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. We engage in academic and applied research and through our business consultancy department we specialise in solving business problems and creating commercial opportunities through pioneering research advancements across business strategy, innovation, design, operational excellence and technology optimisation.
We hire uniquely hybrid individuals and from across multi- disciplines: people who have depth in business strategy, research insights, technology and design thinking. We utilise knowledge from academia and practice to advance the state of the art and incubate the future. We are different from other firms and research centres because we bring research science to the art of business strategy and innovation.
Our mission is to be the partner of choice for all our clients. We seek to expand our position as the leading centre for Business Technology Management research in Ireland and gain an international reputation for our activities in research and practice.
Our clients value our honesty and integrity and repeatedly engage us in the delivery of process intensive design and project execution
Use the proven experience of our senior team to deliver successful projects; to use this experience and knowledge gained in working with seven of the world’s top ten companies to allow us become your partner of choice.
Our staff are highly talented individuals whose expertise has been developed over 20 years of delivering complex projects. They share our goal of becoming your preferred partner and in delivering first class cost effective design solutions.
RIKON’s history is a story of evolution and its origins begin in 2003, when the School of Business at Waterford Institute of Technology had the vision of helping small and medium sized companies become more competitive. At the time, there was a core number of staff within the School, that had returned to academia after numerous years in industry and noticed that companies needed the knowledge contained in third level institutions but did not know how to access it. Also, academics wanted to contribute their knowledge to help companies develop but did not know how or who to give it to. From those humble beginnings, RIKON has grown to over 40 researchers, publishing top tier journals, worked with over 1000 companies and is an international research centre of innovation in Business Technology Management