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The Innovation Show
Saturdays at 3pm on Radio 1 Extra

A weekly look at various themes from the world of innovation, digital disruption, social media, virtual reality, IoT and transforming business models. Presented by Aidan McCullen. Our new improved website is now available here

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Episode 20: Saturday 1st October 2016

A weekly look at various themes from the world of innovation, digital disruption, social media, virtual reality, IoT and transforming business models. Presented by Aidan McCullen.

Episode 19: Saturday 24th September 2016

We have an inspirational chat with Aer Aran founder Padraig O'Ceidigh, we talk Leadership, Parenting, Grit and Failure. Presented by Aidan McCullen.

Episode 18: Saturday 17th September 2016

Alex Theuma tells us about founding his conference Saastock and how blogging and podcasting changed his life. Dr. Alison Campbell, Director tells us about Knowledge Transfer Ireland and how it can help founders and startups Steven Lock, CEO of Monford Ag, tells us about his incredible story of Grassometer Presented by Aidan McCullen.

Episode 17: Saturday 3rd September 2016

Gerard Harkin tells us about his book Innovation Unplugged and Dr. Linda Doyle tells us about education and industry collaboration for innovation.

Episode 16: Saturday 26th August 2016

We talk to Ollie Hynes, CEO and Founder of The Hub Controller, a next-generation smart thermostat that is not only smart enough to control your heat, but also your heating bill.

We also talk to Sarah Martin, CEO and Founder of CrevaClub, a fascinating product, with huge potential for profit and indeed to solve the problem of counterfeit baby food in China.

Finally, Daniel Maher, CEO and founder of Equinox Digital tells us about his startup a mix of Virtual Reality and Archaeology.

Episode 15: Saturday 20th August 2016

We talk to Enda Madden, Tech Entrepreneur, Founder of ACE Health.

Paul Price, CEO and founder tells us about Big Red Button.

Finally, we chat to Paul O'Connell CEO and founder of Uprise Festival.

Episode 14: Saturday 13th August 2016

Pivotal, Kong and Brian Conroy.

Episode 13: Saturday 6th August 2016

We talk to a proponent of Zero to One Barry Flanagan on how he brought the Internet to Ireland and set up Irelands First ISP Ireland On-Line (IOL).

Episode 12: Saturday 23rd July 2016

Vincent McCarthy, CEO and co-founder of the Festival of Curiosity.

Iseult Ward, CEO and co-founder of the Foodcloud.

Dr. Ralph Griffith, Founder and Director of Innov828 Business Incubator and Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship of Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Episode 11: Saturday 16th July 2016

Jill Holtz, CEO and co-founder of @MyKidsTime and @Digital4sales on community building online..

Aine Behan CEO and founder of @focusmadefun, brainwaves and gamification to improve focus

Kieran Daly, CTO and co-founder of HealthBeacon on smart tools for managing medication.

Episode 10: Saturday 9th July 2016

We talk to CEO and founder of Tribal City Interactive Alan Duggan. He takes us on his long journey of game development from the pre-Smartphone era to today. His latest project is vimeo.com/165170061.

We continue our "Masters of Imagination" series. Chief Imagination Officer with Katawave, Barry Winkless tells us why Harry Selfridge is a master innovator.

Founder of StartUp Ireland Eoin Costello tells us about the goals of Startup Ireland and Vision 2020.

Episode 9: Saturday 2nd July 2016

Arguably Ireland's most successful tech businessman Ray Nolan gives us some nuggets on startup success, Saas sales and tells us about Techies for Temples Street. Techies for Temples Street.

We talk about the importance of content and writing great copy to CEO of Clear Ink and Broadly Speaking Margaret E. Ward.

We continue our "Masters of Imagination" series. Chief Imagination Officer with Katawave, Barry WInkless tells us why Coco Chanel is a master innovator.

As part of #RTÉSupportingTheStarts we talk to CEO and Co-founder Paula Newingham about her startup Girlcrew.

Episode 8: Saturday 25th June 2016

We talk to CEO of Silicon Republic Ann O'Dea about Inspirefest, the international festival of technology, science, design and the arts. This core two-day conference takes place on June 30th & July 1st in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, with a free Family Fringe event of coding, crafting, hacking and fun (10am-1pm) on July 2nd in Merrion Square Park.

Director of Innovation and R&D for Bord na Mona Hugh Henry explains a simple framework for innovation in any company. We also talk about his book Everyday Innovation.

We continue our "Masters of Imagination" series. Chief Imagination Officer with Katawave, Barry Winkless tells us why Buckminster Fuller is a master innovator.

As part of #RTÉSupportingTheStarts we talk to Dublin Commissioner for Startups Niamh Bushnell about the need for change.

Episode 7: Saturday 18th June 2016

We talk to Ted Rubin leading Social Marketing Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Brand Evangelist and Acting CMO of Brand Innovators and author of the bestselling 'Return on Relationship'.

Kingsley Aikens, CEO and founder of Diaspora Matters tells us about the importance of business networking and getting away from our desks.

We continue our "Masters of Imagination" series. Chief Imagination Officer with Katawave, Barry WInkless tells us why Heston Blumenthal is a master innovator.

As part of #RTÉSupportingTheStarts we talk to Andreea Wade, CEO and founder of Opening.io.

Episode 6: Saturday 11th June 2016

We talk to CEO and Founder of Pagefair Sean Blanchfield about the world of ad blocking.

Giustina Mizzoni tells us about the Coderdojo coolest projects awards: A free tech event for the world's youngest innovators, creators and entrepreneurs.

As part of #RTÉSupportingTheStarts CEO and Founder of WIA.IO Conall Laverty tells us about Internet of Things as a service.

Episode 5: Saturday 4th June 2016

This week we talk to Ian Dodson, co-founder of the Digital Marketing Institute and author of the great new book 'The Art of Digital Marketing'. We explore some digital marketing advice for marketers and publishers alike.

We also talk to John Ring Founder and CEO of Tinderpoint about his journey from the early days of Internet Marketing to where Digital Marketing sits today.

We introduce our "Masters of Imagination" series. Chief Imagination Officer with Katawave, Barry WInkless. takes an iconic innovator every week and explores what makes them a true innovator. This week we look at Walt Disney.

As part of #RTÉSupportingTheStarts we are glad to say we had to postpone our interview with Conall Laverty, CEO and founder of WIA.IO as he won follow-on investment at NDRC's Investor Day.

Episode 4: Saturday 28th May 2016

This week we talk to Don Levy who has been at the forefront of the entertainment industry's digital transformation, developing "the intersection of entertainment and technology" throughout his career and at Sony Pictures Entertainment (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Digital) from 1995-2012. He founded Smith Brook Farm in 2012 as a creative consultancy to help businesses and individuals grow.

We talk to Denis Hayes, MD of the IRDG, (Industry Research and Development Group) about his illustrious career in Innovation and R&D and the role of the IRDG. He also previews the upcoming design thinking for innovation and business growth conference in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on June 2nd.

As part of #RTÉSupportingTheStarts we talk to co-founder and CEO of Pundit Arena Ross O'Dwyer, @ross_odw, who tells us about the model and aspirations for the sports media company that create online publications using user-generated content.

Episode 3: Saturday 21st May 2016

This week we talk to CEO and founder of Kitman Labs Steve Smith, who takes us through his journey from rehabilitation/conditioning coach for the Leinster Rugby team to a leader in sports Injury preventative data analytics. @stephensmith_ie

We talk to CEO of Dublin Business Innovation centre Michael Culligan @mculligan. Michael talks us through how anyone can take their idea from a seed of an idea to support and funding from Dublin BIC and beyond. He also previews the upcoming futurescope event in Dublin on May 31st.

As part of #RTÉSupportingTheStarts we talk to Lucinda Kelly @lucindakelly, who tells us about her retail property & events marketplace startup called Popertee popertee.com .

Episode 2: Saturday 14th May 2016

On this weeks show we talk to number 1 ranked worldwide web influencer Jeff Bullas @jeffbullas in a conversation with CEO and founder of Newswhip Paul Quigley @paulyq about the future of publishing. Some of the topics are covered here.

We talk to Head of Innovation at Heineken Fiona Curtin @FionaCurtin, who unveils some of the innovation work in Heineken.

As part of #RTÉSupportingTheStarts we talk to a Fintech Innovation team called Finnolux @Finnolux.

Episode 1: Saturday 7th May 2016

On this weeks show Prof. Robert Hernandez @webjournalist discusses VR Journalism. Ken Finnegan Chief Technology Officer with the IDA highlights some exciting developments in the Irish innovation sector plus we showcase a new Irish start up called Playtank who are on a mission to improve organisation innovation through social collaboration.

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