North Kildare Chamber and NUI Maynooth invited businesses to an event which saw further engagement between the education and business sectors in the county.  Speakers included:

Dr John Scanlan, Director of Commercialisation

Prof Bernard Mahon, VP for Research

Prof Ray O’Neill, VP for Innovation

Prof Peter McNamara, School of Business

Dr Justin Gleeson, NIRSA

Dr Peter Robbins, EDEN University Centre for Entrepreneurship Design & Innovation

North Kildare Chamber Speakers:

Allan Shine, CEO North Kildare Chamber

Niall Browne, President North Kildare Chamber

This event  gave an insight into how new changes within NUI Maynooth will both impact business and students alike.

Speakers will outlined their roles and what is relevant to the outside community, showcased how collaboration with trans-disciplinary expertise can work for the business community, e.g. opportunity to meet with a team of experts – for example: a biologist, a design/innovation expert, a commercialisation expert and an anthropologist – to work toward solving an existing problem.