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Disruptive technologies for industry at Tyndall Technology Days 2018

Posted on: 25 Oct 2018

Disruptive technologies for industry at Tyndall Technology Days 2018

Irish and international industry representatives, researchers and scientists convened at Tyndall Technology Days at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, on Wednesday, October 24th to discuss and share pioneering and disruptive technologies that are redefining healthcare and the IoT Economy.  

Opening the conference, An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, TD, acknowledged the vital role and impact that Tyndall National Institute plays in Ireland and globally through its market leading technology innovation, saying “Tyndall is an important part of Ireland’s future with its globally disruptive technologies.  TechDays attracts global leaders in medtech, connected health, 5G, autonomous cars and wireless sensors to this event due to the calibre of research and the close engagement that Tyndall nurtures with entrepreneurs and industry, both at home and internationally.”

Tyndall Technology Days 2018
An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, TD tries the augmented reality virtual coach headset as he opened Tyndall Technology Days 2018

Disruptive technologies in smart MedTech and Energy were the focus at this year's conference, with demonstrations of smart plasters and transdermal microchips, an augmented reality health coach with clinical monitoring, and laser induced graphitic carbon sensors on display.  

Irish and international thought leaders and speakers addressed an audience of over 300 delegates.  Caroline Dowling, Advisor & Former Business Group President at Flex, Wynne Lewis, Technical Director, Research & Development, 3M (UK & Ireland), Lee Swanström, Head of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Oregan Clinic, Arthur Cummings, Medical Director of the Wellington Eye Clinic, Padraig Cantillon-Murphy of Tyndall and Ronan McLoughlin of Aerogen were among the speakers. 

Tyndall Technology Days has a long-standing reputation in business and research circles, both at home and internationally, for combining scientific innovation and commercial opportunities. This year’s event showcased up to 20 demonstrations of new and emerging technologies across Internet of Things, Smart Farming, Wearable and Implantable medical devices and energy efficiency.