Phil Codd, managing director of SQS Ireland, announcing details of the company’s partnership with the Innovation Value Institute, a framework that empowers IT departments to focus on innovating. photograph: peter houlihan

An IT management framework, developed by Ireland’s Innovation Value Institute (IVI), is being used by companies worldwide to deliver value and innovat(...)

The new sensors to be fitted on public bins in the London borough of Milton Keynes “look very much like a cat’s eye or a hockey puck”

Over the next two months thousands of sensors will be placed on local parking spaces and under the lids of public bins in the London borough of Milton(...)

British Ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott (centre), with HSBC chief executive Stephen Young (left) and Steve Aiken, CEO of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce.  photograph: cyril byrne

Growing stronger together and the resulting economic opportunities for Ireland and Britain will be among the issues being discussed at the British Iri(...)

Give staff time to work on ideas: more companies are giving staff time away from the daily grind to work on projects

Albert Einstein had it right when he said: “We cannot solve our problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” The transla(...)

Melting ice: Dublin Climate Gathering looked for ways to become a low-carbon society. Photograph: Reuters

There were very few facts and figures about the speed of the Arctic ice cap melting, freak flooding, hurricanes and extreme heat waves at this week’s (...)

David Puttnam: the renowned British film-maker will address the Digital Agenda Assembly in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: David Sleator

The digital economy and the potential for jobs creation in an increasingly digital world will be the focus of a Digital Agenda Assembly, which is expe(...)

Alexander Van Gabain, chairman of the European Institure of Innovation and Technology (right), receiving his award for Serial Entrepreneurship at the Innovation Luminary Awards from Prof Martin Curley, vice-president of Intel Labs Eurpoe, Peter Finnegan, director international relations at Dublin City Council, and Megan Richards of the European Commission

Innovation is key to driving business development, kick-starting growth and boosting economic recovery. However the prospect of disrupting trad(...)

Martin Curley of Intel: "The conference is about open innovation, but it's also about openness to innovation."

If Ireland can leave the EU presidency with a legacy, Prof Martin Curley would like it to be innovation. The head of Intel Labs Europe i(...)

Delegates at the 10th Annual Future Internet Assembly at the Helix DCU watching as Zoran Stancic, European Commission, deputy director general, Connect, addresses the conference. PHOTOGRAPH: ALAN BETSON

Telecoms could prove to be a “bottleneck” for innovation and the sector needs “a Michael O’Leary or a Ryanair” to bring a “disruptive approach” to (...)