My work as SME Innovation Advocate for the national Info2Innovate Seminar Series

In Slidedecks from Conferences I have spoken at on December 28, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Info2Innovation National Series of Seminars

I had the pleasure of working with Enterprise Europe Network during 2011/2012 as the SME Innovation Advocate speaker (please see one of my presentations here – http://prezi.com/_ygbvqtt1_l_/towards-a-new-understanding-of-innovation/ ).

At the Sligo leg of the seminar series with Minister Perry

Project objectives
The European Innovation Scoreboard 2008, in its comparative analysis of innovation performance ranks Ireland in the group of innovation followers. It is noted that, within this group of countries, Ireland is a growth leader. However, amongst the relative weaknesses, linkages and entrepreneurship were identified with a particular decrease in non-R&D innovation expenditures and inter-firm collaboration. The report recommended that innovative SMEs must become fully aware of the innovation supports available to them and that they should be encouraged to “engage with these supports and with other companies to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their development.” This was the starting point for the Info2Innovate directory and national series of seminars.

Feedback received on my talk

Hi Eoin, Great to meet you earlier today at the EEN event. Your presentation on innovation was the highlight of the event for me. Would love to progress our discussion on innovation with you soon. Regards, Hilary

Hi Eoin, I attended the Cork Info2Innovate Seminar and I found your presentation “Towards a new understanding of Innovation” very interesting. One of items that struck a chord with me was the fact that product innovation actually has the lowest return versus financials, process/service and delivery innovation. I would very much like to get this across to management here to inform and help direct our innovation strategy. It was good to meet and I would again like to congratulate you on your presentation. Regards Stuart.

Other Speakers

There were some other great speakers on the seminar series and they shared their slidedecks with the public , here are some of the best:

Keith Finglas info2innovate

James Cunningham SME Innovation UCG perspective

Chris Dunne Daysha


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