Engineers Assemble – Watch our Engineering Expo in 2 mins


The Sligo Engineering Expo 2018 directly engaged with over 1000 visitors on the day and had a wider audience of over 2500 viewing, listening and learning from the Expo activities.

Produced by IT Sligo with headline sponsorship from AbbVie, the Sligo Engineering Expo caught the imagination of all who attended, offering insights into Advanced Engineering in Ireland and providing engagement opportunities for IT Sligo students and industry alike.

To the theme of ‘Superheroes of Engineering’, the Knocknarea Arena was transformed on the 3rd May 2018 into a bustling marketplace for engineering minds.

With the event open to all between 10am and 7pm, the general public, students, schools and community groups all arrived to explore and engage with over 50 interactive displays, industry talks and hands on activities.

IT Sligo students from Mechatronics, Precision Engineering & Design, Electronic & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computing and Civil & Construction Engineering represented  our Institute with  25 North West companies, 12 companies from beyond the North West region and 3 international companies representing Manufacturing, Medical devices, Pharmaceutical, Precision & Tool making, Agricultural, Construction, ICT and Food Industries.

Transformer ‘Bumblebee’ and Iron Man represented themselves and kept a smile on everyone’s faces.

IBEC: “Delighted to have had the opportunity to engage with schools, industry and 3rd level students all under the one roof, the event gave a strong message and awareness of the importance of engineering, endless opportunities the profession brings and how it’s contribution is crucial for the fast paced changing world we live in”

Merit Medical: We thoroughly enjoyed the day at the Sligo Engineering Expo! It was great to meet with the talented students from IT Sligo, witness some cutting edge technologies and listen to some inspiring industry talks! We look forward to next year”

SL Controls: “We place a high level of importance on having a presence at the annual IT Sligo Engineering expo. We have found it to be an excellent source of engaging with and sourcing high quality graduates from IT Sligo to join our ever-expanding team. It also affords us an excellent opportunity to network with existing and new clients.”

AbbVie in Ballytivnan: “As a global company, we offer opportunities for engineers in automation, manufacturing, controls, quality, science and technology, metrology and validation disciplines at locations all over the world. Locally, we are mindful of the importance of connecting with Engineering Students at Sligo IT to offer them an understanding of the technologies and capabilities of our Ballytivnan site.”

The Expo was co- ordinated by Mr Oli Melia, funded through Industry Sponsorship, and supported by academic, technical and administrative staff across IT Sligo.

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