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6th of November 2019, Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny
Amplitude is an annual conference led by the Technology Transfer Offices of Waterford Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Carlow with the support of EI Technology Gateways and Research Centres.
The goal of Amplitude is to support industry and help them understand the impact of research on their business/industries/sectors.
Discover how to approach a research centre and foster a successful collaborative relationship with a goal of improving your company’s research and development capabilities. Our team of academic experts will outline how you can access funding from National and EU Calls and offer advice on how to submit a winning proposal.
Research centres across both Institutes, namely SEAM, PMBRC, TSSG, RIKON and Design+, specialise in many research areas and, this year, the conference will focus on four industries; Precision Agri, Future Health, Smart Energy and Manufacturing/Engineering/Design.
Amplitude 2019 offers a unique opportunity for companies, particularly multi-nationals and SME’s, to understand the complex world of collaborating with research and accessing large funding pots.
Amplitude will focus on four industries;
Precision Agri, Future Health, Smart Energy and Manufacturing/Engineering/Design.
President of Waterford Institute of Technology
Professor Willie Donnelly was appointed President of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) having held the position of Head of Research and Innovation at the Institute for the previous 10 years. During those 10 years, he secured in excess of €100m in research funding and has grown and consolidated its research competencies in a number of distinct areas; telecommunications, pharmaceutical and molecular biotechnology research, applied materials and eco-innovation.
Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development
John Halligan TD is Minister of State at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Education and Skills with special responsibility for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development.
Within this Department (DBEI) Minister Halligan oversees the implementation of Innovation 2020, the Government's Strategy for Research and Development, Science and Technology.
Head of R&D and Health Analytics, Dept. of Health
Muiris O’Connor is Head of R&D and Health Analytics in the Department of Health. This is a division established in late 2015 which brings together a range of functions including ICT, eHealth, health information, research, analytics as well as international relations, North-South cooperation and engagement with academia and enterprise. This development reflects the Department’s commitment to evidence-based policy and practice and it is focussed on the management of research and innovation for the explicit purpose of achieving improved service and organisational outcomes. Prior to joining the Department of Health, Muiris worked in the Higher Education Authority (HEA), the Department of Education and Skills, the Conference of Religious of Ireland (CORI), the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG).
Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine, National Delegate Agritculture Horizon 2020
Project Officer, Post-Award and Evaluation Research, Strategy and Funding Directorate, HRB
Head, Low Carbon Technologies Department, SEAI
Dr Phil Hemmingway is a member of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Senior Management Team, and Head of the SEAI Low Carbon Technologies Department. He is responsible for a range of research & innovation, behavioural economics, modelling, statistics and technology innovation activities in support of SEAI’s vision for Ireland’s energy to be sustainable, secure, affordable and clean.
Phil is Ireland’s representative to Europe’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SETPlan); the International Energy Agency’s Committee on Energy Research & Technology (CERT); Ireland’s Technology Delegate to the UNFCCC and Ireland’s National Delegate for the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Energy Programme Committee. He also represents SEAI on Ireland’s Climate Action High Level Steering Group; Innovation 2020 Steering Group; and Horizon 2020 High Level Group.
Prior to joining SEAI, Phil held positions at Science Foundation Ireland where he was responsible for development & governance of multi-million Euro R&D investment programmes and leadership of SFI energy, engineering & environment activities; UCD where he was a Lecturer in the School of Biosystems Engineering; and RPS Group as an energy consultant/design engineer. Phil is a Chartered Engineer and holds Bachelors (engineering) & Doctoral (energy) degrees from UCD.
Senior Energy Engineer, 3 Counties Energy Agency (3CEA)
Alex Hamilton is Senior Energy Engineer with 3Counties Energy Agency, and has 16-years experience in sustainability and energy engineering.
Alex hold a First Class Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Engineering from Waterford Institute of Technology, and an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering (BA, BAI) from Trinity College Dublin. Alex is also a Certified Energy Manager, accredited by the Association of Energy Engineers, and is a Registered Energy Auditor with SEAI.
She is highly experienced in implementing projects in the public, private and community sectors relating to energy efficiency and renewable technologies. Alex specialises in community energy projects and project managing grant funding programmes. She also has vast experience working on EU funded projects, including IEE, Interreg & H2020 programmes.
National Delegate Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Horizon 2020
Venture Investment Leader, NDRC
David makes ventures happen with NDRC, and for the past four years educated, inspired, and connected the Dublin ecosystem with Startup Grind. As an NDRC Venture Investment Lead, David sources, engages, guides and enables teams to transform the best ideas into globally scalable businesses.
An experienced executive, David has a career spanning software engineering, public sector trade development, private sector business development - all built on a vocation as an evangelist for the Irish startup community.
David is a talented communicator and connector, with a unique understanding of the Irish and European startup ecosystems."
Director & Patent Attorney
Micheal Lucey BE (Hons), EPA, CPA, RPA, RTMA & CTMA
Director, Purdy Lucey
With over 20 years’ experience working as a Patent Attorney, Michael is a co-founder of Purdy Lucey.
Following his graduation from University College Cork with an honours degree in Electrical Engineering, Michael worked with The Tyndall Institute, the leading European research centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) hardware and systems. Where he specialised in both electronics and photonics – materials, devices, circuits and systems gaining experience in the development of software applications for measuring instruments, and the design of components for ASIC circuits.
Michael specialises in the drafting and prosecution of patents in the fields of electronics, software, power converters, telecommunications, optoelectronics, imaging systems and medical devices. He has acted for large, well known, High Tech US multinational corporations and world leading University Institutions before the European Patent Office (EPO), manages substantial patent portfolios and is responsible for prosecuting several important European patents in the field of telecommunications.
In recent years Michael has advised many University start-up and new technology based High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) companies, devising complex Intellectual Property filing strategies. He has also acted for successful ICT Irish based SMEs.
Michael has extensive experience in prosecuting patent applications at the EPO including Oral proceedings, as well as preparing and filing Notices of Opposition at the EPO.
Michael lectures on Intellectual Property for local Irish Universities and is a member of EPI, Irish Patents Law Committee, and the IEEE. Michael is also a UK Chartered Patent Attorney, an Irish Registered Patent Agent, an Irish Registered and Community Trade Mark and Design Attorney; a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and holds an Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate awarded by IPReg.
Michael is recommended in IAMPatent1000, IP Stars and The World’s Leading Trade Mark Professionals, WTR1000
Telephone: + 353 1 676 0792
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/purdylucey/
Founder & Director, Anuland
David McDonnell is founder and director of Anuland, an agricultural technology start-up company. A farmer, serial entrepreneur and a champion of sustainability, David established Anuland with a vision to help empower farmers gain have more control of their farming business through the development and adoption of new technological advancements.
David began his professional life as a farmer and still continues to be involved. He assists with the management of the family farm, a dairy and poultry business in West Limerick, with his brother Richard and father Michael. A little over 20 years ago, David began to diversify into complementary farm activities, developing a number of renewable energy projects, notably the first farm scale Anaerobic Digestion plant in Ireland and numerous wind farms. He is a member of the Irish Wind Energy Association, Irish Bio-Energy Association and Cré.
Anuland was born from an intersection of David’s farming experience, his understanding of the challenges farmers face and his success with renewable energy development. Focused on being farmer centric, the company aims to empower the farmer with technology to address the needs of their specific farm environment, thus helping the farmer to strive for the triple bottom line of financial, environmental and social sustainability.
David holds his Green Cert in Agriculture from Salesian Agricultural College Pallaskenry, a Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Limerick.
Director of Research, TSSG
Sasitharan (Sasi) Balasubramaniam received the Bachelors of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) from the University of Queensland, 1998, Masters of Engineering Science (Computer and Communication Engineering) from the Queensland University of Technology, 1999, and the Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Queensland, 2005. His Ph.D was under the supervision of Prof. Jadwiga Indulska.
Currently, Sasi is Director of Research at Telecommunication Software and Systems Group, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. He is also an Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the Nano Communication Centre (NCC), Department of Electronic and Communication Engineering at the Tampere University of Technology, Finland. At the NCC he is leading the molecular communications research track, where his research interests include bacteria nanonetworks, calcium signalling in the tissue, as well as the Internet of Nano Things (IoNT).
Sasi is currently an IEEE Senior Member and an ACM Member.
Prof. Willie Donnelly
Minister John Halligan
Dr. Phil Hemmingway
Dr. John Breen
Dr. Aisling McEvoy
Soon to be announced
Please note the schedule is subject to change
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