Irish IoT festival coming to Dublin

2 Feb 2016

Some of Ireland’s most prominent creators in the field of the internet of things (IoT) will be heading to Dublin on Thursday (4 February) for a celebration of Irish creativity, known as Inventfest.

As many readers of will know, Irish IoT has become increasingly influential on the world stage, and Inventfest is aiming to highlight some of those working in the area when it takes place in the recently expanded Dogpatch Labs in the coming days.

Set to be an evening event, some of the speakers already confirmed include Jack Phelan, co-founder of the popular smart kitchen scale, Drop; as well as Rob O’Reilly, inventor of the expressive guitar midi system, and David Craig, creator of the Scriba stylus, which had a successful Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign in 2015

Additionally, Clare O’Mahony of PCH – which backed the Drop scale – will be offering some start-up hardware advice while talking about some of the companies PCH is working with in the IoT sector.

Ireland as a creative nation

From another perspective, visual computational neuroscientist and co-founder of Bunnyfoot, Dr Jon Todd, will discuss UX, product design and how it plays within IoT.

Speaking of the event, its founder, Michael Cusack Clyne, said: “Ireland is about so much more than music, folklore, and poetry. With the success of the Web Summit, our creativity, imagination and design talent, there is no reason why we can’t become global players in hardware innovation, too.

“The interest and appetite for this event has been phenomenal, so much so that it’s sold out and highlights the true potential for a much larger event later this year.”

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Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic