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Intel supports new Internet of Things lab at DIT

Posted: 22 May, 2017

A new Internet of Things (IoT) Lab has been established in the College of Engineering & Built Environment at DIT with the generous financial support of Intel Ireland.

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DIT student Sravya Garlapati presents her IoT project to representatives of Intel Ireland

Based in DIT Kevin Street, the Lab has facilitated the roll-out of a dedicated IoT module, which is now available on two engineering degree programmes in the School.

To mark the occasion, representatives of Intel Ireland Ltd including Mr Eamonn Sinnott, Vice President and General Manager and Mr Bernie Capraro, Silcon Technology Research Manager, visited DIT to see the Lab and meet with staff and students from the School. Students presented their IoT projects and outlined how the new facility is supporting their studies.

Speaking at the event, Mr Sinnott remarked, ‘This is an exciting time not only for industry and for consumers but for education and research, which will be central to how the next wave of computing is delivered. I am sure that the lab here in Kevin Street will be a place for exciting IoT research and development and a place for students to experience and create new innovations.’

DIT President, Professor Brian Norton thanked Intel for their kind support and stated that he looks forward to further developing the relationship with the company over the coming years as DIT consolidates onto the Grangegorman Campus and progresses towards becoming a technological university.

Intel Ireland is the company’s centre of manufacturing excellence in Europe. Since 1989, Intel has invested $13.9billion in the centre, turning 360 acres of Collinstown Industrial Park into the most advanced industrial campus in Europe.

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Andrew East presents his IoT project to Mr Eamonn Sinnott of Intel Ireland

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L to R: Mr Bernie Capraro (Intel), Mr Eamonn Sinnott (Intel), Prof Michael Conlon, Prof Gerry Farrell, Prof Brian Norton