Management & Organisational Structure
SMART 4.0 will be managed by the CONFIRM Centre Director and Coordinator, Prof. Conor McCarthy and by Programme Manager, Dr. Susan Daly, both headquartered at UL who form the SMART 4.0 management team. They will be assisted by the CONFIRM Centre Operations Team, by the SMART 4.0 Education & Training Board and receive input from the SMART 4.0 Steering Committee.
The SMART 4.0 Steering Committee will be composed of a rotating membership of industry partners and academic investigators. This committee is responsible for oversight and governance of the programme and will provide advice to the SMART 4.0 management team. It will provide an independent view of experts with regards to the innovative potential of the fellows’ research and it shall provide advice on aspects of policy, strategy, and sustainability of SMART 4.0. The chair of the steering committee will monitor the evaluation and selection procedure.