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NWCAM Conference | 1st September 2021

Advanced Manufacturing: Transforming the Future of Life and Health Sciences

Conference Agenda

  • Keynote: Dr Andrew Lynch, Chief Innovation Officer at Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR), Ireland’s leading advanced manufacturing Research & Technology Organisation
  • Academic led Q&A panel including NWCAM industry partners

AGENDA:

10am:           Alistair McIlhagger (Opening Remarks)

10:10am:     Claire McCafferty (NWCAM Objectives)

10:20am:    Andrew Lynch (Keynote Speaker)     

10:55am:     Badri Aekbote (University of Glasgow)

11:10am:      Krzysztof Rodzeń (Ulster University)

11:25am:      Live Q&A Panel Session

12:10pm:     10 minute tea/coffee break     

12:20pm:     Moupali Chakraborty (University of Glasgow)

12:35pm:      Ramesh Ghosh (University of Glasgow)

12:50pm:      Lunch & Poster Session     

1:35pm:        Ryan Harkin (Ulster University)

1:50pm:        Faisal Manzoor (Ulster University)

2:05pm:       Adamos Christou (University of Glasgow)

2:20pm:       Sean Duffy (Ulster University)

2:35pm:       10 minute tea/coffee break    

2:45pm:       Konrad Mulrennan (IT Sligo)

3pm:             Hao Wu (Ulster University)

3:15pm:        Iliyana Samardzhieva (University of Glasgow)

3:30pm:       Alistair McIlhagger (Presentation & Poster Prize Giving)

3:45pm:       Alistair McIlhagger (Closing Remarks)

4pm:             Conference ends

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Andrew Lynch

Chief Innovation Officer / Irish Manufacturing Research

Andrew chairs the European Industry 4.E Lighthouse Initiative (LIASE) within ECSEL, EU Joint Undertaking in Digital Transformation.  He is the international Vice President of the EUREKA SMART Manufacturing Board of Directors, he chairs the ManuFuture ETP Working Group (State Aid Strategies- Research & Innovation) and is the national delegate to the European manufacturing policy platform, ManuFuture High Level Group (HLG).  Andrew has recently been nominated by the EFFRA Board to the Made in Europe Partnership Board, an expert board which meets regularly with the European Commission to discuss the scope and modalities of the Partnership and also future call topics.

Andrew is on the Board of Directors of both the Irish Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTEC) and the W8 Innovation Centre (Ireland NW).  He is the founding chair of the Irish National Steering Committee on Collaborative Robotics, a member of the Ingenuity Executive Steering Committee and is on the National Advisory Board for the Digital Manufacturing Futures Centre (AIM).

Andrew is a contributing expert on several key international policy directives for manufacturing, including the ManuFuture policy document (Vision 2030), the EFFRA Made in Europe program, ManuFuture ETP Strategic Working Group Initiatives, the ECSEL LIASE I4 Whitepaper on the Future of Manufacturing and the ECS SRA (Electronic Components & Systems, Strategic Research Agenda).

He holds a degree in biotechnology, a master’s in environmental analytical chemistry and a PhD in Engineering.  Happily married with two adored daughters, in his spare time Andrew enjoys golf, soccer and hill climbing.

Contact details: andrew.lynch@imr.ie

Organising Committee

Claire McCafferty Interim Innovation Broker
Chloe McCallan Interim Project Manager
Oonagh Lynch Innovation Broker
Lynsey Allen Project Administrator

Peer Review Committee

Professor Alistair McIllhagger Ulster University
Professor Steve Beaumont University of Glasgow
Dr David Tormey Institute of Technology Sligo
Dr Justin Quinn Ulster University
Dr Jim Morrison Letterkenny Institute of Technology

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