Introduction to AR VR

Date: 28th September 2022

Time: 09:30-16:30pm

Learn the basics of virtual and augmented reality technologies and how they can be practically applied to your organisation.

About this event
Walton Institute will host an informative and interactive introduction to mixed reality technologies in the form of a 1 day workshop in our Mixed Reality Lab. Funded by Enterprise Ireland, the lab boasts state-of-the-art mixed and interactive technologies allowing practical demonstrations to companies interested in applying these practices to their own products and services.

On the day, participants will receive an overview of the Metaverse, an introduction to VR hardware, learn more about the use of object photogrammetry in digital twin and industry 4.0 practices all with a focus on use cases and gaining hands on experience.

The Workshop

  • 9:30 – 10:00 Arrival and Orientation.
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Introduction to AR/VR
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Break*
  • 11:15 – 12:15 Introduction to Mobile AR and MR technology
  • 12:15 – 13:15 Lunch*
  • 13:15 – 14:00 Object Photogrammetry and VR focus
  • 14:00 – 14:10 Tour of Digital Photogrammetry Lab
  • 14:10 – 15:10 Introduction to VR
  • 15:10 – 15:20 Break*
  • 15:20 – 15:50 Discussion of attendee identified business cases & Plenary
  • *Refreshments included

The Trainer

Stephen Barnes is an experienced software researcher at Walton Institute. Since joining Walton in 2016, Stephen has specialized in Augmented and Virtual Reality applications. He has completed projects for a variety of industry verticals including: AEC, virtual heritage, retail logistics, sports rehabilitation as well as education and training.

His background includes degrees in Electronic Engineering as well as Applied Social Studies, a Higher Diploma in Science in Computing and a postgraduate certificate in Education. Stephen was an ICT and Media Studies Teacher at Tendring Technology College in the UK as well as a registered tutor with DCU and YWCA in Vancouver, Canada. In addition to his teaching experience, Stephen has also created training materials for Social Care practitioners.

For more information on this workshop, and other tailored training courses in mixed reality, contact tssgtechgateway@waltoninstitute.ie

To avail of a group discount email tssgtechgateway@waltoninstitute.ie

Tickets: €375+VAT

Date: 28th September 2022

Time: 09:30-16:30pm

Location: Walton Institute for Information and Communication Systems Science, SETU West Campus, Carriganore, X91 WR86, Co. Waterford

Trends in Polymer Processing & Investigations

Date: 6th July 2022

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Location: Online

Discover more about current trends in polymer processing with the Applied Polymer Technologies (APT)  Webinar Series, 'Trends in Polymer Processing & Investigations'. The next webinar in the series is presented by Dr Margaret Brennan Fournet and Dr Marija Mojicevic.

Dr Margaret Brennan Fournet
Title: Sustainable Plastics for your Enterprise

This webinar details radically new technology developments which can accommodate circularity for an increasingly wide source of plastics and polymers, including those that are not recycled/recyclable today. Innovation in for how plastics are made, unmade and remade can deliver highly economically feasible routes to transition from the linear to the circular plastics economy.

Dr Marija Mojicevic
Title: From waste to biopolymers: closing the circle for plastics economy

In the midst of a global health pandemic, we are ignoring another pandemic that has been going on for decades and is rarely in the public spotlight: the plastic waste pandemic. This webinar will focus on alternatives for plastic materials. It will provide insights into the challenges of biopolymers production and discuss their importance and overall use. Recent findings in biopolymer science will be summed up with a special highlight on using plastic-related materials as a feedstock for biomaterial synthesis.

Sustainability and best environmental practices for the cosmetic sector

Date: 30th June 2022

Time: 12.00 - 13.30pm

Location: Online

Would you like to find out more about sustainability and best environmental practices for the cosmetic sector?

About this event

The Natural Future of Cosmetics (NACO) team are delighted to present a guide to sustainability for cosmetic SMEs as part of the NACO project. We are looking forward to welcoming Dr Declan Bogan, co-founder of sustHub, to deliver a masterclass to help cosmetic SMEs understand and explore the key topics of sustainability of relevance in the cosmetics sector, with some peer examples of best practices. Frameworks and approaches will be shared, along with some practical things cosmetic SMEs can do. Bringing new forms of value and impact to your business will also be discussed.

There will also be time for questions and discussions at the end of this discussion.

Dr Declan Bogan - Biography

Working with over 160+ organisations, on multiple engagements, Dr Declan Bogan has been immersed in the world of innovation and sustainability across all areas of business: at strategic, product portfolio, human, service, process, customer experience and total proposition levels. From the bench to the boardroom, with micro to multinational organization, Declan has worked internationally with senior leaders in across many different sectors. He has also mentored and coached many start-ups on their business proposition evolution, all with a sustainability/climate focus. Declan is CEO and founder of innovate2zero, and co-founder of sustHub, Irelands premium sustainability training business. He works with a variety of clients in sustainability, climate strategy, circular economy, engagement, and strategic development. He is also a senior lead in the Future of Work Institute, a Cpl business.

First Polymer Training Skillnet: Supporting the Irish Polymer Industry

Date: 1st June 2022

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Location: Online

Discover more about current trends in polymer processing with the Applied Polymer Technologies (APT)  Webinar Series, 'Trends in Polymer Processing & Investigations'.

About this event
Catherine Collins, Network Manager with First Polymer Training will give an overview of the network, Polymer Technology Ireland (Ibec) and how it supports the industry through subsidised training and third level polymer programmes but also through technical events and networking opportunities. She will also outline their new Sustainability Strategy Framework, developed for the polymer sector; a free programme to allow companies to develop their own Sustainability champions and actions plans.

Stephen O’Leary, Training Consultant with First Polymer Training, will discuss his proven approach to highly effective polymer processing training, primarily in injection moulding but also materials and design programmes offered by the network.

Alan Harrington, Technical Training Specialist with First Polymer Training, will discuss the latest developments in maintenance programmes, many tailored for the polymer sector and the latest training aids and facilities at their newly expanded technical training centre in Athlone.

Who should attend the talk:

Engineering/Plant/Production/Operations, Managers. Process, Product Development, R&D Engineers, HR Managers, or anyone who is interested in talent development for the polymer sector.

Capital Funding for Research Performing Organisations – Information Session

Date: 2nd June 2022

Time: 11am - 11.30am

Location: Online

Innovation Partnership Programme Webinar

Capital Funding for Research Performing Organisations - Information Session 

The purchase of capital equipment by Research Performing Organisations can be supported through the new Innovation Partnership Programme Capital Funding Support.

This Webinar will focus on: What it is for, Eligibility criteria, How to apply

 

Technology Forum – where industry and innovators connect

Date: 16th June 2022

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm. 

Location: Croke Park, Dublin

Join Enterprise Ireland's Technology Gateway Network and Technology Centres for a Networking Morning on the 16th of June 2022 at Croke Park, Dublin

The theme of the event is sustainability. As companies strive towards a low carbon future, many are thinking about developing, and investing in sustainable products, processes or services. Participants will hear from a number of companies who have worked with the Technology Gateway Network and Technology Centres to utilise the expertise available within our host Universities, Technological Universities and Institutes of Technology. 

The aim of the event is to give companies an opportunity to meet the Gateway and Centre staff, to hear from companies who have worked with the Technology Gateways and Centres to utilise their expertise and to network and meet other companies.

The agenda for the event will be as follows:

  • 9.30 Registration, coffee and networking
  • 10.15 Introductions
  • 10.20 Yonael Bernard - Lambay Whiskey & CREDIT Gateway
  • 10.35 Kevin Cronin – Freefoam & Irish Manufacturing Research
  • 10.50 Coffee and Networking
  • 11.20 Kieran Coffey – MyGug & WiSAR Gateway
  • 11.35 Michael Mulloy and Derek Aherne - SSE Airtricity & CeADAR
  • 11.50 Q&A and Closing Remarks
  • 12.00 Lunch and Networking

This event is suitable for all types of Irish Business such as Start Ups, Small and Medium Enterprises, large indigenous companies and multinationals. Participants can also learn about the various funding mechanisms available from Enterprise Ireland, including the Innovation Voucher, Innovation Partnership and Agile Innovation Funding programmes. 

A networking lunch will be provided from 12pm. 

 

Trends in Polymer Processing & Investigations

Date: 4th May 2022

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Location: Online

Discover more about current trends in polymer processing with the Applied Polymer Technologies (APT)  Webinar Series, 'Trends in Polymer Processing & Investigations'. The first webinar in the series is presented by Fred Jaubert, Technical Director EMEA at Dynisco and titled “Dynisco Demystifies Rheology: From lab to production providing a window into your process”.

We are all aware of the melt processing challenges we face most days and these challenges are normally related to incorrect machine settings etc which can inadvertently change the viscosity of the polymers during processing. This webinar deals with the important area of the viscosity of polymers and demystifies the topic to help us overcome these processing challenges.

Who should attend the talk: Engineering/Plant/Production/Operations, Managers & Directors. Process, Product Development, R&D Engineers, Material Development Engineers & ChemistsQuality Assurance & Lab Technicians

 

Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher Clinics – PEM & WiSAR Gateways

Start date: 28th March 2022

End date: 31st March 2022

Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available from Enterprise Ireland to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered Knowledge Provider.

IT Sligo and LYIT are registered knowledge providers and has completed numerous projects for SMEs in the region.

The Contract Research Unit (CRU), Precision Engineering and Manufacturing Technology Gateway (PEM) & Wireless Sensor and Applied Research Gateway (WiSAR) are here to help companies carry out R&D activities and aid in the development of new products or services.

The Innovation Clinics are for Companies to avail of a one-to-one review with the CRU, PEM and WiSAR. Follow up appointments can be arranged where appropriate, to assist you with an Innovation Voucher application.

For more information and registration details for individual clinics see below: 

IT Sligo (28th March)
Registration

Leitrim - The Hive (29th March)
Registration

Letterkenny - LYIT CoLab Building (30th March)
Registration

Gweedore - Gaoth Dobhair (31st March)
Registration

Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher Consultations – MET Technology Gateway

Start date: 29th March 2022

End date: 30th March 2022

Location: Online

If you have an idea for a new product or service, and need support to develop it, our team at the Medical and Engineering Technology Gateway, Galway are here to advise and support you in developing your idea.

This FREE one-to-one online consultation will take you through the process from start to finish. We are part of a nationwide network of Gateways, each with their own set of expertise and we can help you find the right partner to support your needs. 

Talk with us on Tuesday March 29th or Wednesday March 30th and find out more. 

Located in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology’s Galway campus, the Enterprise Ireland Medical and Engineering Technologies (MET) Gateway is an interdisciplinary applied research centre, dedicated to supporting Research, Development and Innovation activities in the MedTech, LifeSciences and Engineering sectors across five technology themes: 

  • Medical Imaging Technologies
  • Anatomical Modelling & Physiological Replication
  • Data Analytics & Visualisation
  • Design Engineering & Verification
  • Medicinal Nutrition & Sport Technologies

 

Digital Marketing Strategies for Cosmetic SMEs – Shannon ABC

Date: 24th March 2022

Time: 11am - 12.45pm

Location: Online

Would you like to find out more about digital marketing strategies to promote your cosmetics brand?

Shannon ABC look forward to welcoming Karen Twomey, Communications Hub, to speak about various digital marketing strategies and how best to grow your cosmetics brand online.

Areas to cover will include:

  • Website Design and Optimisation - Getting the most from your website including design, content and search engine optimisation.
  • Social Media Marketing - Overview of social media use in 2022, identifying and engaging audiences, best practice for content marketing on each platform.
  • Content Creation Tips - Useful apps for creating/editing and scheduling content, identifying hashtags and keywords for your industry/audience.
  • Questions and Answers session.

Communications Hub

Communications Hub specialise in the delivery of Public Relations, Digital and Traditional Marketing Campaigns. Much of our work revolves around helping SMEs and Start-ups to successfully launch and grow through an understanding of the value of online marketing, brand awareness and digital communication.

Communications Hub is managed by Karen Twomey MA BSc who has a Masters in Public Relations and New Media. Karen lectures part-time in both Public Relations and Digital Marketing. She also delivers one-to-one and group training sessions and mentoring through various organisations including Skillnet Ireland, Local Enterprise Offices and Rural Development Groups.

NACO Project

The NACO project aims to support rurally based cosmetics companies whose products utilise natural extracts. This initiative is intended to drive industry engagement and network development and deliver training events. The project is a collaboration with the University of Oulu in Finland and is funded by the North, East and West Kerry Development (NEWKD) LEADER Rural Development Program.

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM GMT

Location: Online event