HubLinked Seminar - University-Industry Interactions for Software Innovation‌ 


DIT School of Computing, on behalf of the HubLinked Knowledge Alliance, recently held a seminar on University-Industry Interactions for Software Innovation. 

The seminar included presentations on

  • effective models for university-industry interactions - Ciaran O'Leary (DIT)

  • participatory design for product innovation - Pearl O'Rourke (DIT)

  • the perspectives of both SMEs and major multinationals on U-I Interactions - Alan Fahey (SAP)

  • the Global Classroom - a unique curriculum innovation - Dr Paul Doyle (DIT)

  • mapping key relationships in cluster eco-systems for policy development - Dr John Hobbs  (CIT)

  • University SME Interactions - Margaret Mulligan (EBN)
  • European funding opportunities in the Digital Skills area - Gianluca Coppola - (DLearn)
Gianluca Coppola of DLearn giving his presentation on EU funding opportunities in the Digital Skills area


The Seminar held on Friday 20th January in our Aungier Street Campus kicked off the the wider 'Hublinked' Project an ongoing collaboration between DIT and a host of partner institutions from across Europe and Korea. The seminar itself was run in conjunction with the 3 day visit to DIT of representatives of DIT's partners institutions in the Hublinked Knowledge Alliance. These included representatives from

·         University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt (Germany)

·         Telecom Sud-Paris (France)

·         University of Applied Sciences Oulu (Finland)

·         Mälardalen University (Sweden) 

·         University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

·         SAP SSC (Ireland)  

·         Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (Ireland) 

·         Eurocrea Merchant (Italy) 

·         European Business Network (Belgium)

·         Kyungpook University (Korea)


The three day visit included presentations by each partner institution and a host of very productive workshops which discussed ideas around University-Industry Engagement (U-I Engagement). The objective was to exchange a whole range of different U-I practices within a group environment and to then propose new and innovative ways of engaging industry with educational institutes. The three day seminar also included a social aspect as the visiting partners were treated to a tour around some of Dublin's historic sites including Dublin Castle and the Book of Kells.
Funded under the Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance scheme, the goal of HubLinked is to strengthen Europe’s software innovation capacity by learning from regions of proven ICT strength and sharing that knowledge with all the regions.

DIT School of Computing, 21st January 2017. For further information please contact Deirdre Lillis (

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