Inaugural address of Intel lecture series on Engineering Research and Innovation

Justin Rattner, Chief Technology Officer and Corporate Vice-President, Intel Corporation, delivered a lecture on ‘Changing the World through Engineering Research and Innovation’ on Tuesday, 11th October at University College Dublin.  The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D. also attended the event which was the inaugural address in a series of lectures on the subject which will take place over the next 6 months and which will be presented by international experts in this field.

The lecture series, which is being sponsored by Intel Labs Europe, has been organised by the Irish Academy of Engineering as part of their initiative to raise awareness among the Government, Industry and Academia of the vital role of Engineering Research and Innovation in Irish economic development and to effect associated change.

The series has its origins in the report on ‘Engineering Research in Irish Economic Development’ which was published by the Irish Academy of Engineering in December 2010.  That report was widely circulated to relevant Government Ministers and Departments, State Sponsored Bodies, Industry, Business Representative Organisations and Academic establishments.  In response to the very positive reception given to the report, these public lectures have been arranged to draw on best international experience and expertise.

Intel’s Justin Rattner is an internationally renowned leader in technological innovation and research.  His lecture provided a valuable contribution to the promotion of research and innovation in Ireland, where such endeavors are, and will continue to be, vital to the nation’s economic development, employment prospects and future well being.

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Intel’s Justin Rattneris pictured with Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D.

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Minister Quinn is pictured at the event

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Justin Rattner delivers his keynote address

Further Information

About the Irish Academy of Engineering
The Irish Academy of Engineering is an independent, all-Ireland body of Engineers of distinction, drawn from a wide range of disciplines, with a membership of approximately 130.  Its mission is to analyse and report on important national issues, where the Engineering profession can make a unique contribution to economic, social and technological development.

About Intel Labs Europe
Intel R&D / Innovation in Europe is driven by a network of research labs, product development labs and innovation labs spanning the region as well as a variety of Intel business units. Intel Labs Europe (ILE) was formally established in early 2009 as the central means of coordinating activities across this diverse and extensive network, and to strengthen and improve Intel’s alignment with European R&D. Today ILE consists of more than two dozen R&D locations employing more than 1500 R&D professionals, with a further 9 labs and 2000 R&D professionals added through the Intel Mobile Communications acquisition.

The mission of ILE is to advance Intel research, development and innovation and to partner with European stakeholders to help improve European competitiveness. To achieve this ILE aims to strengthen Intel’s relationships and collaborations with European researchers and to align the company’s technology vision with European policy makers across a broad technology agenda. ILE has grown existing initiatives and continually seeks new opportunities to advance the value of ICT solutions for society and business.

About Intel
Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.

Additional information about Intel is available at:

Web –  |   Twitter – @Intel_IRL   |   Facebook – Intel Ireland

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