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Innovation Week

Innovation Week 2016

Entrepreneurship and Innovation take centre stage each year with a weeklong series of events taking place at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), across its five campus locations, including Blackrock Castle Observatory. Innovation Week 2016 will take place from Monday 7th March to Friday 11th March 2016. 

Below is a list of the various events/talks that will take place during Innovation Week 2016.

Date
Event
Location
Event Type
Target Audience & Booking
Monday
7th March 2016
 
 
 
 
12.00pm- 2.00pm
Made in CIT
James Barry Exhibition Centre and Atrium
Exhibition and Showcase
Open Event and Booking for traders only, email: michelle.dorgan@cit.ie for application form.
1.00pm
Launch of Innovation Week
Atrium
Launch Event
Open Event and No Booking Required.
1.00pm
CLUE DAY 1: Find the Robot
Twitter: @ideahubsoc
Competition
Open Event: €100 to be won.
3.30pm
Women in Business – STEM Sector
Understand what it takes to flourish in the industry as a female graduate.
Boston Scientific
Panel Discussion and Networking

 

Open to all 3rd year and 4th year, postgraduate and PhD female students.  Registration Required.  Email: Treasa.Morgan@cit.ie
4.45pm
New Frontiers Showcase
Nexus Hall, The Student Centre, CIT
Showcase and Awards Ceremony
Invitation Only Event
Tuesday
8th March 2016
 
 
 
 
9.00am - 4.00pm
Working Creative Entrepreneur
CIT Cork School of Music
Talk
Booking required: link TBC
11.00am
CLUE DAY 2: Find the Robot
Twitter: @ideahubsoc
Competition
Open Event: €100 to be won.
2.30pm-3.30pm
Scientific Innovations Informing Practice in Elite Sport by Kildare Football Manager, Cian O'Neill
NIMBUS Seminar Room
Talk
Open Event and No Booking Required.
Wednesday
9th March 2016
 
 
 
 
9.30am - 3.30pm
Educators Seminar
Seminar Room, Nimbus Centre
Seminar/Workshop
Open Event. Booking Required here
9.30am - 12.30pm
Business Model Workshop
Seminar Room, Rubicon Centre
Workshop
Booking Required here.
10.00am - 1.00pm
Using Public Relations to Promote the Arts & Culture
CIT Cork School of Music
Talk
Invitation Only.
11.00am
CLUE DAY 3: Find the Robot
Twitter: @ideahubsoc
Competition
Open Event: €100 to be won.
         12.00pm - 1.00pm
The Ideahub & Business and Accounting Society:
Guest Speaking Event  
Rory Gallagher Theatre
Talk
Open Event. No Booking Required.
Thursday
10th March 2016
 
 
 
 
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: @ideahubsoc
Competition
Open Event: €100 to be won.
2.00pm
 Demonstration on Food Fermentation and benefits to Gut Health by My Goodness Food Company
Demonstration Theatre, Tourism and Hospitality Studies Building
Demonstration
Open Event. No Booking Required
3.00pm-4.00pm
Concert Dramaturgy as a tool for Music and Cultural Entrepreneurship
Room 215, CIT Cork School of Music
Music Event
 
Open Event. No Booking Required

 
5.00pm - 6.00pm
Music of Grieg, Mahle & Bernstein
Curtis Auditorium, Cork School of Music
Music Event
Open Event.  No Booking Required.
Friday
11th March 2016
 
 
 
 
9.30am - 1.30.pm*
CIT Prize For Innovation
Nexus Hall, The Student Centre, CIT
Exhibition and Awards Ceremony
Open Event and 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. Further information at www.cit.ie/apprentice
11.00am -1.30pm
CIT Module Business Canvass Wall
Nexus Hall, The Student Centre, CIT
Competition
Open event and No Booking Required.
11.00am
CLUE DAY 5: Find the Robot
Twitter: @ideahubsoc
Competition
Open Event: €100 to be won.
11.00am - 1.30pm
Enactus CIT Social Innovation Prize Showcase
Nexus Hall, The Student Centre, CIT
Exhibition and Awards
Open Event and No Booking Required
Rocket Workshops evey half hour from 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Build and Launch your own Rocket into the Solar System
CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Castle Road, Blackrock, Cork
Suitable for children 6 upwards.  Prizes for the best Rockets.
Open Event.  No Booking Required.
4.00pm - 6.00pm
CIT Coder Dojo Competition
NIMBUS Centre and Rubicon Centre, CIT Campus, Bishopstown
Competition
CIT Coder Dojo Participants
 

*Awards Ceremony for all competitions will commence at 12.45pm.  A light lunch will follow at 1.30pm in the Gallery of the Student Centre.

IdeaHub Society Competitions 2016

Click here for more information and to enter.

 

Enactus CIT and EMC Social Innovation Award 2016 

This Award encourages social entrepreneurship on campus as part of the Enactus Initiative as well as giving students the opportunity to progress their socially innovative idea while positively impacting individuals and/or communities.

How to enter: 

It's easy! Please follow the link below and the instructions for submission. Entries must be received by 12 noon on or before the Friday, 4th March 2016. If you have any questions please email rebecca.robinson@mycit.ie 

ENTER HERE

 

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.