MU partners with Meath Enterprise and Co Kildare Chamber to help business re-think Covid-19 & Brexit strategies

From L-R is Gary O’Meara (CEO Meath Enterprise), Michael Hanley (Head of Innovation & Training Programmes, IVI) and Allan Shine (Chief Executive, County Kildare Chamber)
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 14:00

A bespoke innovation programme led by Maynooth University’s Innovation Value Institute (IVI) will support companies who are forced to re-think how they do business.
The stresses of Covid-19 and Brexit have accelerated the need for firms to re-design their business model and leverage technology for the benefit of their business. The ‘ReThink-ReDesign’ initiative spearheaded by Maynooth University, Meath Enterprise and County Kildare Chamber aims to address this need.
Prof Markus Helfert, Director of IVI at Maynooth University, stated: “We are delighted to partner with Meath Enterprise and County Kildare Chamber with this innovation programme.  I have no doubt it will be of value to businesses in the region as we have developed and trialled the programme with a number of SMEs.
“The University recognises the impact that Covid-19 has had on companies and with Brexit upon us; our bespoke programmes are well positioned to support businesses across all sectors and of all sizes.”
“The possibility to leverage state supports to fund this practical collaboration between business and a regional third-level institution such as Maynooth University is a game changer for businesses,” said Allan Shine, CEO of County Kildare Chamber.
“Companies in the mid-east region are facing huge challenges with the current pandemic and Brexit.  This innovative programme has being specially crafted to suit all business types and focuses on innovation and digital capabilities,” he added.
For further details visit or contact Kildare Chamber or Meath Enterprise.
Note to Editors:
About the Innovation Value Institute (IVI) at Maynooth University: The Innovation Value Institute's research agenda focuses on aligning the enabling contribution of technology with the business goals of organisations. Its research is built on a collaborative model, with industry partners across various industry sectors including ICT, Energy, Public Sector, Finance, and Healthcare. Further information is available at IVI and