Martin Curley

Martin Curley

Martin Curley

Founder and Co-director of the Innovation Value Institute

Martin is founder and co-director of the Innovation Value Institute, a broad industry-academic open innovation research consortium and he is Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University. He is the chair of the EU Open Innovation and Strategy Policy group which is driving the further development and adoption of the Open Innovation paradigms in Europe. He is a member of various advisory boards including the EU CAF and the Smart London Board.

Previously he was vice president at Intel Corporation and director of Intel Labs Europe, the company’s network of more than 40 research labs, development centers and open innovation collaborations in the European region. He also served as a senior principal engineer at Intel Labs Europe. Curley lead Intel’s research and innovation engagement with the European Commission and the broader European Union research ecosystem.  Previously Curley was global director of IT innovation at Intel. Earlier in his Intel career, he held a number of senior positions for Intel in the United States and Europe. Before joining Intel in 1992, he held management and research positions at General Electric in Ireland and at Philips Electronics in the Netherlands.

Curley is the author of several books on technology management for value, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, the British Computer Society and, the Irish Computer Society.

Curley has a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and a master’s degree in business studies, both from University College Dublin, Ireland. He earned his Ph.D. in information systems from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He was previously a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan Centre for Information Systems Research.

Read more about Martin and his work here Innovation Value Institute.

Main fields of interest: technology management, innovation, entrepreneurship.

Abstract Title: Open Innovation 2.0- The new paradigm for harnessing disruptive digital technologies

Abstract: We are at a unique point in the history of our planet where we are seeing multiple different digital disruptive technologies all showing up at the same time. Advances in Digital and Nanotechnologies are coming at breath-taking speed but how can we optimally harness these developments for economic and societal growth? The answer may lie in a new innovation paradigm, Open Innovation 2.0 (OI2) which is both enabled by and fuelled by advances in Digital technology. This keynote presentation will share the core patterns of OI2 and share a vision of how we can collectively move to a future characterized by Sustainable Intelligent Living.

PLENARY 1: ADVANCED MATERIALS AND NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR THE EUROPEAN RE-INDUSTRIALISATION