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  • 1. Ideagen atLetterkenny Institute of Technology 24th November 2010 Liam Sweeney
  • 2. Industrial Development in IrelandIDA - Attract foreign companies to Ireland.Enterprise Ireland - Develop indigenous companies.The aim is to create employment and generate exports
  • 3. Enterprise Ireland’s services for client companies •Management strategy and advice •Productivity improvement building competitiveness •Export information and advice •Funding supports and programmes •R&D Research and innovate
  • 4. R&D Research and Innovate•Supports for Companies •R&D and Innovation funding •Source / license new technology •Access EU and ESA research supports •Collaboration between companies and research institutes•Researchers in Higher Education institutes •Collaborate with industry •Research Commercialisation •Technology Transfer support •EU programmes and networks
  • 5. Industry Led Research SchemesCompetence Centres(~€1 million per annum over 5 years)Industry Led Research Programmes(~€2-3 million over 2 years)Innovation Partnerships(~€250k over 1-2 years)Innovation Vouchers(Once off payment of €5K) Size of Number of Collaboration budget Ind. Partners Complexity What Industry wants
  • 6. ILRP’s in existenceWiSen: Wireless Sensor NetworksPEIG: Power Electronics Industry GroupIMS ARCS: IP Multimedia Subsystem AdvancedResearch Cluster for ServicesELITE: E-Learning Ireland Technology PlatformBioPAT: The Biopharmaceutical Process AnalyticalTechnology NetworkBIOMON: Bioprocess MonitoringPOCit: Point-of-Care Immunotechnology
  • 7. Competence Centres in existenceApplied Two ICT Themes (interconnects, Lasers);Nanotechnology Biosensors Theme ; Convergence ThemeBioenergy / Algae and Grasses as feedstocks ; ConversionBiorefinery processes to biofuels and co-products ; RefiningEnergy Efficiency Clean Rooms, Compressed Air, Low grade Heatin Manufacturing Conversion, Monitoring ; (ECO energy parks)Manufacturing Training of operators, Overall equipment efficiency,Productivity Simulation, Metrology, Process ControlIT Innovation (IVI) Capability Maturity Frameworks ; IT and Innovation CMFs, Green Computing ; Services innovationComposites Joining of Composites ; Moulding High Tg Polymers ; Nanotechnology in compositesCMOS Circuit High Speed Serial communications ; Smart nanoscaleDesign circuits ; High performance smart circuits ;
  • 8. Wireless Business OpportunitiesProliferation of sensors and actuatorsWiring is disruptive to the userOpportunities Machine to Machine Health monitoring Energy Many others
  • 9. Wireless Opportunities in EnergyReducing energy bills Energy monitoring – human intervention Automated energy management
  • 10. Wireless OpportunitiesElectric vehicle charging infrastructure ESB going to tender in early 2011 1500 public charging points IT system for payment Wireless communications
  • 11. Wireless Opportunities in EnergyAutomated metering Electricity Gas Water Single communications channel ?
  • 12. Wireless Opportunities in EnergyNew electricity business models Demand Management Time of use tariffs National solutions Local solutions