Dr. Karl Thomas

Through Creatovation Karl collaborates with a range of stakeholders. He is Academic Lead in Innovation and Creativity for Trinity College Dublin as part of Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace where he delivers material to both academic cohorts up to Post-Doctoral level, and to Tangent’s corporate clients.

Karl is also lead tutor on a number of corporate Graduate programs across Ireland and Internationally.

Karl is a Design sprint facilitator and acts as a mentor at various innovation and entrepreneurship events and Hackathons, and provides coaching support to start-ups and business leaders.

Karl’s focus is on developing people who think differently in the field of innovation, creating future leaders who understand the value of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creative problem solving as fundamental features of the innovation and business ecosystem.

Karl holds a Ph.D from Trinity College Dublin where his research involved analysis of concepts related to creativity, critical thinking and cultural perceptions of creative agency. Karl also holds a level 9 P.G Certificate from UCD in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, a Certificate in Psychology from NUI Maynooth, an Advanced Diploma in Executive, Life and Neuro Performance Coaching and Certificates in Professional Practice in Training & Development and in Training Needs Analysis & Design.

Karl has designed programs and lectured at Trinity College in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking, Visual Culture and Critical Theory. At D.I.T Karl lectured through the Critical Theory dept, designing a number of courses on a range of topics, including Design, Narratology, and Critical Thinking. Karl also established a successful Innovation and Entrepreneurship course for Athlone I.T.

Karl is an award winning visual artist and award winning designer, a published poet, musician and is a creative branding consultant.


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Dr. Karl Thomas



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