DIT and HP Launch Innovation Forum Lecture Series 2009

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Best practice in sustainable school design was the topic of the first lecture of the Dublin Institute of Technology / Hewlett Packard Innovation Forum 2009 which took place on Tuesday 17th February in DIT Bolton Street. ?Public Private Partnership: The Case for Sustainable Schools? was presented by DIT PhD student, Renuka Rajput.

Now in its third year, the Innovation Forum  brings together DIT academics and experts from the construction industry to discuss issues relating to the Built Environment and Innovation. The series of lectures  will look at the challenges facing the Irish construction industry and the importance of innovation for Irish business, with a series of lectures on topics such as Energy and Buildings, a Commercial Approach and the Living Building ? Building Information Modelling.  

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?The HP/DIT Innovation Forum lecture series has been a resounding success to date, providing an important opportunity for academics, students and business leaders to debate and discuss the latest thinking and practices to ensure that Irish businesses remain internationally competitive in these challenging times.  The series is an example of the Institute?s commitment to developing partnerships with industry leaders like HP,? said DIT President, Professor Brian Norton. 

?We are delighted to partner with a leading academic institution such as DIT which is a breeding ground for the innovators of tomorrow. Innovation Forum 2009 tackles the questions of tomorrow in terms of how our surrounding environment supports the growth and innovation that is crucial to business,? said Martin Murphy, Managing Director, HP Ireland 

HP currently sponsors two postgraduate Masters programmes in DIT, one in the area of the Built Environment and one with the DIT Community Links programme.

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