From smart plasters and transdermal microchips to an augmented reality health coach with clinical monitoring to laser induced graphitic carbon sensors, Tyndall National Institute showcased a triumph of disruptive technologies at their annual TechDays event in Dublin today.
Opening Tyndall TechDays at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, An Tanaiste Simon Coveney TD acknowledged the vital role and impact that Tyndall National Institute plays in Ireland and globally through its market leading technology innovation, saying “Tyndall is an important part of Ireland’s future with its globally disruptive technologies. TechDays attracts global leaders in medtech, connected health, 5G, autonomous cars and wireless sensors to this event due to the calibre of research and the close engagement that Tyndall nurtures with entrepreneurs and industry, both at home and internationally.”
Ireland is currently ranked no 2 in the world for research capacity in nanotechnology and no 3 in the world for material science research by the Global Innovation Index.
“Shining a light on our innovative breakthroughs and their commercial applications through Tyndall TechDays is critical for research and industry communities. Through collaboration and engagement, we can create solutions for the future that have significant global impact and improve our day to day lives,” said Peter Smyth, Commercial Director at Tyndall National Institute.
As well as a showcase of technologies across Internet of Things, Smart Farming, wearable and implantable medical devices and energy efficiency, a line of Irish and international thought leaders and speakers addressed the audience of over 300 delegates at Tyndall TechDays in Dublin. Healthcare and medtech were a focus at Tyndall TechDays, with Lee Swanström, Head of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Oregan Clinic, Arthur Cummings, Medical Director of the Wellington Eye Clinic and Padraig Cantillon-Murphy of Tyndall and Ronan McLoughlin of Aerogen among the speakers.
The Tyndall TechDays event comes as the Irish government has acknowledged the leading role Tyndall plays in ICT research and innovation with the Institute receiving additional core funding in Budget 2018.