- On October 3rd and 4th the Intel Ireland Research Conference took place in Croke Park, Dublin
- The 2 Day conference brought together more than 150 delegates from across Europe
- This event comprised of keynote speaking sessions along with 3 research focus areas – Silicon & Nanotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and ICT for Sustainable Water Management
On October 3rd and 4th the Intel Ireland Research Conference took place in Croke Park, Dublin. The conference, which forms part of the ERIC (European Research and Innovation Conference) Series 2012, brought together more than 150 delegates from across Europe representing enterprise, academia and policy makers.
The event, which is held annually in the region, is an important building block in driving a world-class ecosystem for research and innovation in Europe.
The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Building a smart, sustainable and inclusive society through research and innovation partnerships’, which provided delegates with the chance to discuss and identify opportunities for tackling the myriad of challenges that we as a society are faced with including ongoing economic turbulence, the accelerating rate of natural resource depletion and the often unequal and non-inclusive nature of society.
This 2 day event comprised of keynote speaking sessions along with three relevant and diverse research focus areas – Silicon & Nanotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and ICT for Sustainable Water Management.
Highlights of the event included a keynote address from Seán Sherlock, Minister of State, Department of Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation, who remarked “I commend Intel Ireland for organising the European Research and Innovation Conference 2012. The theme of this year’s conference ‘Building a smart, sustainable and inclusive society through research and innovation partnerships’ is closely aligned with Ireland’s and the European Union’s growth strategy and the crucial role of research and innovation. Innovation is an integral part of overall economic policy and is central to the Government’s reform agenda. This is best illustrated in the Action Plan for Jobs which contains a range of initiatives to support broad-based innovation. The central theme of Ireland’s forthcoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union will be responding to the challenge of getting the European economy back on track by improving the EU’s global competitiveness, promoting economic growth and creating jobs. Research and innovation are, therefore, of major importance given their role in contributing to economic recovery, competitiveness and growth across the EU”.
Minister Sherlock addresses degates at the Intel Ireland Research Conference
Delegates take part in in an interactive poster session at the event
The first day of the conference brought together a number of high-profile keynote speakers who addressed a diversity of topics including how future technology can meet societal needs and how innovation can enable a smart, sustainable and inclusive society.
The broad array of speakers brought a variety of perspectives and included keynote addresses from the EU Commission, represented by its Research Director General Mr. Herbert von Bose, academic speakers from the likes of Dublin City University and Trinity College Dublin as well as speakers from Dublin City Council and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).
The first day of the conference also included keynote addresses from Intel VP’s Dr. Mike Mayberry and Prof. Martin Curley, Mr. Jean-Rene Lequepeys, VP for the Silicon Components Division at LETI and Dr. Mark Mellet who is the Commodore, Flag Officer, Commanding Naval Service.
The first day of the conference concluded with an interactive poster sessions giving delegates the opportunity to share their research abstracts.
The second day of the conference focused on the specific track themes allowing delegates to engage in smaller sessions covering a variety of research themes. The second day also included the launch by Intel Labs Europe, Dublin City Council and Trinity College Dublin of the ‘Sustainable Connected Cities – Dublin’ collaboration. Click here to find out more about the collaboration which will see the development and testing of citizen centric services and solutions that further the drive towards delivering sustainable connected cities.
Conference delegates are pictured at Croke Park, Dublin
About the ERIC Series 2012
This year ERIC (European Research and Innovation Conference) 2012 will comprise of a series of events which will take place in Ireland and Spain. On October 3rd and 4th the Intel Ireland Research Conference will be held at Croke Park, Dublin, focused on the areas of Silicon & Nanotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and ICT for Sustainable Water Management.
ERIC Barcelona will be held on October 22nd and 23rd and will incorporate the Research@ Intel Europe showcase. The focus areas for the conference will be Architecture, Security, Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship. In addition, we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Intel Labs Barcelona research facility.
On December 6th the European Design Science Symposium will be held at the Intel Innovation Open Lab at the Intel Ireland campus in Leixlip.
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