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Innovation Week

CIT’s Innovation Week 2017 will kick off on Monday 6th March with an official launch taking place in the Nexus.

The annual event, which is now in its 6th year, will see a week-long series of events and activities promoting entrepreneurship and innovation take place across CIT’s five campus locations.  The schedule includes a wide range of seminars, exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations.  This year’s event will also host a Women in Business networking event, as well as a talk on food being your medicine, a seminar on digital marketing and much more.

The highlight of the week is the Local Enterprise Offices (Cork) CIT Prize for Innovation which awards €13,000 in cash prizes to those whose inventions and business ideas are judged most creative, novel, innovative, and likely to succeed in the workplace.

Last year’s first prize winner was sole trader and founder of GASGON, Vincent Ford, a Third Year Mechanical Engineering Student and participant in CIT's Student Inc. Summer 2015. Vincent won the Prize for innovation and title of CIT Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2015 Prize for Innovation. Vincent’s project was to improve patient safety in the clinical environment.

Other prize categories include NIMBUS Product Development Prize, The Apprentice, Bank of Ireland Business Canvas Wall and CIT CoderDojo Competition.  The competitions are open to all students registered at CIT during the academic year.

The CIT Prize for Innovation is sponsored by the Local Enterprise Offices (Cork). 

 

Calendar of Events (Click the event title for information & booking)

Date Event Location Event Type Target Audience & Booking
Monday 6th March 2017 

10.00am – 2.30pm

Green Mentoring Training Session  Business & Humanities Boardroom Seminar

Open Event. Booking Required.

12.30pm - 2.00pm Launch Event Nexus Launch Event Open Event. No Booking Required.
1.00pm CLUE DAY 1: Find the Robot Twitter: @CITEnterprise Competition Open Event - €100 to be won
2.00pm – 3.00pm

Launch of New Website

 From Potential to Performance -

Practicing Tips for Musicians

Doolan Room

CIT Cork School of Music
Seminar Open to all students and staff.   No booking required. 
2.00pm - 3.00pm

Dave O’Farrell  

Owner of 12 Tables Restaurant
     
3.00pm

Digital Marketing and your Business

– with Stephen Ryan Head of Marketing for Cork’s Red FM
Nimbus Seminar Open event. No Booking Required.
Tuesday 7th March 2017
9.30am - 4.30pm

Mentoring for Students

with Cork City Local Enterprise Office Mentors.
NIMBUS Library Mentoring Sessions

Students

Booking Required.

10.00am - 12.30pm Be Inspired for Success with Stories from Female Founders Melbourne Building Seminar Invite Only.
11.00am CLUE DAY 2: Find the Robot Twitter: @CITEnterprise Competition Open Event - €100 to be won
12.00pm – 2.00pm

Cultural Entrepreneurship Workshop

 Professor Andreas Sonning, Norwegian Academy of Music

Gerard O Donovan, Head of School of Business & Humanities, CIT

Doolan Room

CIT Cork School of Music
Workshop Open Event. No Booking Required.
2.00pm - 3.30pm Let Food Be Your Medicine Tourism & Hospitality Building Talk Open Event. No Booking Required.
3.00pm – 5.00pm Water Rocket Challenge Blackrock Castle Observatory Competition Primary School Students and Parents. Open Event.
Wednesday 8th March 2017
9.00am – 1.00pm Business Model Canvas Workshop Nimbus Seminar Room Training Session

Open Event. Booking Required.

9.30am – 4.30pm

Mentoring for Businesses

with Cork City Local Enterprise Office Mentors

Nimbus Boardroom Mentoring Sessions

Start–Up Businesses

Booking Required

9.30am – 4.30pm

Mentoring for Students

with Cork City Local Enterprise Office Mentors.
Nimbus Library Mentoring Sessions

Start–Up Businesses

Booking Required

11.00am - 12.00pm Stories of CIT Student Start–Ups Melbourne Building Seminar Open Event for students and staff of CIT. 

11.00am

CLUE DAY 3: Find the Robot Twitter: @CITEnterprise Competition Open Event - €100 to be won
11.30am - 12.30pm Rosie Lynch Callan Workhouse Union (CWU)

D.L.T, Sharman Crawford Street,

Crawford College of Art & Design
Talk

Open Event. Booking Required.

2.30pm - 4.00pm Introduction to Design Thinking – Customer Journey Mapping Melbourne Building Talk Open Event. No Booking Required.
Thursday 9th March 2017
8.30am - 6.00pm CIT Prize for Innovation Interviews Boardroom, Rubicon Centre Competition Closed Event. Shortlisted Participants Only
11.00am CLUE DAY 4: Find the Robot Twitter: @CITEnterprise Competition Open Event - €100 to be won
2.00pm – 3.00pm CIT – Masterchef Tourism & Hospitality Building Competition Open Event.  No Booking Required.
6.30pm – 8.30pm

Smart Communications Using New Media

 A seminar organised by students of the MA in Public Relations with New Media 2016-17
Nimbus Seminar Room Talk Open event.
Friday 10th March 2016
10.00am - 1.30pm CIT Prize for Innovation Nexus Hall, The Student Centre, CIT Exhibition and Awards Ceremony Open Event. No Booking Required
10.00am - 1.30pm The APP-rentice Showcase Nexus Hall, The Student Centre, CIT Showcase and Awards Open Event for CIT students.
10.00am -1.30pm CIT Module Business Canvass Wall Nexus Hall, The Student Centre, CIT Competition Open Event.  No Booking Required.
10.00am -1.30pm Enactus CIT Social Innovation Award Showcase Nexus Hall, The Student Centre, CIT Exhibition and Awards Open Event.  No Booking Required
9.45am – 1.45pm Bloodhound Supersonic Cars Rory Gallagher Theatre Exhibition Primary School Students
11.00am CLUE DAY 5: Find the Robot Twitter: @CITEnterprise Competition Open Event - €100 to be won
4.00pm - 6.00pm CIT Coder Dojo Competition Tourism & Hospitality Building Competition CIT Coder Dojo Participants

Enterprise Society Competitions 2017

Click here for more information and to enter.

 

innovation week 2016

Prize for Innovation winner 2016: Vincent ford

Vincent Ford, a Third Year Mechanical Engineering Student and participant in CIT's Student Inc. Summer 2015. Vincent won the Prize for innovation and title of CIT Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2015. Vincent’s project was to improve patient safety in the clinical environment.

Innovation Week 2015

In 2015, 28 special events were organised as part of Innovation Week with over 2,500 attendees at the various events.

The highly successful week has hosted a wide range of events across all industries and sectors including research showcase, business workshops, graduate discussions, social media seminars, and competitions encouraging participants to come up with their own creative business idea or the next big App idea.

 

 

Carole O’Leary, Industry Liaison Manager at CIT says: “The rationale behind this week is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in CIT amongst the staff, students and the wider business community. With the variety of events, speakers and competitions there is something for everyone, from 6 to 60 years. CIT is at the forefront of entrepreneurship education and training in the region and is ideally placed to host Innovation Week. The on-campus incubator, The Rubicon Centre, is a dedicated facility for start-up and emerging companies and is home to 60 knowledge-based businesses. Each year there is a buzz of activity present on the campus during Innovation Week and allows for further integration of business ideas between the staff, students and existing and emerging companies”.


During CIT’s Innovation Week, companies have the opportunity to visit CIT and learn how companies in the region use CIT as their innovation partner of choice. CIT hosts guest speakers on the subjects of entrepreneurship and innovation and all events are free and open to the public.

 

 

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