Engenuity Event on Innovation Management

Engenuity Event Tullamore

The Engenuity Midlands Innovation Programme is organising a Midlands Engineering Network Event on behalf of Local Enterprise Offices in Westmeath, Longford, Laois and Offaly. 
The Network and the events form part of the Engenuity Programme, which is an integral part of the structured effort to promote market-led innovation, stakeholder collaboration, best practice transfer and product & trade development among the Midlands Engineering Cluster. The Engenuity Programme and Midlands Engineering Network are funded via the LEO Competitive Fund under the auspices of Enterprise Ireland.
The 2nd in the series of the Midlands Engineering Network event is scheduled for 4th December 2017 from 2pm – 5pm at the Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore and is focusing on Innovation Management.  they have some great speakers lined up below and the content is tailored to suit SMEs in particular. 

14:00-14:30 Registration & Networking

14:30-14:50 Ron Immink – Innovation: Do or Die
Entreprenerd. Business book geek. Writer. Speaker. Best-selling author. CEO and founder. 
Ron’s combines books, social media, narrative, story-telling, dialogue learning and collective wisdom with innovation, intrapreneurship and strategy, helping businesses to succeed and grow. 
He is a father of two, entrepreneur-in-residence for Sustainable Nation and founder of Bookbuzz and Smallbusinesscan (now business-achievers.com). In 2017 he merged Bookbuzz with StrategyCrowd 
(consulting entrepreneurs) and is one of the founding partners. StrategyCrowd currently work with 
EU, EI, IDA, EBRD, TCD and Sustainable Nation on a number of programmes to help companies scale.

14:50-15:10 Damien Costello – Decode Innovation: Case Study of Innovation Process in Action
Damien is the Managing Partner at Decode Innovation, a part of the Synecco Group with focus on providing its high-impact innovation and strategy services in the Medtech Sector. Decode Innovation helps Irish and Multi-National Companies succeed through Innovative Strategies, Optimised Portfolios and Differentiated Offerings as well as the continually evolving processes and business models required to deliver sustainable growth and sustainable margins.

15:10-15:30 Gerard O’Regan – Innovating in Europe: Partnering for Innovation & Benefits of the Unitary Patent
Gerard represents the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Ireland and is an EU-UPR Helpdesk Ambassador. EEN has a substantial footprint involving 40 countries, with more than 4,000 specialist staff in 500 development agencies with access to more than 23 million SMEs across all business and technology sectors. EEN Ireland helps Irish SMEs access more than 3,000 European business opportunities using a technology and business partnering database and help gain access to free IPR info & advisory services for SMEs.

15:30-15:50 Lunch Break & Networking

15:50-16:10 Dr Hugh Henry – Collaborative Innovation Case Study
Dr. Henry’s role as the director of innovation has the primary objective of embedding a co-ordinated Research and Development and business innovations approach within the company. The important work by Dr. Henry and his team of experienced project managers and researchers enables Bord na Móna to develop cutting-edge technologies thus extending the Company’s life well into the future. Dr Henry holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Environmental Science & Technology from IT Sligo and a PhD for his research on Groundwater Pollution. He also holds a Diploma in Business Finance from the Irish Management Institute.

16:10-16:30 Paul Killeen -Systematic Innovation Management: How Standards Can Help You Win in Competitive International Markets
Paul Killeen is the Research, Innovation & Enterprise Development Leader at the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). Formerly the Head of Research, Innovation & Enterprise at AIT, he is also currently the Chairman of the Knowledge & Technology Transfer Committee for the Institutes of Technology Ireland and a member of the Knowledge Transfer Ireland Stakeholder Forum. NSAI supports enterprise, trade, consumers and government in the areas of Standards, Legal Metrology, Agrément, Certification and Scientific/Industrial Metrology.

16:30-17:00 Closing Remarks & Networking

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