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Enterprise Ireland & IDA Technology Centre Expo 2013

Infomatics and Manufacturing

The aim of the Technology Centres programme is to introduce companies to the research expertise in Higher Education Institutes in order to generate innovative technologies. Each centre has an industry steering group which controls the direction of the research performed in the centre, enabling each centre to reach its full potential.

Technology Centre Expo 2013
Technology Centres, A joint Initiative of Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland for the benefit of Industry in Ireland
Enterprise Ireland Technology Centre Expo 2013, 
15 Technology Centre's, 300 Companies and growing, R&D Innovation, Industry Academia, Job Creation Investment, 
Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland-
The purpose of today's event, it's really about showcasing the technology centres and we have 15 technology centres up and running and the opportunity with 300 companies between multinationals and indigenous companies. This is a resource which could be of benefit to lots more companies than are currently engaged in it. 
Minister Richard Bruton /Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation-
(Speech) I'm delighted to be announcing today that Food Health Ireland is getting an additional €16 million from the State to continue the work they have done in the First phase.
(IV) Real Jobs can be created from these technology centres. We want to see more companies getting involved because innovation is what ultimately drives high performance companies and the jobs that we need.
Dermot Clohessy, Executive Director, IDA-
The indigenous and multinational companies that are involved in the R&D talent and the infrastructure that is in Ireland has resulted in those companies outperforming their peers who haven't.
Joe Devlin, Production Value Stream Manager Boston Scientific-
I think the benefit of this is how quickly you can move forward to getting the solution to your problem when you work in a collaborative manner across industries. It's helping smaller indigenous Irish companies expand, grow their knowledge, take on more graduates and actually develop their capabilities, really that's what we're trying to do is to develop that incapability within Ireland that we can then leverage across the industry. 
Martin Dolan, Modular Automation-
It's an excellent networking opportunity. Enterprise Ireland introduced us to a lot of lifelines and convinced us to join one of the centre's. We're going to join the ICMR.

David Delaney, Innovation Director, Fujitsu Ireland
We're looking at the IVI and the other technology centre's as groups who can bring a different perspective but can listen to what industry requires, where we're coming from and the demands that we have.
Seamus Grant, Research Consultant-38techinsight
In order to turn research into enterprise, into money and into jobs, it's very important that the research is focused at the activities that industry need. 
Damien Gallagher, Director of Process Engineering, Seagate Technology
It's all about looking for future investment and re-investment in the sites in Ireland. That's the selling point for us.
Barry Kennedy, ICMR, CEO
If you want to survive in business moving forward, you are going to have to collaborate and collaborate at a different level than you've ever done before and we've certainly seen that breakthrough already happening in our centre.

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