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INSPIRE Workshop on Key Enabling Technologies Takes Place From Nov 30th - Dec 4th at CIT

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Cork Institute of Technology will host this year's INSPIRE workshop for postgraduate students on Key Enabling Technologies from Nov 30th - Dec 4th 2015, in the Seminar Room, NIMBUS Building, CIT.  Registration is now open via the http://www.flexilearn.ie(link is external) website; it is free to attend, and funding is available through INSPIRE for students wishing to travel to the event. A draft agenda is attached.

Workshop on Key Enabling Technologies - INSPIRE Module 2015

30th November - 4th December 2015, Seminar Room, NIMBUS Building, Cork Institute of Technology

The national graduate education programme on Nanoscience, INSPIRE, has developed a module specifically focused on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in line with the EU Horizon 2020 vision. KETs are recognised by Europe to be the indispensable building blocks which will contribute to diverse value chains across the regions. The six KETs identified are:

  *   Nanotechnology

  *   Micro- and Nano-electronics

  *   Advanced Materials

  *   Photonics

  *   Industrial Biotechnology

  *   Advanced Manufacturing Systems

The technologies play an important cross-cutting role in the R&D, innovation and industrial strategies of many regions; they are regarded as crucial for ensuring the competitiveness of industries in the knowledge economy. This 5 day workshop is aimed at early-stage postgraduate students, and will present a series of lectures on each of the KETs, together with group practical sessions related to KETs and a day focusing on the commercialisation and impact of research.

For Science and Engineering students enrolled on Structured PhD programmes, the module is worth 5 ECTS credits (accreditation is through NUI Galway).

For more information and to register to attend, please click here:

http://www.flexilearn.ie/course/Key-Enabling-Technologies-Workshop/59(link is external)

 Mobility funding is available via the INSPIRE consortium for students from Irish institutions wishing to travel to this event; see here for more details:

http://www.flexilearn.ie/inspire/nanoscience-research-ireland/mobility-funding(link is external)

The INSPIRE national graduate research education programme on Nanoscience is funded under the framework of the Irish Government’s Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions Cycle 5, National Development Plan 2007-2013 with the assistance of the European Regional Development Fund. It is led by Tyndall National Institute/UCC, with partners CIT, NUIG, UL, DCU, DIT, UCD and TCD.