Attendance at Manufacturing Solutions 2023 and the keynote sessions qualify as CPD hours for Engineers Ireland members and contribute to your professional development  


Lecture Hall 4A01 on Main Street

Day 1 – Wednesday 14th June

10:00 Welcome by TUS President and Minister of State Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

Opening Remarks: Prof. Vincent Cunnane followed by Minister Niall Collins, TD

10:20 Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative Industry Projects in Ireland: Current vs. Future

Keynote Sessions

10:40  Steven Halliday, Rolls-Royce: Advanced Fixtures And Tooling – Drivers For Enhanced Performance 

11:00 Kieran Kelleher, Rob Geary, Zimmer Biomet: Manufacturing Digitalisation – The Journey to Predictive Maintenance in the Medical Device Industry

11:30 Panel: Efficiency Improvements Across Manufacturing Processes – End-Users

Industry Case Studies: NITC/AMIC, EC Precision, Nightingale HQ, Hybrid TP
Industry Discussion: Grant Funding Supports 

12:00 Panel: Grant Funding Potential – Opportunities for Industry


Industry Case Studies

12:30 Panel: Accessing National and European Funding Supports – Success and Non-Success Stories: Industry Discussion: Advanced Manufacturing Organisations


LUNCH & NETWORKING (13:00-14:00) 

Data Acquisition and Visualisation Industry Discussion: Digital and Automation

14:00 Dominic Mullins: Digital Lead, Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre –

Digitalisation of a manufacturing process: What does this mean and how is it achieved?

14:30 Decarbonisation of Manufacturing in Ireland: Best Practices


Industry Discussion: Industry Key Learnings

15:00 Towards a Greener Economy Industry Discussion: Cutting Edge Green Solutions

Day 1 Close at 15:30 

19:00 Gala Dinner Strand Hotel Limerick


Day 2 – Thursday 15th June

10:00 – Official Welcome

Opening Remarks: EIT Manufacturing and IDEAM Cluster European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) –Bringing European Manufacturers Together:

10:15 Dr. Christian Bölling: An Introduction to the EIT Manufacturing Ecosystem 

10:45 Dr. Jan- Marc Lischka, Dr. Dominik Lausch | Moderated by: Dr Wolfgang Kniejski : Best Practices in International Cooperation Industry Discussion: 

WORKSHOP – Where: Staff Restaurant

11:30 – Aspects of Innovation Financing

Ruth Kearney, Tony Woods | Moderated by: Amardeep Banerjee Open Workshop: Innovation Financing

Decarbonisation of Manufacturing
Lecture Hall 4A01 on Main Street

11.30 Welcome and Introductions 

11:40 Barry O’Sullivan, IDA Board Member, Chairman Shannon Estuary Economic Task Force: Shannon Estuary Economic Taskforce Vision and Strategy. 

12:00 Shane Egan, Regional Energy Engineering Manager, Tipperary Energy Agency: Pathways to decarbonisation for industry; Q&A

12:30 Tom Marren, CEO. Astatine Delivering decarbonisation solutions; Q&A 

12.50 Philip Connolly, KPMG Biomethane – a decarbonisation option for industry; Q&A –


All sessions are open and free to attend event
*line up is subject to change