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Space for Growth – Industry Day

Dunsink Observatory October 4, 2016 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Industry Day

A Space Week Industry Day in association with CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, ESERO IrelandScience Foundation Ireland, Space Industry Skillnet and Enterprise Ireland.

Audience: Irish industry involved in the Space sector, senior representatives of the academic and research space communities, 3rd & 4th level tech transfer officers




Dr Niall Smith, BCO Head and Event Moderator Opening Address


Stephanie O Neill, Manager ESERO Ireland; Education and Career Opportunity Objectives

Stephen O Driscoll, Science Foundation Ireland SFI Program Manager; Building A World Class Space Sector In Ireland – The SFI Programme “Toolbox”


Bryan Rodgers, Enterprise Ireland Ireland’s Space Sector; Some Recent Success Stories


Claire Fitzgerald, Director Mapsphere


Ronan Wall, Irish Space Industry Group; Presenting the ISIG strategy and outcomes of the March call


Coffee break


David Gibbons, Manager, European Space Agency’s Space Solutions Centre for Ireland


Keynote – Mark McCaughrean, Senior Science Advisor at the European Space Agency;

ESA’s Big Year in Space Science 2016

12:15 – 13:00

Discussion open to the floor; closing remarks

13:00 – Lunch

ISIG members will host a network meeting after lunch.

Tours of the Grubb telescope & talk A History of Dunsink facilitated by DIAS

The Space Week poster exhibit Ireland in Space will be on display at the Solar Room


Clair McSweeney

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

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