Innovation in Construction Event
Every company, including those in the construction sector, has its day-to-day challenges; challenges which can have a dramatic effect on their performance and profitability. One proven way to face such challenges is to innovate/develop new products and explore new opportunities to deal with them at source. Understandably, exploring the different Innovation options which are available to companies can be daunting, seen as a drain on resources or simply too time consuming.
To remove these potential obstacles for companies, two Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Clusters, A-IoT (Applied Internet of Things) and EMD Ireland (Engineering Materials & Design) are teaming up to introduce some of the options available in the innovation and research area.
Our next Innovation in Construction event will be held on 14th September 2017 at the Carlton Hotel, Dublin Airport.
The theme of this free event is focused on innovation within the construction industry. In particular it will emphasise the importance of innovation in this pre-Brexit era. The Enterprise Ireland Brexit team will be in attendance to highlight concerns and advise on potential Brexit issues which may directly impact your business. Together with specialised presentations and case studies from a range of Technology Gateways currently involved in the Engineering, Materials and Design and Internet of Things (IoT) space.
Keynote speaker – Pat Gilroy
Our keynote speaker is Pat Gilroy, MD Designer Group. Pat joined Designer Group as Managing Director in 2016, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from his 20 years in the industry. Pat is a results-driven, resourceful Managing Director, with a proven ability to develop and strengthen management teams to maximise growth and efficiency.
Pat was Secretary of the Energy Institute and a Board Member of Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). He holds a BA BAI (Mech) Honours Degree from Trinity College, Dublin and was a Member of the IBEC National Council.
Pat is Ex-President of the Irish French Chamber of Commerce and was appointed a Chevalier of the Order du Merite by the French Government in 2015. He successfully managed the Dublin Senior Gaelic Football Team to All Ireland victory in 2011.
Who should attend?
If your company is involved in any aspect of the construction industry – design, utilities, engineering, manufacture, supplies, transport, building maintenance, health & safety, etc. – and you are interested in learning more about the R&D resources available to assist you in the development of new & innovative construction products and services, then this event is for you.
By attending this event you will get to:
- Learn more about IoT (Internet of Things) for the construction Industry and specifically how IoT could benefit your business in areas of asset/labour tracking, security, safety, Smart Buildings and Cities etc.
- Learn how EMD Ireland can benefit your sector in areas such as engineering, construction, design, and materials etc.
- Speak with engineers and researchers who could potentially form part of your external R&D department
- See case studies of recent collaborative projects between companies and the Technology Gateways
- Find out more about the different funding mechanisms available to your company for Research, Development & Innovation in the construction sector
This event is FREE and a networking lunch is provided.