Since 2003, Momentum (MMS) have worked in developing progressive learning programmes and platforms for education with special focus on cultural heritage tourism innovations that transformational impact on cultural heritage organisations, local communities and rural economies. Their expertise as a tourism and cultural heritage VET provider has been valued by national organisations in Ireland including: Fáilte Ireland, at regional level by Local Authorities (where they have assisted in the development of cultural heritage tourism strategies), Local Enterprise Offices and Skillnet training networks (who have engaged the education wing of MMS to deliver cultural and creative accelerator programmes).
MMS are also active in this space in Europe. They have been designed and currently delivering game-changing European projects which are complementary to Cultural Heritage 2.0 and also seek to assist the regeneration of the European cultural heritage sector post COVID-19 crisis. We lead dissemination on the Cultural Heritage 2.0 project through our strong marketing division specialising in brand development, multimedia content generation, communication strategies and social media.
Con Bartels is Momentum’s Specialist in Sustainability & Culture. Con graduated with a bachelor of Business Studies from Trinity College Dublin in 2020 and completed a postgraduate diploma in Design Thinking for Sustainability at the UCD Innovation Academy in 2021.
With this background, Con brings a blend of Business, sustainability and Design Thinking to this project and others in the culture space such as ‘Street Culture Entrepreneurship for Regions’ and ‘Cultural Social Innovation Europe’.
A graduate of both University College Dublin and Maynooth University, Denise has worked in Rural Development, Tourism and Culture, Education and Marketing with the Public Sector, SMEs and major National and International brands. She builds on Momentum’s work in enabling innovation collaboration between Industry and Higher Education, and also on Horizon Europe research and innovation projects, ensuring this valuable work can make an impact in an applied way.
Denise loves storytelling, finding the unique story and voice of each project and communicating it clearly to the people for whom it can make the greatest impact.