Innovation Dublin is an annual festival celebrating the innovative spirit of the city. A showcase to promote, inspire and stimulate the growing innovation and creativity in Dublin, activities include talks, lectures, debates, performances, screenings and other diverse events. The festival provides a platform for debate and discussion about innovation and an opportunity to discover the huge range of innovative, creative activity happening in the city region.
The Innovation Dublin 2012 festival takes place from 15th October - 26th October 2012 and features the following DCU events:
Fusion –A Future Global Energy Source
Date: 16th October 2012
Venue: DCU – Research & Engineering Building
Tel: 01 700 7672
With environmental requirements for zero or low CO2 emission sources and the need to invest in a sustainable energy mix, new energy sources must be developed. The National Centre for Plasma Science & Technology (NCPST) at Dublin City University (DCU) will a host a seminar to explain what Fusion is and how Fusion Energy has the potential to provide a sustainable solution to global energy needs. If you have an interest in innovative sustainable sources of energy this seminar will give an overview of Fusion and demonstrate how it is possible to produce commercial energy from Fusion. NCPST is part of a large scale international scientific experiment that is exploring the ability to produce commercial energy from Fusion.
The 'Quick and Dirty' Guide to Moving Beyond the 'Quick and Dirty' Survey: Some simple tips on getting your survey research right
Date: Thursday 18th October 2012
Venue: Invent DCU
This event will discuss when and how to use surveys for the purposes of business related market research. It will outline the basics of questionnaire design, some fieldwork mechanisms, basic sampling techniques and how to get the most out of the data returned. It will discuss some common pitfalls in questionnaire design, sampling and analysis. The session is aimed at those with little experience of designing surveys or data analysis and will also involve an opportunity for discussion among participants on survey research.
Profiling Innovation – The Spiral Journey
Date: Monday 22nd October 2012
Time: 11am – 12:30pm
Venue: Invent DCU
The building of an innovative environment and the deployment of innovation is now regarded as an absolute in the enterprise, both for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. Innovation is a major domain in its scope and its outcomes. It is a major challenge in building capability and directing that competence and resource towards major value for the organisation. This talk considers the innovation journey and the elements we seek to develop and refine to achieve our innovation goals. It is aimed at those engaged in innovation, in research, in areas of change, with particular emphasis on innovation champions, innovation leaders and sponsors. Participants will have a short opportunity to raise their experiences and concerns.
Designing the person back in
Date: Wednesday 24th October 2012
Venue: Invent DCU
Smart economy entrepreneurs have unparalleled access to tools to design and market their offering. The degree of specialism required in designing good biz tech products and services usually means that the major corporations have highly trained human behaviour experts, but start-ups generally have to omit this category of insights due to budgetary or other reasons. This talk considers how to build a team of talents and a range of operations to maximise the likelihood of audience uptake of your offering.
Innovate or Evaporate – The Xcelerator Story
Date: Thursday 25th October 2012
DCU Registration: www.eventbrite.ie/event/4488481168
'Innovate or Evaporate' has long been a mantra of Tony O'Dowd, a serial entrepreneur who is about to launch a new cloud-based platform for the localisation service industry. Tony will share his ideas on how he has balanced the need to be innovative and imaginative in building a cloud-based platform yet also rapidly entering a market with a not-so-perfect first product offering. Tony will demonstrate how speed, agility and velocity in all aspects of his new venture are making a real difference to his clients and their use of machine translation technology.
For a full listing of Innovation Dublin events, click here.