Innovate Together

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Organisation profile

McKeon Group are a multidisciplinary company providing project services across the construction, electrical and mechanical sectors under shared support services. Our Technology Division ‘Hereworks’ Provides Innovative Smart Building Technologies to the corporate sector. Established since 1950 we provide construction services across a broad range of sectors such as hospitality, commercial, education, pharma

Training aim

This live online or in-person problem-solving collaborative experience enables participants to apply key creativity & innovation concepts to real-world engineering problems & opportunities.

Learning objectives

To surface conversations amongst participants on what is innovation, why it’s important, who should innovate and how to innovate and to appreciate and practice some of the most widely used innovation concepts including empathy, problem framing, ideation, idea assessment, prototyping and testing ideas using key online collaboration tools including breakout rooms, shared screens, whiteboards, polls and chat.

Course outline

Participants will use the key themes of Design Thinking, Agile, Lean Startup and Business Model Innovation to frame a specific problem or opportunity on the given engineering or business of engineering domain or area of interest. They then quickly move on to solve the problem and prototype it. Themes are specific to a given audience and can be tailored as such.

Trainer's profile

Fergal Brophy is Entrepreneurial Specialist at UCD Innovation Academy and founder at Fergal Brophy Innovation ( Fergal’s focus is on providing advice, hosting, facilitating and mentoring Innovation & Creativity for Corporates, SMEs, Public Sector and Social Enterprises.

Course duration

3 Hours

Assessment & certification

CPD hours

Who should attend

As a fully inclusive CPD without any specific requirements this is open to all from Directors, Engineers, Architects, Project Managers to Accounts and Admin staff.