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Kick-starting innovation in rural communities: stories from Ireland

Location: Harris Centre, Newfoundland with capacity for online access (please note that Newfoundland is 3.5 hours behind Ireland)
Cost: Free but booking required
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Dr Felicity Kelliher, (Senior Lecturer in Management, co-chair of the RIKON research group at the School of Business, WIT and partner faculty Professor at Shanghai University, China) will be visiting the Harris Centre in  Memorial University, Newfoundland on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

Dr Kelliher (a recipient of the Dobbin Atlantic Scholarship Programme) will share lessons learned from decades of fostering innovation in social and commercial enterprise in rural Ireland.
Join us as we hear stories of growth and innovation, as Dr Kelliher shares details of Irish Government small firm initiatives, business innovation models and embedding design thinking in rural enterprise.

Dr Keliher’s presentation will be followed by a workshop in design thinking for researchers and practitioners interested in learning more about this innovation capability development approach.

Attend in person or watch online
Please note that Newfoundland is 3.5 hours behind Ireland, a live stream of the session is available.

  • Synergy Session (presentation): 1:30-3:00pm
  • Workshop: 3:00-4:30pm 

 Kickstarting Innovation

Dobbin Atlantic Scholarship Programme
Developing a new generation of academic, artistic, cultural and economic links between Atlantic Canada and Ireland.
Over the centuries, wave after wave of emigrants left the shores of Ireland for the new world, with hundreds of thousands making their homes on that other windswept Atlantic coast.  The result is that now, Ireland and Atlantic Canada have a great deal in common, sharing in a rich shared tradition of music, folklore, maritime and agrarian life. The Dobbin Atlantic Scholarship Programme will build on this shared heritage, with a view to developing a new generation of academic, artistic, cultural and economic links between these two regions.
Dobbin Atlantic Scholars will receive scholarship awards to support research which seeks to find new ways to work in partnership, in order to face common challenges and to explore shared opportunities.

The Harris Centre
Memorial University’s hub for public policy and regional development.
The Harris Centre links Memorial researchers with groups all over Newfoundland and Labrador, supporting active community engagement throughout the research process.
Working with all units at Memorial, they build connections, encourage informed debate and support collaboration, enhancing the University and the Province through mutually beneficial partnerships.