FRIDAY 8TH JUNE 2018 - Southern Regional Assembly
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EU Funding fostering and supporting collaboration between science and industry in our region ArcLabs, WIT, West Campus, Carriganore, Waterford FRIDAY 8TH JUNE 2018 MASTER OF CEREMONIES Mr. Damien Tiernan - RTÉ South-East Correspondent The Event is free of charge, but registration is necessary.
WELCOME The Southern Regional Assembly in association with the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) is hosting the event When Science met Business. This event has been organised to showcase exemplar projects co- funded under the ERDF Southern and Eastern Regional Programme 2014-2020 and to provide a forum for researchers and industry to explore potential mutually beneficial collaborations. The Southern Regional Assembly manages a €500 million regional investment programme running from 2014 to 2020. The programme is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Irish Exchequer with Sustainable Urban Development co-funded by Local Authorities. A core objective of the ERDF programme is to strengthen the innovation dividend for the region. Fostering and supporting collaboration between science and industry is key to improving our innovation standing among the regions of Europe and Internationally. Past programmes supported the provision of infrastructure and the increase in the numbers of R&DI third level sector researchers. The primary focus under this programme is to improve the competitiveness of the regional economy. This is achieved through a number of routes, including Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Research Centres. SFI’s Research Centres provide platforms for scientists and engineers to forge partnerships across academia and industry to help address crucial research questions. Enterprise Ireland’s Commercialisation Fund (CF) and Innovation Partnership (IP) programmes play crucial roles. The programmes support the creation of technology-based start-up companies and the transfer of innovations, developed in Higher Education Institutes and Research Performing Organisations, to industry in the region. Additionally they propel the use of key technologies by Irish companies by encouraging them to work with Irish research institutes resulting in mutually beneficial co-operation and interaction. This event is one of our #EU in My Region events for 2018. When Science met Business is held in association with the 38th Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), which is co-sponsored by Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) School of Business, Centre for Enterprise Development and Regional Economy (CEDRE), and the Irish Network for Teachers and Researchers of Entrepreneurship (INTRE). The BCERC takes place in Waterford from June 6-9, 2018. This event is held in association with the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference
PROGRAMME SESSION 1 9.30 – 10.00 am Arrival and Registration 10.00 am Opening Remarks - Cathaoirleach Cllr. Larry O’Brien 10.15 am Introduction to the programme by MC Mr. Damien Tiernan, RTÉ South-East Correspondent 10.25 am Supporting Research and Innovation, MC Mr. Damien Tiernan Dr. Alan Davy Research Unit Manager, TSSG, SmartHerd, a collaborative project together with IBM and local farmers in Waterford Dr. Brendan Jennings Principal Investigator CONNECT, Head of Graduate Studies TSSG, Intelligent Transport Systems, a project together with a CONNECT industry partner. Dr. Steven Davy Founder of LiquidEdge a business analytics platform, a spinout from TSSG. Mr. Javier Torres Sanchez Senior Embedded Systems Engineer, Tyndall National Institute VR Glove: A 3D Hand Motion Capture Device with Haptic Feedback for Virtual Reality Applications Theme reflection Stephen Blair, Director, Southern Regional Assembly Q&A Session 11.15 am Coffee Break 11.40 am Professor Andrew Zacharakis, Key Note Speaker Nurturing the cradle of innovation and wealth creation, forging strong collaborative engagements between Higher Education Institutes and industry SESSION 2 12.00 pm Partnerships and Commercialisation Ms. Leona O’Brien Senior Legal Researcher, Software as a service solution for Banking, Regulatory, Compliance and Risk, University College Cork Ms. Finola Cliffe COO of Hooke Bio Ltd, a biotech spin-out from University of Limerick Dr. Barry Murphy CEO of Electrical Analytics Technology Ltd, Applied Physics Research Group in Trinity College Dublin Dr. Fergus Quilligan Principal Investigator, Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) - Industrial Data Analytics Framework (IDAF) Dr. Ramesh Raghavendra SEAM Centre Director & Technology Gateway Manager - Optimised 3D printed metal components Theme Reflection Professor Willie Donnelly, President, Waterford Institute of Technology Q&A Session 1.00pm Lunch at WIT Arena
MASTER OF CEREMONIES Mr. Damien Tiernan 47-year-old Damien has been South-East Correspondent for 21 years now (the second youngest ever correspondent when appointed) and has covered all types of news, sports, arts, science and features across the region. He made an award-winning documentary “Souls of the Sea” in 2008 after publishing his first book. His second book “The Ecstasy and the Agony” was shortlisted for Sports Book of the Year. He currently works out of the RTE studios at Carriganore House, WIT. OPENING REMARKS Cllr. Larry O’Brien, Cathaoirleach of the Southern Regional Assembly Cllr. Larry O’Brien represents Wexford County Council on the Southern Regional Assembly. Elected to Wexford County Council in 1991, he served as Cathaoirleach of the Council on two occasions in 2007 and 2009. He is currently the Chairperson of the Roads Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) in Wexford County Council. Cllr. O’Brien is a former member of the South-East Regional Authority where he also served as Cathaoirleach during his time with the Authority and is currently a member of the Southern Regional Assembly since its establishment in 2015. A full-time public representative, Cllr. O’Brien is a member of the Fine Gael party. KEY NOTE SPEAKER Professor Andrew Zacharakis Andrew Zacharakis is The John H. Muller, Jr. Chair in Entrepreneurship at Babson College, Wellesley, MA. He is the Director of the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference and past president of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. He is also a past chair of the Entrepreneurship Department at Babson College and a past Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson. His writings and research focus on two major areas of entrepreneurship: the venture capital decision-making process and entrepreneurial growth strategies.
THEME REFLECTIONS BY Mr. Stephen Blair, Director, Southern Regional Assembly Stephen was appointed inaugural Director of the Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly when it was established in 2000. He has been responsible for managing Structural Funds Regional Operational Programmes for successive programming periods 2000-2006 and 2007-13 and he acted as chair of the Monitoring Committees for these programmes. Stephen represents Ireland on a number of Monitoring Committees for European Territorial Co-operation Programmes. The Assembly is also the designated Managing & Certification Authority for the maritime cross-border programme with Wales. Prior to taking up his current post, Stephen worked for many years in the Planning Service in Local Government in Ireland, including during the 1990’s as Waterford City Planning Officer. A graduate of both Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, Stephen holds Masters Degrees in both Planning and Public Management. Professor Willie Donnelly, President, Waterford Institute of Technology Professor Donnelly was appointed President of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in April 2015, having held the position of Head of Research and Innovation at the Institute for the previous 10 years. He is founder of the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) which carries out research into mobile services, internet of things and communications management research centre. Prior to entering academia, he worked for 15 years in the telecommunications and utilities industries. His main area of academic research interest is the management of next generation networks. He has extended his work in this area to focus on smart agriculture and in particular the development of integrated communications management solutions and decision support systems for secure food production.
SPEAKERS Dr. Alan Davy, TSSG Alan Davy was awarded BSc (with honours) in Applied Computing and PhD degrees from Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland in 2002 and 2008 respectively. He has worked at TSSG, originally as a student, since 2002 and became a PostDoc Researcher in 2008. In 2010, he worked at IIT Madras in India as an Assistant Professor lecturing in Network Management Systems. He received a Marie Curie International Mobility fellowship in 2010, which brought him to work at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya for 2 years. He is now a Senior Research Fellow and Research Unit Manager of the Emerging Networks Laboratory at TSSG. Dr. Davy is the coordinator of the EU H2020 FETOpen project CIRCLE: Coordinating European Research on Molecular Communications. Dr. Brendan Jennings Dr. Jennings is a Principal Investigator at CONNECT in Waterford Institute of Technology. He received BEng and PhD degrees from Dublin City University in 1993 and 2001 respectively. He is Head of Graduate Studies for Waterford Institute of Technology, where he is also active as a senior researcher within the Emerging Networks Laboratory in the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG). With TSSG since 2003, he became the group’s first Director of Research in 2013. During that time he contributed to a number of national and international research projects, including the FAME strategic research cluster, where he coordinated a number of collaborative projects with the Irish R&D labs of IBM and Cisco.
Dr. Steven Davy, LiquidEdge Steven received his B.A. (Mod) and PhD from Trinity College Dublin (2003) and Waterford Institute of Technology (2008) in the field of Computer Science. His research interests include network and service management, policy-based management, and virtual network resource planning and deployment. More recently, he is researching into applying his expertise in telecommunications systems in areas that include Intelligent Transport Systems and Remote Healthcare. Mr. Javier Torres Sanchez Javier Torres Sanchez graduated in Physics in 2003 and in Electronic Engineering in 2007 from the University of Granada (Spain). His particular area of expertise is in embedded systems design (hardware-software co-design) from concept definition, specification and design through to manufacture and test. He joined the Tyndall National Institute in 2006, where he currently works as an embedded systems engineer in the Wireless Sensor Network Group. He specialises in the field of wireless sensing system research across a wide range of applications including wearable, health and fitness and environmental monitoring. Ms. Leona O’Brien, SmaRT project, University College Cork The SmaRT project, led by Tom Butler and Leona O’Brien is developing a software platform to unpack and capture the complexity of regulations in finance and banking. The SmaRT software platform, though not yet completed is already gaining attention in RegTech circles and is viewed internationally as an innovative, potentially disruptive technology. It is currently being evaluated by the Financial Conduct Authority UK FCA in order to make its Regulatory Handbook machine readable. A pilot deployment by a major law firm and a proof of concept at a systemically important international financial institution has commenced.
Ms. Finola Cliffe, COO of Hooke Bio Ltd, a biotech spin-out from the University of Limerick. Hooke Bio consists of a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists whose aim is commercialisation of Hooke’s microfluidic technology, Enigma. The Engima system is a disruptive technology that can address the high throughput screening need in the pharma industry (e.g. disease modelling, personalised medicine, drug repurposing, toxicity testing, microbial screening etc...). The development of Hooke Bio’s microfluidic technology has been supported by two grants from EI’s Commercialisation Fund Programme. Enigma can be integrated into existing robotic testing facilities or act as a stand-alone system. Dr. Barry Murphy, CEO, Electrical Analytics Technology Ltd. Dr. Barry Murphy, CEO of Electrical Analytics Technology Ltd. a new spinout from the Applied Physics Research Group in Trinity College Dublin. Since completing his PhD in Physics in 2013, Barry has been working on applied projects to solve technological problems in the energy sector. Support from Enterprise Ireland’s Commercialisation Fund has enabled him to apply his knowledge of data science to the problems being faced by electrical distribution grid operators, such as ESB Networks. He managed and contributed to the Commercialisation Fund project from the initial idea through to real-world trials on ESB Networks assets around Ireland.
Dr. Fergus Quilligan, Principal Investigator, Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) Fergus is Principal Investigator for Analytics in IMR. Fergus received a PhD on the application of data processing and feature extraction to astrophysical datasets. He worked onsite with NASA and ESA before moving to Intel where he led an analytics team providing skills in root cause analysis, advanced SPC, data mining, yield modelling, predictive analytics etc. with Fergus leading the worldwide quality improvement roadmap. Since moving to IMR Fergus has worked on projects involving real time data analysis from IoT sensors, optimised scheduling, human computer interaction and cyber physical systems. During his 15 years in industry, Fergus has worked on a broad range of analytical projects across any sectors; his current focus is on enabling analytics solutions to be more easily deployed within industry. Dr. Ramesh Raghavendra, SEAM Centre Director & Technology Gateway Manager Dr. Ramesh Raghavendra’s research background is in the areas of functional ceramics, glass and glass-ceramics, sintering of powder materials and more recently his research interests are directed towards Metal Additive Manufacturing. He holds patents in microwave processing of ceramic materials and in cofiring of ceramics. He has authored/co-authored more than 60 refereed journal publications. Within seven years of launching of SEAM, Ramesh has been instrumental in establishing collaborations with over 120 Irish based industries and successfully managed to deliver over 950 directly funded Industrial projects (short, medium and long term). Through these and state supported projects, Ramesh has secured over €8m in funding for SEAM. Furthermore, he successfully coordinated an EU funded FP7- SME project that concluded in December 2015. For his contribution to Industrial services, Ramesh received the KTI Award 2015 under the industrial consultancy impact category.
EVENT LOCATION ArcLabs, Research and Innovation Centre, WIT West Campus, Carriganore, Waterford. Importance Notice: Parking is available at the WIT Arena only, please arrive before 9.15 am to avail of a shuttle bus which will take you to the venue. WIT Arena is 800 metres from ArcLabs, which is approximately an 11-minute walk. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with the speakers in our market place. Booking Form Name of delegate(s): Name and address of company/organisation: Telephone: Email: Where did you hear about the conference: No. of delegate(s) attending lunch: (The conference is free of charge, lunch will be provided. Please advise if vegetarian option required) (Tea/coffee will be provided at registration) Booking is open until Friday 1st June. You can make your booking on www.eventbrite.ie or by email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org For enquiries please contact: Yvonne Cooney + 353 (0) 51 860 700
Southern Regional Assembly, Assembly House, Waterford,Ireland. EIRCODE: X91 F8PC TELEPHONE: +353 (0) 51 860700 email@example.com www.southernassembly.ie
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