Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference to be hosted at Atlantic Technological University this December

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference to be hosted at Atlantic Technological University this December

News, Student News, Staff News / Friday 2 December 2022

‘Competing Together’, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) Conference hosted by the Atlantic Technological University (ATU) DICE Research Centre and ATU Donegal Faculty of Business will take place on 5 December 2022 from 10.30am. This hybrid event invites individuals and businesses of all sizes in the west and northwest to join in the discussion around key issues facing industry across the region.


The IE conference is focused on the twin pillars of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and will offer high level debates on the challenges brought about by digitalisation, the green transition, demographic change, and globalisation. Thought leaders, along with panel members from industry and government support agencies, will explore how this region can collectively lead the way in innovation, technological development, entrepreneurship teaching, entrepreneurship research and public-private co-creation to sustain and accelerate an inclusive and resilient economy.


Professor Peter Kawalek is Director of the Centre for Information Management at the Loughborough University School of Business and Economics, Professor of Strategy and Information Systems at Manchester University Business School and keynote speaker at the first session of the Innovation Conference. Prof. Kawalek is an internationally renowned academic and thought leader in innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology. His topic, ‘New Models of Disruption’ will ignite the debate how enterprises should consider their value propositions off the back of these industry disruptors.


‘What Happens When Everyone Designs’ will be another thought-provoking discussion, led by Warren Bramley. Warren’s career has placed him at the intersection of design, music, culture and business innovation and will invite the audience to consider opportunities to pivot from traditional business models and to discover why collaborative innovation and co-creation is so valuable for enterprises.


Learn from internationally recognized economist Stephen Kinsella when he discusses ‘An Economist’s Perspective on a Changing World’. Stephen is a Senior Lecturer and Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick as well as a consultant to the Bank of England, Deputy Chair of the Higher Education Authority, and a research fellow at University College Dublin’s Geary Institute. Stephen will consider what the tech crisis says about Ireland’s economic development model, what the major forces of change in the economy are, and what all of this means for Irish Enterprises in our region as they strive to succeed.


This is a hybrid, ticketed event which invites individuals in-person to the CoLab (based in ATU Donegal, Letterkenny campus) or to join the event online. To book your place, please visit Eventbrite:


Further Information on DICE

The DICE (Design, Innovation, Creativity and Innovation) research centre at the Faculty of Business is a hybrid network of researchers and pioneers who connect dots and create opportunities for innovation and change. Visit for more information.

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