Question: When is ‘Innovation week’ at Cork Institute of Technology? Answer: This week!

9 March 2016
By Tom O’Sullivan
tom@TheCork.ie

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Cork Institute of Technology’s Innovation Week 2016 is in full swing with a packed schedule of events and activities promoting entrepreneurship and innovation taking place across CIT’s five campus locations.

Today’s (Wednesday March 9th) events include an Educators Seminar which will provide an insight into how best educators can devise appropriate strategies for an entrepreneurship curriculum to help students develop entrepreneurial mind-sets and capabilities. The keynote speaker is Martin Lackeus, who is a PhD candidate in entrepreneurial education at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. The seminar takes place from 9.30am to 3.30pm in the Nimbus Centre, Bishopstown.

CIT Cork School of Music will host an event from 10.00 to 13.00 discussing the use of public relations in promoting arts and culture. Speakers include Tina Darb, PR & Marketing Manager with Triskel Christchurch, Nick Long, Graphic Designer and Author and Roderick Udo, Director of Big IAM Productions and Programmer at Appelpop Music Festival. “The event explores innovative approaches to the promotion and presentation of arts and cultural events. It will also investigate the promotional strategies employed by arts organisations and those working in the arts sector” said Catherine Fehily, Head of CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, who is delighted to be involved in the organisation of the talk.

Other events taking place on Wednesday are a ‘Business Model You’ workshop led by Jane Leonard in the Rubicon Centre from 9.30 until 12.30. This will be followed by a ‘Social Innovation Hackathon’ competition, open to all CIT students, also in the Rubicon. Finally, the Ideahub and Business & Accounting Society will host a event in the Rory Gallagher Theatre from 12.00 to1.00.

For further details on CIT Innovation Week 2016 and all events please see www.cit.ie/innovationweek

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