Alan Costello- Innovation Specialist

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    The Startup with/versus the Corporate?

    Presentation Synopsis:

    In 1980 there were <12 accelerators/incubators associated with large corporates in the US:Today there are >8000.  Corporates are being attacked by new company offerings with faster and more direct channels to market and satisfying thinner (to begin with) market niches.  Can there by a symbiosis or are startups creating a new state of disruptive innovation?  We explore the current status quo and ask questions about partnering opportunity and risks

    Speaker Bio:

    Alan Costello is an innovation specialist, working with high growth companies, established R&D active multinationals and third level research institutes, in Ireland/UK and throughout the EU on the Horizon and EBRD programmes.  His core focus is on establishing consumer/customer led innovation practices and in developing open innovation networks.


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