DCU  - Business Matchmaker 2016

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DCU - Business Matchmaker 2016


Event Outline

This is an opportunity for companies to meet face-to-face with experts at Dublin City University who are actively engaged in research that has applications across many industry sectors. You can profile your business, outline the challenges for your business, explore new ideas and understand the various options to collaborate and fund R&D projects through state and European supports. Companies with both an established R&D programme and start-ups with new ideas are welcome.

The purpose of these meetings is to facilitate targeted exchanges between academia and industry and explore opportunities for collaboration through access to talent, knowledge transfer, training and industry/academic partnerships.

Following a light breakfast the plenary session will outline research at DCU and how the university collaborates with industry. You will hear from companies who have previously collaborated with DCU. This will be followed by pre-scheduled one to one meetings which will take place between individual DCU researchers/ business development managers and industry representatives who are interested in extending their R&D capability by working with universities.


Speakers Include

  • Dr Jim Walsh, Executive Director/CSO Trinity Biotech Plc, Adjunct Professor and Bio- Innovator in Residence at DCU 
  • Joe Bourke, Managing Director IT Solutions
  • Brian Fitzpatrick, Founder, Oriel Sea Salt
  • John O’Dwyer, Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunication Banking, AIB


Main Sector/Topic Areas 

  • ICT & Digital Services
  • Internet of Things
  • Lifesciences and Health
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Medtech  
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials
  • Water Resource Management
  • Energy & Environmental Sustainability
  • Social & Economic Concerns                                                                 
  • Manufacturing Competitiveness
  • Physical Sciences
  • Business Innovation
  • Social and Ethical Impact
  • Legal Studies
  • Communications and Public Engagement
  • Social Enterprise

Focus of the event

  • Get to know the research capabilities at Dublin City University
  • Meet with research experts to discuss challenges for your business
  • Learn how to fund R&D through collaboration with DCU
  • Find out how DCU does Business


08.30 - 09.30   Breakfast and Registration
09.30 - 10.45   Presentations
10.45 - 11.00   Coffee
11.00 - 01.00   One-to-One Meetings
01.00 - 02.00   Lunch
02.00 - 03.00   One-to-One Meetings 






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closed since 16 Feb 2016
Registration 18 Nov – 16 Feb
Meeting Selection 25 Jan – 16 Feb
Event 17 Feb
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Dublin
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 113
Meetings 140
Connacht Province 3
Dublin 116
Leinster Province 13
Munster Province 9
Ulster Province 1
Total 142
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