Innovation Dublin 2010 (10-21 November)

The Innovation Dublin festival was established in 2009 to raise public awareness of the innovation and creativity that is happening on a daily basis in Dublin, to inspire and stimuate innovation and creativity and to encourage networking opportunities. The idea of the festival, co-ordinated by Dublin City Council, grew out of discussions at the Creative Dublin Alliance, which involves local councils, 3rd level institutions, including UCD, State agencies, businesses and not-for-profit organisations.

This year, the Innovation Dublin festival has been expanded to 12 days (10th -21st November 2010) to truly celebrate the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of Dublin. The festival aims to broaden the definition of what people see innovation to be - it is culture, art and music as well as the traditional idea of business and enterprise.  


Innovation is an important element of UCD’s future. As set out in UCD’s strategic plan, Forming Global Minds, UCD will develop innovation, which relates both to economic development and to culture and society, as the third pillar of its core mission of service to Ireland to the wider world. The pivotal development in the innovation sphere during the period of the plan will be UCD’s Innovation Alliance with Trinity College Dublin with an objective of developing Ireland as a global innovation hub.

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Dr Eddie O’Connor, founder and CEO of  Mainstream Renewable Power with UCD students Robert Harte and Lucy Hawkes  prior to delivering an 'Entrepreneurs Live!' Seminar as part of Innovation Dublin 2009

As part of the 2010 festival UCD will be hosting a series of events in various locations around the University and around Dublin. These events will take place in areas such as education, research & development, science, business, enterprise, culture, design, music etc and will include seminars, workshops, conferences, exhibitions, performances, showcases and competitions.

During Innovation Dublin 2010 Dublin will host a flagship conference, Globe Forum 2010 (17-18 November) where innovators, investors, researchers and business and state leaders seek to address major challenges through creative methods of funding innovation, and seek to deal with sustainability issues through innovation.The focus of Globe Forum Dublin 2010 is Smarter and Greener - Innovation for a Sustainable Future. The TCD-UCD Innovation Alliance is sponsoring this key event.

Travelling to UCD.

UCD campus map.

Micéal Whelan, NovaUCD,  is co-ordinating UCD’s participation in Innovation Dublin 2010. If you would like further information please contact t: +353 1 716 3712 or e:

pdf Innovation Dublin 2010 - Summary UCD Events (272 kbs)