Creative Industries, Innovation and the Smart Economy, 25th November 2009
Programme

Creative Industries, Innovation & the Smart Economy

 

Half-Day Seminar

 

In association with

 

Centre for Innovation & Structural Change, NUI Galway

and

Western Development Commission

 

12.00 - 17.00

Wednesday, 25th November 2009

Áras Moyola, NUI Galway

 


12.00 - 13.00:  Registration & Light Lunch

 


 13.00 – 13.10: Welcome & Introduction

 

Dr. James Cunningham, Director, Centre for Innovation & Structural Change at NUI, Galway

 

Ms. Lisa McAllister, CEO, Western Development Commission

 


13.10 - 14.10

'Competitiveness and Creativity: Evidence from the UK's Regions'

Chair: Ms. Lisa McAllister, CEO, Western Development Commission

 

Keynote Address by Professor Robert Huggins, Cardiff School of Management, University of Wales, Institute and Director of Centre for International Competitiveness

 

Discussant: Dr. Patrick Collins, Centre for Innovation & Structural Change at NUI, Galway

 

Followed by Q&A Session

 


14.10 - 15.20

 

‘Addressing the Role of Creativity in the Smart Economy: A Policy Perspective’

Chair: Dr. James Cunningham, Director, Centre for Innovation & Structural Change at NUI, Galway

 

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Niall Ó Donnchú, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Arts, Sport & Tourism

 

Discussant: Ms. Pauline White, Policy Analyst, Western Development Commission

 

Followed by Q&A Session

 


15.20 - 15.40:  Refreshments

 


 

15.40 - 17.00

‘Creative Production in Practice’

Chair:  Mr. Ian Brannigan, Development Manager, Western Development Commission

 

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Paul Cummins, CEO, Telegeal

 

Discussant: Ms. Helen Murphy, Head of Education, Training and Development, Crafts Council of Ireland

Followed by Q&A Session