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Innovation Workshop - 4 April 2017 (SWC, Dungannon) Posted on 04/04/2017 00:00:00 This event is being held in SWC, Dungannon on Tuesday 4 April 2017. Key speakers will include Ciaran McGarrity, Head of Innovation at DfE and Sean Dobbs, Product Development Engineer, CDE Ireland. For the agenda and online booking - see below. Agenda

09.00 Registration, Tea/Coffee & Scones

09.30 Welcome 
Michael Mc Alister, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, South West College
Michelle Bell, Head of Employer Skills Branch, Dept for the Economy

09.45 Innovation Policy in Northern Ireland
Ciaran Mc Garrity, Head of Innovation Policy, Dept for the Economy 

10.00 Industry Innovation: The Key Ingredient for Success
Sean Dobbs, Product Development Engineer, CDE 

10.15 Innovation is Growth: InnoTech Strategy to support SMEs
Aaron Black, Senior Research Lecturer, InnoTech Centre

10.25 Interactive Workshop 1: ‘Internet of Things Widget’
Interactive workshop exploring ideation and prototyping of an ‘IOT Widget’
Exploring College innovation support for product development.   
Discussion Workshop 2: Innovation Stakeholders
Enhancing College support for SMEs (Innovation Vouchers, TechStartNI, KTP)

12.30 Lunch & Exhibition
Showcase of new products which have received development support through the NI FE sector.


South West College, Dungannon Campus,  Circular Road,  Dungannon, BT71 6BQ.  The event takes place in the Lecture Theatre.


The event is free to attend.  Click Here to book your place now