engCORE Hosts Research and Innovation Workshop
The Institute’s engCORE team (Engineering Centre of Research and Enterprise) last week hosted a tailored workshop event aimed at engineering companies interested in utilising the research centre’s expertise and capabilities.
The workshop provided business leaders in the region the opportunity to reflect on their research and innovation strategy and consider how IT Carlow can contribute to the implementation of that strategy. Attendees included representatives from a variety of companies such as Waters Technologies Ireland, AutoLaunch, Alltech Farming Solutions, DPF Engineering, APL, Keltech, Boston Scientific, Carlow Tooling, TekPak Automation, Hi-Spec and others.
Dr. Frances Hardiman, Head of Faculty of Engineering at IT Carlow, was joined by the Dr Cathal Nolan, Head of Department, engCORE directors, Design + Technology Gateway, technology transfer office manager and technical leads from various engineering research groups in delivering the workshop.
The objective was to ensure that attendees left with a greater understanding of the mechanisms, the expertise, the capabilities, and the funding options available to kick-start a collaborative engagement with the engineering research team.
Attendees left with a roadmap outlining what options are available to their organisation to engage in research and innovation with engCORE.
Commenting on the workshop, Dr. Hardiman said, “These industry-academic engagement activities are key to developing engineering capacity and innovation and are supported by our industry led cluster - Engineering the South East”