Monthly Archives: August 2017

Design Thinking

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Brendan has recently completed the University of Virginia Darden Business School Design Thinking for Innovation programme. Design thinking is a method for practical, creative resolution of problems. Its use in research and innovation has been growing in recent years as companies and organisations look to understand their customers wants and needs better. In the coming months Innovation 21 will be exploring how we can use Design Thinking to help smaller companies and non commercial organisations become more innovative, and identify and solve many of the ‘ Wicked Problems’ that they face every day in our fast changing world. Please get in touch for further details

Knowledge Transfer Summit 2017 in Dublin, 14th Sept

KTI’s Knowledge Transfer Summit will be held in Dublin on Sept 14th. The Summit will address current issues in commercialising research for the benefit new and existing businesses.

The conference also will present international perspectives and emerging trends in knowledge transfer.

Whether you come from a commercial, knowledge transfer or R&D background and whether you represent a micro-enterprise, SME or multinational company, this conference is the place for you to learn, share and network.

For more details see:

Ireland’s bid for the EMA submitted

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As Ireland submits its bid for the relocation of the European Medicines Agency from London post-Brexit, the minister for Health, Simon Harris says Dublin the perfect fit for the agency – why not view the bid  documentation/video yourself.

A decision is due on the location for the relocated agency by late 2017


New Guidelines for Public Procurement

Following  the transposition of the new EU Directives on public procurement into Irish law new guidelines have been issued. They are intended to serve as a toolkit for practitioners and a general reference document for suppliers.

A link to the new guidelines can be found at


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