The Academy was initiated with our support and sponsorship, as well as Intel Labs Europe and Dublin City; and it was established in association with the Innovation Value Institute and the International Society for Professional Innovation Management.
The celebration event was the centrepiece of the Open Innovation 2.0 – Sustainable Economy & Society Conference  being held at Dublin Castle, Ireland on May 20-21. Accordingly, the inaugural Innovation Luminary Awards were presented on May 20 2013 at a special gala dinner at Trinity College Dublin, with Miriam O’Callaghan as the Master of Ceremony.
The initial recipient Luminaries have been designated by the Open Innovation 2.0 Conference Steering Committee for their extraordinary achievements and their potential to inspire the next generation of innovators worldwide. They will be enrolled into the Innovation Luminary Academy and will have stewardship for the selection of future Innovation Luminaires.
Professor Alexander von Gabain  (DE)– Chairman, European Institute of Innovation &Technology & Chairman, IntelCell AG
High Performance Innovation
Peter van Manen  (UK) – CEO McLaren Formula 1 Electronics
Professor Stephen Hawking  (UK)
Felix Baumgartner (Au)- RedBull Stratos
Business Model Innovation
Alexander Osterwalder  (CH)– Inventor of the Business Model Canvas & Best Selling Author
Ami de L’Europe - 21st Century Industrial Innovation
Justin Rattner (USA)– Intel Chief Technology Officer
Rovio  (FI) Mikael Hed, CEO
Innovation Thought Leadership
Professor Leif Edvinsson  (SE) – New Club of Paris, University of Lund
Irish Innovation Champion
Joan Mulvihill  (IE) - CEO of the Irish Internet Association
(Photography Marc O'Sullivan)