FRANK DEVITT

FRANK DEVITT

FRANK DEVITT

Innovation Management, Strategy & Design Thinking | Maynooth University

Frank Devitt is one of Ireland’s leading experts in Innovation Management, Design Thinking, Innovation Strategy and entrepreneurial business development. Over 30 years, Frank has applied innovation leadership skills in many international businesses, including indigenous start-ups and large multi-nationals. Frank has been CEO of multiple technology companies and Engineering Manager on multiple engineering projects for industrial automation, military vehicle stabilisation, production test automation and many other sectors.

Frank has founded and led  5 entrepreneurial start-up companies; he has disposed of some and remains a director of others.

At Maynooth University, where he founded the Design discipline and the Department of Design Innovation, Frank researches and teaches on innovation management, lean entrepreneurship and design thinking. There, also, Frank founded the award winning MSc in Design Innovation in 2014, which is now in its fifth successful year. Frank regularly helps organisations of all sizes innovate more effectively, through coaching, consulting and executive training in the areas of innovation management, innovation strategy, lean entrepreneurship and design thinking. He regularly provides keynote talks on these topics at seminars and conferences.