Cork County Council and CONNECT – the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks – invite you to CONNECT IN CORK, an information morning for business and industry to highlight ways that CONNECT’s third-level, technology research can potentially benefit your company.

This event will include details of funding opportunities that support collaborative research agreements with CONNECT’s technology researchers in Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology and other institutes around Ireland.

You may be surprised by some of the businesses already availing of this research collaboration funding. We hope this event will inspire you to get involved!


Event Programme

09:00   Registration and refreshments
09:30   Welcome and Overview
Mayor of Cork
09:45   “Benefits for Business: Working with CONNECT’s researchers
Prof Linda Doyle, Director of CONNECT, Professor of Engineering & the Arts, Trinity College Dublin

10:10   Case Study 1: Smart Agriculture
Controlling Mastitis: CONNECT’s partnership with Cork County Council
Dr Alan O’Riordan, CONNECT, Tyndall National Institute
Future Milk
Dr Alan Mathewson, Deputy Director of CONNECT, Tyndall National Institute.

10:40   Case Study 2: Smart Urban Environments
Internet of Things and our communities” <TBC>
Prof. Dirk Pesch, CONNECT, Nimbus Centre, Cork Institute of Technology.

11:00   Refreshments

11:30   Case Study 3: Smart Networks
Emerging Network Technology Trends: What you need to know
Prof. Cormac Sreenan, Deputy Director of CONNECT, University College Cork.

11.50   “Internet of Things in action: Introducing Pervasive Nation – Ireland’s IoT Testbed.
Prof. Linda Doyle, Director of CONNECT, & Dr Brendan O’Flynn, CONNECT, Tyndall National Institute

12.15   Promoting Partnership
Short testimonies from existing CONNECT industry partners.

12:45   Lunch

CONNECT is the world leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. CONNECT is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund. We engage with over 35 companies including large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. CONNECT brings together world-class expertise from ten Irish academic institutes to create a one-stop-shop for telecommunications research, development and innovation.

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