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Intel signs research partnership with Maynooth University


By David Schwartz
Published: March 12th, 2019

Chip giant Intel has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a strategic partnership for research and innovation with Ireland’s Maynooth University. At the heart of the agreement is a vision to nurture future talent in one of Ireland’s fastest-growing regions, tapping into innovators at one of its fastest growing universities.

“This year, as Intel celebrates 30 years of operations, we are delighted to sign this MoU to ensure that the long and rich partnership which we have enjoyed over many years with Maynooth University is put on to a sustainable and structured footing into what we hope will be a very exciting future,” said Eamonn Sinnott, general manager of Intel Ireland and vice-president of the company’s Technology Manufacturing Group.

The two organizations will cooperate to identify and nurture research and innovation in areas with significant growth potential, such as artificial intelligence and Maynooth’s U-Flyte project on unmanned aircraft systems (co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland and industry partners).

The partnership also will explore ways to work together on topics such as emerging skills and talent needs, and extending diversity in education, including the representation of women in STEM-related education programs and careers.

“As neighboring institutions in the fastest-growing region within the fastest-growing economy in Europe, it is fitting to put in place a framework for how Maynooth University and Intel can grow our partnership into the future,” university president Prof. Philip Nolan said. “Whether it be matching regional skills needs to our expanding set of course offerings at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, or bringing together industry and academics to work on the latest in drone technology, partnering simply makes sense. I’m delighted that today’s announcement will enable our long partnership to grow in a formal way, and I’m excited to see where it leads.”

Source: Silicon Republic

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