Our Partners

We are blown away to have such incredible partners that help us support our students. We also have the most progressive third-level institutions as Believers who are 100% behind us!Because of them, we were able to empower over 2000 students to take over their world in 2022.

 

Supported by

Creative Ireland

Creative Ireland

Creative Ireland is delighted to support The Big Idea, a project that champions innovative thinking and problem solving for our young people.  We hope that The Big Idea will provide a catalyst for innovation that Transition Students will carry through to support their creative lives and future career choices.

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Award Partners

Aerogen

Aerogen

Aerogen are delighted to get involved with the B!g Idea as sponsors of the Mental Health award. We are passionate about supporting our local community and this programme offers a great opportunity for our global team to share their skills & expertise to help students develop solutions to real problems.

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CJ Fallon

CJ Fallon

As one of Ireland’s leading educational publishers, CJ Fallon is proud to partner with The B!G Idea who is leading the way in creative education, increasing the potential of Irish students and Ireland as whole.

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MSD

MSD

As one of Ireland’s leading healthcare companies, we are passionate about ‘Inventing for Life’ in all that we do. We are very proud to support The B!G Idea and the next generation of creative inventors and innovators who will shape Ireland’s future.   

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Netwatch

Netwatch

The Big Idea reflects the Netwatch vision of a culture of care, innovation and passion for people. It will allow the young people in our communities to understand their creative potential and see the difference they can make in their worlds.

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RIAI

RIAI

Empowering the next generation to engage more actively with issues affecting the built environment starts with curiosity, excitement, and knowledge is a key objective of the RIAI. The B!G Idea is a programme which aims to tackle challenges through creativity, and the RIAI is delighted to announce its new partnership with the programme. We believe […]

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Foundation Partners


Big Motive

We believe that creativity is a vital force that can play a big part in addressing the global challenges we face as a population. we share this belief with the BIG IDEA and couldn’t be happier to count ourselves as a proud partner.

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Bradley Brand

Bridging the knowledge gap between industry and education has never been more relevant – we believe that by having less ambiguity on what “being creative” is will help students define roles and pathways to careers within our growing industry.

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buddalife

Buddalife was created to provide products, courses and a community for personal, planet and animal health.

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Carlow Tool Making

Carlow Toolmaking Services are delighted to partner with The Big Idea and give back to the wider community as we believe this is a fantastic initiative to encourage the development of creativity among you people in Ireland.

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Delmec

Creative thinking is so important to Delmec’s success in the world of telecoms engineering, which is why we are delighted to support the B!G Idea, and foster that talent and skill in younger generations.

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Design Partners

Creativity is the currency of our future generations. The Big Idea is an incredible initiative to help encourage innovative thinking in today’s youth.

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Dolmen

Dolmen are an award-winning product design + R&D agency specialising in breakthrough product innovation. We partner with the world’s most ambitious brands to create transformative product portfolio pipelines.

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Dynamo

We believe that creativity has the power to unlock latent potential and to reshape the world for good. We are proud to support The B!G Idea in empowering and nurturing Ireland’s next generation to challenge, create and innovate.

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Each & Other

The B!G Idea – unleashing the creative brilliance of our children to help make the world a better place. Now that’s an initiative to support wholeheartedly!

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How Might We

The emphasis on nurturing student’s creative confidence plus the close connection to industry makes The Big Idea very special indeed.

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Huskies

We are proud to support the B!G Idea as it puts creativity and collaboration at the heart of the support and guidance it provides to young people. We believe these skills are fundamental to our development and that by empowering students with these skills The B!G idea is putting the conditions in place where they […]

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Kooba

At such a critical point in our society, we want to partner with The BIG Idea in helping shape change through the next generation.

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Linesight

As one of the world’s leading consultancies to the construction industry, Linesight is always on the lookout for those innovative and creative solutions that will help make our planet a better place on which to live and work. And who better to support in finding The B!G iDEA, than the talented and ingenious minds of the younger generation.

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Red Dog

Red Dog is a commercially-minded brand design studio with artistic, creative individuals at its core. Our job is to help companies or organisations thrive through work that delivers. We need more talented designers coming through and that is why the Big idea is a great idea!

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Richards Dee

RichardsDee is an international brand agency that partners local and global brands to grow, transform and inspire. We genuinely bring together brand strategy, brand identity and brand experiences to position, express and create real action for brands.

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Suir Engineering

The B!G Idea is all about supporting our young people to face the challenges of today’s World in a positive and confident way. The future success of Suir Engineering is very much in the hands of our young people, so anything we can do to encourage creativity, build confidence and inspire young people, we are […]

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TTM Healthcare

TTM Healthcare is a Leading Global Healthcare Recruitment Company. We are a trusted healthcare recruitment agency offering jobs for healthcare professionals in Ireland.

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Tap Creative

We are an award-winning brand experience agency who combine strategy with creativity to craft meaningful and beautiful design experiences that improve people’s lives. We believe creative thinking can overcome any challenge.

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UX Design Institute

The future needs great design. And future designers will have wonderful careers. We’re delighted to help bring design into the educational mainstream where it belongs.

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Unum

Unum’s Technology Centre in Carlow is known for delivering high impact creative customer-centric solutions at huge scale, The Big Idea is creating the creative talent pipeline for our future.

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Believers


IADT

As a national leader in design education, IADT is delighted to support The Big Idea. At IADT we specialise in blending ideas, innovation, and entrepreneurial skills to interrogate national and global world problems. We warmly welcome this partnership with The Big Idea in helping us further our shared goals.

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IT Carlow

IT Carlow is delighted to support the big idea as it promotes the development of creative problem solving skills amongst our young people who will go on to be impactful innovators of the future. 

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Ulster University

Ulster University’s Teaching & Research has embedded design and creativity across diverse industry sectors. We are believers that The B!G Idea can empower our young people in the same way, across Ireland.

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University College Cork

UCC is delighted to support The Big Idea, a project that really aligns and resonates with our Graduate Attributes Programme. Our mission is to support and empower students to be independent and creative thinkers, who have the curiosity, creative instincts, and confidence to innovate!

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NCAD

The Big Idea is a fantastic platform for promoting invaluable design and innovation skills in children, and NCAD are delighted to support this initiative.

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Griffith College

This project is crucially important to prepare learners for the demands of higher education and lifelong learning.

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TUS

TUS Midlands is delighted to support The Big Idea as we have a shared ideology of student empowerment. The Big Idea speaks directly to a cohort of students that are open to change; by encouraging these students through design it gives them a greater understanding of its value and how it can be a dynamic career choice.

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TU Dublin

At the Dublin School of Architecture, TU Dublin we believe in the importance of creativity as an essential skill that anyone can learn. We are delighted to support The Big Idea in empowering young people all over Ireland to become critical thinkers and creative problem solvers!

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Grant Partners

CEUD

CEUD

The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority is delighted to collaborate on promoting Universal Design in the development of The Big Idea programme for students in Ireland.

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ESB

ESB

Since ESB was established in 1927, it has always endeavoured to bring light and energy to the people it serves, allowing individuals and communities to fulfil their potential in every walk of life.

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IDI Institute

IDI Institute

The IDI is committed to advancing the value and impact of design both locally and nationally, and working to inspire, support and learn from each other.

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RETHINK IRELAND

RETHINK IRELAND

It’s time to Rethink Ireland. It’s time to back big ideas and sustainable solutions. It’s time to create the inclusive Ireland we all want to be part of. Our vision is an Ireland which is more just, equal and sustainable because of social innovation.

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Align your brand with the most progressive student programme on the island of Ireland and support a new generation of creatively empowered youth.

Help us to equip 4000 students with creative skills in 2023. Make a B!G impact with us!