Seminar 1: Research and Innovation, Design, Advance Materials

  • AM Session : RESEARCH AND INNOVATION [moderated by Denis Hayes-IRDG]
    • January 26, 2016
      • 8:00 am - 8:55 amRegistration, Coffee and Networking
      • 9:15 am - 9:30 amDeclan McGee - Manager, Innovation Partnership Programme, Enterprise Ireland Presentation Title: TBA Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 9:30 am - 9:45 am Sergio Fernandez-Ceballos- National Delegate Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Horizon 2020, Enterprise Ireland, Enterprise IrelandPresentation Title: Horizon 2020: EU Research and Development programme 2014-2020.
      • 9:45 am - 10:00 am Martin Delaney- IVI Technology Leader, NUIMPresentation Title: Improving capability – How did we achieve major improvement in Manufacturing that can continued to be leveraged. Presentation Synopsis: Over the past 40 years manufacturing have greatly improved its capability. How was this achieved and how does industry bring that capability into the digital age of manufacturing and business in general? The Innovation Value Institute in Maynooth University, with our international membership consortium invested over €15 M across the past 8 years to bring this knowledge into general availability – our Capability Maturity Framework. This presentation will walk through the measurable achievements of the past 40 years, including WCM and TQM, and bring that capability into the demands of industry today. The presentation will focus on understanding how improvements were and will be made through a structured process and framework. Building capability improvement in manufacturing was a torturous journey, but we learned how to do it in a shared and collaborative fashion. We need to bring that knowledge forward..!
      • 10:00 am - 10:15 amPaul Yeomans- Business Development Manager, Nottingham UniversityPresentation Title: Embedding Innovation into your business. Presentation Synopsis: The presentation will focus on how businesses can work with Universities to accelerate growth and become more competitive in increasingly challenging global markets by accessing cutting edge knowledge and expertise from the UK’s Universities.
      • 10:20 am - 10:50 amCoffee Break and Networking
      • 10:50 am - 11:05 amDr Liam Lewis - Centre Manager, Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis Cork Institute of TechnologyPresentation title: Enabling advancements in manufacturing and process control. Presentation synopsis: The Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) Technology Gateway is one of a nationwide network of 12 gateways, supported by Enterprise Ireland, whose objective is to deliver technology solutions for Irish industry. The CAPPA Gateway is successfully delivering photonic solutions for industries in the Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage and Medical Device sectors. Photonics is the science of generating, controlling and detecting light. The field is at the cross-roads of several disciplines including physics, electronics, mathematics and chemistry. Photonics is a key enabling technology of the 21st century In this presentation we will illustrate how photonics based solutions can be applied to real work manufacturing issues. We will present a platform sensing technology which can be adapted at the sensing level to perform a variety of functions. We will also show how photonics techniques can be used to monitor food quality and illustrate how combining well known principles in photonics and medical device systems can generate the next level diagnostic instruments.
      • 11:05 am - 11:20 amAdrian Walker – R&D Tax Director, DeloittePresentation title: Innovation and the Incentives Landscape Presentation synopsis: This talk will be about the how R&D investment in Ireland and how the various incentives that are available can be utilised to aid companies in their pursuit of improved products and processes.
      • 11:20 am - 11:35 amRobert Dunne - CEO, GlycoSeLect Ltd.Presentation talk: From spin out to success - GlycoSeLect travels through the valley of death Presentation synopsis: I will detail the experience of the GlycoSeLect team bringing an Irish innovative technology for biopharmaceutical product analysis and manufacturing to customers. This will include the challenges of raising seed finance, finding business partners and operating a spin out company.
      • 11:35 am - 11:50 amÚna Parsons – Head of Department of Mechanical & Electronic Engineering, Institute of Technology SligoPresentation Title: Precision Engineering & Manufacturing developments in IT Sligo Presentation Synopsis: Since 1971 IT Sligo has been the National Centre for Training for the Toolmaking Industry in Ireland. IT Sligo is currently developing a Centre of Excellence in Precision Engineering & Manufacturing. This talk will give an overview of progress todate and future plans.
      • 11:50 am - 12:05 pmDr Phil Hemmingway – Programme Manager, Science Foundation IrelandPresentation title: SFI – building partnerships between industry and academia Presentation synopsis: This presentation will provide delegates with an overview of funding programmes offered by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Ireland’s national science and engineering funding agency, which are designed to build partnerships between industry and academia.
      • 12:05 pm - 12:20 pmBrian Cahill – Programme Manager Mallow Systems Innovation Centre, Nimbus, Cork Institute of TechnologyPresentation title: Litmus test for Industry Prototypes and Services Presentation synopsis: Since 2013, Nimbus TEC Gateway Centre - Cork Institute of Technology has been working towards establishing a Urban and Rural Community Testbed in Mallow Town, further advancing their Energy Testbed at the Nimbus Centre and providing the water Industry with a Water Testbed to pilot their products and services. This has culminated into a Nimbus TEC Gateway Centre initiative called Litmus – Technology Trialling Centre; a public facility that develops, tests, trials/pilots and demonstrates applications, products and services. This talk will elaborate on what Litmus has to offer and how it can be utilised.
      • 12:20 pm - 1:20 pmLunch and Networking
      • 1:20 pm - 1:35 pmJoe Gibbs & Con Sheahan - Commercial Development Manager, Lero & Founder,Entellexi/ManOpt SystemsPresentation title: “How Research is helping to provide predictive performance analytics for demand and supply value chains.” Presentation synopsis: The presentation will give a brief overview of Lero, The Irish Software Research Centre, how it aligns its research agenda with the needs of its industry partners and what are the possible engagement models for potential new industry partners. Dr Con Sheahan will also present a case study of how Lero’s researchers in collaboration with Dell, Toyota and Entellexi are developing a new Ex-Ante Performance Prediction and Optimisation model and ICT tool to support integrated Demand and Supply Chain Performance Prediction and Visualisation decision processes within both large firms and SME type enterprises.
      • 1:35 pm - 1:50 pmDr Donal Coveney- Managing Director, TopChem Pharmaceuticals LimitedPresentation Title: Jumping through hoops and chasing our tails – challenges in securing market approval of generic pharmaceutical products. Presentation Synopsis: TopChem Pharmaceuticals develops generic pharmaceutical products mainly for the US market. While these products are known entities, we develop our own proprietary manufacturing processes, delivering high quality pharmaceutical grade active ingredients. Even though most of these products have been on the market for many years, as a new entrant we are quite rightly judged by the highest modern standards. This talk will focus on some case studies, which highlight the challenges encountered in securing market approval for our products.
      • 1:50 pm - 2:05 pm Dermot Brabazon- Associate Professor, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, DCUPresentation Title: Recent Additive Manufacturing Research at the Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre, Dublin City University. Presentation Synopsis: A significant amount of research work on the development of 3D printed microfluidic devices has been undertaken and is on-going within the group. This includes development of new 3D microfluidic devices for separation and detection of phosphates and nitrates in water, cafestol in coffee as a LSD indicator, alkylbenzenes for production control, BPA for carcinogen detection, as well as dyes and bacteria in water sources for pollution control. Bioseparation and detection have included proteins for production control, DNA for pathogen identification, and biomarkers such as HPV strand ratios for cancer detection. In other recent work, the centre is currently running projects on the development of 3D printed dies for embossing and stamping applications, the development of metal powder for 3D printing, and the mixing of graphene and reduced graphene oxide with metal powders to produce increased strength metal matrix composites. This talk will present an overview of the capabilities and usage of the newest additive manufacturing equipment for such applications.
      • 2:05 pm - 2:20 pmDamian Costello - Managing Partner, Decode InnovationPresentation title: Four strategies every manufacturer will need to address in 2016 Presentation synopsis: Digital technology is invading the physical world and it will change the things we make and how we make them. Not since the advent of electricity has manufacturing been hit by such a monumental transformation. Companies of all sizes, across all sectors will be hit by the same changes at the same time and as a result will end up fighting for the same scarce resources. Decode has broken this global challenge into four strategies, and identified the priorities in each that manufacturers will need to address in 2016 to stay ahead of this wave of disruption: 1. Innovation Strategy 2. People Strategy 3. Digital Strategy 4. Capability Strategy
      • 2:25 pm - 2:55 pmCoffee Break and Networking
    PM Session : DESIGN
    • January 26, 2016
      • 3:05 pm - 3:20 pmKim Mackenzie-Doyle – Industry Design Specialist, designCORE, Institute Technology CarlowPresentation title: Design V Engineering? Presentation synopsis: An overview of the complex relationship between Product Designers and Engineers. Analysing the stages of the relationship discussing examples of the fundamental issues that both face. How Design can add value in the union and how Engineering cannot be ignored.
      • 3:20 pm - 3:35 pmAndrew Bradley – Director, Bradley Brand & DesignPresentation title: How to create desirable packaging Presentation synopsis: For many products, packaging plays a vital role in getting your product noticed by the consumer and more importantly getting picked up off the shelf. Andrew Bradley will demonstrate the key success factors in package design and also what needs to be avoided. Key to all good packaging is to first understand what your brand stands for.
    PM Session : ADVANCED MATERIALS
    • January 26, 2016
      • 3:35 pm - 3:50 pm Adrian Kinkaid- CEO, MIP Diagnostics LimitedPresentation Title: Molecularly Imprinted Polymers: Robust affinity reagents for applications from processing to quality control and environmental protection. Presentation Synopsis: Molecularly imprinted polymers are a novel form of affinity reagent sometimes called “plastic antibodies”. They can be made to recognise and bind virtually any molecular target and offer a more robust alternative to biological agents such as antibodies. They can be made to withstand diverse conditions including exposure to organic solvents, extremes of temperature and pH or ionic content. Based on a non-degradable polyethylene backbone they can be used in applications where antibodies etc. would be unsuitable. MIPs have been used to harvest high value natural products from plant matter and salvage pharmaceutical materials from waste.
      • 3:50 pm - 4:05 pmDr Tofail Syed- Senior Lecturer Department of Physics & Energy, University of LimerickPresentation Title: Materials and Measurements for Manufacturing Presentation Synopsis: Materials and Measurements are integral with Manufacturing and form the M3 triangle. New manufacturing concepts must consider the importance of these two so that structures, forms and devices manufactured are actually useful and do not run into a ‘house-of cards’ type situation. After setting the context within the premises of state-of the art manufacturing practices, a few case studies on multi-sectoral materials and metrology research in the speaker’s group will be presented. These case-studies have been selected based on the engagement of Irish companies in the speaker’s research in last 10 years. The talk will then outline the critical importance of materials and measurements in the emerging Manufacturing 4.0 initiative.
      • 4:05 pm - 4:20 pmFindhan Strain- Composites Manufacturing Consultant, Belfast Metropolitan CollegePresentation Title: The use of composite materials in Irish Businesses. Presentation Synopsis: The presentation will focus on the Support Available for Composite Product Development: Background on Myself and Belfast Met Services available to develop composite products Opportunities for composites in Ireland Funding mechanisms to assist product development
      • 4:20 pm - 4:35 pm Siobhan Matthews- Co- Founder, Scf ProcessingPresentation title: Transferring advanced materials & technology into successful business