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Starting up with Open Innovation

On 13 June 2012 Dublin City Council and Innovation Dublin in collaboration with Dublinked (Dublin regional data sharing initiative) hosted an event at the Wood Quay venue to explore the area of 'Starting Up with Open Innovation. An audience of 65, including Small and Medium-Sized businesses, open innovation practitioners, policymakers and entrepreneurs heard from open innovation experts and discussed  current trends as well barriers and future challenges faced when developing and implementing open innovation strategies. The format of the event enabled participants to network and explore the implementation of the Business Model Canvas technique in a workshop led by Gary Leyden.


  • Prof. Martin G. Curley, Intel Corp. 'Open Innovation 2.0 Outlook.'
  • John Shaw, Mainstream Renewable Power.
  • Dr Brian Vaughan, Trinity College Dublin. 'Open Innovation in a Centralised System; Challenges & Persectives.'
  • Gary Ledyen,  NDRC's Launchpad. 'Business Canvas Model Workshop.'






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