InterTradeIreland 2014 All-Island Innovation Programme

The first events of the 2014 InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme take place in Queen’s University Belfast and NUI Galway from 6-9 May 2014. 

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As part of the May Programme Professor Wim Vanhaverbeke (@wvanhave), Professor of Strategy and Innovation, University of Hasselt, Belgium will deliver an innovation lecture and 3 innovation master classes in both universities. 

Professor Vanhaverbeke, who was recently recognised by the International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT) as one of the top 50 authors of technology and innovation management over the last 5 years, is also visiting professor at ESADE Business School and the National University of Singapore. 

During the programme Professor Vanhaverbeke, will explore why the switch from closed to open innovation has proven to be more difficult than expected for many businesses, and how SMEs can most effectively use open innovation.

Innovation Lecture

Title: Open Innovation Fails Because Companies Are Not Prepared to Open Up

Overview: Many companies started to experiment with open innovation but for many of them the switch from closed to open innovation has proven to be more difficult than expected. Why do so many firms with a strong reputation in closed innovation fail in implementing open innovation? During the innovation lecture, Professor Vanhaverbeke will focus on the most common management problems when companies start open innovation.

At Queen’s University Belfast

Date: Tuesday 6 May
Time: 6:30 pm (refreshments from 6 pm)
Venue: The Courtyard, Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Queen's University Belfast

Register: http://go.qub.ac.uk/vanhaverbeke-lecture

At NUI Galway

Date: Thursday 8 May
Time: 6 pm (refreshments from 5:30 pm)
Venue: NUI Galway (tbc)

Register: http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/intertradeireland-innovation-lecture-with-professor-wim-vanhaverbeke-registration-11317612283

Master Class: From Open Innovation to Innovation Ecosystems

Overview: How can we expand open innovation to companies that are not directly involved in technological innovation themselves? Why open innovation should not be restricted to the classical inside-out and outside-in open innovation modes with the open innovation funnel as a central visualisation tool? How can we connect open innovation to innovation ecosystems?

At Queen’s University Belfast

Date: Tuesday 6 May
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Venue: Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Queen's University Belfast

Register: http://go.qub.ac.uk/vanhaverbeke-masterclasses

At NUI Galway

Date: Thursday 8 May
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Venue: CA110 (SAC Room), Cairnes Building, NUI Galway

Register: http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/intertradeireland-innovation-master-classes-with-professor-wim-vanhaverbeke-registration-11281420031

Master Class: Crafting Innovation Deals Between Large and Small Companies

Overview: 'Sanus case': This is a negotiation exercise where participants learn how to develop a Letter of Intent when a small firm has a patented technology and the large company has potential to develop and commercialise the technology.

At Queen’s University Belfast

Date: Tuesday 6 May
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm
Venue: Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Queen's University Belfast

Register: http://go.qub.ac.uk/vanhaverbeke-masterclasses

At NUI Galway

Date: Friday 9 May
Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Venue: CA110 (SAC Room), Cairnes Building, NUI Galway

Register: http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/intertradeireland-innovation-master-classes-with-professor-wim-vanhaverbeke-registration-11281420031

Master Class: Open Innovation in High-Tech and Low-Tech SMEs

Overview: Can we extend open innovation to SMEs and, if so, how? Recent research shows that we can't use the same open innovation management approach which was originally developed for large, technology using companies. SMEs (especially in low-tech settings) need a different management approach to open innovation. This will be illustrated with cases from different industries.

At Queen’s University Belfast

Date: Wednesday 7 May
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Venue: Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Queen's University Belfast

Register: http://go.qub.ac.uk/vanhaverbeke-masterclasses

At NUI Galway

Date: Thursday 8 May
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm
Venue: CA110 (SAC Room), Cairnes Building, NUI Galway

Register: http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/intertradeireland-innovation-master-classes-with-professor-wim-vanhaverbeke-registration-11281420031

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