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IRDG supports Kellogg Innovation Network visit to Galway

IRDG was approached last year by the Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation to support the Kellogg Innovation Network in bringing a delegation to Ireland.  This visit is now planned for September, and a number of member companies are being invited to meet with this group, who will engage with senior business, academic and political leaders during their time in Ireland.

The Kellogg Innovation Network KIN is a global community of innovators, a network of networks, across all sectors of …

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Smart Connected Devices Series continues with Dell EMC, 27th Sept

“IoT”, Michael Dell said, “allows companies to use the vast amounts of data they generate to design better products, improve operations and customer experience”.
(Michael Dell’s 7 Keys To The Future Of Dell Technologies And The IT Industry, May 2017)

The next stop in IRDG’s Smart Connected Devices / Internet of Things series is Dell EMC in Limerick.  The day will feature a range of presentations, exhibitions, networking and audience discussion, all designed to inform, stimulate and connect you. Subjects covered …

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Lean Product Development

As competition in the global economy intensifies, excellence in new product development has become a mandate.  Processes and methods that enable organizational learning, eliminate waste and enhance value creation have spread to virtually every aspect of the business enterprise… except for one.  New Product Development.  New Product Development faces unique challenges and differs from other business processes.

Unique Challenges of New Product Development

  • It’s not a recurring process

Each new development project is distinct, at least in some respects.  Adding …

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Obstacles to Innovation

The need for innovation in business today is a given.  But understanding the need and actually being able to innovate are two separate worlds.

Creativity has become the currency of success.  What has always worked will work no longer; new, creative solutions are in demand.

We’ve done a little digging and uncovered the Top 20 obstacles to innovation:

  1. Lack of a systematic innovation process
  2. Belief that innovation is inherently risky
  3. Lack of a shared vision, purpose and/or strategy
  4. Short-term thinking
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