NovaUCD entrepreneur series puts the focus on innovation


4 Nov 2010

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Glenisk has launched a seminar series that promotes the importance of design, creativity and innovation among academic, research and student populations in University College Dublin (UCD).

The series – Entrepreneurs Live – was launched by Glenisk managing director, Vincent Cleary, and is organised by NovaUCD in association with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Board.

Cleary said he believed that schemes like this one helped spread the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation among students and business people alike.

“Initiatives such as the NovaUCD’s ‘Entrepreneurs Live!’ seminar series helps to spread the message of the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship, especially to students, who will be our future business and entrepreneurial leaders.”

Speakers will discuss the strategic role that design, creativity and innovation can play in assisting companies to navigate through the current downturn and to place them in pole position to take advantage of the economic recovery to come.

Dr Pat Frain, director, NovaUCD, said: “The current series of ‘Entrepreneurs Live!’ is particularly important since it concentrates on creativity and design which are two of the essential building blocks for innovation.”

Key speakers at the seminar are:

-      Damini Kumar, European Ambassador for Creativity and Innovation (10 November);

-      Emmet O’Neill, co-founder and CEO, Smiles Dental (17 November)

-      Brian Stephens, co-founder and managing director, Design Partners (24 November).

Each seminar takes place in NovaUCD, Belfield Innovation Park, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, from 1-1:50pm. It is free to attend. Click here to register.