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Ryan Academy Innovation Programme Covered in InnovationAmerica.us

An interesting piece from leading innovation blog, InnovationAmerica, on the ongoing Business Innovation Programme in the Ryan Academy Dublin, here is an excerpt:

The crash in the housing market and subsequent credit crunch has hit many countries hard. It has also created a generation of unemployed white-collar professionals in areas such as architecture, engineering and the legal profession. Many of these professionals had illustrious careers before the Great Recession, running their own firms and employing thousands of people across the world. In countries like Ireland the unemployment rate among the architecture profession is over 70%, while higher education produces new ones each year. After 5, 10 or 20 years in construction engineering or architecture what was a person to do? Very late for a major change in career, and how many of these could be turned into ‘smart economy’ software engineers? And worst of all, most of these people had good innovation potential – a history of innovative design, project management, cost control, planning, creative solutions – all elements needed for Innovation and new produce development.

The rest of the article can be found here.

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