Symposium overview


16 Sep 2009

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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 (lmcfeely@ircset.ie)