RD&I Network - Innovation in Action

RD&I Network - Innovation in Action

Showcasing Winners of the US Ireland Research Innovation Awards 2015 & 2016

  • Venue: Xilinx, Citywest
  • Time: 8:00 - 12:00 23/06/2016
  • Guest Speaker(s): Various
Innovation in Action

Date:               Thursday 23rd June      
Time:               08.00-12.30 (Light Breakfast Provided)     
Location:        Xilinx, Bianconi Avenue, Citywest, Dublin
There is no charge to attend - Register now by emailing events@amcham.ie

A unique opportunity to take a closer look at the outstanding innovations that were the winners of the 2015 and 2016 US Ireland Research Innovation Awards.
8am       Registration
8.30        Welcome Kevin Cooney, Xilinx & Stephen O'Connor, SIRO
8.40        Introduction - Mark Gantly, HPE
9.00        Dr John Murphy, UCD

UCD and IBM’s Real Time Correlation Engine (RTCE) uses novel data normalisation, clustering and filtering techniques to predict problems and enable rapid response in big data systems. RTCE finishes in minutes tasks that take skilled IBM specialists days to complete, and outperforms competing tools on speed and scope. Predicting problems and enabling rapid response in big data systems is the mission of UCD and IBM’s Real Time Correlation Engine.
9.25       Brendan Farley, Xilinx

Using the most advanced semiconductor technologies, the Xilinx Ireland engineering team designed a new class of programmable microchip enabling breakthrough power reduction and massively increased computational performance.  The microchip is reconfigurable by electronics manufacturers to their precise needs, reducing costs and time to market. Initial applications will include next generation mobile communications equipment and portable ultrasound devices for advanced medical diagnostics.  This new invention has yielded 3 patents granted with multiple patents pending.

9.50        Steve Ryan, Econiq
Galway based Econiq and its Boston subsidiary handles US sales and customer research. Their Conversation Hub, initially developed for contact centres and Banks "senses and responds" to business conversations through live analysis of applications used during the conversation.  The resulting transcripts are then used to coach conversation behaviour resulting in a sustainable increase in performance and provide real-time conversation intelligence about their customers, markets, competitors and products.

10.15     Break
10.50     Gary Moloney, Hewlett Packard Entreprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Global Product Authentication Service (GPAS) is an innovative technology service that addresses key enterprise business problems relating to Brand Protection. It delivers cryptographically secure product serialisation capability which enables the product to be uniquely marked and tracked throughout the client’s supply chain so when it reaches the marketplace the consumer is empowered to engage with the product using their smartphone to verify its authenticity.
11.15     Alison Campbell, Knowledge Transfer Ireland 
KTI’s mission is to support business and the research base to maximise innovation from State funded research by getting technology, ideas and expertise into the hands of business, swiftly and easily.  We take a national perspective on the knowledge transfer system in Ireland and connect business with the Irish research base.  We offer a number of tools via our website in this regard such as (i) Experts Database (over 7,700 experts listed) (ii) Research Map of Ireland detailing all Technology Centres, Technology Gateways & Research Centres (iii) List of licensing opportunities from the HEI base (iii) IP Model Agreements and Practical Guides
11.40     Q&A – All Presenters
12.00     Close
Thanks to our 2016 RDI Network Partner SIRO, the ESB-Vodafone joint venture which is delivering Ireland’s first 100% fibre-optic broadband network.