Ireland to host MCCI forum showcasing innovation in IoT, MedTech, Cybersecurity
The Microelectronics Circuits Centre Ireland (MCCI), is bringing together global leaders, academic experts and members of Ireland’s microelectronics industry for the MCCI Forum 2018.
Microelectronics is a key enabling technology that powers all major tech trends globally; the ways in which semiconductors underpin our lives will be showcased across a number of deep tech innovations from the Internet of Things (IoT) and future communications, MedTech, SmartAgri and Cybersecurity, at the MCCI Forum 2018.
With the tagline, “Realising Big Ambitions,” the MCCI Forum will take place on October 11 at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork.
“It’s an exciting time for the microelectronics industry, as the way in which we innovate changes radically. This research underpins all our electronic devices today from mobile phones, computers, sensors to smart medical devices, automotive and robotics,” said MCCI Executive Director Donnacha O’Riordan.
“The MCCI Forum demonstrates the deep technology expertise, research capability and commercialisation that exists in Ireland, as well as the international network, and research programmes with international institutions and agencies. The Forum is yet another way to drive innovation by connecting people, ideas and deep technology at this event hosted at Tyndall National Institute,” O’Riordan added.
Speakers from across these diverse sectors and skillsets will discuss the pivotal role being played by semiconductors and microelectronics today, including:
- Ronald Dekker, Principal Scientist at Philips Research & Technical University of Delft
- University of Utah’s Jeff Walling
- Donal Sullivan of Johnson Controls
- Philip Harris of United Technologies Research Centre (UTRC)
- Professor William Scanlon of Tyndall National Institute
MCCI is committed to driving Ireland’s knowledge economy by creating and growing talent in microelectronics engineering, securing R&D jobs for the future and attracting further investment in these deep technology sectors.
The organisation has been scaling rapidly over the last number of years to feed the demand for highly skilled microelectronics engineers for the tech sector.
MCCI was set up in April 2010 under the EI and IDA Technology Centres Programme to deliver high impact microelectronics research for the global semiconductor industry. Working with industry partners, MCCI delivers application-driven research, and currently has 52 research projects underway with its 35 member companies.
Central to MCCI’s strategy is the development of its researchers and students into future leaders within the semiconductor industry. MCCI now has over 90 researchers working in our teams in Tyndall, University College Dublin and University of Limerick.
The MCCI Forum, taking place in Cork on October 11, is open to Technology SME’s, multinationals and public and private sector organisations to attend.