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We help businesses think differently. We'll encourage you to throw
away the rulebook, open your mind and try something different
and extraordinary. Why? Because it works. We'll help you develop
a new way of doing business that will be both smart and profitable.
Remember, some of the greatest companies in the world set up
through innovative exploration and thinking. See it as an integral
part of your research and development with our team guiding
and facilitating change.

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IT STARTS WITH ONE MOVEMENT, ONE FOCUS

Between us, we have well over a century's worth of different experience to share. We've worked with everyone from public bodies to global corporations, small start-ups to national institutions and international bodies. We're passionate about the benefits of innovation for business. As recognised experts and leaders, we're the consultancy team that most CEOs would like to see land in their boardroom and we have the skills in training and facilitation that means that we can deliver the goods every time.

Philip Darling

Philip Darling CREATIVE

Philip Darling is a creative right brainer. Along with an A-team of other bright minds, he helps businesses bring their creative briefs to life. This means working with clients to brainstorm ideas, then translating these into marketing and communication collateral. He has over 30 years experience with professional services clients like Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Ernst and Young; institutions such as Trinity and UCD; cultural bodies like National Museum and the RDS; and businesses like Xerox, Microsoft, and O2.
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Tessa O'Connell

Tessa O'Connell MARKETING

Tessa O'Connell works with ambitious companies who want to get ahead. She draws on her extensive experience working with major brands at Unilever and supermarket groups. As head of Marketing for SuperValu for six years, Tessa had to change the focus from Wholesale to retail and supervised this transition in 200 stores. Her work resulted in SuperValu more than doubling its national market share. Tessa is a former Board member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland.
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Gearoid Hardy

Gearoid Hardy STRATEGY

Gearoid has been helping companies in Ireland and abroad change and develop for over 30 years. He is an experienced management and business development consultant with a passion for developing individual talent and business potential. His diverse business experience, combined with his energy and enthusiasm, are evident to clients which include Bank of Ireland, Deloitte, Royal College of Surgeons, UCD, DCU, Trinity College, Enterprise Ireland, Eircsson and Topaz.
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Margaret E Ward

Margaret E Ward COMMUNICATIONS

Margaret E. Ward is passionate about words and clear communication. She's written three books and spent most of her 25 years as a print journalist working for The Irish Times as a business columnist and investigative journalist and as The Sunday Times' first Money Editor in Ireland. Margaret works with businesses by delivering quality marketing communications training and brand voice strategies. She is a popular MC and speaker, and a regular contributor to radio and TV.
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We have more than a century's worth of experience to share with
you. We've worked with everyone from public bodies to global
corporations, small start-ups to national institutions. We're
inspired by the possibilities and benefits of innovation for business.
As recognised experts and leaders, we're the consultancy team
that any CEO would like to see land in their boardroom. And
we've got the skills in training and facilitation that means
that we can deliver the goods.

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LOOK BEYOND THE FAMILIAR

We'll help you step outside of everyday thinking. We'll invite you
and your team to explore new possibilities. What happens when
you use the 'creative' side of your brain to tackle business issues?
Which of your wildest ideas have real-world, commercially viable,
profit-making potential? Once we've got you excited about the
possibilities, we'll show you how to unlock your organisation's
innovation potential and how to implement and communicate
those changes.

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THEN IT HAPPENED, THAT EUREKA MOMENT

Before you can have a good idea, you need to have a hundred so-
so ideas. That's why we start off by getting people to generate as
many ideas as possible. Then we get you to ruthlessly filter out the
best ones, and then make sure that they stand up as both feasible
and profitable for your business. Next up, how do you implement
the best new ideas? We'll show you how to change, lead, manage,
communicate and deliver your innovative new model.

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ONE SOURCE, MANY CONNECTIONS

We help companies find surprising new ways to grow and build
their business. Think totally new processes, a brand new focus, a
radical expansion or contraction. We help power the can-do ethos
of entrepreneurship into a dramatic new dimension. Our work
and our methods are firmly rooted in commercial reality. We
help companies dare to dream differently, then show them how
to do things differently. Forget business as usual, this is business
as unusual as it gets.

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BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND

If your interested in how the Innovation Project could help your
business we'd love to hear from you for an informal consultation.

Gearoid Hardy + 353 1 87 249 9615
GEAROID@THEINNOVATIONPROJECT.IE

Philip Darling + 353 1 86 171 6997
PHILIP@THEINNOVATIONPROJECT.IE
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