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Centre for Creativity, Enterprise, Innovation, Design & Engagement Research (CEIDE)

Overview

LIT is focused on providing Active Leadership in Enterprise Development, Knowledge Transfer and Regional Socio-Economic Development. Through its RDI Strategy, LIT has developed Enterprise Incubation Centres across three counties to foster regional enterprise development through engaging and supporting established businesses and business owners throughout the region. The aim of the Centre for Creativity, Enterprise, Innovation, Design & Engagement Research is to leverage academic resources and research output to support this wider socio-economic remit. 

Aims & Objectives

The core objectives of the Centre are:

  • To build upon the existing critical mass and expertise in the field of Enterprise, Innovation and Design that exists within LIT generally and within the Faculty of Business & Humanities specifically.
  • To grow the profile of Postgraduate Research opportunities within the LIT undergraduate and alumni community.
  • To engage in research, demonstration, consultancy and project development activities in the fields of Enterprise, Innovation and Design.
  • To create synergies with other research centres and Academic Departments in LIT with a view to promoting Enterprise, Innovation and Design within all areas of LIT’s academic activities.
  • To provide commercialization support to LIT student activities and commercialization services to LIT enterprise clients 
  • To engage with Start-ups, SMEs, Multinationals and the 3rd level HEI sector to help set up collaboration and networking activities and create a favorable "open space" for cross-sectorial fertilization and value chain innovation to take place. 
  • To provide a mechanism through which LIT can maintain and enhance its presence within the fields of Enterprise, Innovation and Design.

Resourcing

To date the Centre has supported the development of undergraduate programmes in Enterprise & Innovation and, with the support of the Graduate Research Office, has focused academic resources on postgraduate research in the areas of: 

  • SME development, Enterprise Clusters and Strategy
  • Games design and development 
  • Funding sources for SMEs
  • Mobile technology, business intelligence and big data
  • SME internationalization
  • Ethic Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Education.

Academic staff that are currently involved as lead principal investigators and academic supervisors in CEIDE projects include:

Dr James Griffin, Head of Department, Marketing, Enterprise and Digital Communications  
Dr. Derek McInerney, Senior Lecturer, Marketing, Enterprise and Digital Communications 
Ms Louise Nugent, Lecturer, Marketing, Enterprise and Digital Communications
Ms Sharon Lucey, Lecturer, Marketing, Enterprise and Digital Communications
Dr Tara Frawley, Lecturer, Marketing, Enterprise and Digital Communications
Mr Eoghan Sadlier, Lecturer, Marketing, Enterprise and Digital Communications
Dr Ronan O’Brien, Lecturer, Marketing, Enterprise and Digital Communications
Ms Marion Carroll, Lecturer, Marketing, Enterprise and Digital Communications
Dr PJ Ryan, Lecturer, Busines & Financial Services
Dr Lisa O’Rourke-Scott, Lecturer, Applied Social Studies

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