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Invited Contributions / Speaking Events


  • McGuirk, H. (2022). A successful researcher: a story of publications, collaborations and impact. Online presentation to PhD candidates and researchers at the Department of Commerce, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India. June 2nd.
  • Davis, S. (2021), Age is just a number: Insights from the Smart Ageing and Renewal through Entrepreneurial Skills Study, MTU EDI Webinar, April 26th.
  • Kenny, B. (2020), Getting Published from your PhD: An Editor and Reviewer Perspective, Guest Lecture, School of Business Doctoral Sessions in Entrepreneurship, Technological University Dublin, November 16th.
  • Kenny, B. (2020), Do your homework: The essentials of international market research for small firms, video address at the XX Kerttu Saalasti Anniversary Seminar, University of Oulu, Finland, September 21st.
  • McGuirk, H. (2020), The Value of Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Midwifery. Invited lecture - Master Class Session for Irish Chapter of Sigma International, May 10th.
  • Kenny, B. (2020), Embedding Entrepreneurship Education in Liberal Arts, workshop presented to Faculty at Mary Immaculate College Limerick, Limerick, January 21st.
  • Kenny, B. (2020), chaired panel discussion, Creative entrepreneurship panel - Insights from Arts and Humanities Alumni, at European Creative Futures Programme, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, January 19th.
  • Kenny, B. (2020), Chaired Panel discussion, Scaling Internationally, Endicott College Boston MBA Study visit, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, January 17th.
  • Kenny, B. (2019), Market Research for Entrepreneurs and Start Ups, International Management Advanced Diploma Lecture, Niagara College, Canada, March 7th.
  • Kenny, B. (2019), chaired panel discussion, Creative entrepreneurship panel - Insights into entrepreneurship in Europe, at European Creative Futures Programme, HU University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, Holland, February 18th.
  • Kenny, B. (2018), facilitated workshop at, Let's Talk About Assessment – Higher Education and Training, hosted by Quality and Qualifications Ireland and the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, The Alex Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland, November 12th.
  • McGuirk, H. (2018), Business Planning for Social Enterprises, invited lecture to Interdisciplinary students, October 31st.
  • Kenny, B. (2018), SME challenges when internationalizing: The where and how, Academic Masterclass at InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme: Getting BREXIT Ready: SME Internationalization, University College Cork, College Road, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland, October 11th.
  • Kenny, B. (2018), Entrepreneurial Skills and Employability, Employability for 21st Century Work Conference, Career Services, Cork Institute of Technology, May 24th.
  • Kenny, B. (2018), Entrepreneurship Education Context, Policy and Relevance to Music and Creative Education, European Creative Futures seminar: Education for Music entrepreneurship, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, January 25th - 26th.
  • Kenny, B. (2017), Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in the Marine Tourism Sector: The Cool Route Case, Blue Opportunities: The Marine Economy in the Northern Periphery and Arctic Area Annual Conference, Marine Institute, Galway, September 21st.
  • Kenny, B. (2017), Female Entrepreneurship and the Importance of Diversity in Business and Society, International Women’s Day Briefing, Bank Of Ireland Workbench Cork, March 8th.
  • Kenny, B. (2016), Overview of the current assessment practices in entrepreneurship education in Ireland: Findings from the NEAR (National Entrepreneurship Assessment Review) project, Authentic Assessment within and across Disciplines, National Forum Workshop, NIMBUS Centre, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, November 25th.
  • Kenny, B. (2016), Building the Support Measures for Entrepreneurship Education and Research, China Education Association for International Exchange, Cork, November 15th.
  • Kenny, B. (2016), The Role of the Business Mentor for Green and Sustainable businesses: The Green Mentor Project Experience, Reimagine Business SMEs and the Circular Economy, Drogheda, Ireland, October 20th.
  • Kenny, B. (2016), The Cool Route Project and the Potential to Support Rural Peripheral SMEs, Glandore Classic Boat Summer School, Cork, Ireland,  July 16th & 17th.
  • Kenny, B. (2016), Affiliate Report on Entrepreneurship Activities of the European Council for Small Business, the International Council for Small Business Board Meeting, San Diego, USA, January 9th.
  • Iandoli, L., & Kenny, B. (2016), 3e ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference Overview and Review, the International Council for Small Business Board Meeting, San Diego, USA, January 9th.
  • Kenny, B., & Moylan, T. (2015),  The Role and Impact of the ACE initiative and Campus Entrepreneurship Enterprise Network (CEEN) in entrepreneurship education in HEIs in Ireland, HEInnovate Review of Entrepreneurship, OECD/European Commission Review, Department of Education, Marlborough St, Dublin, October 12th.
  • Kenny, B. (2015), The Entrepreneur and the PhD candidate: A comparison between the entrepreneurship and PhD process and outcomes, Staff Doctorates Comhluadar, Cork Institute of Technology, November 6th.
  • Kenny, B. (2014), The Entrepreneurship Eco-System at Cork Institute of Technology. InBusiness InCork, Cork Innovates showcase, City Hall, November 14th.
  • Kenny, B. (2014), Determinants of Small Firm Growth in Ireland, CPA Council Strategy Event, Blue Haven, Kinsale, Cork, October 18th.
  • Kenny, B. (2013), The Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence: The Beginning and the Vision, Cork Institute of Technology, School of Business Staff Development Seminar, December 16th.
  • Kenny, B. (2013), Celebrating Award Winning Student Entrepreneurship Projects, President’s Reception, Cork Institute of Technology, November 7th.
  • Kenny, B., Kerrigan, B. & Moylan, T. (2013), Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education in the Irish Context, Malaysian Entrepreneurship Educators Programme, Dublin City University, November 13th.
  • Kenny, B. (2013), The Link between the HETAC Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Guidelines and the Entrepreneurial Eco-system, Accelerating Campus Entrepreneurship (ACE) Initiative Workshop, Athlone Institute of Technology, October 25th.
  • Kenny, B. (2013), Networks, Technology and Entrepreneurs, Cork Social Good Summit, Imperial Hotel, Cork, September 24th.
  • Kenny, B. (2013), Fostering a culture of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education in Higher Education, GMIT Enterprise Educators Event, Galway, June 5th.
  • Kenny, B. (2012), Internationalisation of High Technology Services: The Case of Surecom, at the Irish Innovation Showcase, Dell Campus, Limerick, October 4th.
  • Kenny, B. & Sheehan, J. (2012), Running a Business in a Recession, to postgraduate students in Innovation Management and Technology Commercialisation, Atlantic University Alliance, UCC, April 14th.

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