EcoTech 2024 – Innovating for Tomorrow’s Sustainable Future

May 13, 2024 8:30 am

EcoTech 2024, brings together pioneers, innovators, and thought leaders in technology and sustainability to explore how innovation can drive positive change for our planet and future generations.

MaREI’s Dr Fionn Rogan from University College Cork will participate in a panel discussion named ‘Catalysts of Change: Unveiling the Crucial Role of Research’. Fionn is interested in energy systems modelling, climate policy pathways, philosophy of technology, and energy innovation.

This panel also includes Dr Raymond Alcorn, Ray is currently the CEO of the UCC spin-out company, Exceedence Ltd, which provides financial planning and optimisation in renewables. Exceedence evolved from a deep research legacy, established over many years of successful Irish and European funding awards. The team was successful in securing an Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund in 2011, which started their commercialisation journey. Dr Gordon Dalton was the lead principle investigator and along with Dr Alcorn, who is a chartered electrical engineer, drew on his deep background in marine renewables from both an industry and academic perspective. In October 2015, the company Exceedence spunout from UCC, and began working with their first customers, Global Renewables Solutions and Tidal Flyer– a company which remains an Exceedence customer to this day. 

Event Highlights:

Keynote Addresses: Gain insights from industry leaders and policymakers as they discuss the innovations shaping sustainable futures and driving impactful change.

Panel Discussions: Engage in in-depth discussions on technology solutions for a climate-neutral future, the pivotal role of research in sustainable innovation, navigating the funding landscape, and more

Lightning Talks: Explore emerging technologies showcased by West Cork-based businesses and their vision for a sustainable Ireland and beyond.

Networking Opportunities: Forge valuable connections with fellow attendees, industry experts, investors, and potential collaborators during dedicated networking breaks and over lunch.

Register for the event here.