Thursday, January 16, 10am to 4pm

Bernal Industry Day
‘Collaboration, Leadership and Support’


Keep up to date with the latest research in materials science, technology and R&D funding available to industry by speaking to the experts themselves at the Bernal Industry Day.

Speakers include;
• World leading Materials Scientists
• Representatives from Europe’s Research and Development Funders, Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Horizon 2020
• Keynote speech by Marcus Horan, Munster Rugby, Ireland, IRFU Player Development

This event will clearly demonstrate how companies can collaborate with research leaders and access worldclass characterisation, modelling and manufacturing facilities.

9.30-10.00 Registration and Coffee
10.00-10.15 Welcome address
• Luuk van der Wielen |5 mins
• Ray O’Brien | 5 mins
10.15-11.00 Key note speaker– Marcus Horan, Munster Rugby, Ireland, IRFU Player Development
11.00-12.00 Funding Agency Speakers
▪ Yvonne Halpin, SFI | 15 mins
▪ Mark Whelan, Rachel O’Keeffe, EI | 15 mins
▪ Bob Flynn, Horizon EI EU | 15 mins
▪ Aude Cincotta, IRC | 15 mins
12.00-12.20 Cluster Overview
▪ Tadhg Kennedy, MolNano | 5mins
▪ Ronan O’Higgins, Composites | 5mins
▪ Jeff Punch, Process | 5mins
▪ Sarah Hudson, BIO | 5mins
12.20-12.40 Industry Speaker – Mike Morrissey, Analog Devices
12.40-13.00 Selection of Centre Overviews
▪ Padraig McPhilips, Dairy Processing Technology Centre | 5mins
▪ Sarah E. Hayes, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre | 5mins
▪ Margaret Lawlor, SFI Centre for Pharmaceuticals | 5mins
▪ Terry McGrail, Irish Composites Centre | 5mins
13.00-13.15 Industry Speaker – Kurt Francis, Molecule
13.15-14.15 Lunch & Networking
14.15-16.15 Lab Tours