Intel in Shannon continued its focus on promoting science and engineering in the local area by holding its sixth annual Women in Technology (WIT) award ceremony recently. Four new scholarships were awarded, bringing the total number of scholars to twelve for the 2011/2012 academic year.

 

The WIT program, now in its sixth year, aims to encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in technology. Intel Shannon works closely with local schools and colleges to help ensure that our educational system continues to produce the exceptional quality of graduates that has helped to make Intel in Ireland so successful.

 

At a special ceremony to celebrate the scholars Anne Kelleher, Ireland HR Director, presented 13 scholarships to each one of the participants who are studying an Electronic and Computer course in a number of 3rd Level institutes including University College Cork, NUI Galway, University of Limerick, Waterford IT and University College Dublin.

 

Anne congratulated the scholars and their families on their achievements and also highlighted the importance of creating a diverse workplace as a key element to creating a challenging and productive work environment.  A total of 19 individual scholars have been awarded scholarships to date with six of these girls now in full time engineering positions at the Shannon facility.

 

In speaking about the initiative Jonathan Walsh, General Manager at Intel Shannon said “Intel is very excited about the continued success of this program, the benefit to the company and the benefit to the scholars. Women are under-represented in the technology workplace and this program enables us to encourage more women to pursue careers in technology, as well as giving them firsthand experience of the career opportunities at Intel".

 

"We had six of the scholars on placement this summer” Jonathan continued, “This was a great opportunity for them to experience working at Intel and the scholars go back to college with a better understanding of how their course work relates to their future career options. We look forward to welcoming them back next year”.

 

Each year the programme offers scholarships valued at €2,000 per annum as well as opportunities for work placements at the Intel Shannon campus. Each scholar is assigned a mentor who is an Intel Shannon employee to assist and provide advice on managing their academic career. Scholarships are open to female students starting, or in the first two years, of relevant degree or diploma courses. Current award recipients are from the mid-west region and are studying courses ranging from Electronic and Computer Engineering to Mathematical Sciences and Digital Media Engineering.


Three more scholarships will be awarded in 2012 with information packs being distributed to all schools in the region and to all the Third Level institutes with applicable courses. Interested students should complete an application form and return them to their careers office before April 27th 2012. Information on the scholarships may be obtained by contacting school Career Guidance teachers, colleges Careers Office or by contacting Intel Shannon by e-mail at shannon-scholarships@intel.com.

 

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Pictured at the recent celebration event to mark Women in Technology - back Row (Left to Right) Karen Doyle, Jacqueline Kearny, Eimear Morrissey, Dana Madigan, Meghan Halton, Alison O’Shea, Ciara Loftus, Christine Trahe, Rhona Wade, Anne Kelleher, Katherine Hogan, Sophie Lennon. Front Row (Left to Right) Eimear Nolan, Kim Marie Jones, Jenny Mc Carthy, Sophie Renshaw, Eimear Roche, Siobhan Butler.

 

Further Information

 

About Intel

Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.

 

Additional information about the Research at Intel Europe event Intel is available at:


Web - intel.ie  |   Twitter - @Intel_IRL   |   Facebook - Intel Ireland

Last week over 100 Irish Business Leaders gathered for the announcement of first Certified Responsible Companies in Ireland. The announcement came at a special CEO breakfast forum hosted by Business in the Community Ireland, at which Minister Richard Bruton T.D.revealed the first companies in Ireland to be certified with the Business Working Responsibly Mark. The Mark, which certifies excellence in responsible and sustainable business practices across company operations, was achieved by Intel, Microsoft Ireland, ESB and CRH. It is the first such certification in Ireland and is audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).

 

Announcing the recipient companies, Minister Bruton said: “I have been saying for some time that our mission must be to promote well run enterprises, developing innovative products and services, employing more people working to high standards within sustainable markets. While job numbers are of course crucial in today’s environment, it is important that we do not lose sight of the longer term view, the sustainability of businesses and the jobs they create, and the contribution they make to the communities in which they operate. Today’s certifications, the first independent assessment of corporate responsibility in Ireland, mark an important step towards that goal”.

 

The Mark was launched in March of this year and the certification itself extends over a two year period after which companies need to reapply to retain the standing.

 

“Sustainability, customer relations, supply chain management, workplace, community and environment are some of the areas assessed by the certification.” said Tina Roche, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland, the organisation responsible for the development of the Mark.  “Having the Mark will allow companies to benchmark their responsible practices against others and finally gives a concrete definition to what excellence is in responsible and sustainable business.”

 

To achieve the Mark the companies must initially complete a comprehensive online questionnaire with over 290 questions analysing operations on over 26 different indicators. This is assessed by a Business in the Community Ireland expert who advises the company as to whether they have reached the standard to apply for third party verification. Verification is one of the requirements for achieving the Mark. The NSAI conducts the verification audit. All companies who participate—whether completing the questionnaire only or achieving the Mark, are provided with a comprehensive feedback report to assist the company to further develop their responsible and sustainable business strategy.

 

The Business Working Responsibly Mark has been over three years in the making and follows trends for global standards of a similar nature. It is one of the first in Europe to be third party verified and audited.

 

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Pictured at last week's event were Paul Rellis, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland; Padraig McManus, Chief Executive ESB, Jim Mintern, Regional Manager, Europe West, CRH plc. and Brendan Cannon, Director of Corporate Affairs, Intel Ireland

 

Further Information

 

About the Business Working Responsibly Mark
Since 2000 Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) has been providing guidance on corporate responsibility to some of Ireland’s top companies. Drawing on its experience it has developed the Business Working Responsibly Mark which gives any organisation- across industry and service sectors- the opportunity to evaluate its achievements in sustainable and responsible practices across all operations. The Mark was launched in March 2011 and Microsoft was the first company to achieve the Mark.


About Business in the Community Ireland

Business in the Community Ireland is a network of Ireland’s biggest companies dedicated to corporate responsibility. One of its key services is to guide top companies through a process of measuring and evaluating the impact of their strategic community involvement programmes. Taking a strategic approach to community involvement can deliver benefits to the business while making a positive social impact. The benefits include greater market share and customer loyalty, enhanced employee skills and morale, improved supplier links and a better reputation. A business driven network, with major social initiatives, our membership is drawn from Ireland's most progressive companies.

 


About Intel

Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.

 

Additional information about the Research at Intel Europe event Intel is available at:
Web - intel.ie  |   Twitter - @Intel_IRL   |   Facebook - Intel Ireland

 

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An Irish system of algebra that helped to land a man on the moon, and the geometry of a Dublin sculpture are just some of the stories featured in three new city tours, that also get people to spot symmetry in Georgian buildings, measure extinct Irish fossils, and see if Wolfe Tone’s statue is out of proportion!

 

The new ‘Dublin by Numbers’ trails are packed with puzzles and things to do at each stop, all celebrating the mathematics around us every day. Designed for families and schools (ages 6-plus) the trails were launched today, October 17, 2011, by meteorologist Dr Evelyn Cusack, in the Natural History Museum.

 

An enthusiastic Dr Cusack, deputy director of forecasting in Met Eireann, said that “maths teaches us priceless skills in problem-solving – if people are mathematically informed they will make better economic and political decisions. The rigours of maths would also help us not to be hoodwinked by pseudoscience and trickery – such as seasonal long-range weather forecasts!” She added that “Children love maths puzzles and challenges and will have genuine fun, as well as intellectual stimulation, on these trails.”


The trails were developed by science writer Mary Mulvihill, whose company Ingenious Ireland specialises in walking tours with a science twist. “These trails make a great outing for families, school groups. They take you to both familiar and less well-known places, and you’ll see them differently, with our mathematical lens.”

 

Several Irish scientists are featured, including two women mathematicians with Irish connections and as part of this project, Ingenious Ireland is also producing an audio guided tour of the world’s greatest science walk, from Dunsink Observatory to Broom Bridge on the Royal Canal, retracing the steps of Ireland’s greatest scientist, William Rowan Hamilton, on the day he invented quaternions.

 

The activity trails are free to download, thanks to support from project partners: Discover Science and Engineering (DSE), Intel, the Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Teaching & Learning (CASTeL), and Engineers Irelands’ STEPS programme.

 

Dr Pádraig Ó Murchú, manager of Education & Research at Intel Ireland, welcomed the trails as “a fun and interactive way to introduce young children to maths and numbers. Numbers and maths are the building blocks for science and technology, and if we want to become a knowledge society we can only do that if we are scientifically literate and numerate.”

 

DSE Director, Peter Brabazon, said it “is a great way of learning maths by exploring it directly in the world around us”, adding that the project strongly supports the work of Discover Science and Engineering, which is about finding new ways to make the public aware of opportunities for learning and careers in science, maths and engineering.

 

The trails were developed in conjunction with experts from St Patrick’s College Drumcondra: Dr Dolores Corcoran, of the Mathematics Education Unit, and Dr Maurice O’Reilly, head of the Mathematics Department.

 

The Dublin by Numbers initiative was launched as part of Maths Week and Innovation Dublin 2011.

 

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Leixlip school children are pictured with meteorologist Dr Evelyn Cusack at the 'Dublin by Numbers' launch

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The students, from Scoil San Carlo in Leixlip, have some fun at the launch of the new maths initiative

 

 

Further Information

 

About the trails

The richly illustrated activity sheets are free to download, and packed with activities, riddles and puzzles, and make a perfect outing for a family or school group. The first trail –Art, arches and architecture... around St Stephen’s Green – is available now, with two more following shortly: #2 explores Merrion Square and Georgian Dublin, and #3 connects Merrion Square to TCD’s Science Gallery, via the National Gallery and Westland Row train station.


About Mary Mulvihill & Ingenious Ireland

A science writer and broadcaster with over 20 years’ experience, Mary set up Ingenious Ireland last year to develop guided tours with a science twist. The company has won several grants for its work, including a geology walking tour of Dublin, and audio guides to the Hill of Tara, the National Botanic Gardens and the Royal Irish Academy. Full details at www.ingeniousireland.ie / hello@ingeniousireland.ie

 

About Intel
Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.

Additional information about the Research at Intel Europe event Intel is available at:
Web -
intel.ie  |   Twitter - @Intel_IRL   |   Facebook - Intel Ireland

 

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In October Intel Ireland played host to Intel Technology Week Europe 2011, an integrated week long series of events to highlight Intel’s Research Development & Innovation leadership in Europe; drawing more than 800 influential members of the Enterprise, Academic and Policy communities together with senior Intel technology leaders and European media.


The Intel European Research & Innovation Conference 2011 (ERIC) was the central event in the wider Intel Technology Week Europe. The week opened with the Intel European Technology Conference, a internal technology leadershio forum, and also included the Research@Intel Europe technology showcase, the European Design Science Symposium and the Inaugural address of Intel lecture series on Engineering Research and Innovation.

 

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This year the fourth Intel European Research and Innovation Conference was hosted at the Intel Ireland campus with a theme of  ‘Building a smart, sustainable and inclusive society through research and innovation partnerships’, which provided delegates with the chance to discuss and identify opportunities for tackling the myriad of challenges that we as a society are faced with including ongoing economic turbulence, the accelerating rate of natural resource depletion and the often unequal and non-inclusive nature of society.

 

This 3 day event comprised of keynote speaking sessions along with six relevant and diverse research focus areas - Silicon & Nanotechnology, Many Core and Architecture

Embedded Intelligence, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Enabling Sustainability through Technology and Social Participation & Digital Communities.

 

Highlights of the event included keynote addresses from Taoiseach Enda Kenny and EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan Quinn who both underpinned the vital role of research and innovation.

 

“Europe's future depends on competitive industries that are able to grow and create jobs. This means investing in research and in new technologies and in creating a climate that boosts innovation. We are facing an innovation emergency. We need much more innovation in Europe, and we need it fast” commented Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn.

 

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny added “Innovation, research and development are key components of recovery and Intel is leading the way in these fields, delivering breakthroughs that will transform hundreds of millions of lives of people across the planet”.


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Both Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn and An Taoiseach also had the opportunity to visit the Research at Intel Europe event which brought together more than 20 projects from across the European network of Intel labs and included live demonstrations of research, development and innovation from areas such as many-core architectures in action, energy research to promote sustainability through technology and retail and automotive examples of embedded intelligence.

 

The Research at Intel event had been officially opened earlier that week by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton who in speaking at the event said “This event is a demonstration of the incredible high tech research being performed by one of the world’s leading technology companies in Ireland. It is important to remind ourselves sometimes that we are the envy of many countries in having such companies and such activities here”.

 

Many of the projects being showcased at the event are the result of joint research among different divisions of Intel and its academic and industry partners and example of the research work included:


• ‘Wireless Energy Sensing Technology’ (WEST) is an easy-to-use plug-in device that uses pattern recognition to determine when different electrical loads turn on and off in the home. Using a simple application, homeowners can examine a variety of energy reports to help them better manage their energy consumption.

• The ‘Many-Core Applications Research’ community shows how more than 80 worldwide institutions are researching future software using Intel Lab's 48-core single-chip Cloud Computer concept chip.

• The ‘Dependable Cloud’ demonstrates how we are enhancing availability, reliability and manageability of cloud infrastructures of the future.

• ‘Understanding the Ocean’ shows how our research is exploring new low power, low cost high density sensor platforms which can be deployed virtually anywhere including power and communications challenged locations, with near real-time high bandwidth communications.

 

Inaugural address of Intel lecture series on Engineering Research and Innovation
The week-long series of events also included a lecture by Justin Rattner, Chief Technology Officer and Corporate Vice-President, Intel Corporation, on 'Changing the World through Engineering Research and Innovation'. The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D. also attended the event which was the inaugural address in a series of lectures on the subject which will take place over the next 6 months and which will be presented by international experts in this field.


The lecture series, which is being sponsored by Intel Labs Europe, has been organised by the Irish Academy of Engineering as part of their initiative to raise awareness among the Government, Industry and Academia of the vital role of Engineering Research and Innovation in Irish economic development and to effect associated change.

 

Further Information

Images from the event can be found here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/55550679@N03/sets/72157627766404359/

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About Intel
Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.

 

 

Additional information about the Research at Intel Europe event Intel is available at:
Web - intel.ie  |   Twitter - @Intel_IRL   |   Facebook - Intel Ireland

 

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Friday October 14th 2011 – Intel Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner and Taoiseach Enda Kenny together with EU Commissioner Máire Geoghegan Quinn yesterday announced the creation of the new Intel Energy and Sustainability Lab (ESL) headquartered in Ireland.

 

The announcement of the new lab was made at the Intel European Research and Innovation conference which is taking place this week at the Intel campus in Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

 

The new ESL initiative has an extensive research portfolio leveraging a growing ecosystem of academic and industrial partners in Europe and beyond. The lab will drive Intel’s research agenda in the application of Information Technologies to enable a ‘High Tech, Low Carbon’ economy with strong alignment to the EU 2020 sustainability goals.

 

The announcement came after both the Taoiseach and Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn had delivered keynote addresses to the assembled conference delegates in which both underpinned the vital role of research and innovation.

 

“Europe's future depends on competitive industries that are able to grow and create jobs. This means investing in research and in new technologies and in creating a climate that boosts innovation. We are facing an innovation emergency. We need much more innovation in Europe, and we need it fast” commented Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn.

 

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny added “Innovation, research and development are key components of recovery and Intel is leading the way in these fields, delivering breakthroughs that will transform hundreds of millions of lives of people across the planet”.

 

Martin Curley who is Director of Intel Labs Europe, was also present at the event and in speaking about the announcement of the new Lab said “Energy and Sustainability are two of the biggest challenges in our world today – we are delighted to be leading the research to solve these major challenges from Europe. We have helped create a new nascent ecosystem for accelerating our collective progress towards achieving a goal of a much more sustainable and energy efficient society”.

 

One of the focus areas of the Energy and Sustainability Lab is the ‘Personal Energy Management’ research program which drives ground breaking research into energy management solutions for future smart grids with a strong emphasis on citizen inclusion.

 

To coincide with the announcement of the new lab, a number of research projects in this area were demonstrated including:

 

• A collaboration with ESB eCars program which involves researching the integration and optimisation of Electric Vehicles into Ireland’s energy system, maximising the renewable energy usage.
• Easy-to-use Wireless Energy Sensing Technology (WEST), a plug-in device that monitors the energy usage in the home and provides information required to smartly manage energy usage.
• Personal Office Energy Manager (POEM) which provides office users with a holistic, visual and numeric representation of the amount of energy an individual is consuming in addition to providing IT and plug load power to building management systems. The Intel ESL will begin piloting POEM in November with a large French utility company.

 

In conjunction with the announcement of the new Energy and Sustainability lab Intel also announced this week membership to ‘The Friends of the Supergrid (FOSG)’  group of companies focused on creating the European Electrical supergrid, an electricity transmission system, mainly based on direct current, designed to facilitate large-scale sustainable power generation in remote areas for transmission to centres of consumption.

 

The European Research and Innovation Conference formed part of an overall Intel Technology Week Europe which also included the Research@Intel Technology showcase event. Both Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn and An Taoiseach had the opportunity to visit the showcase and interact with live demonstrations of research, development and innovation from areas such as many-core architectures in action, energy research to promote sustainability through technology and retail and automotive examples of embedded intelligence.

 

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny delivers a keynote address at the Intel European Research and Innovation conference which is taking place this week at the Intel campus in Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

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Intel Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner and Intel Ireland General Manager Eamonn Sinnott are photographed with Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn at the Research@Intel Europe Technology Showcase

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Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn is pictured along with Director of Intel Labs Europe Martin Curley, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Intel CTO Justin Rattner at the Intel European Research and Innovation conference at which Intel announced the creation of the new Intel Energy and Sustainability Lab (ESL) headquartered in Ireland.

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny talks to an Intel researcher about an augmented reality solution demo as part of the Intel Research@Intel Europe Technology Showcase which took place this week at the Intel campus in Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

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Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn addresses more than 300 delegates at the Intel European Research and Innovation conference which is taking place this week at the Intel campus in Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

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Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and An Taoiseach Enda Kenny are photographed at the Intel European Research and Innovation conference at which Intel announced the creation of the new Intel Energy and Sustainability Lab (ESL) headquartered in Ireland.

 

 

 

Further Information

 

Further images from the event can be found here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/55550679@N03/sets/72157627766404359/

 

About the Intel Energy and Sustainability Lab
Intel ESL is a key participant in the Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems research consortium at University College Dublin and the ITOBO SFI research cluster for smart and energy efficient buildings based in University College Cork.

 

The ESL is also a key research collaborator with the Fraunhofer Institute( Germany), KEMA (Netherlands) and VTT ( Finland) on the EU Framework 7 REViSITE research project defining the EU ICT for Energy Efficiency research roadmap for Europe.

 

Intel ESL also recently announced the ‘Sustainable Cities’ research program; a partnership with Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City Council, leading to pilot deployments of Sustainable City Technologies including a prototype ambient intelligence sensing platform.

 

The lab is a key partner in the SmartBay project lead by the Irish Marine Institute. SmartBay is a test and demonstration research infrastructure which is a foundation platform for an emerging Ocean technologies cluster.

 

The Lab is actively partnering with the IDA sponsored I2E2 technology centre to apply energy efficiency to Manufacturing in Ireland, for example, Intel ESL has redesigned an existing datacentre on the Intel Ireland campus to leverage ambient air cooling and other techniques with projected energy savings of  >20% annually.

 

About Intel Labs Europe
Intel R&D / Innovation in Europe is driven by a network of research labs, product development labs and innovation labs spanning the region as well as a variety of Intel business units. Intel Labs Europe (ILE) was formally established in early 2009 as the central means of coordinating activities across this diverse and extensive network, and to strengthen and improve Intel’s alignment with European R&D. Today ILE consists of more than two dozen R&D locations employing more than 1500 R&D professionals, with a further 9 labs and 2000 R&D professionals added through the Intel Mobile Communications acquisition.

 

The mission of ILE is to advance Intel research, development and innovation and to partner with European stakeholders to help improve European competitiveness. To achieve this ILE aims to strengthen Intel’s relationships and collaborations with European researchers and to align the company’s technology vision with European policy makers across a broad technology agenda. ILE has grown existing initiatives and continually seeks new opportunities to advance the value of ICT solutions for society and business

 

About Intel
Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.

 

Additional information about the Research at Intel Europe event Intel is available at:
Web -
intel.eu/newsroom  |  intel.ie  |   Twitter - @Intel_IRL   |   Facebook - Intel Ireland

 

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Thursday October 13 - Intel Labs Europe yesterday opened its doors to media, academia, partners and customers from across Europe at the 2nd annual Research at Intel Europe event, which was held at the Intel Ireland campus in Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation officially opened the technology showcase floor at the event which brings together more than 20 projects from across the European network of Intel labs.

 

Many of the projects being showcased at the event are the result of joint research among different divisions of Intel and its academic and industry partners. The live demonstrations of research, development and innovation projects include examples in areas such as many-core architectures in action, energy research to promote sustainability through technology and retail and automotive examples of embedded intelligence.


For example:

• ‘Wireless Energy Sensing Technology’ (WEST) is an easy-to-use plug-in device that uses pattern recognition to determine when different electrical loads turn on and off in the home. Using a simple application, homeowners can examine a variety of energy reports to help them better manage their energy consumption.


• The ‘Many-Core Applications Research’ community shows how more than 80 worldwide institutions are researching future software using Intel Lab's 48-core single-chip Cloud Computer concept chip.


• The ‘Dependable Cloud’ demonstrates how we are enhancing availability, reliability and manageability of cloud infrastructures of the future.


• ‘Understanding the Ocean’ shows how our research is exploring new low power, low cost high density sensor platforms which can be deployed virtually anywhere including power and communications challenged locations, with near real-time high bandwidth communications.


• ‘Context Aware Electric Vehicle Charging’ demonstrates how ICT can be used to understand the transportation needs of the electric vehicle user and ensure these needs are met at the optimal price, maximising the use of renewable energy while simultaneously balancing charging load demand on the grid.


• ‘New Levels of Realism for Digital Content’ shows a novel method to add realism to 3D digital scenes providing control of direct and indirect lighting and showing a realistic depth of field.

 

Speaking at the event, Minister Bruton said: “Today’s event is a demonstration of the incredible high tech research being performed by one of the world’s leading technology companies in Ireland. It is important to remind ourselves sometimes that we are the envy of many countries in having such companies and such activities here”.

 

“My plan to get jobs growing in the economy includes two key strategies. Firstly we must encourage the world-leading companies who are already here to locate their cutting edge operations here. Secondly we must increase the linkages with Irish companies to help create a real indigenous engine of growth. We have a long road ahead, but today’s event shows that if we work hard and take tough decisions we will get jobs growing in the economy again”.

 

Also speaking at the opening of the Research at Intel showcase was Martin Curley, Director, Intel Labs Europe and Senior Principal Engineer Intel Labs who commented that “Research is all about impact. This Research at Intel Europe event showcases some of our leading edge European research which has the potential for significant positive societal impact including smart charging of electric vehicles and systems research for eco-sense buildings which deliver energy efficiency and more sustainable environments”.

 

The Research at Intel Europe showcase is one of a number of events taking place this week as part of a wider Intel Technology Week Europe. The week-long series of events also includes the Intel European Research and Innovation Conference and the inaugural event of the Intel Lecture Series on Engineering Research & Innovation which is being held in conjunction with the Irish Academy of Engineering and features a keynote address from Justin Rattner, Intel Chief Technology Officer and Corporate Vice President.

 

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Minister Bruton hears from Intel researchers about Context Aware Electric Vehicle Charging at the Research@Intel Europe Technology Showcase
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Intel Chief Technology Official Justin Rattner (right) and Charlie Sheridan, Co-Director of Intel’s Energy and Sustainability Lab (left) discuss some of Intel’s next generation research initiatives
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Minister Bruton addresses media, academia, partners and customers from across Europe before officially opening the Research@Intel Europe Technology Showcase
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Intel researchers demonstrate an augmented reality solution as part of the Research@Intel Europe Technology Showcase

 

Further Information

 

About Intel Labs Europe
Intel R&D / Innovation in Europe is driven by a network of research labs, product development labs and innovation labs spanning the region as well as a variety of Intel business units. Intel Labs Europe (ILE) was formally established in early 2009 as the central means of coordinating activities across this diverse and extensive network, and to strengthen and improve Intel’s alignment with European R&D. Today ILE consists of more than two dozen R&D locations employing more than 1500 R&D professionals, with a further 9 labs and 2000 R&D professionals added through the Intel Mobile

Communications acquisition.

 

 

The mission of ILE is to advance Intel research, development and innovation and to partner with European stakeholders to help improve European competitiveness. To achieve this ILE aims to strengthen Intel’s relationships and collaborations with European researchers and to align the company’s technology vision with European policy makers across a broad technology agenda. ILE has grown existing initiatives and continually seeks new opportunities to advance the value of ICT solutions for society and business

 

 

About Intel
Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.

 

Additional information about the Research at Intel Europe event Intel is available at:
Web - intel.eu/newsroom 

 

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Justin Rattner, Chief Technology Officer and Corporate Vice-President, Intel Corporation, delivered a lecture on 'Changing the World through Engineering Research and Innovation' on Tuesday, 11th October at University College Dublin.  The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D. also attended the event which was the inaugural address in a series of lectures on the subject which will take place over the next 6 months and which will be presented by international experts in this field.

 

The lecture series, which is being sponsored by Intel Labs Europe, has been organised by the Irish Academy of Engineering as part of their initiative to raise awareness among the Government, Industry and Academia of the vital role of Engineering Research and Innovation in Irish economic development and to effect associated change.

 

The series has its origins in the report on 'Engineering Research in Irish Economic Development' which was published by the Irish Academy of Engineering in December 2010.  That report was widely circulated to relevant Government Ministers and Departments, State Sponsored Bodies, Industry, Business Representative Organisations and Academic establishments.  In response to the very positive reception given to the report, these public lectures have been arranged to draw on best international experience and expertise.

 

Intel’s Justin Rattner is an internationally renowned leader in technological innovation and research.  His lecture provided a valuable contribution to the promotion of research and innovation in Ireland, where such endeavors are, and will continue to be, vital to the nation’s economic development, employment prospects and future well being.

 

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Intel's Justin Rattneris pictured with Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D.

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Minister Quinn is pictured at the event

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Justin Rattner delivers his keynote address

 


Further Information

 

About the Irish Academy of Engineering
The Irish Academy of Engineering is an independent, all-Ireland body of Engineers of distinction, drawn from a wide range of disciplines, with a membership of approximately 130.  Its mission is to analyse and report on important national issues, where the Engineering profession can make a unique contribution to economic, social and technological development.

About Intel Labs Europe
Intel R&D / Innovation in Europe is driven by a network of research labs, product development labs and innovation labs spanning the region as well as a variety of Intel business units. Intel Labs Europe (ILE) was formally established in early 2009 as the central means of coordinating activities across this diverse and extensive network, and to strengthen and improve Intel’s alignment with European R&D. Today ILE consists of more than two dozen R&D locations employing more than 1500 R&D professionals, with a further 9 labs and 2000 R&D professionals added through the Intel Mobile Communications acquisition.

 

The mission of ILE is to advance Intel research, development and innovation and to partner with European stakeholders to help improve European competitiveness. To achieve this ILE aims to strengthen Intel’s relationships and collaborations with European researchers and to align the company’s technology vision with European policy makers across a broad technology agenda. ILE has grown existing initiatives and continually seeks new opportunities to advance the value of ICT solutions for society and business.

About Intel
Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.

Additional information about Intel is available at:

Web - intel.ie  |   Twitter - @Intel_IRL   |   Facebook - Intel Ireland

 

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