#OI2Dublin – Open Innovation 2.0 round-up: interviews, award winners, and future cities in Lego

23 May 2013

Martin Curley, Intel vice-president, Intel Labs Europe director, and EU Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group chairman (left), and Steffen Conn, operations director of the ISPIM. Photo by Mark O'Neill

Hundreds of thought leaders, policy leaders, senior decision-makers, leading executives and social innovators descended on Dublin Castle earlier this week for the Open Innovation 2.0 conference. Their aim? To put their heads together and develop a manifesto, platform and road map for sustainable economy and societal development. Siliconrepublic.com presents a round-up of its coverage of the event.

Open Innovation 2.0 has been a conference and technology showcase to promote more open and collaborative approaches to how society and economy innovates.

Siliconrepublic.com was there to cover all of what Open Innovation 2.0 had to offer: interviews with high-profile delegates, the Innovation Luminary Awards, the Better Cities competition, and children’s extraordinary Lego creations of cities of the future at The Showcase in the Round Room of the Mansion House. Photos of the creations are in an album on Siliconrepublic.com’s Facebook Page.

Open Innovation 2.0 has been part of Dublin’s Innovation Festival and Ireland’s EU Presidency. The event has been organised by Intel Labs Europe, Trinity College Dublin, the EU Commission, and Dublin City Council.

Silicon Republic is proud to have been official media partner of Open Innovation 2.0.

Siliconrepublic.com’s coverage of Open Innovation 2.0:

Irish Times CIO Johnny Ryan on the digital future of newspapers (video)

Chief innovation officer of The Irish Times, Dr Johnny Ryan, revealed a multi-million euro investment in newsroom technology is on the way, as well as a strategic bet on the future of advertising that will best place the 154-year-old newspaper to triumph in the digital age.

Inspiration and humour fuel organisations – Jasper Roos of ABN Amro (video)

ABN Amro’s chief inspiration officer Jasper Roos talks about the value of inspiration and humour in keeping organisations at the top of their game.

Interview with Intel researcher Chris Woods on the future of the cloud (video)

Intel researcher Chris Woods believes we are at an interesting time in the cloud revolution and predicted the onset of proxy devices in homes and cars that provide cloud consumers with backed-up versions of the internet.

Encourage entrepreneurship for economy’s sake, Kumardev Chatterjee says

The only way Europe can emerge from the economic doldrums is for society to encourage young people to be more entrepreneurial, Kumardev Chatterjee, founder of the European Young Innovators Forum told Siliconrepublic.com.

Dublin Declaration sets out a new business model for the European Union (video)

A new 10-point declaration drafted at the Open Innovation 2.0 conference at Dublin Castle is to be presented to the president of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso. The Dublin Declaration aims to make the EU more nimble in terms of turning research and technology into actual job creation.

How CERN is working with the ICT industry to find solutions for the Large Hadron Collider

We talk to Bob Jones, who heads up CERN’s openlab project, a partnership between CERN and ICT companies to drive forward data-intensive solutions for the needs of the scientific community working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s most powerful particle accelerator.

Digital economy is actual economy, IIA CEO and award winner Joan Mulvihill says

Joan Mulvihill, CEO of the Irish Internet Association, talks about what it means to be a recipient of an Innovation Luminary Award.

Glen Dimplex CEO on the future smart grid and energy storage (video)

Sean O’Driscoll, chief executive and chairman of the Irish group Glen Dimplex, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electrical heating technology, talks about the future of the electricity industry and how it is on the cusp of change, plus energy storage and enabling the smart grid.

Knowledge triangle must surround entrepreneur, Alexander von Gabain says (video)

No matter what, the entrepreneur must always be at the centre of the knowledge triangle, says Alexander von Gabain, chairman of the governing board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Amenities review app takes top spot in Open Innovation – Better Cities competition (video)

DubCred, an app to rate and review Dublin City’s amenities and that also rewards users, has netted its creator Barry McAdam first prize in the Open Innovation – Better Cities competition.

McLaren’s Peter van Manen: ‘the future of Formula 1 is data-driven’ (video)

Peter van Manen of McLaren Electronics opens up about how technology innovation developed by the McLaren Formula 1 team has been translated into powerful solutions in transport, communications and healthcare.

Intel CTO predicts next generation of PCs will challenge standalone tablets (video)

Intel’s chief technology officer Justin Rattner has predicted that the arrival of the next generation of PC devices that will run energy frugal processors like Intel’s forthcoming Haswell chip will lead to a rebound in demand for PC devices, like ultrabooks and hybrids.

Innovation Luminary Awards celebrate innovation leadership

The CEO of the Irish Internet Association Joan Mulvihill is among luminaries such as physicist Stephen Hawking and space skydiver Felix Baumgartner after having received an award for innovation leadership.

Interview with Alexander Osterwalder of Business Model Canvas fame (video)

Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas is today employed by companies worldwide, from Ericsson to General Electric, but it all began as a PhD dissertation back in the mid-Noughties.

Innovation can overcome economic setbacks – Mikko Huuskonen of the Finnish government (video)

Mikko Huuskonen from the Finnish government talks about the importance of innovation and how small countries can use innovation to overcome economic adversity.

Innovation can enhance productivity out of research – DG CONNECT’s Bror Salmelin (video)

Open innovation will lead to vast improvements in productivity out of research, said Bror Salmelin, an adviser at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT).

Intel’s Martin Curley: we will need two Earths to support human life (video)

Intel vice-president and director of Intel Labs Europe Martin Curley warned that at the present rate of consumption, we will soon need two Earths to sustain human life. For this reason, he said the pace of innovation to reduce energy consumption and create a smarter, more sustainable planet is critical.

SolarPrint and Intel demo energy harvesting device at innovation event

Dublin solar cell technology company SolarPrint is showcasing a new light-energy harvesting multi-sensing device for CO2 and temperature control within buildings at the Open Innovation 2.0 conference in Dublin. The Dublin start-up has teamed up with Intel labs Europe to create the device.

Innovation about execution, not just invention, says EIT’s Alexander von Gabain

As the innovation elite began to converge on Dublin for the Open Innovation 2.0 conference, Ann O’Dea caught up with one of the visitors, Alexander Von Gabain, who believes Europe is still missing a trick when it comes to the lucrative biotech sector.

Dr Stephen Hawking says world needs a more sustainable trajectory

Celebrated physicist Dr Stephen Hawking has warned that in light of the world surpassing 400ppm (parts per million) of carbon dioxide – the highest in 2m-3m years – the world needs to move to a more sustainable economic trajectory.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic