9 Tips For Hosting A Virtual Awards Ceremony During COVID-19

The sheer thought of hosting an awards ceremony in our current climate might make a few people run for cover, but in true Submit spirit, this is all about re-evaluating, rethinking and adapting. Virtual events have been popular since way…

Education In The Digital Future

A lot has been mentioned about the opportunities for business, innovative advances in technology, and how a number of entrepreneurs have accelerated their start-ups this past year. Less of a focus in the news is how education is changing, not…

6 Essential Elements Of Absolutely Any Application Form

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An application that’s too long, too boring and too demanding can make even the most ambitious candidate snooze. A student applying for university, a small organisation applying for a grant, or a citizen applying for a civil licence—it…

Open vs Closed Innovation: Which Is Best For Your Business?

Innovation isn’t as simple as it once was.  It’s an extraordinary time for businesses to explore digital change, and the demand for creativity is accelerating. But for early-stage startups or businesses who are starting to explore…
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How To Create A Culture Of Innovation: 8 Fundamental Steps

Every company wants an innovative culture.  But beyond the title what does an innovative culture actually look like in real life? To answer that, we need to look at what company culture really means. “Company culture” has become…

The Future Of Higher Education In A Post-Pandemic World

The pandemic has turned higher education upside down on its head.  With its closures and openings, and part closures, then further openings, students and teachers around the country are frustrated—and rightly so. But rather than…
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Responding To The Virus: QR Code Contact Tracing Forms

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While the world rolls out the various vaccines available for the coronavirus, it’s still up to us to continue to keep each other safe. And for businesses that have been permitted to re-open and the lifting of restrictions, there’s still…

4 Holistic Ways To Promote Your CSR Initiative (Without Being Pushy)

Over the last few months, we’ve spoken a lot about CSR.  During a time in which businesses have been bravely stepping out of their comfort zone in response to the pandemic, we’re constantly impressed and humbled with all the innovation…
Is Your Process Old-School? Start Automating These 5 Tasks For Your Next Review

Grant Management: Embracing The Changes

The subject of grants management has recently come in for a lot of debate in the last number of years, in terms of how it is such a rewarding, but also developing job. Recently that used to mean a lot of manual tracking, write ups, paper…
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These 7 Grant Management Mistakes Will Cost You Big Time

The common goal of any funder is that organisations awarded with the grant do what they proposed, within the required budget, and generate some positive press in return. And while the world of philanthropy doesn’t always go according to…
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6 Non-Negotiable Questions To Ask When Choosing An Incubator Programme

How can you spot a successful incubator programme?  The focus of an incubator is to replicate the kind of real-world business support that stretches way beyond what you might learn in business school. There are no exam questions or…

5 Signs Your Grant Management Process Is Broken (And How To Fix it)

Grantmaking is a ‘learn on the fly’ endeavour, and unless you’ve been doing it for decades, you likely rely on trial and error methods to get the work done. But building the grant is only half the battle. When the applications roll…

Benefits Of The Innovation Portal

As technology changes and accelerates at an even faster pace around the world, there will always be new elements that have to be shown with examples of how they work and can be implemented. How to protect against similar outcomes in the…
Should Small Companies Care About CSR? An Honest Answer

Should Small Companies Care About CSR ? An Honest Answer

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When you think of CSR, do you automatically think of huge enterprises like McDonald’s, Microsoft, Disney or LEGO?  Sustainable business practices are being pursued and promoted by businesses of all sizes—even the itty bitty tiny…
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Here’s How To Streamline All 3 Phases Of The Grant Cycle

When it comes to philanthropy, funders have almost as much administrative work as the actual grantmaking itself.  And while you can’t remove any aspects of the planning, implementation and management process, you can certainly streamline…

7 Key Techniques For High-Performance Group Decision Making

Group decision making is tough, no matter the circumstance. Business trends tell us that large pools of knowledge equal a superior outcome—but by now we know that more heads don’t necessarily mean better ideas.  In a group review…

The 3 Types Of Innovation Every Business Needs To Know

Innovation has become such a buzzword in recent years that it’s hard to remember what it actually means. Companies often declare ‘we need to start innovating!’ or more commonly, ‘we are an innovative company’—but what does that…
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How Accelerators And Incubators Can Continue Dominating Through The Pandemic

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There is a lot of negativity in the world today, so let’s focus instead on the potential for positives within a crisis. One area that we could refer to here is in entrepreneurs, and that all-important development of new business. Ignoring…
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Calling All Startups! Top 10 Incubator & Accelerator Programmes In Ireland

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Ireland has some of the best incubator and accelerator programmes in Europe, but before you consider applying for one, it’s important to know the difference between the two: Incubators  Incubators are generally for new companies.…
5 Inspiring Brands Innovating During The Pandemic

Spotlight: 5 Inspiring Brands Innovating During The Pandemic

The pandemic has tipped over almost all aspects of life by now, and most businesses and corporations have had a few months to get their post-pandemic realities in order.  McKinsey recently conducted a survey of over 200 industry-wide…