DIT Hothouse promotes product design and development collaboration at IRDG Annual Conference

Posted: 21 October, 2014


From left: Colm O'Kane, Lecturer at the DIT School of Manufacturing & Design Engineering and Stephen Davis, DIT Hothouse Marketing Officer

DIT Hothouse and the School of Mechanical & Design Engineering were selected by the Industry Research and Development Group (IRDG) to showcase DIT product design and development capabilities at their annual member conference.

The event, which took place in Leopardstown Racecourse Pavilion on October14, was attended by over 200 industry leaders in functions such as General Management, Technical, Marketing and Human Resources.

‘Design Thinking’ was the subject of the day and some excellent speakers gave presentations on this creative approach to Innovation and how it is being used by leading public and private organisations worldwide. Learn more about the event.

Hothouse Design Thinking Stand 2 IRDG Design Thinking - Crowd shot

From left: The DIT Hothouse/Product Design Stand and industry guests in the exhibitors pavillion at Leopardstown racecourse.*

DIT Hothouse, supported by the Product Design degree programme team, promoted Industrial R&D collaboration opportunities to industry. Learn about product design and development research collaboration.

Among the new Product Design technologies available for commercial license through DIT Hothouse on display were:

Strata Vision
A range of personal equipment scanning solutions for environments from cleanrooms to building sites.

Strata Vision Image

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A novel modelling toy that creates custom made fully pose-able characters.

Creator Image update

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VHF Casemate
A novel waterproof and shockproof VHF enabling smartphone casing.

VHF Casemate phone image body


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Smart Wall Paint
Smart Wall Paint, a DIT Hothouse programme graduate company, was also present to promote and demonstrate its novel smart paint which turns any flat surface into a reusable whiteboard. The company's core technology was developed within the DIT Centre for Research in Environmental Surface Technology (CREST). Learn more about Smart Wall Paint.

 SWP at IRDG Stand SWP artistic impression

From Left: Derek Allen (Smart Wall Paint) with David Tallon (Stryker) and artistic interpretations of the talks drawn on a Smart Wall Paint canvas.*

Further Information
To learn more about R&D collaboration with DIT in the area of Product Design and Development, please contact Dermot Tierney, DIT Hothouse Senior Licensing Executive ondermot.tierney@dit.ie or call +353 1 402 7128

* Photo courtesy of IRDG

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