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Toys4.0Engineers Technology & Innovation Expo

Toys4.0Engineers Technology & Innovation Expo
Location: WIT Arena, WIT West Campus
Cost: Free Event
Contact: Booking Required
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This Chambers Ireland Event of the Year which is organised by Waterford Chamber, in association with WIT, will take place on Thursday, 10 October 2019 at WIT Arena, Waterford.

Engineers are rapidly developing and using new ‘toys’ to make the world a better place. This new wave of exciting technologies is often referred to under the heading ‘Industry 4.0’. Current and future Engineers need to develop and use new ‘toys’ to address the many competitive challenges in all sectors including med-tech, pharma, food, energy, infrastructure and construction. The innovative ‘toys’ include Robotics, Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing, Sustainable Energy, Big Data, Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Drones, Electric Vehicles, Sensors etc.

The 2019 Toys4.0Engineers includes an even bigger Expo (100+ display stands) with cutting edge demonstrations of advanced technologies from leading experts. 

The Toys4Engineers is a hugely important event to showcase the talent and innovation that exists within the engineering, tech and pharma industry on a national level. Now in its third year, it’s the ideal event for anyone from startups to multinationals looking to showcase their product, share ideas, learn the latest innovations in technology, generate sales leads and expand contact bases.

The student seminar has been designed for secondary school students (interested TY, 5th & 6th years) and their teachers, plus third level students. The objectives of these presentations is to inform and inspire students to become engineers. They will include a wide variety of disciplines and outline the fantastic opportunities for successful engineering careers.

Schools can book groups directly by contacting either Lynda Lawton or Angela Jackman at Waterford Chamber   051-872639   [email protected]    [email protected]

Student seminar

10am Engineers Make a Better World

Presentation: Ken Thomas, Head of School of Engineering, WIT

Careers: All Disciplines and All Levels Apprenticeships, Certificates, Degrees, Masters, PhDs


10.10am Shaping the future of Medicines

Jonathan Downey, Head of Operations, ARTeSYN

Careers: Mechanical, Manufacturing, Biomedical, Automation


10.30am Saving the Planet – Sustainable Energy & Reducing Carbon

Louise Byrne, People Operations Specialist, Crowley Carbon

Careers: Sustainable Energy, Building Services, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical


10.50am Open Unlocks the World's Potential

James Mernin, Director of Engineering for Cloud Services, Red Hat

Careers: Software, Electronic, IT and Security


11.10am The Longest Bridge in Ireland – in New Ross!

Speakers to be confirmed from BAM /Infrastructure Ireland

Careers: Civil, Construction, Project Management


11.30am Making Metalwork Beautiful

Martin Stapleton, Owner and Managing Director, CDS

Careers: Metalwork, Mechanical, Manufacturing


11.50am 3D Printing – Replacing Body Parts!

Trevor Donoher, Associate Manager NPI Spine, Stryker

Careers: Biomedical, Automation, Mechanical, Manufacturing


12.10pm Be your own Boss – Start your own Company

Aisling O’Neill, Manager, ArcLabs Centre

Careers: All Disciplines

12.30pm Conclusion


8am to 9am - Networking Breakfast

9am to 3pm - Expo

9am to 1pm - Masterclasses

9am to 1pm - Meet the buyer

10am to 1.30pm - Student Seminar

This year will also include 4 ‘Masterclasses’ on 3D Printing, Energy & Carbon Reduction, Sustainable Packaging and Robotics/Cobotics (9-10.30 & 11-12.30). Each masterclass will run for 90 minutes and costs just €25. 64 scheduled ‘Meet the Buyer’ opportunities with 8 large multinational companies (9-1pm), and 2 ‘Careers Information Sessions’ for students (10.30am-12.30pm). The event will open with a Networking Breakfast (8-9am) and close with a keynote Presentation (2-3pm).

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