By @SimonCocking

When and where is it on?

9am-5:30pm, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork city

How many years has it been going?

This is the 5th year

What was the inspiration to start it?

Tyndall Technology Days is Tyndall National Institute’s annual conference for industry. Delegates hear from industry and researchers/scientists/engineers on the technology that’s coming down the road and how businesses can stay ahead of the curve.

What exciting things can people look forward to for the 2017 version?

This year’s conference theme is Innovation for Industry and will cover emerging trends in Future Communications, Smart Manufacturing, Energy Management and Med-tech. An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald, TD, will open the conference. This will be followed by a keynote address by Ann Kelleher, Vice President and General Manager, Technology and Manufacturing Group, Intel Corporation. Other speakers include internationally-renowned scientists and leaders at companies like BT, Philips, Nokia Bell Labs, Intel, Analog Devices, Johnson&Johnson and United Technologies Research Centre (UTRC).

We will also showcase over twenty demonstrations of new technology platforms including:
– a new portable, in-the-field system to detect nerve agents in real-time during chemical, biological, radiological and/or nuclear (CBRN) incidents;
– the latest wearable technology platforms for health monitoring, human computer interfacing (HCI) and robotics;
– next generation sensors that inform farmers and food producers of animal, soil, crop and water conditions in real-time to maximize yields and minimize environmental impact;
– an augmented reality platform.

What opportunities are on offer for people attending?

Central to Tyndall’s mission is delivering economic impact through research excellence. We work with industry and academia to transform research into products in our core market areas of electronics, communications, energy, health, agri-food and the environment. Attendees can learn more about our institute which hosts the only full Silicon CMOS, Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and III-V Semiconductor Wafer fabrication facilities and services in Ireland. We are experts at designing, miniaturising and prototyping products to drive connectivity

What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?

Use the breaks to network with industry delegates and with Tyndall researchers who will be present throughout the day. Also, check out our demonstrations area where you can see some of the technology we’re working on (see twitter videos and descriptions of some of the demonstrations above).

How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?

Register here  more information is available at


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