Engineers Ireland Talk

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Engineers Ireland Talk


Live Stream: 31st January, 2018 @ 7pm

A case study towards the design and development of a medical device with a discussion on how to implement R&D Tax credits.

About the Event

This is a joint South East region and Biomedical Engineering division event and forms part of the Division's 3rd Level Liaison Programme 2017-2018.

This presentation will look at the technical roadmap used in the development of a medical device as well as the pitfalls encountered.  In parallel with the scientific methods used, an evaluation of how to implement R&D tax credits will also be discussed.


About the Speaker

Dr James Kennedy Chartered Engineer - CTO, Kastus Technologies
James is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Engineers Ireland. Kastus is an award winning Irish antimicrobial coating company. Within this multidisciplinary role, James is responsible for R&D, production and technology within the organisation. Prior to joining KASTUS, he worked in Mazars as their R&D Tax Credit Manager and he has also worked in Allergan Pharmaceutical and Boston Scientific in both operational and technical roles. James was also a staff member of Athlone IT, where he lectured for over 12 years in Polymer Engineering and Mathematics in the school of Engineering and was Director a R&D Centre specialising in MedTech, Pharma, Engineering and Additive Manufacturing. He has overseen the successful completion of over 1,400 industry projects for over 320 companies, whilst securing over €5.7 million in direct funding and over €50 million from associated centre funding from various sources i.e. SFI, EI, H2020 and private enterprise.  James is a member of the Board of the European Medical Polymers Division of the Society of Plastic Engineers and a founding member and steering and working group member of Metric Ireland.  A detailed biography can be found on his LinkedIn page