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IRU – THE OPEN INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM

The Symposium was held on 21 June 2011 and was organised by  the UCD Innovation Research Unit. The broad objective of the event was to provide a view from leading academic experts and industry practitioners of technology and innovation management on the benefits of Open Innovation as a driver and facilitator of economic success.

Leading academic experts and industry practitioners in the field of technology and innovation management came together to share their views on the economic benefits of Open Innovation at the symposium and to recognise the great input of Dr Breffni Tomlin, Academic Director, National Institute of Management, University College Dublin, to the area of technology management research and training. 120 people were invited and 103 participated.

The programme included the following presentations:

  • What is Open innovation?: Dr Breffni Tomlin, National Institute of Technology Management, Dublin.
  • Keynote: it all began with a Bucket of Raspberries: Tom Allen,  MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge/USA.
  • Revisiting Open Innovation: A Strategist's Viewpoint: Thomas Durand, Cnam, Paris.
  • Who are the People who can deliver Open Innovation: Dr Eoin Whelan, Babson College, USA. Jasper De Valk, Deloitte Consulting, Holland.
  • The Inadequacy of IP Policies in promoting successful university-based entrepreneurship in Ireland: Dr Rory O'Shea and Karen Jackson, University College, Dublin.
  • New Perspectives on Open Innovation: The Role of a Business Eco-System for Innovation in SMEs: David Weiss, University of Cambridge, England.
  • Emotional Intelligence and Innovation: Kerrie Fleming, Dublin City University.
  • Open Innovation in formal food-related SME Networks: A Case Study from the Irish Speciality Food Sector. Dr Douglas Sorensen and Dr Maeve Henchion, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Dublin.
  • Open Innovation in Information Systems Development Projects: Susan O'Neill, Dr Kieran Conboy and Lorraine Morgan, National University of Ireland, Galway.
  • From Closed Policy Structures to Open Systems of Collaborative Engagement: a Social Marketing Approach to Progressing Science Policy: Patricia McHugh and Dr Christine Domegan, National University of Ireland, Galway.
  • Cross-Divisional Innovation: Evidence from Multidivisional Firms: Cornelius Herstatt,  Hamburg Institute of Technology.

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Further information

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