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15 May 2018
Dublin, Ireland
DCU & DkIT Business Matchmaker and Research Showcase 2018

Welcome to

DCU & DkIT Business Matchmaker
and Research Showcase 2018

15th May 2018 | 8.15am - 4.00pm
The Helix, Dublin City University, Dublin 9

Event Outline

This is an opportunity for companies to meet face-to-face with experts at Dublin City University (DCU) and Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) who are actively engaged in research that has applications across many industry sectors. You can profile your business, outline the challenges for your business, explore new ideas and understand the various options to collaborate and fund R&D projects through state and European supports. Companies with both an established R&D programme and start-ups with new ideas are welcome.

The purpose of these meetings is to facilitate targeted exchanges between researchers and industry and explore opportunities for collaboration through access to talent, knowledge transfer, training and industry/academic partnerships.

Following a light breakfast the plenary session will outline research at DCU & DkIT and how the institutions collaborate with industry. You will hear from companies who have previously collaborated with DCU & DkIT. This will be followed by pre-scheduled one to one meetings which will take place between individual DCU & DkIT researchers/business development managers and industry representatives who are interested in extending their R&D capability by working with third level institutions.


  • Richard Stokes, CEO DCU Invent & Director of Innovation, DCU
  • Gillian Hendy PhD, Head of Business Development at Avectas
  • Prof. Dermot Brabazon, Director of APT Research Centre at DCU
  • Martin Trainor, Assistant Chief Fire Officer at Cavan Fire Service
  • Neil McLoughlin, Technology Transfer Manager at DkIT

Focus of the event

  • Get to know the research capabilities at DCU & DkIT
  • Meet with research experts to discuss challenges for your business
  • Learn how to fund R&D through collaboration with DCU & DkIT
  • Find out how DCU & DkIT do Business

Main Sector/Topic Areas 

  • ICT & Digital Services
  • Internet of Things
  • Lifesciences and Health
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Medtech  
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials
  • Water Resource Management
  • Energy & Environmental Sustainability
  • Social & Economic Concerns
  • Manufacturing Competitiveness
  • Physical Sciences
  • Business Innovation
  • Social and Ethical Impact
  • Legal Studies
  • Communications and Public Engagement
  • Social Enterprise


Closed since 14 May 2018


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