HUBLinked Knowledge Alliance

By creating a sustainable strategic network of major European ICT hubs, the goal of HubLinked is to strengthen Europe’s software innovation capacity by learning from regions of proven ICT strength and sharing that knowledge will all regions. HubLinked will (i) improve the effectiveness University-Industry (U-I) linkages between computer science faculty and different types of companies (ii) develop global software innovator graduates that can work in any sector and (iii) upskill academic and industry staff to engage in U-I linkages for software innovation.
Although the ICT sector is a major economic sector in Europe, HubLinked also includes SMEs in the non-software sector to provide a ‘low-cost low-commitment’ mechanism to prototype software innovations. An established partnership of large, industry-focused computer science faculties have come together with a representative mix of industry partners (large multinationals, SMEs in both the software and other sectors and start-up companies).

HubLinked partnership can directly reach over 3,000 companies, 12,000 students and 400 staff during the lifetime of the project. HubLinked will create a network of European ICT professionals that will increase the innovation capacity and competitiveness of European software hubs and help underpin education, research, innovation, trade and economic development for years to come.


HUBLinked Launch

On the 20th January the HUBLinked Project was officially launched with a University-Industry Interactions for Software Innovation seminar at DIT Aungier Street. 

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)




 Dr. Deirdre Lillis - HubLinked Launch

 Dr Deirdre Lillis Head of Computing at Dublin Institute of Technology launching the HUBLinked Project.




Dr. Paul Doyle - The 'Global Classroom' Module

Dr Paul Doyle of DIT School of Computing talk's about the experience of developing DITSoC's new 'Global Classroom' module. The semester-long Global Classroom module is delivered online across numerous timezones, countries and cultures. The module aims to mimic real world experiences and work practices in the global ICT industry.




Dr Pearl O'Rourke - Participatory Design for Product Innovation

 Dr Pearl O'Rourke a lecturer from DIT speaking about the concept of 'Participatory Design' at the launch of the HUBLinked Project.




Margaret Mulligan - SME Interaction, Is there a role for intermediaries?

Margaret Mulligan of the European Business Network (EBN) speaking about the role of SME's in University-Industry Interactions.  Margaret's work focuses on accelerating the international growth of Europe's high potential start-ups. She has been coordinating the ACE and ACE Creative acceleration programmes which have supported over 200 highly innovative European SMEs to rapidly scale into new markets. 





Dr John Hobbs - Analysing the Relational Ecosystems of ICT Clusters Across Europe

Dr John Hobbs from Cork Institute of Technology talking about his research on ICT Cluster analysis and development. Dr Hobb's gave the speech at the HUBLinked Launch on January 20th 2017.





Gianluca Coppola - European Digital Learning Network

Gianluca Coppola of the European Digital Learning Network (dlearn) giving a talk at HUBLinked on how to successfully obtain funding for EU Research Projects

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