Are you part of the transition towards a value-driven economy?
Explore new dimensions of innovation!
Identify key factors which are shaping the next generation of innovations and investments! Join the community of leading professionals from different sectors to share ideas that matter regarding future-shaping concepts. Inevitable trends are here to stay towards responsible investments, value-driven consumer expectations and major economic changes driven by new technologies and emerging global challenges. Discover more about the concept of responsible innovation and how it means great power and advantage in the hands of innovators!
Small or big, local or global, starting or scaling, you need to guide your company towards a future where you grow stronger. Keep up with the changes on market, check different funding options available for value driven business!
Constantly looking for better solutions to create value through innovation?
Get inspirations and insights on future shaping trends to spot opportunities and turn challanges into advantages!
Collaborate with industry leaders to make the most out of your reseaerch project. Interact with your peers and learn from other RRI related projects ranging from science communication to project management.
Morning 1 - Trends toward responsible and impact investments – adding the second I for Impact in ROI
Morning 1 - Finalists pitching for the Business SPIRIT Award - jury + live voting involving the audience
Panel of jury:
Morning 2 - Disruption for good? How to deal with data-driven innovations to create values?
Morning 2 - Innovation Hot-Spot, Interactive knowledge exchange
Join exciting conversations lead by experts and “shop around” for inspirations, ideas and connections.
Transformation of workplace trough innovation
Making Sustainable Development Goals actionable
Why we can’t recycle our way out of this problem…. Designing for a Circular Economy
The ABC's and 123's of Responsible Business
Ethical Impact Assessment in Information Management Frameworks
Responsible Research and Innovation Networked Globally
Ethic business canvas
Dublin 2050 – A vision for Dublin
Afternoon 1 – Workshops, breakout rooms
- - Transforming workplaces through innovation: experiences across Europe - Hosted by EUROFOUND
- - Mainstreaming Responsibility into Innovation Policy - Hosted by the MARIE project
- - Becoming a value-driven entrepreneur? - Hosted by The Impacter and EY
- - Responsible Innovation through Stakeholder Engagement - Hosted by Dublin City Council, Campus Engage Ireland and ADAPT
- - The business potential in Circular Economy –introduction to Gener8Labs - Hosted by Dublin City Council
Cultural intelligence for better business
Profit with purpose business strategies in action
Award ceremony for the Business SPIRIT Award – announcing the winners
This is an interactive session where you can join different conversations and “shop around” for inspirations, ideas and connections. All topics well be led by experts, hosting conversations, you can choose to visit as many tables as you like, stay for a while and move to the next. There will be a great variety of actual topics and space for active interactions!Looking forward to share this experience with you and generate meaningful change together!
Topic 1: Why we can’t recycle our way out of this problem…. Designing for a Circular Economy
Designing for a Circular Economy: SDG12 Responsible Consumption & Production
Host: Katie Mahon, Program Manager, Engineers Without Borders Ireland
Engineers Without Boarders is creating a community of global engineers. Bridging the gap between academia, industry and NGOs to give Irish engineers and scientists opportunities to learn about and contribute to sustainable development globally.
Topic 2: Making SDGs Actionable
Responsible = response able = able to respond; let’s help communities respond to the SDG challenges. Let’s give them easy to understand tools that provide the ability to innovate.
Hosts: Ruta Danyte, Colm Bryne – The Ladder
We give non-profit organisations and communities the same frameworks that technology companies use to scale globally. The Ladder runs direct action workshops called 'Sprints’ to target a specific problem, ideate, and develop solutions, prototype and test with real users.
Topic 3: The ABC's and 123's of Responsible Business
Find your way through the overwhelming array of terms & tools related to Responsible Innovation. From SDG's to ESG, and TBL, CSV, GRI, and SPI, etc.
Host: Paul Ellingstad, Managing Partner, PTI Advisors
We are supporting leaders with strategic change, ranging from developing a growth strategy, improving employee engagement, creating a more customer centric culture, and organisational realignment, to more disruptive change, such as pursuing shared value or social innovation strategies, impact investing, or developing an innovation incubator.
Topic 4: Transformation of workplaces through innovation
Exploring support measures to foster innovation
Host: Stavroula Demetriades, Senior research manager, EUROFOUND
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The tripartite EU agency providing knowledge to assist in the development of better social, employment and work-related policies.
Topic 5: Ethical Impact Assessments in an Information Management Framework
Simple, scalable framework to conduct Ethical Impact Assessments using established Quality Management and methods to implement Ethics by Design for responsible innovation and development.
Host: Katherine O’Keefe, PhD, Chief Ethics Officer
We change how people think about information. We engage in research and development for new tools, technologies, and frameworks to help organisations better take advantage of the opportunities in their information.
Topic 6: Identify the competitive advantages of Responsible Innovation – RRING project
Questions around RRING - Responsible Research and Innovation Networked Globally
Host: Gordan Dalton (UCC) and Caitriona Mordan (DCU)
What are the macro and micro level of RI competitive advantages for key stakeholders by geography?
How can RI leverage competitive advantages via KPIs at macro level (policy makers) and micro level industry, RPOs and other relevant stakeholders.
Recommendations on changing perception of RRI (Responsible Research & Innovation)
Topic 7: Ethics Canvas for businesses
How to integrate ethical considerations into your business model to create products with positive impact?
Host: Prof. Dave Lewis, ADAPT Research Centre
The Ethics Canvas complements the business model canvas by allowing ethical issues to be explored in an agile manner alongside the business model.
Topic 8: Dublin 2050 – a new vision for Dublin
What do the people of Dublin want their city to be like in the future? We launched the Dublin 2050 initiative in 2016 and now we got interesting results, however still keen to further develope this idea together.
Host: Graeme McQueenn, Head of Public Relations, Dublin Chamber
When it comes to quality of life, Dublin currently sits outside the top 30 cities in the world.
Dublin Chamber wants to see Dublin rise up those rankings and challenge the world's best cities for the standard of living that they offer.
Workshop 1: Transforming workplaces through innovation: experiences across Europe
Technological change and innovation affect employment opportunities and working conditions. Innovations such as robotisation, 3-D printing, the Internet of Things are expected to change the employment and work landscape. Countries are striving to achieve economic growth and implementing innovation policies to strengthen research, technology and innovation. Eurofound examined 15 innovation support measures for enterprises in ten European countries. How effective are they in supporting innovation and employment growth? To what extent measures aim at enhancing skills and competencies and working conditions? Also, what practices are innovative companies more likely to adopt; why do we underestimate workplace practices? In the context of this cross-country examination Eurofound and representatives of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, IBEC, ICTU and experts will discuss EU experience and Irish innovation policies, practices and priorities that will shape Ireland’s future.
- • Maeve McElwee, Director of Employer Relations, Irish Business and Employers Association – IBEC
- • Joseph Moore, Head of Innovation and Investment Division, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation
- • Dr Tom McDonnell, Senior Economist, Nevin Economic Research Institute, Ireland
- • Peter Totterdill, Director, Workplace Innovation Europe
About the host:
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
The tripartite EU agency providing knowledge to assist in the development of better social, employment and work-related policies.
Workshop 2: Mainstreaming Responsibility into Innovation Policy
How can European Projects integrate Responsible Innovation into Public Policy?
Host: MARIE project
Moderator: Giulia Bubbolini, Lead Partner of the MARIE Project
Are you a higher education institution, an innovative business, a public-sector organisation or an advocate for societal change? Are you interested in the challenge of responsible innovation? – Then you need to be part of this conversation!
Join us for our interactive workshop, where our panel of experts from European funded projects will share how their projects could deliver to policy makers on public support and responsible innovation. Participants will then get the opportunity to reflect on these projects and how MARIE and other European funded projects hope to influence the policy framework for innovation and how they can make responsible innovation a reality at public policy level.
• Eleni Apospori, Athens University of Economics and Business – Research Centre
• Julia Hahn, ITAS - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, representing RRI-Practice - Responsible Research and Innovation in Practice
• Angela Simone, Fondazione Bassetti, representing SMART-map - RoadMAPs to Societal Mobilisation for the Advancement of Responsible Industrial Technologies
• Chiara Buongiovanni, APRE, representing MARINA - Marine Knowledge Sharing Platform for Federating Responsible Research and Innovation Communities
• Gordon Dalton, MaREI ERI, University College Cork, representing RRING – Responsible Research and Innovation Networking Globally
• Chiara Davalli, EBN, representing COMPASS - Evidence and opportunities for responsible innovation in SMEs
About the host:
MARIE, a cooperation project funded by the Interreg Europe programme considers how public authorities in 8 European Countries are integrating elements of responsible innovation into their regional smart specialisation strategies and their innovation funding schemes. For more information about MARIE: https://www.interregeurope.eu/marie/
Workshop 3: Becoming a value-driven entrepreneur?
Host: The Impacter
Why and how to look for profitable solutions with positive impact and create products/services which are socially desirable and environmentally sustainable while competitive at the same time? What are the drives behind these changes in business models and how they work in reality? This discussion ill be around market opportunities, fundraising strategies, hidden potentials and risks related to the growing trends of responsible investments.
This session will include an exciting conversation with experts from different fields alongside with a practical guideline about ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) factors and what to do with them.
About the host:
We design projects, communication and leadership programs implementing the concept of responsible innovation to improve businesses practices. We believe that responsible innovation is key to create the next generation of products, services which are profitable, social desirable and sustainable at the same time. In collaboration with our partners we are hosting the Responsible Innovation Summit and Business SPIRIT Award to celebrate and encourage entrepreneurs to make profit with purpose! Our mission is to support value-driven entrepreneurs in their journey to generate positive impact with their business!
Workshop 4 - Responsible Innovation through Stakeholder Engagement
Moderators and Hosts
Engaged Innovation: can lessons from research and innovation stakeholder engagement inform new approaches to product, process or policy development? Discussion will include the introduction of Ethic Canvas, how to analyse ethical concerns of your project and find suitable solutions.
About the hosts
Workshop 5: The business potential in Circular Economy –introduction to Modos training
Host: Local Enterprise Office, Dublin City
This session is an introduction of the Modos training, Corporate Training Programme on Circular Economy which will be launched by Dublin City Council and Eastern-Midlands Waste Region Office. The Modos training is an entrepreneurship programme that encourages the development of innovative and sustainable business. It is designed for SMEs to explore new business opportunities by improving their environmental performance. The aim of the training is to provide companies with latest knowledge and toolkit on how to implement the concept of circular economy and turn it into a competitive advantage while creating positive environmental and social impact. Here you can contribute, debate, add value to this programme to shape it to meet the needs of businesses.
About the Host:
The Local Enterprise Offices are the local first-stop shop for new entrepreneurs and existing micro-enterprise and small business owners. The LEOs are the front door through which all information on State supports for small and micro-businesses can be accessed and signposted to other supports and bodies with programmes relevant to small business as well as important local services and compliance requirements can be provided.
MAKE PROFIT WITH PURPOSE
Business Opportunity + Innovative Solution + Positive Impact
The Business Spirit Award is a first of its kind in Ireland which seeks to celebrate organisations, entrepreneurs and innovators who are embedding social and environmental values in their business.