Technology Centres – Industry Led Research

Research by Technology Centres is focused on activities that businesses need…

The State is investing up to €5m in each of 15 Technology Centres.  You owe it to yourself and your company to understand what research is going on in these Centres. See how you could leverage this very significant investment to the benefit of your business. These research areas are relevant across all sectors of business.

Hear case studies from EMC, Vistakon J&J, UTRC Ireland, BNY Mellon, Radii, Inishtech (www.inishtech.com), Wolters Kluwer and others….

Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin – 10th April 2014 – book at the end of this page

The day will be divided into two sessions featuring the Technology Centres explained in this file (click here)

  • Morning: Energy, Manufacturing & Composite Materials Research Seminar
  • Afternoon: IT, Cloud Computing, Financial Services Research Seminar

Delegates are welcome to attend for the entire day, or just the morning or afternoon. This choice can be made during booking.

Technology Centres

The aim of the Technology Centres programme is to introduce companies to the research expertise in Higher Education Institutes in order to generate innovative technologies. The ultimate objective is to use these technologies to sustain existing industries, identify and grow new business sectors to create jobs and increase exports” Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

  • Centres are a joint Enterprise Ireland / IDA initiative.
  • They are collaborative entities established & led by industry.
  • Centres are resourced by highly qualified researchers associated with HEI research institutions.  These researchers are empowered to undertake market focused strategic R&D for the benefit of industry.
  • Technology Centres are based in a University with support from partner colleges to deliver on the research needs of the companies in the group.
  • Many are just getting started and all are open for new companies to join the collaborative entity.
  • So far, over 300 companies are involved.
  • Involved already? Understand the activities and expertise of other centres.

Video on the Technology Centres

Morning Session (9.30am to 1pm) featuring Research in Energy Efficiency, Manufacturing Productivity, Predictive Maintenance, Cycle Time, Low Grade Heat, Compressed Air, Smart Factories, Composite Materials, Adhesive Bonding, Thermoplastics from 

  • Manufacturing Research (ICMR) – research in areas of manufacturing productivity, including training and development, virtual metrology or artificial intelligence, cycle time, predictive maintenance, data analytics and supply chain.
  • Energy Efficiency (I2E2) – research in areas of energy efficiency in industrial, manufacturing and commercial facilities, including low grade heat, appropriate working conditions such as HVAC, energy management methods, compressed air and industrial smart grid.
  • International Energy Research Centre (IERC) – working to find energy demand side solutions with the potential for real commercial input. Current research themes include Commercial Buildings, Home Area Networks and Smart Factories.
  • Composite Materials (ICOMP) – research in the areas of composite materials including joining, adhesive bonding and surface engineering, processing of thermoplastics, liquid resin infusion and damage detection and repair of composites.

Afternoon Session (2pm to 5.30pm) featuring Research in IT Capability, Cloud Computing, Managing Big Data, IT Risk Management, Governance Risk and Compliance Solutions for Financial Services, Learning Technologies from

  • Innovation Value Institute (IVI) – focused on helping companies understand how technology can improve business performance. Research includes IT capability maturity framework, and application in areas such as cloud computing, managing big data, IT risk management, emerging digital business strategies, IT investments.
  • Financial Services (GRCTC) – research and develop industry-ready Governance, Risk and Compliance solutions for the financial services industry to help them to commercialise related GRC semantic technologies.
  • Cloud Computing (IC4) – building trust and dependabaility in the cloud, addressing the need for compliance to standards, quality of service, data privacy, auditability and reliability of service.
  • Learnovate – partners industry with research institutions to pioneer breakthrough learning innovation and next practice learning technologies.

Ample time will also be provided for networking, and to meet the Technology Centres at their exhibition stands.

Who should attend:
Those with responsibility for Innovation and R&D, including General Management, R&D/Innovation/Technical people, Engineering, Finance and Commercial.

This event is supported by Enterprise Ireland through the EIN Programme.


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