Icomp’s Director & President Michael D. Higgins on a Visit to Ceiia
Dr Terry McGrail, Director of the Irish Centre for Composites Research (IComp) hosted at MSSI, was the only third-level representative to accompany President Michael D. Higgins on a visit to the Centre for Enterprise and Innovation in the Automobile Industry (CEiiA) in the Portuguese city of Oporto. CEiiA is a Portuguese not-for-profit organisation engaged in innovation and research. Its mission is to enhance the competitiveness and environmental impact of mobility and transport through international cooperation between universities and industry translating into market oriented products and solutions. The activities of CEiiA are focused in the automotive and aerospace industries, specialising in product development, structural analysis, aerodynamics, prototyping and intelligent systems. The purpose of the President’s visit was to participate in meetings with CEiiA representatives and Enterprise Ireland client companies engaged in a networking event. Some of Dr McGrail’s research is in the area of composites and he was invited to participate as a technical expert.