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Engaging the Arts and Humanities with enterprise – enabling innovation in a fast changing world

Professor Jane Ohlmeyer greets Minister Mary Mitchell O Connor on her arrival at the Trinity Long Room Hub for event

On April 25th of this year Trinity’s Arts and Humanities Research Institute, the Trinity Long Room Hub, and the Trinity Research and Innovation unit jointly hosted a workshop at TCD with an objective of exploring relationships between the Arts and Humanities with enterprise. The event drew attendees from companies such as Intel, IBM, Huawei and Accenture along with other interested parties including IDA, Enterprise Ireland, American Chamber and IBEC. At this successful workshop we discussed opportunities to deepen and broaden enterprise relationships with Trinity’s Arts and Humanities, showcased some of the successful existing engagements between enterprise and Trinity’s Arts and Humanities while discussing the changing needs of business, including how talent has become a key differentiator and how the role of innovation in a fast changing world can be empowered by STEAM.

We returned to the Trinity Long Room Hub for a follow on workshop on December 3rd last when we reviewed the progress which has been made on the initiatives discussed in the April workshop. Lorna Ross of Accenture described the new collaborations between Accenture’s Human Insights Lab and the Long Room Hub. Ruth Barton from Trinity’s School of Film outlined plans for a pilot Creativity Lab with Xilinx and Jennifer Edmond introduced TCD’s updated masters in Digital Humanities. We were also joined by Leo Clancy of the IDA who shared his thoughts on Ireland’s opportunity to pursue a ‘research on data’ agenda and Minister Mary Mitchell O Connor was on hand to officially launch the H2020 project on shaping interdisciplinary practise, called ‘Shape ID’ in which TCD is collaborating with multiple partners including Intel and Accenture.

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