Harnessing Creativity: Creative Economy Seminar

Showcasing the diversity of Irish & UK creative enterprises and practices

A vibrant & dynamic mix of creative industry experts from UK and Ireland shared their knowledge and cutting edge research of the Creative Industries.

The focus of this event was ‘Creative Enterprise and Entrepreneurship’ offering a balance of industry knowledge and globally recognised research in this area.

Seven specialist speakers shared their experiences of taking ideas from conception to fruition. As part of the celebrations for the Year of Irish Design 2015, there was a particular focus on product design; creative industry research; arts management and freelancing in the digital era; start-ups; and expanding into international markets.

Dr Martyn Evans presented an overview of Design for Europe ‘Watch Out Design, Europe is Coming’.

Other guest speakers were Alex Milton, Director of Irish Design 2015; Dr Jonathan Sapsed, Brighton Fuse Project; Dr Oonagh Murphy, Arts Manager; Philip McAleese, Founder of See.Sense; Ruth Morrow, Director of Tactility Factory; Ruth Flood, Strategic Communications;  and Kaethe Burt-O’Dea, an independent healthcare design consultant.

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