It’s an economic truth, universally acknowledged, that innovation is at the core of most successful businesses. Actually being innovative, however, is easier said than done. Which is why centres of incubations are so necessary. Ireland can proudly boast nine university incubation centres, six university bio incubation centres and 15 Institute of Technology incubation centres, all contributing to making this country one of the globe’s most exciting places for both research
The Future Health Summit is the global gathering for healthcare in Ireland. With 500+ delegates, 50+ Exhibitors and 80% senior level audience. The Future Health Summit is the Collaboration is key to Excellence in Healthcare held on 20th & 21st May 2019 at RDS, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. Topics to Include • The New Health Mandate: Realising Ireland’s Healthcare Potential • Are we at the end of hospital centric healthcare? • Achieving Interoperability: The Price of Optimal Care • People at the Core: The Argument for Clinician-Led Transformation • Demographics: Aging populati
The Irish diaspora is renowned around the globe. Our ex-patriots exert a powerful influence on how this small country is seen by the rest of the world – and in 2017, the last year for which figures are available, 30,800 people left home to join it. But hang on: in the same period about 27,400 returned to Ireland – a marked increase over the previous year. So why, all of a sudden, are we seeing a return of the Irish? Everyone has different reason for coming home, of course. We talked to Natasha, 25, about what prompted her return to Dublin after almost three years of travelling. I feel like your early 20s are precious for either of two different route
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Building The Future 2019 - A unique career event for students and graduates with disabilities or specific learning difficulties. Do you want to get real job opportunities in up to 20 different roles with up to 16 employers? Are you looking for paid, mentored jobs with our WAM employers? Do you want to work for disability aware and accessible companies? Do you want to have your CV looked at by highly skilled recruitment staff? Do you want live feedback from mock interviews from big name employers? Then you need to attend the only unique careers event aimed at students and graduates with
One of Rathmines’ smallest buildings happens to be one of the most distinctive, for it houses a Dublin art collective, MART. The old fire-station, with a classic engine-red door facing the main street, was built in 1847 soon after Rathmines became an independent “township”. Like the magnificent Rathmines Town Hall, the station was a symbol of township independence and civic pride. The fire crew based here played a big role battling the inferno, which blazed around Sackville Street during the 1916 Rising, winning medals in the process. Locally they fought the fire that destroyed
TechConnect Live is Ireland's largest annual business and technology exhibition for Micro, SME and Enterprise level companies. The event, which is supported by Ibec and the Small Firms Association (SFA) creates a marketplace for a wide range of SMEs experiencing rapid growth. It's estimated that SMEs account for 99.8% of all active businesses here in Ireland. Over 5,000 business owners, key decision-makers, entrepreneurs, owners and managers from all across Ireland will gather to network, learn and do business. Latest figures show SMEs are crucial to the private sector, providing employment
The gradireland Summer Fair is the perfect opportunity to explore the next steps in your career and/or education. With plenty of top employers on hand recruiting for their internships and graduate opportunities, as well as a large number of course providers’ discussing further study options, this fair is the perfect careers launchpad for students and graduates alike. Features of the gradireland Summer Fair: • Top employers recruiting for jobs and internships across all sectors and disciplines • Jobs walls with hundreds of live graduate jobs and internships • Further study provide
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Girls in Tech Hacking for Humanity is a hack for good. They work with local NGOs/Charities so that attendees can solve pressing and relevant business challenges that will make a difference in their community. Who will be there? Developers, designers, business backgrounds (HR, Marketing, Sales, Consulting, etc), scientists, students, product developers, entrepreneurs, intraperneurs, educators and the likes. Do you need any technical skills? NO. Hackathons are a chance for everyone with any background to contribute. You don't need any technical skills to contribute. Come see for yourself.
If you live in Dublin, it’s almost impossible not to be aware of the shortage of affordable housing. If you haven’t joined the back of a long queue to view a property in recent years, chances are you know a lot of people that have. And for many the consequences can be far worse; about 140 people sleep rough every night, there are some 3,000 homeless who are dependent on hotels and B&Bs, and a further 100,000 are on social housing waiting lists. It’s something that’s garnered a lot of media & governmental attention, and often the solutions proffered are quite grandiose; build up and build quickly. As a nation, we tend to have a penchant for the new when it comes to housing. While that may be a part of the solution, it’s certainly not the only approach. In every corner of this city, there are spaces going to waste.
In recent years, Dublin has lost some of its most important creative spaces to a building boom that’s reminiscent of the Celtic Tiger era. Block T in Smithfield and South Studios near Cork Street were both closed down in 2016 with a significant loss of square footage for artists, photographers, designers and writers. In their place, however, a new generation of co-working spaces – aimed specifically at servicing Dublin’s creative communities – is coming into being. Although they have become abundant in many European capitals in the last few years, co-working spaces are a relatively new arrival in the Dublin property market. In the past 12 months the number
There are literally hundreds of young entrepreneurs launching their start-ups in Dublin, hoping to climb the precarious ladder in the tech, food and pharma sectors. Many of these companies will go on to achieve greatness; some will be quietly successful, others will become well-known names across the globe. Others, sadly, will perish under the immense pressure of starting and running a company from scratch. Dublin.ie caught up with Jack Kirwan (pictured above right), founder and co-owner of Sprout & Co. restaurants, which are, well, sprouting up all over the city, to find out what it takes to get from that init