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 South East Technological University (SETU) 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.
Rafter’s Gastro Pub Rafter’s Gastro Pub is a Kilkenny City Centre pub, lunch destination and accommodation provider. It’s located at the very heart of The Marble County – only a five-minute walk from Kilkenny Castle and close to the other…View case study
JL Intelligent Cooling Solutions Ltd. JL Intelligent Cooling Solutions Ltd. is a Kilkenny based deliverer of full mechanical services pertaining to room cooling and specifically to the industrial and commercial sectors based throughout Ireland. An additional element to the business…View case study
Background Horan Automation and Consulting, established by Gerry and Kathleen Horan, specialises in bespoke robotic applications and end of line automation servicing mainly the pharmaceutical and food / beverage markets. The company’s key strengths include customised design and building of…View case study
Ireland enjoys consistently strong cinema attendance figures with 1.25 million trips to the cinema each month. This placed [email protected] in a strong position in the sector. However, despite its reputation as a stalwart of the Dublin cinema scene, the cinema faced certain challenges in remaining relevant among an evolving cinema loving population.View case study
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.View case study
Working with the team at RIKON allowed me to take a step back from the day to day pressures of running the business and analyse my business model in a more strategic way. The researchers quickly got to grips with the nuances of both my own business and the industry in general. They provided the sort of useful insights that can only come from a fresh pair of eyes. RIKON’s research and analysis of the trends in the market place are feeding into my future strategy and have helped me to take practical steps to ensure my visibility is optimised. I have already recommended their services to other business managers and I will continue to do so in the future.
Before working with RIKON we lacked a defined structure and objective. Their engagement process made us more focused and targeted. It also helped us to brainstorm on the product range we offer and to focus on who that range best serves. The culmination of our sessions with RIKON has been a strategy that will allow us to grow our business into the future.
RIKON are a very innovative company to work with. They are intelligent, smart and insightful. Pat and his team have a talent for always keeping the strategic objective in mind whilst ensuring the practical and operational matters are dealt with. They are energetic and by having enquiring minds they challenged, motivated and encouraged Keltech to see potential in a new strategy and vision for the company. We now have a clear purpose and identity that is driving the company on.
RIKON were a pleasure to deal with and gave us a surprisingly fresh perspective on our business and marketing. We intend to implement all of RIKON’s proposals which we expect will increase our sales.
RIKON took the time to understand our business. They came up with lots of innovative and practical solutions for growing our business. We saw an increase in our website traffic and online sales. Our business really benefited from Mary Clare’s digital expertise. The team were very professional and natural communicators, willing to pull their sleeves up and get stuck in.