MTU Innovation and Enterprise Month Kicks Off With 63 Events Taking Place Across Cork and Kerry

MTU’s annual Innovation and Enterprise Month is taking place throughout March 2023, with 63 events being hosted across the university’s six campuses in Cork and Kerry.

Carole O’Leary, Regional Programme Manager for 3rd Level Student Entrepreneurship at MTU, who is organising the month-long series of events, said: “We are delighted with the huge level of engagement by MTU students, staff, and external partners in this year’s MTU Innovation and Enterprise Month.

The diverse array of innovative and entrepreneurial projects and activities on the agenda is testament to MTU’s thriving research, innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem which encourages collaboration and expertise across science, engineering, business, social sciences, humanities, creative and performing arts and media.”

Many of the events are multi-disciplinary and include exciting collaborations between MTU’s Cork and Kerry research centres and MTU Crawford College of Art and Design, MTU Cork School of Music, MTU Architecture Factory and NMCI (National Maritime College of Ireland), as well as student and staff collaborations with key industry stakeholders throughout the South West.

Topics on the agenda this year include sustainability and climate change action, food innovation, AgriTech, physical data representation, innovation in art, theatre, and musical development, AR (Artificial Reality) and ER (Extended Reality), entrepreneurship, design, health and fitness.

A key event is the MTU Innovation Awards, with an Opening Ceremony Welcome by MTU President, Professor Maggie Cusack. The MTU Innovation Awards acknowledge and recognise the work that MTU staff put into their innovations during 2022 and raise awareness of the wider innovation activity that is happening across MTU and the ongoing development of MTU research with intellectual property and commercial potential.

For further information on all MTU Innovation and Enterprise Month 2023 events taking place, and to register for events, please see