Intel Ireland sponsors 14 Masters Students from DCU, the students, all pursuing full time Masters in Science, Engineering and related disciplines, attended a ceremony at DCU to recognize their achievements to date, and have also visited the Intel Campus in Leixlip to meet with their industry mentors and get a taste of what a career at Intel would be like.
The sponsorship programme is part of an ongoing strategic partnership between Intel and DCU following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by Intel General Manager; Eamonn Sinnott and DCU President; Brian McCraith, forma in January 2017.
In addition to providing each participant with a monetary sum to support their academic studies, the program also provides employee mentors from Intel to give the students a direct relationship to the world of work.
Speaking at the DCU event, Hugh Hardiman, Director of public affairs said, “So much of the success of Intel Ireland is due to the determination, ingenuity and creativity of the people who work there, and that is why talent development is at the cornerstone of this Memorandum of Understanding with DCU”
About Intel at DCU
DCU’s Smart Stadium project is using Croke Park as a test bed to trial smart technologies which can help cities to function smarter. Intel’s end-to-end IoT portfolio, including Intel® IoT gateways based on the Irish designed and produced Intel® Quark™ processor, is being used to facilitate the research and pilot deployments.
Intel is a founding member of the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4). Intel has participated in numerous IC4-funded projects, particularly in the area of cloud scalability. Through their collaboration with IC4, Intel is a partner on two 4m Horizon 2020 projects through their collaboration with IC4 – CloudLightning and RECAP – which are designed to dramatically reduce the costs of cloud service provision and increase the performance of cloud computing.
Shimmer Research is an Irish R&D at the forefront of the provision of wearable wireless sensors in the world. Based in DCU Alpha Innovation Campus, the company designs, develops and manufactures a full range of wearable wireless sensors including kinematic, bio-physical, and ambient modules – paving the way for the next big wave in computing. The Shimmer platform was originally developed by Intel Research Labs in 2006, and Shimmer Research was established in 2008 following a worldwide licensing agreement.
Firmwave, another DCU Alpha company, has developed Firmwave® Edge, the first low-power, wireless sensor network platform powered by the latest Intel® Quark™ microcontroller technology.
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