DIT technologies out in force at ICT Showcase Event
Ten top researchers from colleges and universities all over Ireland presented at this year’s Enterprise Ireland ICT Showcase Event. The aim of the event was to connect the research community and potential investors. Dr. Charlie Cullen from Digital Media Centre (DMC) presented semi-automated reusable character animation and Andrew Deegan, graduate of DIT’s Product Design programme and MD of Breakout Gaming Concepts demonstrated a novel computer gaming console. Both projects generated a huge amount of interest and resulted in one-to-one talks with potential investors later in the day.
“It was great to see the interest shown by industry and investors in the inventions and technologies developed by DIT researchers” said Professor Ellen Hazelkorn, Director of Research and Enterprise DIT, who attended the event.
A further 30 new technologies were exhibited at the exhibit area including projects from other DIT researchers; Dan Barry Audio Research Group demonstrated Advanced Online Music Archive System; Dr. Max Ammann Antennas and High Frequency Research Group showed Compact Ultra-Wide band Antennas; and Dr. Mark Davis Communications Network Research Institute CNRI presented WLAN Utilisation Software.
Overall, an extremely successful event for DIT researchers, providing them with the opportunity to showcase technologies, meet potential investors and the wider business and ICT community. Tom Flanagan, Head of Commercialisation at DIT Hothouse welcomes such events saying they ‘facilitate contacts between researchers, innovators and investors and promote commercialisation, which is vital in our current economic environment’.
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