Do you have a business idea? Are you a Start-Up, SME or MNC? This conference is for you! Amplitude has everyone under one roof to help you secure funding and explore the opportunities available within WIT and IT Carlow.
Amplitude is a WIT and IT Carlow conference, which will highlight funding streams for businesses to collaborate with researchers
Amplitude, which runs in Waterford’s WIT Arena on 3 October 2018, is led by research centres in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and Institute of Technology Carlow (IT Carlow).
Organisers recognised the need in the South East for an event dedicated to facilitating collaboration opportunities between entrepreneurs, start-ups, multinationals, academic researchers and state agencies.
Funding opportunities vary from Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 up to R&D and Commercialisation Funds worth six figures to a company.
“This event will drive discussion around future trends, how research can have a dramatic impact on industry and how they consider future technologies for their sectors,” said MC for the event, Niamh Bushnell, CEO of Tech Ireland.
Keynote speakers include Mind Magician Keith barry, Ann Kehoe, Global Head of Brand for Alltech and Marc O’Regan, CTO with Dell EMC, who will discuss how their companies face the daily challenges of staying ahead of their competitors.
The driving force behind the event are research centres TSSG (Telecommunication Systems Software Group), SEAM (South Eastern Applied Materials), PMBRC (Pharmaceuticals and Molecular Bio Technology Research Centre and RIKON (Business Technology Management) along with Design Plus (Design, Engineering, ICT and Bioscience) from IT Carlow.
“The aim is to grow Amplitude year on year to become a recognised national and international event. Organisations such as South-East Chamber of Commerce’, Local Enterprise Offices (LEO), IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland will also be participating and supporting this initiative,” adds James O’Sullivan, Technology Transfer Office, WIT.
The event will also feature free IP workshops with Keltie Patent Attorneys, a London based Intellectual Property firm who recently opened an office in Galway. Representatives will be there on the day ready to answer questions relating to IP and will be in the main exhibition area.