The October Business Briefing takes place on Friday Oct 27th from 8:00am (sharp) to 11:00am in

Munster Technological University (MTU), Nimbus Centre on Institute Road. Ref MAP: NIMBUS CORK

This business briefing will be a

Showcase of Cyber-Physical Systems at the Nimbus Research Centre, Munster Technological University (MTU)

Nimbus Research Centre welcomes us to explore the opportunities to collaborate in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT) research, innovation and learning.

The event will explore opportunities to strengthen the connections between Engineering Educators and Industry and demonstrate current ongoing research in NIMBUS, which addresses the real needs of industry, people and society.

The main part of the event will allow attendees to tour the NIMBUS labs to see these developments and actively engage with researchers in Extended Reality, Cybersecurity, Advanced Manufacturing, Energy Efficiency and Smart Sensors.

We are pleased to have three prominent speakers to talk with us on this topic:


Susan Rea, PhD

Director of Research, Nimbus Centre, Munster Technological University (MTU)

 Susan’s current research interests focus on IoT & CPS, specifically trusted and distributed infrastructure management, digital transformation, and design led technology development. She is a Principal Investigator in the SFI CONNECT Centre for Future Networks, member of the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) Academic Advisory Bodyand the MTU co-lead in the ENTIRE European Digital Innovation hub, which supports SMEs and public sector in digital transformation  

Professor Donna O’Shea,

Chair of Cybersecurity, Munster Technological University (MTU)

Donna is co-Principal Investigator at the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre CONFIRM and Funded Investigator at the SFI research centre CONNECT and ENABLE and group lead of Ríomh – Intelligent Secure Systems research group. She currently leads a Higher Education Authority (HEA) Human Capital Initiative (HCI) project called CYBER-SKILLS which is a nationally funded project with aims to address the cybersecurity skills challenge and this is in collaboration with UCD, UL, TU Dublin and Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) Virginia Tech, US.

Donna’s research expertise lies in the area of enterprise security (i.e. SDN and NFV security) and network and service management with a specific focus on the design, analysis and optimisation of wired and wireless communication systems, networks and services. Donna is passionate about promoting science and technology as a career for women and men, is a director of IT@Cork and is an IEEE Senior Member.

Martin Hill, PhD,

Head of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Munster Technological University (MTU)

Martin received a B.E, MEngSc and PhD from University College Cork working in the National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC). He has held a number of posts in private and public research organisations prior to taking a lecturing post at Cork Institute of Technology in 2002. His current research projects include control systems to enable the large-scale transition to sustainable energy sources, tools to engage citizens in the energy transition and innovations in engineering education pedagogical methods. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

We wish to express our sincere thanks to Susan, Donna & Martin for taking the time from their busy schedule to host and present to us on Oct 27th   

Picture Gallery from Event:

We wish to thank the team at the Nimbus Research Centre for hosting this business briefing and providing refreshments on the morning.