TU Dublin Hothouse - Open Labs

Tuesday, February 16th, 9:30am 

What is Open Labs?

Open Labs is TU Dublin’s pioneering SME collaborative research initiative, started in February 2018 by TU Dublin Hothouse, which has helped over 150 SME’s and start-ups to innovate and develop new products, processes and services, generating over Eur1.6m in research income. Open Labs removes the perceived barriers facing SMEs and start-ups when participating in early-stage research and innovation by providing access to over 600 TU Dublin researchers and world-leading facilities in a number of critical high-tech sectors: Biosensor Technologies, Data Analysis for Business & Artificial Intelligence, Food Innovation, Innovative Surface Coatings, Product Prototyping, Sustainable Infrastructure, Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality and Cyber Security (New Offering in Q3)


Please see the agenda and presenters below:


9:30am – 9:40am Opening and Welcome Video from Professor David FitzPatrick, President of TU Dublin

9:40am – 9:50am TU Dublin Industry Engagement and Impact of Open Labs with Professor Brian O'Neill, Director - Research, Enterprise & Innovation Services


9:50am – 10:30am Panel from Open Labs companies Moderated by Dr Shawna Johnston, Business Development Manager – TU Dublin Hothouse


10:30am – 10:45am Virtual Showcase of Create Lab –John Walsh

10:45am – 11:00am Virtual Showcase of Food Innovation Lab – Dr. Lubna Ahmed

11:00am – 11:15am Virtual Showcase of VIRaL– Dr. Brian Vaughn

11:15am – 11:30pm Virtual Showcase of MiCRA / CASH – Dr. Adrienne Fleming & Dr. Mary Deasy

11:30am – 11:45am Virtual Showcase of CREST– Dr. Brendan Duffy

11:45am – 12:00pm Virtual Showcase of The Collaboratory – Trevor Purtill


12:00pm – Close with Dr Paul Maguire, Head of Innovation and Enterprise


 Event Competition:

TU Dublin Hothouse are delighted to announce that they will co-fund an Open Labs industry project (matched) up to the value of €2,500 for one lucky business. In order to win this fantastic prize, attendees must interact with the panel speakers and virtual booths throughout the event by engaging with the researchers via the chat function. All interactions will be tracked by the TU Dublin Hothouse team and completed entries will be shortlisted. The winner of the Co-Funded project will be randomly selected from the completed entries. Best of luck to all attendees.

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