The countdown is on for toys4engineers

The countdown is on for toys4engineers

Excitement is building ahead of this year’s Toys4Engineers and there is still plenty of time to get involved.

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25th September, 2021

Waterford Chamber are delighted to announce that Irish energy firm Energia is the overall sponsor of this event, which has gone from strength to strength in recent years.

As Gerald Hurley, CEO of Waterford Chamber explains, “Toys4Engineers is now in its fifth year and has become the perfect platform to connect like-minded people from across Ireland and beyond in the area of engineering, be it in pharma, research, energy, ICT, technology and so on.

“Ultimately the aim of the event is to showcase companies and encourage them to do business and the success of that has been noted with various contracts achieved over the past number of years.”

Speaking on their partnership, Derek Scully with Energia said: “As a leading Irish energy provider and innovator, we’re delighted to partner with Waterford Chamber and Toys4Engineers. Energia is always striving to find new and exciting renewable energy ideas to help combat climate change and support Ireland’s climate action agenda. Toys4Engineers also fosters that creativity by bringing experts, innovators and inventors together from a wide variety of sectors and encouraging them to demonstrate their latest developments, inspiring all of us towards a sustainable energy future.”

Gerald explains what’s in store for the week. “Like last year, we will be online but instead of just three days, we are now running across five days from September 27th to October 1st, which we are so excited about having the full support of Energia as our overall sponsor. We also have the backing of Waterford City & County Council, Waterford Institute of Technology, Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, Waterford Local Enterprise Office, Waterford Chamber Skillnet, Red Hat and Cobotics Skillnet, which shows how well received Toys4Engineers is. It taps into sectors which are leading the way, not just in Waterford and the South East, but nationally and globally.”

There are a number of elements to this year’s event – Meet the Buyer, live industry conferences, training, an online jobs fair in partnership with Crystal Valley Tech, Speed Networking and a Career guidance seminar for students, which is sponsored by Red Hat.

The flagship event is a live streamed webinar on Waterford and the Green Deal, which will feature Green Party leader Eamon Ryan; MEP Grace O’Sullivan; Michael Walsh, Chief Executive, Waterford Council; Owen Power, Enerpower, Marc O’Cathasaigh, Green Party TD and Derek Scully, Energia’s head of corporate affairs, who will present on the latest innovations and technologies, along with exploring new ideas and looking at international examples of best practice as Waterford bids to become Ireland’s first decarbonised city.

To register for any of these events, which are all free, please go to

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