Yesterday, September 26th, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and Intel Ireland Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a strategic partnership that will undertake a varied programme of activity in a number of key areas of mutual interest. The programme will include projects aimed at developing and encouraging future talent and increasing the representation of women in STEM professions.
The MoU, signed by DIT President, Professor Brian Norton and Eamonn Sinnott, Vice President and General Manager at Intel Ireland, will provide for the formation of Strategic Working Groups, where DIT and Intel staff will work collaboratively on short, medium and long term action plans in education, outreach, research, and innovation. Progress will be overseen by a Strategic Partnership Oversight Committee led by Professor Brian Norton, DIT and Eamonn Sinnott, Intel Ireland.
Highlighting the opportunities of this new partnership, Eamonn Sinnott said, “Intel first made the decision to invest in Ireland back in 1989 and what has followed since has been a remarkable journey that has seen Ireland become home to one of the most advanced technology centres in the world. This development has been underpinned by the strong relationships we have built with academic institutions and the innovation community across Ireland. This new memorandum which we embark upon today with DIT represents an exciting new chapter between our two organisations and I look forward to exploring a number of ways in which we can collaborate together into the future”.
Speaking at the signing of the MoU in the Greenway Hub at DIT Grangegorman, Professor Brian Norton said, “DIT has had a close working partnership with Intel for many years and many of our graduates have joined the company. We are delighted to see this relationship strengthen through this strategic partnership.”
“This year, with Intel support, we opened an Internet of Things lab in DIT Kevin Street and their continued support and collaboration will help us to develop further initiatives in a number of important areas such as the establishment of a pilot graduate development programme for Manufacturing Technicians and projects focused on increasing the representation of women students and graduates at all levels in STEM disciplines.”
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DIT and Intel MoU – additional information
1. Future Talent Development:
In an increasingly competitive environment both nationally and internationally, the development and acquisition of human capital are a strategic imperative for DIT and Intel. Initial activities of focus are envisaged to be:
• Graduate Development Programme
• On campus activities
• Lectureships and Adjunct appointments
2. Policy, Strategy & Outreach:
In an increasingly complex operating environment both nationally, regionally (EU) and globally, the ability to strategically influence and shape the policy frameworks is critical. Three initial activities of focus are envisaged to include:
• Representation of women in STEM disciplines
• Student access and demographic considerations
• Creation of a Technological university for Dublin
3. Research, Development & Innovation:
As two leading innovators in their own areas of expertise, both Intel and DIT acknowledge that creative collaborations and further novel structures to co-operate on the Research – Development- Innovation Spectrum in selected areas of mutual interest need to be developed and nurtured. This will require technical, research and strategic leadership coupled with an ability to accurately access technical proposals and prioritise appropriately.