fused talks and events

Join fuse:d and a panel of invited guests for a discussion on the benefits of design in business and how local and national companies are using design and creativity to ensure they are leaders in their fields.
Thursday November 1st, 6-9pm at The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford.

Kim Mackenzie-Doyle – IDI President Emeritus
Brian O’Driscoll – ODLA Architects
Noreen Doyle – Irish Biltong
Rory O’Connor – Scurri
Mary Gallagher – Blue Egg Gallery
Aideen McCole – 100 Archive
Shane Delahunty – 100 Archive
Brian Byrne – Designer/Fused
Yvonne Rath – Pixelpod/Fused
Padraig Holmes – Counterpart/Fused

For businesses and designers in #Wexford you might be interested in this event: Good Design is Good Business hosted by Fused

King of the Vikings

King Of The Vikings Is An Immersive Virtual Reality Experience Set Inside An Authentic Recreated Viking House In The Ruins Of a 13th Century Franciscan Friary.

Evening Access and Tour Kindly Facilitated By Waterford Museum Of Treasures And Emagine Media


Thu 22 June 2017

18:30 – 21:30 IST


10 Bailey’s New Street, Waterford







Short fuse:d – show and chat sessions

A new series of evening gatherings to see, share, discuss and collaborate on all things design. 27th April, 6.30, Fumbally Exchange, Waterford.

Smart Futures for Industries 2017

 This workshop is aimed at businesses in the South East with careers in the STEM fields and will highlight how SFI and Calmast aim to improve coordination of STEM careers outreach activities on a local level through its volunteer programme, and how your business and employees can play a vital role to drive uptake of STEM subjects at second and third level.

Workshop: 16th Mar 2017

Time: 12:30 – 14:00

Venue: WIT Sports Arena

Speakers: Jackie O’Dowd – Smart Futures Ireland

Sheila Donegan & Eoin Gill – Calmast, WIT

Aaron Jay – Emagine Media

Bookings: skillnet@waterfordchamber.ie




  • Jackie O’Dowd – Smart Futures Ireland Senior Executive, Education and Public Engagement

            Smart Futures is a collaborative Government-Industry-Education

programme promoting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)

careers to secondary school students, parents, guidance councillors and

teachers in Ireland. Attendees will hear about the  free volunteer training

which can develop employee communications skills Deliver on CSR

commitments and provide employees with chance to ‘give back’ Improve

knowledge, awareness and perception of the organisation by engaging with

the local community


  • Dr. Sheila Donegan & Eoin Gill– CALMAST

CALMAST Waterford Institute of Technology’s STEM Centre is Ireland’s

leading centre for Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths outreach.

Calmast works to attract people to STEM subjects in college and to STEM

careers. It has a wider aim of STEM engagement with people of all ages for

citizenship, enjoyment and educational value.


  • Aaron Jay – Emagine

Aaron is a project manager, programmer, and photographer with over 15 years experience in the IT industry. Fusing the technical and the creative, Aaron oversees Emagine’s team of experienced developers. On the day, Aaron will discuss Emagine Media’s experience of developing their message for 2nd &3rd level students through utilising their brand and culture and the best methods to disseminate that message using Emagine’s platforms.




fuse:d Christmas party!

We’re having our first Christmas party. We’ve joined up with Founder Friday for a social evening on the 15th December at Revolution bar. The first 25 to register on Eventbrite get a chace to have a tour of the Metalman Brewing Company. Register here now!

Waterford Chamber Upcoming Events

Business After Hours @ Fitzwilton Hotel – Feb 9th

Learn at Lunch with PwC in Dooley’s Hotel – Feb 16th

Corporate Evening @ AIB Bank – Feb 21st

Waterford Business Awards @ Faithlegg House Hotel  – March 3rd

Business After Hours @ Book Centre with CTS Tech & CCS Security – March 9th

fuse:d films

A feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are fast becoming universal concerns. Who shapes our cities, and how do they do it? Unlike many other fields of design, cities aren’t created by any one specialist or expert. There are many contributors to urban change, including ordinary citizens who can have a great impact improving the cities in which they live. By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, this documentary frames a global discussion on the future of cities.

The Future of Software and Why Design Remains Important

Dr Mícheál Ó Foghlú, CTO Red Hat Mobile

Arguably design has always been important for software.  However, with the the Internet revolution, driven by the web in the 1990s, the user interface became the key driver for adoption with the web browser, and the democratisation of design (the barriers to entry were low for HTML, CSS and JavaScript). Remember the Internet had been around since the late 1960s but didn’t gain mindshare until the web gave it a shop window. Now we are at the peak of the following wave of tech adoption driven by mobile devices, iOS and Android both being almost 10 years old, and the User eXperience (UX) of apps being a key factor in the success of these devices, and of their app ecosystems. Today in the world more people have a mobile device than have electricity.  So the future sees nearly all mobile phones becoming smartphones, and lots of interesting new opportunities with the Internet of Things.  Arguably voice and gesture will become as important as the traditional graphical user interface.

Dr Ó Foghlú leads the engineering team who deliver the mobile product (Red Hat Mobile Application Platform) and manage the online mobile SaaS services (c.f. http://www.redhat.com/mobile). Prior to this he was the Co-Founder and CTO of FeedHenry which was acquired by Red Hat in October 2014. Prior to that he was Executive Director Research and Co-Founder at the TSSG in 1996, a large R&D Center in Waterford Institute of Technology. He is passionate about enterprise mobility, scripting languages, and next generation networking architectures.

fuse:d talks, is a series of talks about design and business and promote the role of design as a driver of competition and innovation while encouraging collaboration with the design and business communities in Waterford and South East. These are networking events introducing a diverse range of design topics.

WHEN: Thursday, 1 September 2016 from 20:00 to 22:00 (IST)
WHERE: Revolution Gastro Bar – 19 John Street Waterford, Waterford

We are delighted to introduce fuse:d talks, a series of talks about design and business in Waterford and beyond.

fuse:d talks events will support and promote the role of design as a driver of innovation and seek to encourage and inspire collaboration with the design and business communities in Waterford and the South East.  These are networking events and will introduce a range of diverse design topics.

We would like to invite you to join us for our very first fuse:d talk on Thursday 28th July at 8pm upstairs in Revolution Bar, Waterford Our first speaker of the evening is Dermot Walsh, Master Baker, Walsh’s Bakehouse.  Dermot’s talk is about Designing a Collaboration. www.walahsbakehouse.ieOur second speaker is Marcus Notely a Waterford based Product Designer of international repute.

Marcus’s talk will focus on the Design Journey – collaboration, the highs and lows. www.marcusnotley.comfuse:d talks is a free event.

We look forward to seeing you on the 28th July.

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