Topcon invests in the future of construction with a donation to TU Dublin

Left to right: Mark Fagan, Commercial Director, Topcon Positioning Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland; Orna Hanly, TU Dublin Design + Construct Project Manager; Ron Oberlander, Topcon Vice President of Global Professional Services; Professor David FitzPatrick, President of TU Dublin, and Ivan Di Federico, Topcon Positioning Systems EVP and CSO. Photo credit ; Damien Egers

Livermore, CA – November 2, 2022 – Topcon Positioning Systems has pledged to make two significant donations to TU Dublin, Ireland’s premier university of technology, which will enhance students’ experience of education on the latest methods of digital building. This announcement marks a new milestone in the long-standing relationship between the two organizations.

As a designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision measurement and workflow solutions, Topcon has a unique opportunity to support the university with an initial donation of equipment with a market value of 1.5 million euros. , which will be continuously updated with the latest technologies available. This approach is part of what Topcon calls its “Learn-Apply-Build” (LAB) initiative, helping universities keep pace with rapid changes in advanced technologies for hands-on training, equipping students with knowledge of building tools. and geopositioning. upon entering the labor market.

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A Topcon representative presents the equipment to new students at TU Dublin. Photo credit ; Damien Egers

Additionally, Topcon has pledged to be a TU Dublin Cornerstone donor, making a philanthropic donation of €500,000 over a five-year period. This funding will support the development of a new Design + Construct Center at TU Dublin’s Broombridge site in Cabra, which will be a national center of excellence for construction, engineering and architectural education, and expand the university’s footprint in the Dublin region 7.

The donation also includes two fully-funded four-year college scholarships, and the relationship will give students the opportunity to participate in internships around the world at Topcon locations.

Current estimates predict that the Irish construction sector will employ just 78,000 workers by 2025, but with the Irish government’s ambitious national development plan requiring 180,000 construction workers1, it is imperative to strengthen the workforce in the sector. Topcon’s partnership with TU Dublin aims not only to address the skills gap in Ireland, but also to strengthen the pipeline of highly skilled workers entering the industry across Europe.

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Topcon representatives and TU Dublin President David FitzPatrick and staff are pictured with students during the announcement at the Grangegorman campus. Photo credit ; Damien Egers

To mark this philanthropic support, a visit to the Broombridge site was recently conducted by Topcon representatives. The group met with TU Dublin staff and students to see first-hand how valuable the investment will be for their education and future careers.

Topcon is driving digitization and automation in the construction industry, with its advanced positioning technologies and digital construction workflows improving project productivity and profitability globally.

Ivan Di Federico, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Topcon Positioning Systems, said, “It is with great pride that we are able to enhance our relationship with TU Dublin and support the future of the construction industry. The university has always provided Topcon with a fantastic pool of talent and many alumni now hold leadership positions across the company. We are excited to be able to provide students with the latest technology to advance their education and support the next generation as they prepare to enter the workforce. Only by investing in the future can we ensure the continued success of an industry that supports the development and growth of the world around us.

TU Dublin Chairman Professor David FitzPatrick said: “I am delighted to welcome Topcon to our Grangegorman campus today as we announce a new phase of their extraordinary and continued support for the university. Responding to the needs of the sector, TU Dublin is developing the Design and Construction Center for collaborative, multi-disciplinary education that will drive growth and performance in the architecture, engineering and construction sectors, through the development and the deployment of talents and technologies. Topcon’s incredible generosity will accelerate our vision to provide world-class learning for students at all levels and in all disciplines, from apprenticeships to doctoral degrees, as well as providing the teaching and research facilities that will be essential to the next generation of graduates.

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About Topcon Positioning Group

Topcon Positioning Group, always one step ahead in technology and customer benefits, is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of precision measurement and workflow solutions for the global construction, geospatial and agriculture. Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, USA (, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook). Its European headquarters are in Capelle a/d IJssel, the Netherlands. Topcon Corporation (, founded in 1932, is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).

We are TU Dublin

Deeply rooted in our region, TU Dublin has campuses in Dublin city centre, Blanchardstown and Tallaght, and thanks to our extensive infrastructure development plan, we are currently investing over €500 million in new advanced technologies. – adapted facilities to improve the experience of our students.

A leader in STEM disciplines, TU Dublin also supports the largest cohorts of students in Business, Media, Culinary Arts and Creative and Performing Arts. We are passionate about lifelong learning and, as the largest provider of part-time education, we make an important contribution to the economic life of Ireland, enabling capacity building for the coming.

Our distinguished researchers and innovators are pioneers of scientific and technological discovery, play an active role in shaping policies and standards; and contribute to the creative life of Ireland. Our award-winning technology transfer and business incubation activity has created more than 400 new sustainable businesses with an economic value of nearly €700 million.

With an international outlook, we welcome students and staff from all over the world, while our strong international partnerships provide opportunities for student and staff exchange programs, large cross-collaborative research projects and research opportunities. ‘use. We are extremely proud of our network of over 100,000 TU Dublin graduates who pursue careers here in Ireland and in 70 countries around the world.

Joining the ranks of outstanding technology universities around the world, TU Dublin foresees an exciting future… Endless Possibilities.


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