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Title: Innovation Dublin 2009
Date: Wednesday 14 - Thursday 20 October 2009
Contact: Tel: +353 1 716 3712

Innovation Dublin 2009

Innovation Dublin 2009 a week long festival of public events to showcase, highlight, promote and encourage innovation and creativity in Dublin will take place from October 14-20 2009.

The aim of this week is to raise public awareness of the innovation and creativity that is happening on a daily basis in Dublin, to inspire and stimulate innovation and creativity and to encourage networking opportunities.

Over 200 exciting events and activities are scheduled to take place during Innovation Dublin 2009 including business seminars, science demonstrations, workshops, concerts, discussions, exhibitions, performances, showcases and competitions, on all kinds of topics. The people involved include CEOs of multi-national corporations, innovators and entrepreneurs in small and medium enterprises, educators, researchers, school children, artists and creators, citizens and communities.

Each Innovation Dublin 2009 event is themed around a key aspect of urban life:

  • Public Realm
  • Environment
  • Enterprise
  • People
  • Culture.

Innovation Dublin 2009, co-ordinated by Dublin City Council, is a key project of the Creative Dublin Alliance. Established in 2008, the Creative Dublin Alliance is a collaborative network of representatives from Dublin's local authorities, colleges, including UCD, state agencies, businesses and the not-for-profit sector, which meets to discuss and implement solutions in response to the challenges that Dublin faces as an internationally competitive city region.

As part of the festival UCD is hosting over 35 events in total in Belfield, Newman House and across the city of Dublin. NovaUCD, the Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre, is co-ordinating UCD’s participation in Innovation Dublin 2009.

For further information on all UCD events and Innovation Dublin 2009 visit
If you have any questions on Innovation Dublin 2009 or on the UCD events taking place during the week contact, Micéal Whelan, NovaUCD and a member of Innovation Dublin 2009 steering committee, t: +353 1 716 3712 or e:


Summary of UCD Events Taking Place Each Day
During Innovation Dublin

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