Industry 4.0 will be the theme of this year’s Engineering & Technology Expo in association with Abbvie, at IT Sligo in May. The largest event of its kind in the Northwest was launched on Friday through a demonstration of an autonomous car by UK firm, Streetdrone.

This year’s Expo will concentrate on the exciting new developments facing industries in the coming decade. Labelled as Industry 4.0, businesses across the globe are having to adapt to new technology quicker than ever if they wish to thrive and even survive. Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Automation are all key buzzwords doing the rounds at the moment, but what do they mean and how will they affect industry and society in the near future?

These are just some of the topics to be explored at this years’ Sligo Engineering & Technology Expo which will be held in the Knochnarea Arena at IT Sligo on the 2nd of May. The expo will include exhibitions, talks and workshops from some of Ireland’s leading companies and innovators.

At the launch, Head of Faculty of Engineering & Design at IT Sligo, Una Parsons and Bernard Murray, Engineering Manager with AbbVie in Ballytivnan, jointly unveiled an exciting programme of events that promises to keep industry leaders, students and even interested novices entertained throughout the day.

Alongside over 40 industry representatives including; SL Controls, Abbott, Ward Automation and Hollister, IT Sligo students will also demonstrate final year projects in Mechanical, , Mechatronic, Precision and Civil Engineering as well as Construction, Electronics and Computing.

Speaking at the launch Head of Faculty of Engineering and Design, Una Parsons said: “The Sligo Engineering & Technology Expo is the largest interactive event its type in the northwest. Visitors will have a real opportunity to speak face-to-face with existing engineering professionals, as well as current students. The purpose of the event is to highlight the vast range of career paths open to students and jobseekers. It’s totally free and would be of special interest to secondary school students and their parents. We would particularly encourage schools to come along to see some of the exciting innovations which will massively affect their generation and we also want to entice some of them to take up career in engineering or ICT. This event gives a great insight into the wonderful world of engineering and its diverse possibilities and also learn about the many programmes we offer for fulltime, online and apprenticeship students. ”

Bernard Murray, Engineering Manager with AbbVie in Ballytivnan, who are supporting the Expo said:

“AbbVie is delighted to support this year’s IT Sligo Engineering and Technology Expo and help play our part in identifying and nurturing the engineers of the future. As a global biopharmaceutical company, which is expanding its footprint in Sligo, AbbVie has to be proactive in its support of STEM in our local communities and showcase the exciting engineering-related career paths available to students in the northwest.”

With a big demand for engineers in Ireland, this is a great opportunity for students to take a look at all the vastly different careers engineering can bring.

Head of Faculty of Engineering & Design at IT Sligo, Una Parsons and Bernard Murray, Engineering Manager with AbbVie in Ballytivnan, jointly unveiled an exciting programme of events for the 2019 Engineering & Technology Expo, that promises to keep industry leaders, students and even interested novices entertained.

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Head of Faculty of Engineering & Design at IT Sligo, Una Parsons and Bernard Murray, Engineering Manager with AbbVie in Ballytivnan, jointly unveiled an exciting programme of events for the 2019 Engineering & Technology Expo, that promises to keep industry leaders, students and even interested novices entertained.

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