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Innovation for Growth in SMEs: Exploring Successful Innovation Practices

Dr Lawrence Dooley addressed an engaged industry led audience in a masterclass for the All Island Innovation Programme, giving real world case study models of SME Innovation practices across the island of Ireland.

Dr Lawrence Dooley delivering a masterclass as part of the All Island Innovation Programme.

The InterTradeIreland All Island Innovation Programme continued at Queen's University Belfast on Wednesday 16 October as we welcomed Dr Lawrence Dooley, Lecturer in Enterprise and Innovation in University College Cork, and also the Programme Director of the All Island Innovation Programme. These masterclasses are aimed at people leading small and medium-sized businesses, examining how other businesses have innovated and putting those methods into practice within their own business model.

Dr Dooley touched on the importance of SMEs across the island of Ireland, and the difference between low and medium tech (LMT) SMEs and hi-tech ventures. He explored case studies of SME innovation; discovering the outcomes, processes and capabilities.

The presentation is available here.

About the Speaker

Dr Lawrence Dooley, has been at University College Cork (UCC) since 2004, prior to joining UCC he was based at the Centre for Enterprise Management in the University of Dundee, Scotland. He undertook his doctoral theseis entitled 'Systems Innovation Management' at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His core research interests focus on organisational innovation and issues related to inter-enterprise collaboration and the SME sector. He has published a widely over recent years and actively liaises with industry both through applied research projects, consultancy and research master classes.