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Why Design Thinking?

A user-centred approach which delivers new ideas and solves problems and is adopted by many leading organisations to drive their creativity and innovation. 

Our 2018 Autumn programme of events kicks off with Design Thinking.  Working through the structured stages of Audit, Research, Reframe, Ideate, Validate and Execute you will see how a Design Thinking approach will really add to your innovation processes.  Here’s some key benefits:

  1. DT is an approach to solving problems that puts end users at the centre of
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Research & Innovation Conference & Exhibition

IRDG is once again working with the publisher of the magazine “Research and Innovation”, as they host the 2018 Research & Innovation Conference & Exhibition at Citywest on Wednesday 14th March.

Denis Hayes, MD of IRDG, will lead the centre stage area throughout the day, and Bernadette McGahon, our Research & Innovation Services Manager will share insights from our network of innovators.

Last year’s event was a great success, bringing together over 1000 leaders in research and innovation from all …

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Microsoft – The Innovation Experience, 27th March

Microsoft – The Innovation Experience, 27th March

We are really excited to announce a very special innovation experience for members at Microsoft, Dublin on the 27th March.  Combining elements of our Innovation Practice Groups and Smart Connected Series, this unique visit will take place at Microsoft’s new campus ‘One Microsoft Place’ – a brand new campus reflecting the very latest in global innovative thinking at Microsoft.

Key themes on the day will include Digital Transformation, Smart Connected Devices, Workplace Design for Innovation, Big Data, How Product …

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Lack of Tech Education at Secondary Schools Harming Ireland’s Future Workforce, warns Global Innovation Expert

Martin Curley, Chair of the EU Open Innovation and Stategy Policy Group, has identified Ireland’s lack of information technology subjects at secondary school level as a ‘big gap’ that will likely hinder Ireland’s workforce, as we move towards an increasingly knowledge-based economy.

Speaking at the Industry Research & Development Group’s (IRDG) annual conference, “Leading Innovation for Business Growth”, in Croke Park today (Tuesday, October 24th), Curley said: “Our skilled labour force must continue to be viewed as a …

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