Our multidisciplinary team of social science researchers, engineers and technologists utilise commercial environments as live laboratories to pioneer and disseminate academic research output.



RIKON is a hybrid centre of innovation in Business Technology Management situated on the WIT campus in the heart of the South East of Ireland. Our BizTech strategists specialise in solving business problems and creating commercial opportunities through pioneering research advancements across business strategy, innovation, design, operational excellence and technology optimisation. We think differently because we are a mix of business strategists, technologists and design thinkers who will create, incubate and deliver a future for your business that will produce extraordinary results and allow you to leapfrog your competition.



We design and deliver a future for businesses of all sizes that will produce extraordinary results and allow you to leapfrog your competition.


Business Model Facilitating Strategic Business Expansion – Chapz Barbers

Chapz Males Barbers Ltd needed to examine their Business Model to ensure that they could sustain their market share and grow their business. They needed a strategic approach to their business expansion and to design and develop an innovative business model to provide them with clear direction. The mapping out of the industry’s external environment and trends was of particular importance in order to have a better understanding of the competitor landscape and to assist with identifying viable expansion strategies.

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Using Lean to Transform Company Culture

In operation since 1988, Kel-Tech have been chosen suppliers by some of the largest OEMs in the UK and Ireland. Current customers include the likes of Caterpillar, Toyota, Cummins Power Gen, and Cargotec. The company have been recently awarded a Caterpillar “Supplier of Excellence” award for quality of their product and are considered to be a premium one stop shop in the subcontract sheet steel fabrication business.

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