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Irish workshops on innovation and R&D management

A series of five-day modular workshops will be held in towns across Ireland (Dublin, Cork, Galway, Waterford and Limerick) in late 1996 and early 1997.

The workshops, which are organized by Forbairt, Ireland, aim to help SMEs develop competence in product and process innovati...

17 September 1996 - 17 September 1996
Ireland

A series of five-day modular workshops will be held in towns across Ireland (Dublin, Cork, Galway, Waterford and Limerick) in late 1996 and early 1997.

The workshops, which are organized by Forbairt, Ireland, aim to help SMEs develop competence in product and process innovation. The workshops will be run over a period of five weeks with one one-day workshop per week. The sessions will include lectures, case studies, assignments and discussions.

Topics to be covered will include:

- The innovation process;
- Business and technology strategies;
- Researching new business opportunities;
- The role of creativity in the R&D process;
- Management of the R&D function;
- Cost estimating for new product/process development;
- Product/process definition and specification;
- Computer technology in the design and planning process;
- Managing intellectual assets;
- Management of uncertainty in technical development;
- Legal and regulatory issues in R&D;
- New product commercialization and launch;
- Making an R&D grant application.

The scheduled dates for these workshops (first workshop in the series of five) are as follows:

- Cork: 17 September 1996;
- Dublin: 29 October 1996;
- Galway: 14 January 1997;
- Waterford: 25 February 1997;
- Limerick: 8 April 1997;
- Dublin: 19 May 1997.
For further information, please contact:

Forbairt
Ms. Barbara Madden
The Learning Centre
Glasnevin
Dublin 9
Ireland
Tel. +353-1-8082375; Fax +353-1-8082020