Emerging Trends Series

As part of Engineers Ireland's membership benefits, you will be able to avail of a complimentary place at a CPD webinar series on “Emerging Trends in Engineering”, occurring each quarter, the equivalent of one-day’s CPD, worth €300.   

The aim of the webinars is to give precedence to the latest trends developing in the market, as well as the ways in which they can be utilised for engineering projects. Any internet search of Emerging Trends in Engineering will be dominated by the impact digitalisation is having on how we live and work. Such digital trends include Data Analytics, Robotics, Automation, Internet of Things, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence.

Moreover, as well as Ireland's agreement on the climate bill, which will see emissions being cut by 51% between 2018 and 2030 and migrating to net zero no later than 2050, the ways in which engineers can filter into this through the circular economy is paramount.

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A Focus on AI

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Dr. Kevin Koidl is currently a visiting Professor in Technology and Innovation at Emory & Henry College in the U.S.. Kevin has joined us previously to discuss ChatGPT, however at this event he will be discussing the limits of AI and it's language models. 

Ali Parandeh is a co-founder of Build Your AI, a company based in the UK and is a mechanical engineer. Ali will be giving an overview of the practical  application of ethics in AI.

A Focus on Agriculture & Food

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We are joined by Niamh Collins (Director, AgTech UCD) to look at some of the innovative processes and systems being developed by startups as part of their Agccelerator programme.

AgTechUCD promotes and accelerates early-stage startups and SMEs with disruptive innovations in Ireland and Europe in the AgTech, FoodTech and VetTech sectors, as they build their innovative businesses into leading enterprises.

A Focus on Space

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This webinar will focus on the Space industry and all of the exciting developments happening in this area. With the industry growing at a fast pace, we will look at where Ireland's Engineers expertise sit in it's expansion. 

Speaker include: John O'Sullivan, Dr. Niamh Shaw, Alan Giltinan and Mark Daly. With a broad spectrum of exciting topics being discussed.

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Modern Methods of Construction


PJ Rudden (CEng FIEI), Chairman of Construction Sector Innovation and Digital Adoption at Department of Public Expenditure and Reform will be introducing the topic of Modern Methods of Construction. James Young (CEng MIEI), Director of Engineering Services for Evolusion Innovation, will be providing a talk on the digital design process from the perspective of a Modern Methods of Construction project consultancy with a wealth of experience in the area. Darragh Ryan (CEng MIStructE MICE), Design Manager at Horizon Offsite Ltd, will discuss the design process and the general workflow from their appointment to getting the Light Gauge Steel (LGS) panels to site.

Digital Twin in Smart DCU

Kieran Mahon is Smart DCU Projects Facilitator, he introduces Smart DCU and explains how DCU is using its campus as testbeds for Smart City innovations.

These include the building of DCU Digital Twins and the IoT sensors that are being deployed to make it a microcosm of a Smart City. 

Veronica Mariti Sesoko is an Assistant Engineer working in Dublin City Council Smart City Unit, since 2019, the innovation section of Council. Veronica talks about the Dublin City Council’s experience of Digital Twins.

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The Evolution of Industry 4.0


In this Industry 4.0 webinar, Billy Schofield takes the audience through the background to Industry 4.0, its fundamental concepts, and tools. Billy explains how to transform a company from Industry 3.0 to Industry 4.0 and examines the link between Industry 4.0, process improvement and the circular economy and takes a glimpse at what the future holds.

Pathways to the Circular Economy

The circular economy is growing rapidly in significance in a bid to create and balance new economic growth with climate change challenges and advance the transition to a low carbon future. This course will provide participants with a practical understanding of the circular economy, the barriers, challenges, opportunities and impacts.

Putting the IoT in Engineering

This 2-hour webinar will give you an introduction to what the Internet of Things means and an introduction to the variety of ways it can be utilised in Engineering projects.

Making AI Happen

In this two-hour webinar, Aoife D’Arcy and Brian MacNamee from Krisolis, AI and Analytics training partners with Engineers Ireland, will introduce you to AI and the path to implementing AI in your engineering projects.