Symposium overview

16 Sep 2009

The IRCSET Symposium aims to showcase to stakeholders, policymakers, business leaders and young researchers what Ireland is doing in Green IT and sustainability; to reveal the opportunities and dynamics of the new business environment created by energy-related issues; to encourage participants to think in cross-disciplinary terms as to how to address the “grand challenges” and to consider new opportunities to address innovation potential.

The Irish Government is committed to the creation of a “Smart Economy” in Ireland by ensuring a supply of highly-skilled talent and encouraging far graduates to pursue education in research techniques; investing in research and development, providing incentives for companies to locate more R&D capacity in Ireland, and providing the most fruitful arena for the interaction between academic research and market-facing commercial activity; implementing a “new green deal” through investment in renewable energy; and promoting the green enterprise sector and creation of “green-collar” jobs.

Do you want to:
o  Seize the opportunities offered by environmental and energy challenges?
o  Really understand the potential for your business in the developing Smart Economy?
o  Hear leading international and national speakers, such as:
o  Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources;
o  Dr Robert K Dixon, leader of the Climate Change and Chemicals Team, the Global Environment Facility (GEF);
o  Intel sustainability guru Stephen Harper;
o  The CEO of Microsoft Ireland, Paul Rellis;
o  Dr Rosheen McGuckian, NTR;
o  Meet the new generation of researchers who will drive Ireland’s economic growth and the return to prosperity?
Then this is the conference for you. To register, please contact Liz McFeely (