Five Dublin institutions to showcase new research technologies

Dublin Institute of Technology, IT Blanchardstown, IT Tallaght, IADT Dun Laoghaire and National College of Ireland are holding a joint innovation showcase with the aim of promoting industry-academic R&D collaboration as well as technology transfer to industry.

The event will take place from 3pm to 7.30pm at the Courtyard, DIT Aungier Street on Wednesday, 25th February. 

Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Mr Damien English TD will visit the Showcase to view the exhibits and meet the researchers behind the innovations. The five institutions comprise the Dublin Region Innovation Consortium (DRIC) which is funded by Enterprise Ireland to maximise the impact of research in each of the institutions. DIT Hothouse provides knowledge transfer and commercialisation support to all members of the consortium.

The DRIC Innovation Showcase will display and promote the latest research technologies emerging from each institution across the areas of ICT, Engineering, Clean Tech and Food & Life Science. Twenty-six research groups will be exhibiting over 60 new technologies and R&D capabilities, and researchers will be on hand to discuss collaboration, licensing as well as company spin-out opportunities.

Visit the DIT Hothouse website to view a full list of the showcase exhibitors.

Visitors to the Showcase are also invited to attend a number of short talks that will take place in parallel to the exhibition. The talks will address some of the key mechanisms available to fund R&D collaboration, technology development, and campus spin-out company formation. A presentation will also be held to promote postgraduate research opportunities in DIT.

Places for each talk are limited so please click on the relevant link below to register your place:





3.25 - 3.50pm

SME Funding Opportunities throughHorizon 2020

Jill Leonard, Enterprise Ireland

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5.10 - 5.35pm

R&D Funding through Collaborative Programmes

Dermot Tierney, DIT Hothouse

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5.50 - 6.15pm

Raising Investment for a University Spin-Out

Richard Watson, DBIC

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6.30 - 6.55pm

Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Dr. Brian O'Neill and Prof. Mary McNamara, DIT

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Places are limited so early registration is advised. 

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The winners of the DRIC Inventor Competition 2014 will also be announced with four awards presented for the best invention in ICT, Engineering, Clean Tech and Food & Life Science.

Attendees can join the Twitter conversation around the event with the hashtag #DRICSHOW2015

If you have any queries about the DRIC Innovation Showcase, please email or call +353 1 402 7179