IMC31 Conference

Cork Institute of Technology: 4th - 5th September 2014


Welcome to the website of the IMC31 Conference, which will be held in the Cork institute of Technology (CIT) and jointly hosted by University College Cork (UCC) on 4th and 5th of September 2014. The conference uniquely showcases research undertaken in academia and industry by Postgraduate students and experienced researchers in Manufacturing Engineering domains. Indicative conference topics are shown on the conference programme page.



September 4th, 2014
Part of the 31st International Manufacturing Conference art CIT

Specially designed to highlight industry collaborations with academia in the product and process manufacturing spaces

This one day seminar on Engineering Entrepreneurship brings together industry leaders, national policy makers, engineering entrepreneurs and academia to explore latest developments of engineers in innovation, new company start-ups and industry-academia collaborations. One Day Seminar Programme.

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September 4th and 5th, 2014

Conference Theme: “Engineers in an Innovation Ecosystem”


The International Manufacturing Conference is returning to Cork after an 11 year absence, to be jointly organised by CIT and UCC. The theme of this year's conference is 'The Engineer in the Innovation Ecosystem', a theme which will highlight innovation and entrepreneurship amongst engineers across all sectors. Manufacturing Competitiveness has been identified as one of the key research priorities for future policy in Ireland. The 2013 GMCI report by Deloitte has identified ‘Talent Driven Innovation’ as the most important global driver of a nation’s competitiveness for the manufacturing industry.

The conference has a number of strands. It showcases specific innovations in industry and is an excellent opportunity for networking between industry, academia, entrepreneurs, innovators, and government and funding agencies. It uniquely showcases Manufacturing Engineering research undertaken with industry by experienced researchers and postgraduate students.

IMC31 will select up to ten of the best presented papers and recommend them for publication following review and enhancement  in  the  International Mechanical Sciences (MS)  journal. MS is an open-access journal run by Delft University of Technology, and  is a scientific journal of the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM), indexed by Scopus.  IMC will cover the publication costs in this journal.

We believe this is a unique opportunity to showcase what is best in engineering innovation locally, nationally and internationally, and hope that you will join us in realising that opportunity.


  • Manufacturing Innovation
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Medical Device and Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing  
  • Computer Control & Automation
  • Machine Tool Design
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Life Cycle Engineering
  • Energy & Resource Management
  • Education and Professional  Development 


Registration Now Open 


 IMC31 Conference Key Contacts

  • Dr Ger Kelly
  • Mr Matt Cotterell

School of Mechanical Electrical and Process Engineering
Cork Institute of technology
Rossa Avenue

Tel: +353(0)21 4326505  


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