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Cliff Riley to deliver keynote address at UTech research day

Published:Monday | March 7, 2016 | 3:00 AM

Dr Cliff Riley, executive director of the Scientific Research Council (SRC), will deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the University of Technology's (UTech) annual Research, Technology and Innovation Day (RTID).

RTID is scheduled for this Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium at UTech in Papine, St Andrew.

Riley is a former associate professor and associate dean in the College of Health Sciences, UTech, and an outstanding researcher who has achieved not only remarkable personal success, but enhanced the reputation of the university and its research output, particularly in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceutics, and diabetology.

He will speak on the topic 'Cross-Institutional Collaboration for Advancing the National Research and Innovation Agenda'.

IMPACTing VISION 2030

RTID is being held under the theme, 'Research in Action for Sustainability and Global Competitiveness', and will showcase innovation, and cutting-edge applied research being undertaken by staff and students across the university's five faculties and three colleges.

The university's research activities are intended to significantly impact Jamaica's Vision 2030 goals to address the needs of citizens in a manner that provides solutions for sustainable growth and long-term prosperity.

The day's activities will include exhibits by the colleges and faculties and tours, as well as a Speakers' Forum from noon to 4 p.m., featuring presentations on current high-impact research and innovation being pursued in the many areas in which the university teaches and researches.

Students, businesses, science, technology and innovation (STI) practitioners, and departments and agencies of government involved in STI have been invited.

RTID is free and open to the public.