UCD Innovation Academy New Advisory Board appointed

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This piece was originally published in The Irish Times, June 06th 2016. University College Dublin‘s Innovation Academy has appointed an international advisory board to advise on its future direction and growth. Established in 2011, the academy’s role is to develop entrepreneurship and creativity programmes. Most recently it has been working with Malaysia’s department of higher education. It has also given …

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Innovation Academy at The Irish Times for AIB Startup Academy

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See full story at http://www.irishtimes.com/business/week-two-of-the-aib-start-up-academy-an-introduction-to-design-thinking-1.2088255 from 2 February 2015 Week two of the AIB Start-up Academy: An introduction to ‘design thinking’ Entrepreneurs to learn quick, inexpensive experiments to tweak or change a product This week, the 11 AIB Start-up Academy finalists will gather for the programme’s second module. The Academy lecturers will introduce the start-ups to “design thinking”. The instructors …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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