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Engineering Innovation - Electronic


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Undenominated Engineering Information Session / NUI Galway / 13th March 2010

Undenominated Engineering Information Session / NUI Galway / 13th March 2010

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  • 1. Engineering innovation - electronic An overview
  • 2. In a nutshell, creating engineers with... • The ability to design and innovate • The Skills to discern what end users want • better business knowledge • A strong, underlying knowledge of electronic engineering
  • 3. Three strands: tied together 1. Electronic engineering 2. Business + finance 3. Innovation + design • Run in parallel • Benefit each other
  • 4. electronics are exploding! image from
  • 5. Many, many ubiquitous devices ...But what makes one electronic product succeed and another product fail? ...ipod vs. zune, vhs vs. betamax
  • 6. That spark of inspiration • Balancing ultimate functionality against necessity, user acceptance • Being a good businessperson as well as a good engineer image from
  • 7. Elisha gray vs. alexander bell • Gray and graham bell invented the telephone around the same time • Bell entered the history books due to his patenting knowledge and business savvy More at
  • 8. From engineers to managers • Mike conroy, general manager, cisco galway • Brian o'donovan, director of ibm centre for advanced studies • Charlie cahill, ceo of blue tree systems image from
  • 9. Teaching business to engineers engineers as future leaders
  • 10. Its easier to teach business skills to engineering students than it is to teach science, engineering and technology skills to business students
  • 11. Barry o'leary, ceo, ida ireland This new degree programme [...] is most welcome from [a foreign direct investment] perspective as it combines the three vital competencies [that] will be most attractive to global investors, especially in the rapidly emerging spaces of convergence, innovation and commercialisation
  • 12. Kathryn D'arcy, Director, ICT Ireland, IBEC This course will help students to develop skills and capabilities to either start-up their own company or to help stimulate and support innovation and growth in many of the existing technology companies based in Ireland
  • 13. Feargal o morain, dir. innovation, enterprise ireland This course will instil confidence in young engineers and provide them with the skills they need to become tomorrow's entrepreneurs
  • 14. Sharon Higgins, Director, Irish med. Devices Assoc. This programme [...] is a very appropriate response as Ireland starts the process of innovating itself out of recession through the smart economy
  • 15. James j. browne, nui galway Whether as entrepreneurs or in medium and large engineering companies, the graduates of this programme will become key drivers of the digital economy
  • 16. neb innovation room proposal
  • 17. Design, innovate Hot stuff image from
  • 18. Ipad image from
  • 19. Augmented reality image from
  • 20. Mobile technology image from
  • 21. the sky's the limit For more info or to arrange a f2f Email Phone 0 to pay bobby image from