APT Gateway announces SME Research Funding & Innovation Voucher Clinic

Are you a small and medium-sized limited company registered in Ireland? Do you require assistance with research and innovation solutions? APT Technology Gateway are currently inviting companies to register for their upcoming ‘SME Research Funding & Innovation Voucher Clinic’.  The clinic will run on Thursday 11th May, 9.30am to 11.30am in TUS: Midlands, Dublin Road, Athlone.  
Companies registered on the day will have access to information regarding research, development, innovation, state-of-the-art testbeds, and living lab facilities, along with details on available Enterprise Ireland funding supports, which can help companies of all sizes engage in innovation and research activities. 

The Clinic will offer those interested the following:  

  • A chance to speak to knowledgeable and experienced researchers and engineers from the Enterprise Ireland Funded Gateway Applied Polymer Technologies (APT).
  • Advice on a range of Enterprise Ireland funding sources and funding applications such as the Innovation Voucher,  Agile Innovation Fund and the Innovation Partnership.

Who Should attend:  

This event will benefit registered SMEs that are designing and developing a plastic or polymer-based Product, Process, or Service.  


09:30 – 10:00  – Registration with Tea & Coffee

10:00 – 10:15 – Engaging with APT Gateway & Available Funding

10:15 – 10:30 – Developing Design Concepts for Market Readiness.

10:30 – 11:30 – Break Out Clinics & Networking

APT Technology Gateway  

APT Technology Gateway is based at the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Campus. The Gateway provides polymer technology solutions for companies (from SMEs to multinationals) in the sporting, medical, Agri-sector, composite, recycling, food, and pharmaceutical sectors. Acting as an industry-led research hub supporting Irish-based plastics and polymer companies in creating solutions to overcome current challenges faced by industry.  

The mission of the APT Ireland Gateway is “to support the development of innovative, high-value polymer and plastics products, which will increase the global competitiveness of Irish-based plastics and polymer companies, increase export opportunities, and ultimately lead to increased revenues and employment across key industry sectors including Sustainability, Packaging, MedTech and Greentech”. 

Event details

Date: 11th May 

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am  

Location: TUS Midlands, Engineering & Science Building, Dublin Road, Athlone.