20130619 Collaborating with the Institutes of Technology, Andrew Brownlee

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Andrew Brownlee of the Institute Of Technology Ireland, Collaborating with the Institutes of TechnologyISA/ISIN Seminar on the Business Case for Collaboration between Academia and Industry

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20130619 Collaborating with the Institutes of Technology, Andrew Brownlee

  1. 1. Collaborating with the Institutes of Technology ISA/ISIN Seminar on the Business Case for Collaboration between Academia and Industry Andrew Brownlee 19th June 2013
  2. 2. 2 There has been significant development of research and innovation capability over the last few years...  46 specialist research groups or centres  521 researchers and support staff (all actively engaged with research)  665 postgraduate research students  €250mn in research funding generated between 2006 and 2011  33% for mostly collaborative research in ICT related areas  Increased proportion of funding drawn from European Programmes  15 on-site innovation and incubation centres which provide dedicated space, support, facilities and access to research expertise for up to 300 new and growing companies at any one time  Over 1,000 innovative new businesses have been supported by the IoTs over the last few years  The experience in starting and growing businesses ensures real market focus to all of our RDI activities  Run New Frontiers, the largest start-up programme in the country, with a spin-in effect apparent in driving innovation capability in new enterprises
  3. 3. 3 Research centres of scale and expertise have developed around ICT specialisms... Strand 1 Investment Capability Development Industry Solutions Scale & Impact  Strand 1 supported 10 postgraduates under PIs Dirk Pesch, John Barrett, Martin Hill, Susan Rea and Martin Klepal  Strand 3 supports project led by Dirk Pesche on Adaptive Wireless Systems and John Barrett on Smart Systems Integration  PRTLI 5 funds NIMBUS centre which brings these two areas of expertise together with TEC to focus on embedded electronic systems  Enterprise Ireland support Technologies for Embedded Computing (TEC) Centre under Applied Research Enhancement programme  SFI TIDA award secured by Martin Klepal research around support for radiolocation systems  Collaboration with 75 Irish companies to date  20 formal invention disclosures, 3 licenses and 2 patents  €14.7mn in funding between 2006-10  Includes 700k from EU, 370k from industry and 500k philanthropic  7 Senior Research Fellows, 1 Fellow, 7 postdocs, 13 Research Assts, 20 PhD, 2 technical, 3 admin & 1 manager  8 Books/book chapters  112 International conferences  28 journal pubns Development and Application of Embedded Systems Research Capability in CIT
  4. 4. 4 The IoT key research capabilities are closely aligned with National Priorities and offer scope for further collaboration... Future networks & comms Data Analytics Managmt Security & Privacy Digital Platforms, Content & Applicatns Connected Health & Independt Living Medical Devices Diagnostics Therapeutic Synthesis, Formulation Processing & Drug Delivery Food for Health Sustainable Food Production & Processing Marine Renewable Energy Smart Goods & Smart Cities Manufactg Technology Processing Technology & Novel Materials Innovation in Services & Business Processes Athlone Institute of Technology Institute of Technology Carlow Cork Institute of Technology Dundalk Institute of Technology Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Institute of Technology Tallaght Institute of Technology Sligo Limerick Institute of Technology Letterkenny Institute of Technology Institute of Art, Design & Technology Institute of Technology Tralee Waterford Institute of Technology SRI(SUNAT) MRI STORC (CASALA) TSSG(FAME/3CS) SMRC (ICBC) BRI MFWRC BIOEXPLORE(MEDIC) CiSETGMedTech GameCORE EnviroCORE CREDIT NIMBUS (TEC) CAPPA DesignCORE ITSGNSCFRG CASH (CREATE, MICRA)RFTC CIDS Shannon ABC Shannon ABC/CELLS MCP/SEAMPMBRC GOG/CIMMS CCTA CPCCCTA MBRR Sustainability/CfDIGRG WiSAR/Epicentre CAMBIO REMEMBER RIKON
  5. 5. 5 Future networks & comms Data Analytics Managmt Security & Privacy Digital Platforms, Content & Applicatns Connected Health & Independt Living Medical Devices Diagnostics Therapeutic Synthesis, Formulation Processing & Drug Delivery Food for Health Sustainable Food Production & Processing Marine Renewable Energy Smart Goods & Smart Cities Manufactg Technology Processing Technology & Novel Materials Innovation in Services & Business Processes Athlone Institute of Technology Institute of Technology Carlow Cork Institute of Technology Dundalk Institute of Technology Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Institute of Technology Tallaght Institute of Technology Sligo Limerick Institute of Technology Letterkenny Institute of Technology Institute of Art, Design & Technology Institute of Technology Tralee Waterford Institute of Technology SRI(SUNAT) MRI STORC (CASALA) TSSG(FAME/3CS) SMRC (ICBC) BRI MFWRC BIOEXPLORE(MEDIC) CiSETGMedTech GameCORE EnviroCORE CREDIT NIMBUS (TEC) CAPPA DesignCORE ITSGNSCFRG CASH (CREATE, MICRA)RFTC CIDS Shannon ABC Shannon ABC/CELLS MCP/SEAMPMBRC GOG/CIMMS CCTA CPCCCTA MBRR Sustainability/CfDIGRG WiSAR/Epicentre CAMBIO REMEMBER RIKON The IoTs are now looking to industry, EU and international collaboration to drive further development in key areas... ICT networks, software and systems Pharma, Medical devices and diagnostics Food, marine and biotech Manufact’g, Materials and green technology
  6. 6. 6 We have also attempted to make our research expertise more accessible to industry through website profiles and case studies...
  7. 7. 7 One of the most notable products of the development of capability has been the establishment of EI funded ARE/Technology Gateways... • Enterprise Ireland funded Technology Gateways in IoTs (4/12 relevant to ISA) • Model that engages SMEs in innovation for 1st time & deepens research partnership • Typifies flexibility & responsiveness which underpins approach to research & innovation across IoTs
  8. 8. 8 It is this flexibility and responsiveness which has allowed the development of strong partnerships with industry... ICT networks, systems & software Manufacturing, materials & green tech Pharmaceuticals & medical devices Food marine & biotechnology
  9. 9. 9 Vidatum Technologies and IADT working in partnership around user interface design...
  10. 10. 10  Vidatum Technologies provides IT solutions and technology management to educational institutions  Flagship product Vidatum Academic helps institutes publish online profiles of researchers, showcase research achievements and measure research outputs  Keen to promote product in UK market, with user interface design key to competitive advantage  IADT focus on convergence of creativity, technology & enterprise  Significant expertise in interface design and usability  Used EI innovation vouchers to get IADT to reconfigure layout & flow of tasks for user & test usability  Produced product significantly more attractive to target market  Immediate success in securing new Irish clients  Now proactively targeting UK market  Basis for long-term research and innovation partnership The partnership illustrates the value of using small focused innovation voucher projects to deliver real business value...
  11. 11. 11 The development of Zolk C also highlights how collaboration can drive business growth... Spin-out from Waterford Institute of Technology Located in ArcLabs at WIT as incubator Company expands with base established in Canada and 500k VC investment to facilitate move into North American market
  12. 12. 12 As well as facilitating industry access to national innovation funding the IoTs can also help lever access to EU Framework Programmes...  Strong focus on Research for the Benefit of SMEs in FP7  Shorter term project durations (2 years) and reduced consortium partner requirements typically 5-10.  Typical Budget of €0.5 m to €1.5m, 100% Funded for RTD partners, 75% Funded for SME partners with 65% pre-financing  Ran very successful mentoring programmes for researchers and their SME partners
  13. 13. 13 Many of our FP7 projects developed via small focused initial engagements like ROTABOT in Tralee… Innovation Voucher €5,000 EI Feasibility Study €15,000 Development of a Next Generation Robotic Milking Parlour Initial problem-solving around manufacturing process FP7 R4SMEs €1.6million Innovation Partnership €160,000 Feasibility study on auto- washer re-design to reduce water, detergent & energy consumption Product development to take solution to market
  14. 14. 14 Please contact me if you require any further information… Andrew Brownlee Director of Research, Development and Innovation Institutes of Technology Ireland 1st Floor, Fumbally Square Fumbally Lane Dublin 8 Tel. 00353 1 708 2953 Mob. 00353 876203405 E-mail: andrew.brownlee@ioti.ie Twitter: andrewbrownlee7

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