IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day Dublin, Ireland 2017

Post Event Video of the London Opening day, 2016


Welcome to the IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day 2017!

On behalf of the IEEE UK and Ireland Section, we are pleased to invite you to the ​second​ of a series of seminars across the country that will focus on developing the professional skills of young engineering students and graduates

Over the past forty years, rising numbers of workforce in the global economy have been denied access to secure and decently paid work with reasonable prospects. On average one fifth of those currently employed or self-employed do not think their jobs are secure. This even applies to those in middle income and higher paid roles. The students and young professionals face a challenging world with less opportunities and tough entry into the world of work, employment and professional development. This event focuses on the role that the UK & Ireland Section of IEEE can play in supporting and preparing the students and Young Professionals for facing the emerging systemic challenges. The event is intended as a response to the Institution’s corporate social responsibility within the UK & Ireland and in collaboration/partnership with public and private enterprises in the Section.

Register for this one-day event:


The one-day event will include talks from technical and business experts, who will share their experiences, insights and resources on successful career development and business start-up. It will also feature three workshops organised by our leading industry partners that will help delegates develop a range of technical and soft skills. The attendees will have the chance to stay on top of the latest technological developments in the exhibition area, and network with other professionals over refreshments during break-out sessions and a buffet lunch.

There is a lot going on at the open day to help you achieve your career goals, including:
• Workshops and an exciting line up of talks throughout the day by invited top experts from business and industry sectors including Google Digital Garage.
• Professional advice on business creation and development, startups and career development:- Engineering Solutions in Antarctica – Danny McFadden.
• New Ventures and Opportunities in Startups – Mary Cronin.
• Making your Career Artificial Intelligence Proof – Kevin Koidl .
• Startup Opportunities in Ireland – Andrew Parish .
• Making your Startup Resilient – David Craig.
• Introduction to IEEE services for student sand young professional members.

Don't miss out on this amazing program where you can meet some of the biggest names in the technology industry, as well as enhance your knowledge, skills and network with industry professionals.

Full Programme List

Sponsorship of the IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day will provide your organization with the opportunity to connect with and be first on the minds of student engineers and young professionals from across the United Kingdom and Ireland. It will provide your organization with the opportunity to showcase your products or services to an international audience for potential partnerships. Your sponsorship will demonstrate commitment and support for collaborations with IEEE, Young Professionals and Student Activities in the United Kingdom and Ireland which we intend to build on. Your company logo will be displayed and acknowledged throughout the IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day. Your company will be recognized and promoted on the open day web site pages, in the event program, and in associated brochures as well as on post event publications. Early sponsors maximize publicity throughout the planning process leading upto the event, so why not consider partnering with us on this first-of-its-kind event!!!

We offer a number of partnership, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. All of our packages are tailored to meet the requirements of your organisation, and we work with our sponsors on a bespoke basis to ensure you receive maximum benefit. If you wish to be a part of this event, please refer to the sponsorship prospectus via the link below and feel free to contact us to discuss your needs.

The event is kindly supported by our industrial sponsors, exhibitors and supporting partners, who will be glad to meet you at their stalls, located at the circulation area outside the ‘George ​ Moore' Auditorium at UCD's O'Brien Centre of Science Building.

Sponsorship Prospectus


Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Dublin is in the province of Leinster on Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. Founded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland's principal city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century and was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire before the Acts of Union in 1800. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State, later renamed Ireland.

University College Dublin Address:

University College Dublin, Stillorgan Rd, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

How To Get There

Prof A G Hessami
IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day Chair
IEEE UK& Ireland Section Chair

Noel Gomes
IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day Organising Committee
IEEE UK& Ireland Young Professionals Chair

Veronika Nesheva
IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day Organising Committee
IEEE UK& Ireland Student Activities Chair