DCU to host free event Collaborate to Innovate, covering R&D and tech transfer

15 Jun 2012

Dublin City University’s (DCU) innovation and enterprise centre Invent is holding a free event called Collaborate to Innovate next Thursday at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. At the event speakers such as the former VP of Disney Research, Joe Marks, will talk about his experience of starting his own start-up Upfront Analytics here in Ireland

Other speakers will include David Walsh, co-founder and CEO of the Carlow-born Netwatch, which provides real-time remote security monitoring to businesses.

Walsh will be covering how he used the latest communications technologies to take the security firm global. Just yesterday, Netwatch’s other co-founder Niall Kelly was named CIO of the year in the US by the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech.

Brian Spector, CEO of Certivox, will be speaking about cloud computing, specifically about securing information in the cloud.

Gearoid Mooney, Enterprise Ireland’s director of ICT, will be talking about how start-ups can leverage Enterprise Ireland funding to cover up to 80pc of R&D project costs. He will also be talking about how companies can tap into technological and innovation expertise in third-level institutions.

Gabriel Hogan, research and innovation manager at LM Ericsson, will also be covering innovation.

In addition, DCU researchers will have a showcase of their latest research in cloud computing, sensor networks, language technologies, modelling and scientific computing, multimedia analysis and text and data analytics, and manufacturing and materials engineering, amongst other areas.

People can register for the event, which will run from 4-7pm next Thursday, 21 June at the Guinness Storehouse.

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Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic