Intel Ireland
Research Conference

  • Croke Park,
    Dublin, Ireland
    October 3-4 2012

Intel Ireland Research Conference

 

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Intel Ireland Research Conferences encourages Research, Innovation and Collaboration

On October 3rd and 4th the Intel Ireland Research Conference took place in Croke Park, Dublin Ireland. 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 in Europe for research, innovation and collaboration.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Building a Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive society through Research and Innovation partnership’ and there will be a number of distinct focus areas included within the event.

The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Building a smart, sustainable and inclusive society through research and innovation partnerships’ and provided delegates with the chance to discuss and identify opportunities for tackling the challenges facing society. This 2 day event comprised of keynote speaking sessions on Day 1 along with three relevant research focus areas on Day 2 –
1. Silicon & Nanotechnology
2. Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
3. ICT for Sustainable Water Management

Highlights of the event included a keynote address from Minister Séan Sherlock, Department of Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation and Department of Education & Skills with responsibility for Research & Innovation who said “I commend Intel Ireland for organizing 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. The central theme of Ireland’s forthcoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2013 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 critically important given their role in contributing to economic recovery, competitiveness and growth”.

The first day of the conference focused on how future technology can better 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, Herbert von Bose, academic speakers Stephen Daniels, Dublin City University and Silvia Giordani, Trinity College Dublin as well as Tom Leahy executive city manager from Dublin City Council and Mark Ferguson, Director General Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

The conference also heard keynote addresses from Intel VP’s Mike Mayberry and Martin Curley, Jean-Rene Lequepeys, VP Silicon Components Division at LETI and Commodore Mark Mellet, Flag Officer, Commanding Irish Naval Service.

Copies of 1st Day Presentations can be found here.

The first day of the conference concluded with an interactive poster a session giving delegates the opportunity to share and collaborate on their research.

The second day of the conference focused on the specific track themes allowing delegates to engage in smaller sessions.

Copies of 2nd Day Presentations can be found under respective track below:
1. Silicon & Nanotechnology
2. Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
3. ICT for Sustainable Water Management.

The second day also included the launch by Intel Labs Europe, Dublin City Council and Trinity College Dublin of the 'Sustainable Connected Cities – Dublin’ initiative. Click here to find out more about this collaboration which will see the development and testing of citizen centric services and solutions that further the drive towards delivering sustainable connected cities.