Over 1000 visitors attend annual Engineering expo
Self-lighting stairs, electric quad bike, and even a robotic bartender were all on show at the 2019 Engineering and Technology Expo at IT Sligo in association with AbbVie. Over 1000 people visited the expo which is the largest of its kind in the region, offering an opportunity for students and professionals to see the latest in engineering and technology. Fifty-five companies from all over Ireland and the UK exhibited at the expo from a range of engineering and technology industries, alongside 80 students who demonstrated their projects at the event which was themed ‘Industry 4.0’.
Bernard Murray, Engineering Manager with AbbVie in Ballytivnan, who were main sponsors of the Expo said: “AbbVie is delighted to support this year’s IT Sligo Engineering and Technology Expo and help play our part in identifying and nurturing the engineers of the future. As a global biopharmaceutical company, which is expanding its footprint in Sligo, AbbVie has to be proactive in its support of STEM in our local communities and showcase the exciting engineering-related career paths available to students in the northwest.”
Awards were presented for the best projects which included the Augmented Reality experience which allows students to overcome anxiety levels when preparing to give presentations and the Seaweed De-watering screw press which has already gained interest from companies. With a growing demand for engineers across all industries in Ireland and overseas, the Engineering & Technology Expo is a great opportunity for students and companies to shape the future of this exciting industry and to showcase the Northwest Region as a leader in the next Industrial revolution. If you are interested in a career in Engineering or computing please visit www.itsligo.ie