Innovation Management for engineering and manufacturing companies


A Networking Conference on the topic of Innovation Management for engineering and manufacturing companies, delivering a mix of case studies of best practice in the industry set in the real world environment and practical supports that will help facilitate innovation in SMEs, featuring an array of high profile speakers.

14:00-14:30 Registration & Networking

14:30-14:50 Ron Immink - Innovation: Do or Die

14:50-15:10 Damien Costello – Decode Innovation: Case Study of Innovation Process in Action

Damien is the Managing Partner at Decode Innovation, a part of the Synecco Group with focus on providing its high-impact innovation and strategy services in the Medtech Sector. Decode Innovation helps Irish and Multi-National Companies succeed through Innovative Strategies, Optimised Portfolios and Differentiated Offerings as well as the continually evolving processes and business models required to deliver sustainable growth and sustainable margins.

15:10-15:30 Gerard O’Regan – Partnering for Innovation & Benefits of the EU-IPR Helpdesk

Gerard is an EU-IPR Helpdesk Ambassador and represents the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Ireland which is active in more than 60 countries worldwide. It brings together 3,000 experts from more than 600 member organisations throughout the world with access to more than 23 million SMEs across all business and technology sectors. EEN Ireland help Irish SMEs access more than 3,000 European business opportunities using a technology and business partnering database and help gain access to free IPR info & advisory services for SMEs

15:30-15:50 Lunch Break & Networking

15:50-16:10 Dr Hugh Henry – Collaborative Innovation Case Study

  1. Research and Development and business innovations approach within the company. The important work by Dr. Henry and his team of experienced project managers and researchers enables Bord na Móna to develop cutting edge technologies thus extending the Company’s life well into the future. Dr Henry holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Environmental Science & Technology from IT Sligo and a Ph.D for his research on Groundwater Pollution. He also holds a Diploma in Business Finance from the Irish Management Institute.

16:10-16:30 Paul Killeen -Systematic Innovation Management: How Standards Can Help You Win in Competitive International Markets

Paul Killeen is the Research, Innovation & Enterprise Development Leader at the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). Formerly the Head of Research, Innovation & Enterprise at AIT, he is also currently the Chairman of the Knowledge & Technology Transfer Committee for the Institutes of Technology Ireland and a member of the Knowledge Transfer Ireland Stakeholder Forum. NSAI supports enterprise, trade, consumers and government in the areas of Standards, Legal Metrology, Agrément, Certification and Scientific/Industrial Metrology.

16:30-17:00 Closing Remarks & Networking