Seminar to encourage engineering entrepreneurship in manufacturing
01 September 2014
A one-day seminar on ‘Engineering Entrepreneurship’ is set to bring together industry leaders, national policy-makers, engineering entrepreneurs and academia to explore latest developments of engineers in innovation, new company start-ups and industry-academia collaborations. The event has been specially designed to highlight industry collaborations with academia in the product and process manufacturing spaces.
Organised by Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and University College Cork, the seminar will take place on 4 September on the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Guest speakers will include:
- Seán O’Driscoll, the CEO of Glen Dimplex;
- Tommy Fanning, the head of the engineering, industrial & clean technologies division from IDA Ireland; and
- Deirdre Glenn, director of manufacturing, engineering and energy commercialisation at Enterprise Ireland.
The seminar will be of interest to any company involved in manufacturing including biomedical, electronic, pharmaceutical and biopharma, in either the product-service and process research and development sectors. It is being organised as part of the 31st International Manufacturing Conference (IMC31), which takes place in Cork this year.
Manufacturing competitiveness has been identified as one of the key research priorities for future policy in Ireland. The 2013 GMCI report by Deloitte has identified ‘talent-driven innovation’ as the most important global driver of a nation’s competitiveness for the manufacturing industry. In addition to its keynote speakers, the ‘Engineering Entrepreneurship’ seminar will present two case-study sessions with world-class examples of spin outs from academia, as well as significant industry projects being carried out in partnership with academic institutions.
The theme of the broader (two-day) IMC31 conference is to examine ‘Engineers in an Innovation Ecosystem’, a theme that will highlight innovation and entrepreneurship among engineers across all sectors. The conference has a number of strands. It showcases manufacturing-engineering research undertaken by experienced researchers and postgraduate students, and this will be addressed in keynote presentations, workshops and dedicated paper sessions. The conference showcases specific innovations in industry and is an excellent opportunity for networking between industry, academia, entrepreneurs, innovators, and government and funding agencies.
For more information, contact Dr Ger Kelly, IMC31 conference chair (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 021 432 6505) or Dr Bill Wright/Dr Guangbo Hao, IMC31 organising committee (email: Bill.Wright@ucc.ie/G.Hao@ucc.ie or telephone: 021 4902 213 or 021 4903 793). A one-day delegate package costs €200. See the conference website for more information.http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2014/09/01/cork-seminar-encourage-engineering-entrepreneurship/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/IMC-1024x616.jpghttp://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/IMC-300x300.jpgNewsCIT,conference,UCC