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Collaborative Leadership to Increase the Northern & Western Region’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Capacity

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Northern & Western Region Masterclass in Collaborative Leadership / The Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo / 25th June 2018

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Collaborative Leadership to Increase the Northern & Western Region’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Capacity

  1. 1. Dr @JohnBreslin, Director @Tech_Innovate, @NUIGalway Collaborative Leadership to Increase the Northern & Western Region’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Capacity
  2. 2. 2 — Peter Drucker “What’s measured improves.”
  3. 3. 1. What needs to improve? 2. What should we measure? 3. How do we take action?
  4. 4. 1. What needs to improve? - Some statistics where there’s definite room for improvement 4
  5. 5. 5 Ireland has the 6th lowest startup birth rate in the EU at 7.3% Eurostat (2015, EU average is 10%) Data mapped using Tableau and retrieved 10 May 2018 from ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/structural-business-statistics/entrepreneurship/indicators
  6. 6. 6 Drop in the number of enterprises from 2008 to 2015 CSO Northern & Western Region 7%⬇ Ireland 2%⬆ Data retrieved 10 May 2018 from www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/er/bd/businessdemography2015/
  7. 7. DL, MO, SO were the only counties to drop in population (2011 to 2016), and Dublin is 166% greater than at foundation of the State 7 Populations of Connacht & Ulster are lower than they were in 1926 CSO Data retrieved 10 May 2018 from www.cso.ie/px/pxeirestat/Statire/SelectVarVal/Define.asp?maintable=CD102&PLanguage=0 and www.cso.ie/px/pxeirestat/Statire/SelectVarVal/Define.asp?maintable=EP001&Planguage=0
  8. 8. 2013Q1 was when the State’s total labour force was at its lowest (State growth since then is 8%) 8 MIDLANDS ⬆1% DUBLIN ⬆13% SOUTH-EAST ⬆4% SOUTH-WEST ⬆4% MID-EAST ⬆7%MID-WEST ⬆6% BORDER ⬆14% WEST 0% No Western growth in labour force since 2013 CSO (QLF15: 2013Q1-2017Q4) Data retrieved 10 May 2018 from www.cso.ie/px/pxeirestat/Statire/SelectVarVal/Define.asp?maintable=QLF15&PLanguage=0
  9. 9. In the West, employment is only now at the same level as in 2009 (>200k), growing at the slowest rate in the State (QNQ22; QLF15) 9 MIDLANDS ⬆20.4% DUBLIN ⬆15.8% SOUTH-EAST ⬆18.5% SOUTH-WEST ⬆15.2% MID-EAST ⬆14.2%MID-WEST ⬆12% BORDER ⬆14.7% WEST ⬆6.2% Lowest national jobs growth in the West since the lowest point of the recession CSO (QNQ22: low point-2017Q2) Thanks to @DanOBrien20 for the pointers, data retrieved 10 May 2018 from www.cso.ie/px/pxeirestat/Statire/SelectVarVal/Define.asp?maintable=QNQ22&PLanguage=0
  10. 10. 2. What should we measure? - Need more metrics and insights before we can take action... 10
  11. 11. ● Global Competitiveness Index ● Bloomberg Innovation Index ● Global Innovation Index ● European Innovation Scoreboard ● Global Entrepreneurship Monitor ● Global Entrepreneurship Index ● Global Startup Ecosystem Report ● World Bank (WB) World Development Indicators (WDI) ● UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics (UIS) ● OECD Don’t reinvent: reuse best-in-class of existing measures/metrics 11
  12. 12. Don’t be Silicon Valley: have own comparative regional advantage Original slides by Dr Phil Budden and Professor Fiona Murray, MIT 12
  13. 13. Foundational Institutions Ease of Doing Business, Starting a Business, Paying Taxes, Resolving Insolvency, Enforcing Contracts, Property Rights, Government Integrity, Labour Freedom, Trade Freedom, Corruption Perceptions Index 13
  14. 14. Increase innovation and entrepreneurship capacity Original slides by Dr Phil Budden and Professor Fiona Murray, MIT 14
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  18. 18. 18 EQI = Entrepreneurial Quality Index, or the average growth potential (or “quality”) of any given group of new firms Eurostat has some useful data on the survival rates of enterprises after two years, as well as the employment share of two year old enterprises
  19. 19. Institution Total 2017 NUI Galway 24401 1820 Galway Mayo IT 658 51 IT Sligo 246 24 Letterkenny IT 122 10 Dundalk IT 410 36 Athlone IT 359 45 Publications from HEIs in the BMW Region WOS UCD = 56367 TCD = 54818 UCC = 32041 UL = 13538 DCU = 12590 MU = 7645 DIT = 4318 19 Data retrieved 10-23 May 2018 from Web of Science by Clarivate Analytics at login.webofknowledge.com
  20. 20. HEI Applicant Filings University College Cork 386 Trinity College Dublin 360 National University of Ireland Galway 264 Dublin City University 253 University College Dublin 225 University of Limerick 131 National University of Ireland (aggregation) 91 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 87 Dublin Institute of Technology 76 Maynooth University 49 Patent filings from HEIs (1999-2013) DJEI/DBEI 20 Data retrieved 23 May 2018 from dbei.gov.ie/en/Publications/Publication-files/ An-Analysis-of-Intellectual-Property-Activity-in-Ireland-Based-on-Existing-Data.pdf
  21. 21. PCT Applicant 2015 2016 2017 CONNAUGHT ELECTRONICS LIMITED (VALEO VISION SYSTEMS) 10 22 28 ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED 12 10 14 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN 11 7 11 FOTONATION LIMITED 1 10 10 PROTHENA BIOSCIENCES LIMITED 8 4 10 X-CELEPRINT LIMITED 4 4 10 JANSSEN R & D IRELAND 9 7 9 NURITAS LIMITED 9 DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED 8 Patent filings from Irish organisations WIPO PCT = Patent Cooperation Treaty 21 Data retrieved 23 May 2018 from World Intellectual Property Organization at www.wipo.int/ipstats/en/statistics/country_profile/profile.jsp?code=IE
  22. 22. Comparative Advantage Leading current economic clusters Leading assets Leading areas of expertise and talent Critical problems/challenges 22
  23. 23. 3. How do we do take action? - A collaborative leadership approach is needed to agree on metrics and act upon them 23
  24. 24. REAP = Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme 24 Original slides by Dr Phil Budden and Professor Fiona Murray, MIT MIT REAP Director SJ Maxted
  25. 25. 25 Gather the innovation ecosystem stakeholders Original slides by Dr Phil Budden and Professor Fiona Murray, MIT
  26. 26. Define shared metrics to set agenda and create impact via action Original slides by Dr Phil Budden and Professor Fiona Murray, MIT 26
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  29. 29. ● Increase impact and innovation capacity/entrepreneurship capacity in this region through actions derived from a metric-driven common agenda ● A collaborative leadership group is currently being put together, and will visit the MIT REAP management team in Boston next week Let’s get the Northern & Western Region of Ireland onto MIT REAP Thank you! Any questions? @johnbreslin john@bresl.in

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