Applied Internet of Things (A-IoT) Technology Gateway cluster

Innovative Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for companies in the Greater Dublin region

Innovative IoT solutions for Dublin companies

Dublin-based businesses are capitalising on the research and engineering expertise of the A-IoT Technology Gateway cluster, which is comprised of five Technology Gateways: COMAND (AIT), IMaR (ITT), MSTG (WIT), TEC (CIT) & WiSAR (LyIT). Availing of nearly 300 industry focused professionals, companies are engaging in the development of new and revolutionary products, services and processes in the broad technology area of IoT.

Whilst the most common industrial projects undertaken with the Gateways are valued over €10,000, many companies are making use of the €5,000 Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher scheme as their first introduction to the Gateways. Companies then fund their own projects, with the Gateways acting as their external R&D departments.

Meet the A-IoT Gateways

  • COMAND, based in Athlone Institute of Technology, is delivering industry-focused technology solutions for the software industry across multiple media platforms.
  • IMaR, based in Institute of Technology Tralee, is applying its core expertise in providing electronic and mechanical hardware, software, IoT and data analytics innovation for increased productivity in the manufacturing, agriculture and process sectors.
  • MSTG, based in Waterford Institute of Technology, collaborates with companies involved in delivering mobile services, primarily for smart phones and tablets.
  • TEC, based in Cork Institute of Technology, is the industry interface for the Nimbus group in CIT. The Gateway develops Internet of Things (IoT) prototypes for a broad range of companies, connecting everyday objects and systems and making them smart.
  • WiSAR, based in Letterkenny Institute of Technology, provides solutions to Irish industry for the Internet of Things (IoT) using expertise in wireless, embedded systems and power electronics.

Each Gateway has a dedicated Gateway Manager and a specialised business development team who act as the key contact points for companies and manage the successful delivery of each project from conception right through to final sign off.

Collaborating with the A-IoT cluster

If you have an idea for a new product, service or process or are experiencing difficulties with an existing process – get in touch with us to see how we can assist you in developing an innovative solution.

The A-IoT Technology Gateway cluster can help with Innovation Voucher applications for eligible companies. To qualify for a voucher, the company must have fewer than 250 full-time employees and an annual turnover total not exceeding €50 million and/or an annual Balance Sheet total not exceeding €43 million. Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers, to the value of €5,000, can be redeemed for services provided by all members of the Technology Gateway Network.

Innovation Voucher Applications

The next open call for standard Innovation Voucher applications runs from Wednesday 18th January 2017 to Wednesday 1st February 2017.

Larger projects involving new processes or services, knowledge or know-how can access expertise from the A-IoT Technology Gateway Group and have up to 80% of the research costs paid for by the Innovation Partnership Programme.

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About the author

COMAND Anthony Cunningham Technology Gateway

Tom Fitzmaurice

A-IoT Business Development Coordinator

086 824 1707