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The Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE)

Member Academies

22 Clyde Road / Ballsbridge / Dublin 4 Ireland

T. +353 1 66 51 337 | F. +353 1 66 85 508

academy@iae.ie
www.iae.ie

Identity

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Jim BROWNE
President

Founding date: 1997
Number of members: 127
Number foreign members: 6 resident in UK, 2 resident in the US
Management and Staff: 2 (part‐time)
Annual Budget: 125.000 €
Financing and sources:
Industry • 32%
Sponsored Projects • 50%
Members • 13%
Other • 5%

Mission

The Irish Academy of Engineering is an all-island body and was established to advance the science and practice of engineering in Ireland and to support the expansion and enhancement of engineering education as an essential element in national development and the enhancement of living standards.
Its role is to:
– Enhance social and economic development and guide and influence public policy
– Contribute further to engineering education and innovation
– Honour achievement and preserve Ireland’s engineering heritage
– Improve our contribution by strengthening the Academy

Committees / Main working groups

Council, Executive Committee, Development Committee, Membership Committee and 6 Standing Committees as follows:
– Energy: Principally concerned with Energy Policy over the coming decades
– Climate Change & Water Resources: Responsible for researching and reporting long term challenge of climate change
– Spatial Planning and Infrastrucutre: Mainly concerned with infrastructure for an island population increasing to 8 million people over the next 4 – 5 decades
– Engineering Research & Economic Development: The focus is on Engineering Research and its potential for a developing economy
– I.C.T.: To observe and promote best practice and new developments in ICT
– Heritage: The objective is to further the preservation of Ireland’s Engineering heritage

Highlights 2019

April: Irish Life & Lore Launch
The Academy, in association with Engineers Ireland and the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland, sponsored a series of interviews with senior members of he profession as part of an oral history project. Copies of the recordings were deposited at the National Library of Ireland.
May: AGM & Fellows Lunch
October: The Origins and Development of Galway’s MedTech Cluster – Seminar
The Irish Academy of Engineering in cooperation with the Whittaker Institute and the CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices is hosting a half-day seminar in NUI Galway on the emergence of the MedTech cluster in and around the West of Ireland city. The seminar presented an opportunity to discuss the factors behind the origins and initial development of the cluster and in particular the emergence of the first group of indigenous companies focusing on the design and production of modern medical devices.
November: Innovating for Growth – Improving Ireland’s Innovation Ecosystem –Seminar
The opportunities and the challenges facing the Irish economy are complex, urgent and require a commitment to developing and implementing long term strategies. This seminar, held in conjunction with the launch of a discussion paper on the same subject, is a first step in establishing a forum where interested parties can discuss and debate long term strategies to create a vibrant sustainable enterprise sector.

Publications

– Innovating for Growth – Improving Ireland’s Innovation Ecosystem
– Electricity Sector Investment for Data Centres in Ireland
– Called to Serve 2
– Submission on Cork Metropolitan Area Transport
– Submission of draft Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy for Southern Regions
– Submission on draft National Energy & Climate Plan 2021 – 2030