Celebration of SFI St. Patrick's Day Science Medal Awards 2019

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Samberg Conference Centre

MIT Chang Building

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Mike Mahoney, CEO and President of Boston Scientific and Prof Eamonn M. M. Quigley, Houston Methodist Hospital will be presented with the 2019 SFI St. Patrick's Day Science Medals for Industry and Academia by Ireland's Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D. at this celebration of Irish science and US/Ireland collaboration at MIT on March 11th.

The Science Foundation Ireland St. Patrick’s Day Science Medals are awarded annually to distinguished scientists, engineers and/or technology leaders living and working in the USA.

In addition to celebrating the achievements of the Medal winners in the USA, the event on March 11 will provide a valuable opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the Irish research landscape.

The senior leadership from 13 Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres will be present on the day. These SFI Research Centres are world leaders, conducting excellent research in collaboration with a wide range of small and large companies: Irish indigenous, multinational – in Ireland and not yet in Ireland. The SFI Research Centres represent Ireland’s largest public/private investment in research, focusing on thematic areas of research that are considered to be of major economic impact for Ireland – pharmaceuticals, software, digital content, big data, telecommunications, photonics, medical devices, nanotechnology, marine and renewable energy, functional foods, perinatal research, applied geosciences, additive and smart manufacturing, neurological diseases and the bioeconomy.

Programme - times subject to change

This event is strictly by invitation only and there are capacity restrictions at the lunch for which a waiting list may be introduced once capacity is reached. Early registration is strongly recommended and no later than by February 25th please.


10.00 Registration

10.30 Address by Prof Mark Ferguson, Science Foundation Ireland Director General and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Irelan

10.50 An introduction to the SFI Research Centre model by Dr Sally Cudmore, APC Microbiome Ireland and a number of SFI Research Centres through short elevator pitches.


12.30 Global Ireland lunch hosted by Consul General of Ireland, Fionnuala Quinlan with Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D.

14.30 Medal presentations and address by Minister Bruton

Keynote addresses by Mike Mahoney and Prof Eamonn Quigley

15.40 Panel discussion on AI for Good moderated by Jonathan Ruane – Lecturer and Research Scientist, Global Business of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at MIT’s Sloan School of Management

Panel members

  • Ross Smith - Skype for Good Microsoft and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts

  • Marguerite Nyhan - Lecturer, University College Cork and Visiting Scientist at Harvard University

  • Barry O’Sullivan – Founding Director of INSIGHT, Chair of Constraint Programming, School of Computer Science, University College Cork

  • Siobhan Clarke - Director of ENABLE, Professor in the School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin

16.30 End

Times may be subject to change

Please note, places are limited and registration closes at 12pm (EST) on March 5th

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