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Event: 29th Annual Cork Mechanical Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering Exhibition > Thursday 30th April

Thursday, 30 April 2015

29th Annual Cork Mechanical Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering Exhibition > Thursday 30th April

More than 300 exhibition stands, illustrating the best and brightest engineering projects, will be on display today, April 30th 2015, at the 29th Cork Mechanical, Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering Exhibition, in the Nexus Hall, Cork Institute of Technology. The 2015 Theme is - “Engineering Design - Eureka! - CIT Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship”. Entry is free and open to all.

The 2015 Engineering Design exhibition theme reflects the remarkable engineering design, innovation, and entrepreneurship achievements of the students. This success has been underlined by the 2015 and 2014 major international, and national, achievements of CIT student design.

Highlights include John Roberts’ “PyraAid Wheelchair Enablement Device” and James Fogarty’s “Design and Development of an Assistive Technology Music System.” John won Student of the Year at the 2014 European Student Innovation Awards and James was the out right winner at the International Medical Engineering Finals in London earlier this year.

The 29th Cork Mechanical, Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering Exhibition is on Thursday, April 30th; 2.00pm to 8.30pm, Nexus Hall, CIT. Entry Free.

 


 The theme of the year 2015 exhibition is “Engineering Design - Eureka! - CIT Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship”


The 2015 Engineering Design exhibition theme reflects the remarkable engineering design, innovation and entrepreneurship  achievements of the students of Cork Institute of Technology. This success has been underlined by the recent 2015 and 2014 major international and national achievements of CIT student design projects including

  • 2015 International Medical Engineering Finals Westminster London Vicon Prize for Best Undergraduate Medical Engineering  Project,  
  • 2015 AECOM Environmental Student National Award,
  • 2014 Innovact Reims France European Campus Student Innovator of the Year First Place and Outright Winner,
  • 2014 International Medical Engineering Finals Westminster London JRI Prize for Best Undergraduate Medical Engineering  Project Exhibition and Poster Presentation First Place and Outright Winner,
  • 2014 Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Level 8 sponsored by Siemens National Award First Place and Outright Winner,
  • 2014 Enterprise Ireland Institution of Mechanical Engineers Speak Out for Engineering National Award Dublin First Place,
  •  2014 CADFEM Ireland and Ansys Users Conference EI HQ Dublin Best Presentation Paper First Place and  
  • 2014 MEETA Asset Managers and Maintenance Association National Student Award Dublin.

CIT engineering degrees courses are centered on a strong hands-on design core in all years. Students undertake design projects from literature research, analysis, experimentation and validation right up to prototype production and commercial evaluation/business plan development. Many of the International and National Adjudication panels have averred to the integrated structure of the CIT student projects as a critical element in their unprecedented success on the global stage. A strong innovation and entrepreneurship ethos is encouraged within the CIT student body and links have been developed with students from other disciplines including ground-breaking multi-discipline team projects in liaison with Marketing, Accounting and Information Systems students. From student concept, current issues and needs are assessed and addressed through applied engineering design solutions under the supervision of a young and vibrant staff via oral and written presentations and round-table student/staff fora.   

A continuous design core, a strong innovation ethos, product development from student concept to prototype manufacture and optimisation, multi-discipline teamwork, business plan development, communication and exhibition skill enhancement and a unique engineering education model have all combined to create a critical mass leading to the remarkable International and National successes over a sustained period of the students of CIT’s engineering degree courses.

Thursday 30th April 2015        
2.00pm to 8.30pm  

 

200 Stands exhibiting   

Nexus Hall, CIT Bishopstown Campus


Admission is  free.


Download Exhibition Brochure 2015

Download Education Magazine: coverage of Engineering @ CIT

 

LINKS

See following links for details of and National Television, Radio, Printed and Electronic Press Coverage of these 2015 and 2014 national/international engineering design achievements:


International student successes 

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 Award


Major National achievements 

  • 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) 
  • Five Enterprise Ireland I.Mech.E Speak Out for Engineering Awards (2014, 2013, 2007, 2006, 2004) 
  • Five MEETA Asset Management and Maintenance National Awards (2014, 2013(x2), 2011, 2006)
  • One 2015 AECOM Environmental Student National Award Sligo 2015
  • 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)
  • Seven Enterprise Ireland / Invest Northern Ireland National Awards of Merit  (2013, 2012, 2010, 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 - Inaugural “ Best in Class ”  Engineering Education Award (2011)
  • 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

 

 

 

 YEAR 2015 DESIGN, INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXHIBITION INDUSTRIAL SPONSORS 

  • Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems 
  • Novartis Ringaskiddy 
  • Irish Oxygen Co 
  • Janssen Biologics 
  • EMC Information Systems International 
  • GlaxoSmithKline Cork 
  • Gas Networks Ireland 
  • MSD Brinny 
  • Bank Of Ireland 
  • Cork City Council 
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (ROI) 
  • Intel Ireland
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • PSE Kinsale Energy
  • Abbott Ireland Vascular Division
  • SR Technics Airfoil Services 
  • Eli Lilly S.A. - Irish Branch
  • Roche Ireland
  • ARUP
  • Alps Electric ( Ireland)
  • ESB
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • MACOM
  • Hyperion Energy Systems

 

List of Sponsors PDF

 

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