Maynooth University and Intel Ireland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a strategic partnership for research and innovation, and to nurture future talent. The two organisations will co-operate to identify, optimise and nurture research and innovation in areas of growth potential, such as Maynooth’s U-Flyte project on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (co-funded by SFI and industry partners), artificial intelligence, design and innovation.
The partnership also will seek to 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 programmes and STEM careers.
Welcoming the MoU, the President of Maynooth University, Prof Philip Nolan, said: “As neighbouring 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. 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.”
(Image: Cillian Donnelly, graduate Maynooth University and Senior Product Design Engineer, Intel, Tzirath Perez, Computer Science student at Maynooth University currently on her internship in intel, Eamonn Sinnott, General Manager Intel Ireland, Professor Philip Nolan, President Maynooth University and Dr Alison Hood, Dean of Teaching and Learning, Maynooth University following the Memorandum of Understanding signing.)
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