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Winning by Design

I was recently consulted by the Expert Group of Future Skill Needs on the development of the Winning by Design is a report. This new Government report focusses on the design skill requirements for firms to be innovative and competitive in global markets. More>>

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Why the future for the Irish economy must involve design

Opinion: ahead of The Future festival in Dublin next week, an assessment of the importance of design and creativity to the Irish economy   The Future is a new event celebrating the role that creative innovators play in design, media and culture. Taking place at Dublin’s RDS on November 3 and 4, The Future will look […]

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Design Thinking Seminar

Con Kennedy will host a seminar on Design Thinking as part of Designfest on Thursday, November 3rd in LIT Clonmel. More>>

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Irish Academy of Management Conference Paper

Con Kennedy will be the first design practitioner to present a paper at the Irish Academy of Management annual conference in the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School at University College Dublin. The research paper discusses entrepreneurship in design, various business models and their relevance to the sector. More>>

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Expert Group on Future Skills Needs

Con Kennedy has been asked to consult with the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs on their up-coming report into skill the skill requiremnts of the design sector in Ireland.

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Iterations: Issue 3

Issue three of Iterations: Journal and Practice Review has just been published. Con Kennedy is the Design Editor, Reviewer and Co-Founder. More>>

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Policy Framework for Design In Enterprise Launch

The Department of Enterprise Innovation and Jobs has launched the Policy Framework for Design In Enterprise in Ireland. This is the first Irish Government policy on Irish design since the Design in Ireland Report (also known as the Scandinavian Report) in 1962. Con Kennedy was a member of the Steering Committee overseeing and guiding the […]

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Research and Policy Workshop

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) hosted a workshop on 16th November 2016. Representatives from industry, industry associations, design-sector associations, enterprise agencies, academia and the policy system were invited to the workshop. At this workshop, Con Kennedy will present the draft research findings from a study of ‘The profile of the Design-intensive Sector […]

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Iterations: Issue 2

Issue 2 of Iterations Journal has been published. You can find out more information and download articles here>>

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Research Report

Con Kennedy has been commissioned by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland as part of ID2015 to undertake a research report into Design Enterprises in Ireland. This research is being conducted on behalf of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and will contribute to a new Irish Government policy paper on design in […]

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