Business School, UCC

Overview:

Dr. Dooley will discuss his research of the innovation processes and routines of more than thirty indigenous SME cases across the dichotomy of lower-tech (LMT) and higher-tech (HMT) sectors. The research highlights differences in terms of the types of innovation engaged in and the strategies pursued to nurture competitive advantage and success. A LMT innovation roadmap is proposed to assist managers develop the innovative capability of their SME’s and support the continued sustainability of Ireland’s indigenous SME sector.

Presentation:

Lawrence Dooley Presentation (2,040 KB)

 

March 2017 Innovation Masterclasses

9th March 2017, National University of Ireland, Galway

Masterclass 1

 Speaker:

 Dr Bettina von Stamm, Founder of the Innovation Leadership Forum

Overview:

Master Class 1: "Why innovation matters more in the 21st century than ever before" - This masterclass looked at information on natural capitalism, changes and leadership styles.

Presentation: Bettina von Stamm (1,024 KB)

 

9th March 2017, National University of Ireland, Galway

Masterclass 2

 Speaker:

 Dr Bettina von Stamm, Founder of the Innovation Leadership Forum

Overview:

Master Class 2: "Thriving in the 21stcentury – collaboration is key"  - this masterclass looked at Personality models and matrix, collaboration in innovation and natural capitalism.

Presentation: Bettina von Stamm MC2 (1,160 KB)

 

9th March 2017, Queen's University Belfast

 Speaker:

Professor John McHale, Professor of Economics and Dean of the College of Business, Public Policy, and Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway

Overview:

A masterclass, aimed particularly at people leading small and medium-sized businesses, will examine how you might help to grow business in the current climate. A foundation of Irish economic development models has been deep integration into international trade and global production chains. However, recent dramatic political events could challenge these outward-focused models. The international economic and financial crisis also led to a shift in emphasis from innovation-driven growth to a more direct focus on job creation.

Professor McHale explored the current state of Irish economic development models and discussed the challenges that recent political events such Brexit and the election of President Trump may bring.

In his presentation Professor McHale explored responses to such challenges. He stated that the international economic and financial crisis led to a shift in emphasis from innovation-driven growth to a more direct focus on job creation, and highlighted the importance of national innovation systems.

Presentation: Professor John McHale (1,938 KB)

 

February 2017 Innovation Masterclass

22nd February 2017, University College Cork

 Speaker:

Professor James Cunningham, Professor of Strategic Management at Newcastle Business School, UK

Overview:

This masterclass focussed on how to use and exploit strategy and innivation in your business to capture effectively collaborative open innovation opportunities in order to sustain and grow your business.  The masterclass provided businesses with a practice based framework to identify key strategic and innovation challenges facing their business and outline some implementation strategies that are essential in growing and sustaining a business as well as some approaches to effectively exploit collaaborative open and disruptive innovation opportunities.

 

Presentation: Prof James Cunningham (1,228 KB)