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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.
H2020 National Contact Point, Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine
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.
Full Speaker list to be announced
Prof. Willie Donnelly
Minister John Halligan
Full Schedule Coming Soon.
All prices inclusive of VAT
All prices inclusive of VAT
Paulstown Road, Kilkenny R95 F685, Ireland
Registration open from 8:30