Could the Business Model Canvas help farmers (our piece in The Irish Times)

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The following piece by The Innovation Academy’s Executive Director, Dr Johnny Ryan, featured in The Irish Times on Friday, 5 December 2014, highlights a novel application of the Business Model Canvas by Brendan Allen, an Entrepreneurial Specialist at The Innovation Academy and CEO of Castlemine Farm.  Alexander Osterwalder: Designing the best business model Decision makers in business are challenged by complexity. …

David NevinCould the Business Model Canvas help farmers (our piece in The Irish Times)

Academy Executive Director writes in The Irish Times on lean development and “why prototypes kill hubris”

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After the dotcom bust, entrepreneurs came to realise the untested hunch was no longer adequate. Read the full story in The Irish Times at http://www.irishtimes.com/business/what-start-ups-need-is-proof-not-passion-1.1949565 By Johnny Ryan, The Irish Times, 3 October 2014. In 1999, the start-up Webvan launched in the US with the intention of becoming the grocery service for online shoppers. It climbed to a multibillion dollar valuation …

David NevinAcademy Executive Director writes in The Irish Times on lean development and “why prototypes kill hubris”

Kilkenny People: “Innovative ideas lead to employment”

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The Kilkenny People: “Innovative ideas lead to employment” The Kilkenny People, 15 August 2014, reported on presentations by students of The UCD Innovation Academy. “Last Thursday afternoon a group of innovation students took the stage … to puty their startup ideas to an audience of local businesses and Minister of State Ann Phelan. The students were part of a programme …

David NevinKilkenny People: “Innovative ideas lead to employment”

The Irish Independent: 74% of UCD Innovation Academy students go on to create or gain employment

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The Irish Independent, 6 August 2014, noted that “Remarkably 74 per cent of Springboard students who graduated from the ‘Postgraduate Certificate on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise’ at The Innovation Academy at UCD last year went into employment or created their own jobs by launching new companies.”

David NevinThe Irish Independent: 74% of UCD Innovation Academy students go on to create or gain employment

Academy specialist Dan Hayden writes in The Irish Times on regulatory requirements for driverless cars.

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The Irish Times, 11 August 2014. With large-scale trials set to begin in three cities next year, Irish legislators need to act quickly to get in the fast lane of latest innovation. The full piece is at http://www.irishtimes.com/business/government-policy-rather-than-technology-is-roadblock-to-new-era-of-driverless-cars-1.1891293

David NevinAcademy specialist Dan Hayden writes in The Irish Times on regulatory requirements for driverless cars.
The Innovation Academy, UCD, on the front page of the Business Section of The Irish Examiner

The Innovation Academy, UCD, on the front page of the Business Section of The Irish Examiner

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“Innovation holds key to sustainable growth” The Irish Examiner, 18 July 2014. Students at UCD’s Innovation Academy find themselves working with people from very different disciplines and levels of experience in an intentional approach designed to broaden minds. In avoiding having groups of people with the same background or experience working together, the academy’s graduates gain knowledge of how to …

David NevinThe Innovation Academy, UCD, on the front page of the Business Section of The Irish Examiner

Innovation Academy project inside tech startup incubator Wayra featured in The Irish Times

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A team of 30 students from The Innovation Academy worked with tech startups in June 2014. A feature on their design thinking work appeared in The Irish Times on 4 July 2014. See full story here . Applying design thinking to start-ups Students from the Innovation Academy at UCD brought design thinking to client start-ups at the Wayra incubator, with …

David NevinInnovation Academy project inside tech startup incubator Wayra featured in The Irish Times

Newstalk FM’s Bobby Kerr visits The Innovation Academy to discuss the journey of an entrepreneur with Maurice Knightly

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Bobby Kerr visited The Innovation Academy at UCD for Down To Business, his show on Newstalk FM. He spoke to Maurice Knightly and interviewed students about their work on bringing innovation to companies. The piece below was aired on Saturday, 21 July 2014. Or you can click here to leave this site and hear the clip on Newstalk FM’s site (go …

David NevinNewstalk FM’s Bobby Kerr visits The Innovation Academy to discuss the journey of an entrepreneur with Maurice Knightly

The Academy’s Executive Director, Dr. Johnny Ryan, writes on Design Thinking for organisations in The Irish Times

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This article appeared in The Irish Times on Friday, 6 June 2014.  Ireland, though not a global design capital, is not a bad place to develop a new product. Dublin was shortlisted to the final three entrants for the World Capital of Design 2014, and next year will be “The year of Irish design”, a year-long programme convened by the …

David NevinThe Academy’s Executive Director, Dr. Johnny Ryan, writes on Design Thinking for organisations in The Irish Times

Suzi Jarvis, Director of The Innovation Academy, featured in The Irish Times

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Academia reaches out into wider world: Problem-solving is a key part of innovation. Some of the most creative solutions are sparked in real contexts Karlin Lillington. Irish Times [Dublin] 17 Oct 2013: 4. A university should be part of its broader community. That conviction has led Prof Suzi Jarvis, head of UCD’s Innovation Academy, to launch a new Rural Entrepreneurship …

David NevinSuzi Jarvis, Director of The Innovation Academy, featured in The Irish Times