Connecting business with universities: I spend some very enjoyable years on DCU campus. Part of my job was to connect small business with the interesting things that happen on campus.
Lots of reasons why not
It was always very difficult to get small businesses and Universities to engage. Different language, different mind set, different time frames. But it is also difficult for small businesses to take the step and visit a campus.
6 or 7 campuses at your doorstep
In Dublin alone there are 6 to visit. Trinity, DCU, UCD, DIT, BIT and TIT. Seven if you count Maynooth University.
You are missing out
Which is pity, as universities are an interesting mix of innovation, tech transfer, spin ins, spin outs and support for small businesses.
Take the first step
A lot more businesses should take the time to engage with the research and know-how that is on university campuses. From my time with working with universities I know it is a treasure trove of ideas, interesting research and innovation.
Innovation is your lifeblood
If you accept that innovation is the lifeblood of every business, a visit to a university should be an obvious step.
Hop on the campus bus tour
We have decided to take away any excuse not to do just that. To that effect we have organised a bus. On the 16th of April you can step on that bus and that bus will drive you from campus to campus, visiting DCU, Trinity and Dublin Institute of Technology. You will get a tour on each campus. Speakers will share their experience and lessons and you will be watered and fed (breakfast, lunch and a drinks reception).
Full flavour day
In one day you will get a full flavour of all what goes on campuses in Dublin, you will get inspired by the innovation and opportunities that universities and ITs have to offer and you will have an opportunity to engage with the best minds and research in Dublin.
Book your ticket
If you are interested to book a bus ticket, you can register here