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22 October 2020
Virtual, Ireland
DCU & DkIT Research and Business Matchmaker 2020

DCU & DkIT Research and Business Matchmaker

We're going virtual!!!!               #b2match2020

Event Outline

This is a wonderful opportunity for companies to meet online with experts at Dublin City University (DCU) and Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) who are actively engaged in research that has applications across many industry sectors.
You can profile your business, explore new ideas and understand the various options to collaborate and fund R&D projects through a range of supports.
Companies with both an established R&D programme and start-ups with new ideas are all welcome to join this virtual event.

The opening plenary sessions will outline research at DCU & DkIT and how they collaborate with industry. Hear case studies from companies who have previously collaborated with the two institutions.

The real value of this event is the opportunity to participate in the online matchmaking meetings. These allow companies and researchers to explore opportunities for collaboration which may be access to talent, knowledge transfer, training, industry/academic partnerships....or just expanding your network!


  • Prof. Daire Keogh - DCU President
  • Richard Stokes - CEO DCU Invent & Director of Commercialisation, DCU
  • Tomas Ward - AIB Chair of Data Analytics at DCU's School of Computing 
  • Susan HayesCulleton - HayesCulleton Group - Industry Collaboration Case Study 
  • Neil McLoughlin - Technology Transfer Manager at DkIT
  • Fiona Regan - Director of DCU Water Institute
  • Sinead McGlynn - TechWorks Marine - Industry Collaboration Case Study


Focus of the event

  • Get to know the research capabilities at DCU & DkIT
  • Learn how to fund R&D through collaboration with DCU & DkIT
  • Meet online with research experts to discuss challenges for your business
  • Find out how DCU & DkIT do business!

Sectors and Topics

Information & Communications Technology

    • Machine Learning and AI
    • Internet of Things
    • Data Analytics
    • Hardware Engineering
    • Software Engineering
    • Digital Content
    • Computer Vision
    • Sports and Health
    • Nursing and Human Sciences

    Manufacturing, Engineering and Energy

    • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials
    • Engineering
    • Water Resource Management
    • Energy & Environmental Sustainability
    • Manufacturing Competitiveness
    • Physical Science

    Lifesciences and Health

    • Biopharmaceuticals
    • Medtech  
    • Digital Health
    • AgTech


    Closed since 22 October 2020



    Organised by


    Participants 115
    Meetings 153


    Croatia 1
    Estonia 1
    Greece 1
    Ireland 141
    Portugal 1
    Romania 1
    Ukraine 1
    United Kingdom 6
    United States 1
    Viet Nam 1
    Total 155


    Company 63
    Third Level Institution 47
    R&D Centre 17
    Association/Agency 2
    Government Agency 6
    Consulting 11
    Other 9
    Total 155