Employment and Learning Committee visits ECIT

Employment and Learning Committee visits ECIT

Pictured by the dock where the Titanic was built are: Sandra Overend MLA; Thomas Buchanan, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Employment and Learning; Norman Apsley, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Ireland Science Park; and Basil McCrea, Chairman of the Committee

The Committee for Employment and Learning was at Queen’s recently to find out about the innovative work taking place at the Institute for Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) and the Northern Ireland Science Park.

ECIT is the anchor tenant of the Northern Ireland Science Park and brings together pioneering research groups in key areas of advanced digital and communications technology.

After being welcomed to ECIT by its Director, Professor John McCanny, the Committee was given a tour of the facilities and heard about the exciting work taking place in the Institute, including research on Smart Card Technology from Professor Maire O’Neill, developments in Cyber Security from Professor Sakir Sezer and work on novel Antenna for Mobile Communication from Dr Neil Buchanan.

The Committee then heard from Steve Orr, Director of NISP Connect, Norman Apsley, Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Ireland Science Park and Mary Walshok, founder of Connect San Diego.

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