The 2nd Ireland-India Science & Technology Forum 2011

Second Ireland-India Science and Technology Forum was held on  Friday 17th June, 2011 (10.30 am to 5.00 pm) in the Mansion House in Dublin, Ireland.
Ireland and India are engaged in developing joint research program in the field of neuroscience, plant biology, information security and commercialization of scientific research for commercial purposes. Several formal agreements are already signed between the governments of India and Ireland.
There is already an academic collaboration between Irish universities/IOT’s and counterpart universities and institutions in India. The second Ireland-India Science and Technology Forum will focus on encouraging and catalyzing further cooperation and scientific collaboration between researchers in Ireland and India.

The 1st Ireland-India Science and Technology Forum was jointly organized by the Ireland-India Council (IIC) and Dublin City University (DCU) in February, 2010. The 2nd Ireland-India Science and Technology Forum (IISTF) will be held in Manson House (Official Residence of Lord Mayor of Dublin). It is hoped that Forum will include participation from all Irish Universities, IOT’s and from number of Indian Universities and Indian Institutes of Technology. 




            Steering Committee

Professor Patrick Fitzpatrick
Head of Schools
Professor Paul McCutcheon
Vice President
Professor Brian Norton
Dr Brendan J. Murphy
Dr Mary Meany
IT Blanchardstown
Mr Jim Fennell
Acting President
Professor Des Fitzgerald
Vice President (Research)
Mr Austin Hanley
Head of Engineering
IT Athlone
Dr Pat O’Donnell
Head of Engineering
IT Tallaght
Mr Aidan Hodson
Principal Officer
EU and International STI Policy & Programs, DETI
Mr D. Ramamoorthy
Counsellor & Deputy Head
Indian Embassy
Dr Ruth Freeman
Director, Enterprise and International Affairs
Dr Pramod Pathak
Professor Brian MacCraith
Mr Arun Bhan
Managing Director
E-xseed Technologies & Devices Pvt. Ltd  
Dr Satish Kumar
Queen's University Belfast
Mr Patrick Dillon Malone
Mr John Kerans
Acting Chair
Mr Prashant Shukla






About the Venue:

The Mansion House was built in 1710 by the merchant and property developer Joshua Dawson, for whom Dawson Street is named. Dublin Corporation purchased the house in 1715 for assignment as the official residence of the Lord Mayor. It retains this purpose to this day.

In the 1930's and 1940's, plans were made to demolish the building, and all other buildings on the block on which it is located (which covered an area on
Dawson Street, Molesworth Street, Kildare Street and the North side of St. Stephen's Green), to enable the building of a new Dublin City Hall. However the decision of the Government to erect a new Department of Industry and Commerce on a site on the block, on Kildare Street, led to the abandonment of the plans.
The First Dail Eireann (Irish Parliament) was held in The Mansion House on January 21st 1919. Seventy of the One hundred and five Irish representatives were absent from West Minster, but only twenty seven attended the inaugural dail as the other forty-three were on the run from the British authorities.
About the Host City:
Dublin is a vibrant city of Ireland. The history of the city goes back to over 1000.00 years. Dublin has now become one of Europe’s most well known cities and is renowned for its friendliness, culture and fun.
Further details about participating or indeed presenting a presentation will be available by e-mailing at