Paul Mee, Tax Partner, Mazars and Chairman of the Galway Science & Technology Festival said:
‘Galway has seen many positive developments over the twenty years during which it has developed a global reputation as a major global med-tech hub and we are delighted that local companies like Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Creganna/TE Connectivity and Aerogen and we are delighted that local companies play a major role in supporting our festival. We also have an expanding Technology hub with key world players including CISCO, Fidelity, EA Games and Valeo who also support the festival. I’m sure that the development of the festival has played a positive role in nurturing and guiding students into careers in these sectors.’
Ronan Rogers, New Product Development Director, Medtronic Parkmore said:
‘Medtronic is delighted to partner with the Galway Science & Technology Festival as the main sponsor for the 16th year running. Our partnership with the Festival is one of collaboration where our energies focus on engaging the young scientists and engineers of the future and providing them with an insight into working with a leading medical device company. We are delighted to celebrate the Festival’s 20th anniversary in Galway where it has grown in magnitude since its inception in 1998.’
The festival aims to be inclusive through its extensive outreach programme where 150 events will take place free of charge in primary and secondary schools during National Science Week throughout Galway making STEM more accessible to all.
For further information please see http://www.galwayscience.ie/