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30th Annual Cork Mechanical, Manufacturing & Biomedical Engineering Exhibition

Thursday 28th April 2016 2.00pm to 8.30pm

Nexus Hall, Student Centre, Cork Institute of Technology

2016 Exhibition Theme: “ 30 Years A Growing ”

 

Ireland and Europe’s Largest Educational Engineering Event

 

Engineers Ireland “Best in Class” Education Excellence Award Winner 2015

Now entering its 30th year, the Cork Mechanical, Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering Exhibition, organised by the School of Mechanical and Process Engineering of Cork Institute of Technology takes place on an annual basis in the magnificent setting of the Nexus Hall and surrounding environs on the Bishopstown Campus of Cork Institute of Technology. 

 

This exhibition serves as the primary showcase for undergraduate and postgraduate engineering and multi-disciplinary student projects, industrial research projects and industrial training facilities within the school and institute.  

 

Growing from a level of circa 11 stands in 1987 to over 200 stands in the 30th event, the annual Cork exhibition has achieved the status of the largest and most comprehensive educational engineering exhibition in Ireland and Europe.

 

The 2016 Exhibition brochure and poster may be viewed / downloaded below:

 

 

At a glittering black tie event in the spectacular surroundings of the Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin, the Cork Mechanical, Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering Exhibition was declared the Winner of the " Best in Class " Engineers Ireland “Best in Class” Education Excellence Award Winner 2015.

 

Interaction and cross-fertilisation of technologies and concepts between practising engineers and students/staff of the School is actively promoted and facilitated.  Engineering representatives from over 300 indigenous and multinational organisations attended the 2015 exhibition.  The fostering of industry/education cooperation has been greatly facilitated by the exhibition, giving rise over the years to a multitude of cooperative projects and promoting graduate placement.

 

The dovetailing of the exhibition with CIT developed core initiatives of multidisciplinary modules and projects, innovation start-up company internships, CIT Innovation Week and Student Prizes for Innovation, are ground-breaking not only in Ireland, but are also unique in a European academic context to create the academic and institute structures designed to  engineer a highly effective college-wide student innovation eco-system.

 

The development of student communication skills and integrated multi-disciplinary structure of the exhibited CIT projects are a critical element, which has been central and crucial to an unprecedented flowering of Irish student international / national achievement. The exhibition is centrally and critically a student centric, owned and driven event and its longevity, continuity, development, expansion and success arises from this student ownership and stewardship.

 

The exhibition also serves as a major promotional tool to encourage second level students to consider careers in engineering and science with schools traveling to the event from all corners of Ireland. Over 1,500 secondary level students, large numbers of third level student and representatives from industry, business and academia annually attend the exhibition.

 

The success of the exhibition as a major driving force in creating a student innovation eco-system is underlined by the recent creation of  the 136 Poster Page Pictorial Compendium of International and National Student and Innovation Engineering and Innovation Awards titled “First in Europe  - First in Ireland - First in Innovation,Engineering an Undergraduate Innovation Eco-System” , which may be  viewed / downloaded online at :

Pictorial Compendium

 

The Pictorial Compendium is a quite spectacular tribute to CIT student achievements in Engineering Innovation, Design & Entrepreneurship and well worth viewing.

 

This success has been underlined by the achievement of the European Commission Irish National Winner Award in "Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit" Category at the European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2015 Luxembourg for the submission ‘Innovative and New Product Multi-Disciplinary Product Development Laboratories - Engineering an Undergraduate Innovation Eco-System’. 

 

 

Significant 2015 international and national student / graduate successes featured include:

 

European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2015

  • November 18-20 2015   Luxembourg
  • European Commission EEPA National Award Winner
  • "Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit - Promote an Entrepreneurial Mindset, especially among Young People and Women” Cork Institute of Technology ‘Engineering an Innovation Eco-System’

 

 

Westminster London 2015

  • International Medical Engineering Finals
  • First Place - Vicon Prize for Best Undergraduate Medical Engineering Project 2015
  • First Place:   James Fogarty - Cork Institute of Technology “Design and Development of an Assistive Technology Music System for People with Cerebral Palsy”

 

 

European Commission Brussels 2015

  • Horizon 20/20 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
  • €4.2 Million Grant 
  • 11 Further Jobs Created ( 10 already employed )
  • Myles Murray CEO and Founder PMD Solutions 2011 CIT Mechanical Engineering Graduate "RespiraSense" - Innovative Respiratory Device to tackle In-hospital Respiratory Compromise

 

 

Copenhagen Denmark 2015

  • University Startup World Cup Finals
  • Top Three Worldwide
  • Product and Technology Category Brian Hand and Ronan Hand Cork Institute of Technology “EqualiserTM  - Extreme Weather Conditions Novel Tie-down System for Ship to Shore Cranes”

 

 

Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards

  • Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 2015
  • “Best in Class” Engineering Education Excellence Award 2015 Cork Institute of Technology
  • 30 Years A Growing Cork Mechanical, Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering Exhibition
  • Ireland and Europe’s Largest Educational Engineering Event ”

 

 

Sligo 2015

  • The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
  • AECOM Student Environmental National Award Winner Damien Dennehy Cork Institute of Technology “Advanced Hydro Systems - Design and Development of an Automatic Flood Barrier”

 

EI HQ, Ballsbridge, Dublin 2015

  • Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year 2015 National Competition
  • Finalist Award Ms. Emma O’Leary, Ms. Nicolle Dunphy and Ms. Kelly Lane Cork Institute of Technology “Piglet Mortality Reduction Automatic Pig Milking Device Design and Development”

 

 

EI HQ, Ballsbridge, Dublin 2015

  • Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year 2015 National Competition
  • Finalist Award Damien Dennehy Cork Institute of Technology “Advanced Hydro Systems - Design and Development of an Automatic Flood Barrier”

 

 

EI HQ, Ballsbridge, Dublin 2015

  • MEETA - Asset Managers Association 
  • National Student Certificate of Excellence Award 2015 Michael Harrington “Design and Development of a Fast Scan System” in conjunction with EMC 

 

 

EI HQ, Ballsbridge, Dublin 2015

  • MEETA - Asset Managers Association 
  • National Student Certificate of Excellence Award 2015 Kevin Condon “Preventive Maintenance Optimization of a Split Mold Stent Security Machine in conjunction with Abbott”

 

 

 

 

International / National Awards in Engineering Innovation, Design & Entrepreneurship

 

 

International Prize-Winners in Engineering Innovation, Design & Entrepreneurship Innovative Product Development include:

 

  • Nine First Places and Seven Runner Up Finalists in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Best Medical Engineering and Design and Development of a Biomedical Device Competitions, London ( 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 )
  • One European Commission “Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit” EEPA National Award Winner (2015)
  • Two European Laureate of Innovation First Place Award -  European Student Innovator of the Year 2014 and 2012 - European Student Innovation Finals - Innovact Reims France ( 2014, 2012 )
  • One University Startup World Cup Finals Sole Irish Finalist Category Finalist Award Winner Copenhagen Denmark (2015)
  • European Science Engineering and Technology Best European Mechanical Engineering Student One First Place and One Runner Up Babcock Award - SET Finals London UK ( 2013, 2011 )
  • Two Enterprise Ireland / Invest Northern Ireland Think Outside the Box Academic Innovation Awards ( 2012, 2009)
  • One European Laureate of Innovation Third Place Award – European Student Innovation Finals - Innovact Reims ( 2010 )
  • Two Gold Medals Undergraduate Awards of Ireland and Northern Ireland Engineering/Mechanical Sciences ( 2011, 2010 )
  • Seven First Places and Six Runner Up Finalists in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Best Medical Engineering and Design and Development of a Biomedical Device Competitions, London ( 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 )
  • One Global Student Entrepreneur Finalist Award sponsored by the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz Financial at the GSEA Finals in Kansas City, Missouri, USA ( 2009 )
  • One SOFE Paris Second Place Award - Institution of Mechanical Engineers ( 2009 )
  • One First and One Second Place in the ISEA International Sports Engineering Competition, London 
  • Two Queen’s Silver Jubilee awards for Best Mechanical Engineering Degree Project in Ireland and Britain
  • One Genius 2000 Award for Best New Invention at the Nuremburg Inventors’ Fair
  • Two Society of Manufacturing Engineering Outstanding Young Engineer Worldwide Awards
  • Three First Places for Best Published and Presented Paper at the International Manufacturing Conference

 

 

National Prize-Winners in Engineering Innovation, Design & Entrepreneurship Innovative Product Development include:

  • Two Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards - “ Best in Class ”  Engineering Education Excellence Awards (2015, 2011)
  • Seven MEETA Asset Management and Maintenance National Awards ( 2015(x2), 2014, 2013(x2), 2011, 2006 )
  • Eight Enterprise Ireland / Invest Northern Ireland National Awards of Merit  ( 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 )
  • Eleven Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Awards sponsored by Siemens (2014 L8, 2013 L8, 2012 L8, 2011 L7, 2009 L7, 2008 L8, 2007 L7, 2006 L8, 2005 L8, 2004 L8, 2003 L8)
  • One Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management - AECOM Student Environmental National Award Winner - Sligo ( 2015 )
  • Five Enterprise Ireland I.Mech.E Speak Out for Engineering Awards ( 2014, 2013, 2007, 2006, 2004 )
  • One CADFEM Ireland and Ansys Users Conference EI HQ Dublin Best Presentation Paper ( 2014 )
  • Two Enterprise Ireland / Invest Northern Ireland Young Entrepreneur of the Year First Place Award ( 2013, 2007 )
  • Four Cruickshank Most Technologically Innovative Project First Place Award  ( 2013, 2009, 2008, 2007 )
  • One GradIreland Graduate Employee of the Year First Place Award Mansion House Dublin ( 2012 )
  • One NCBI Inclusive Technology Showcase Grand Prize Wood Quay Dublin ( 2012 )
  • Three Abbott Ireland Intern of the Year Awards ( 2012, 2011, 2009 )
  • Two Enterprise Ireland / Invest Northern Ireland Academic Innovation Awards ( 2012, 2009 )
  • One Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards - ESB Award for Outstanding Contribution to Engineering (2011)
  • One Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards - Chartered Engineer of the Year (2011)
  • One Inaugural Enterprise Ireland / Invest Northern Ireland Young Entrepreneur of the Year Solving Problems for Industry €7,500 Award ( 2009 )
  • Two HP Invent Awards for Best Science/Engineering/IT project in Ireland
  • Three William Eccles Institution of Production Engineers National Awards

 

The exhibition has attracted substantial print and electronic media attention – being featured on national ( and satellite ) television on many occasions. 

 

Admission is free and has remained so since Exhibition conception / foundation 30 years ago.