This project has developed a new, all-island, innovation network for the public and private sectors, business bodies, academics and students, bringing them together for lectures, seminars and master classes with world-renowned experts.

While the value of networks of business, policy makers and academics is widely recognised, this project has an additional aspect. It focuses on innovation as a strategic theme in competitive success and provides an all-Ireland forum for organisational innovation from network learning.


Funded by

InterTrade Ireland

Project Partners

The All-Island Innovation Programme is delivered in partnership with InterTradeIreland, Queen’s University Belfast, NUI Galway, University College Dublin and University College Cork.

Related Publications

O Riordan, N. et al. (2014) Knowledge Creation: Driving innovation in the digital era. InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme Research Briefing no.16, March.

Fitzgerald, C. and Cunningham, J. (2012) Technology Transfer Offices: Mission Statement Analysis as Representation of Strategic Intent.  InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme Research Briefing no. 11, December.

Cunningham, J. et al (2012) Publicly Funded Principal Investigators: Inhibiting Factors in Leading Research Projects. InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme Research Briefing no.9, November.

Drury, M. et al. (2012) Understanding an Agile Software Development Team’s Decision Making. InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme Research Briefing no. 5, February.

Giblin, M. and Ryan, P. (2011) Tight Clusters or Loose Networks? The Critical Role of Inward Foreign Direct Investment in Cluster Creation. InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme Research Briefing no. 4, November.


For more information

Dr James Cunningham,
Whitaker Institute

Related Events

2014 InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Lecture

Open Innovation Fails Because Companies Are Not Prepared to Open Up!
Professor Wim Vanhaverbeke, Professor of Strategy and Innovation University of Hasselt, Belgium

Master Classes with Professor Wim Vanhaverbeke


2013 InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Lecture

Innovating With ’Hard Constraints’: How Low Cost Innovation is Changing What We Do
Professor Gerard George, Imperial College Business School, London


2012 Annual Conference

Open Innovation and Economic Recovery
Keynote Speaker: Professor Donald Siegel, Dean of the School of Business and Professor of Management at the University at Albany, State University of New York, USA


Take me to the videos of InterTrade Ireland innovation lectures and conference presentations.