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.  





DESIGN+ announce arrival of new Raplas PR450 HD 3D printer

Design+ Technology Gateway in SETU Carlow are delighted to announce the arrival of their new Stereolithography 3D printer, the Raplas PR450 HD funded by Enterprise Ireland to complement the existing suite of polymer additive manufacturing machines on-site in their labs.

As a Technology Gateway that has received support from the Enterprise Ireland Capital Call, we have experienced the positive impact this program can have on Irish businesses first hand. Thanks to the funding we received, we were able to accelerate our research and development efforts, which allowed us to support Irish companies through innovation faster than we would have been able to without this funding. Additionally, the Capital Call program provided us with access to invaluable support services which allow us to further accelerate growth for businesses.

Overall, we credit the Enterprise Ireland Capital Call for contributing significantly to our success as a Technology Gateway, and we would strongly recommend this program to other Irish businesses seeking to innovate and grow in the technology sector.

Using the new Raplas PR450 HD additive manufacturing machine offers numerous benefits to businesses in various industries.

At Design+ we can work together with you to analyse your product portfolio, production lines, and supply chain to identify areas where 3D printing could be most beneficial. Based on the evaluation, we can then develop a strategy for integrating additive manufacturing into your operations, identifying the most suitable equipment and materials, and creating a plan for integrating 3D printing into your existing processes.

New Stereolithography 3D printer, the Raplas PR450 HD funded by Enterprise Ireland

Raplas PR450 offers exceptional precision and can produce high-quality prints, making it an excellent option for businesses that need precise and accurate parts. It is also versatile, capable of producing both small and intricate designs as well as large and complex structures with its large print envelope of 450mm X 450mm x 400mm in the X, Y, & Z axis, making it an ideal choice for a variety of industries, such as automotive, aerospace, healthcare, and consumer goods.

The machine’s speed and efficiency are also significant benefits, as it can produce parts at a much faster rate than traditional manufacturing methods, resulting in reduced lead times and improved productivity. Additionally, businesses can significantly reduce production costs by using the Raplas PR450, as it eliminates the need for expensive tooling and moulds, and reduces material waste by using only the necessary amount of material for the product.

Another advantage of using our Raplas PR450 is its customisation capabilities, enabling businesses to create unique products tailored to their customers’ needs, improving customer satisfaction and setting themselves apart from competitors.

At Design+ Technology Gateway, our goal is to help you leverage its capabilities to drive innovation, streamline your processes, and achieve greater success in the marketplace. Let’s work together to explore the full potential of this technology for your business!

MET offers free Innovation Voucher Clinics to companies requiring R&D assistance

Are you currently looking for help or guidance with research and innovation? Perhaps your product , process, or service requires some expertise which is currently outside of your existing R&D capacity. The Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher scheme could provide you with a pathway to solving these problems. 

Companies nationwide now have an opportunity to avail of a range of Innovation Voucher clinics run by MET Technology Gateway.  Based in ATU Galway City, MET provides Irish Industry with a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience in the MedTech, LifeSciences and Engineering sectors. The clinics will run on the 11th and 12th of April online and in person to assist with RD&I challenges experienced by companies. 

To book a 1-to-1 consultation please contact the team at MET@atu.ie or 091742329 

Who should attend?  

If you are a start-up, SME, entrepreneur or company with an innovative idea, product or process that requires innovation assistance, the team at MET Gateway can advise and support you in developing your idea.  

What is the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher Programme?  

The Innovation Voucher Programme is an ideal opportunity for companies currently looking for help or guidance with research and innovation. By availing of an Innovation Voucher, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with expert regional Knowledge Providers, such as MET on your innovation product or challenge.  

The Innovation Voucher programme is open to all small and medium-sized limited companies registered with the CRO in Ireland. You do not have to be a client of Enterprise Ireland to apply.  

MET Technology Gateway 

MET’s core expertise is in anatomical modelling and physiological replication. They also have expertise in data analytics and the visualisation of clinical data and provide services in design verification technologies, such as materials and product testing, technical reviews, brainstorming, 3D solid works design, rapid prototyping in 3D printing and 4 axis machining. The Gateway also has leading expertise in nutritional science and sports performance and can assist companies in product design and innovation. 

What facilities and technologies are available?   

MET Gateway offers a suite of technologies that are not readily available elsewhere. Based at ATU’s Galway campus, MET offers a range of applied technologies relevant to companies in the product engineering and design application phase.  

MET currently offer advice and support to industry across five technology themes: 

  • Medical Imaging Technologies
  • Anatomical Modelling and Physiological Replication
  • Data Analytics and Visualisation
  • Design Engineering and Verification
  • Medicinal Nutrition and Sport Technologies

To find out more about MET Technology Gateway, check out their website or follow them on LinkedIn or Twitter.  


IMaR Gateway delivering solutions to industry through state-of-the-art research equipment

IMaR Technology Gateway based in Munster Technological University (Kerry), is an applied research provider delivering technology solutions for industry. The Gateway engages with industry across Ireland to increase competitiveness in the area of Intelligent Mechatronics, Internet of Things and RFID and provide the best possible solutions to meet their innovation requirements. By applying its core expertise IMaR can assist business by: 

  • Increasing volume throughputs 
  • Decreasing cycle times 
  • Optimising product quality 
  • Sustaining manufacturing competitiveness 

The Gateway currently houses state-of-the-art research facilities, which focus on technology innovation and delivery. The team have recently taken delivery of a range of specialised equipment, funded by the Enterprise Ireland capital call, which aims to support companies, not only within the region but also further afield.

Some of the specialised equipment available at IMaR includes:  

Mobile Robots 

IMaR can now provide mobile robots and an automatic conveyor test-bed to assist industry to evaluate the opportunities to free staff from low-value transport tasks in manufacturing and logistics facilities. With a suite of mobile robots and flexible conveying systems, IMaR can rapidly demonstrate the potential benefits to your organization and how these systems can be integrated into smarter, more efficient operations.   

RFID Test and Development Suite  

IMaR has established itself as a leader in applied research focusing on delivering Intelligent Mechatronics and RFID solutions for industry, the gateway has built considerable expertise in the field of RFID and related emerging technologies. The introduction of the RFID Test and Development suite to their services includes a full complement of RFID readers, antennas, RF test equipment, as well as a large catalogue of RFID tags of varying properties which satisfy many different use cases. 

This facility includes a range of RFID readers covering a wide range of technologies (HF, LF, UNF, RAIN, NFC, UWB), associated antenna arrays/multiplexers and a series of RFID test equipment to measure performance of RFID devices and application setups, verify conformance and support the development of readers, tags and ICs, measurement of tag frequency sensitivity, communication range and backscatter measurements. Where possible, all equipment will be relatively portable to allow deployment and testing of RFID equipment on-site in an industrial environment.     

Wireless Communication Testbed 

Short-range communications technology for industrial environments is a key enabler of the ‘Industrial Internet of Things‘ . Whether it is used for predictive maintenance, operational dashboard or digital twin development, IIoT requires reliable communication between a number of sensors and a control unit which analyses the data provided. To assist clients on their Industry 4.0 / digitisation journey, and in complement to its industrial sensing suite, IMaR has acquired a suite of wireless industrial communications platforms. The aim of this testbed is to help companies to choose the protocol that best suits their application by providing a trialing capacity covering the major low-power short-range (<500m) wireless communication platforms. 

The suite includes LoRa, LTE, Sigfox, GSM, WiFi, ZigBee and Bluetooth Low Energy together with industrial integration fieldbus technology; ModBus, EthernetIP and EtherCad. 

Industrial Process Monitoring Suite 

In recent years the development of systems such as predictive maintenance for process equipment has been somewhat hindered by the cost of sensing units and perceived complexity of digital systems to exploit the data. The industrial process monitoring suite available at IMaR will support clients to evaluate the optimum sensor deployment and data management systems for a range of use cases including not only predictive maintenance, but also the development and prototyping of operational dashboards and process digital twins.  The suite provides for measurement and logging of physical quantities including: humidity, pressure, temperature, light, acoustics, voltage, current, vibration / acceleration. Additionally, the suite includes magnetometers, GPS and gyroscopes. Most popular communications protocols can be implemented, and the suite is complemented by the above industrial wireless suite. 

Mobile data processing rig 

Many enterprises are slow to engage in collaborative research projects in the area of data science due to the dangers of exposing sensitive data to externally hosted entities such as cloud processing platforms. To address these concerns, IMaR has now acquired a Deep-Learning Server with a portable flight-case. 

The system is comprised of: 

  • a CPU/motherboard unit, 
  • RAM and Hard-drive memory, 
  • associated network interfaces and power supplies, and most critically, 
  • multiple high-power Graphical Processing Units (GPUs). 

With advances in the integration scales of these technologies such high-power processing systems have been scaled down to single space (4U – size) rackmount units, enabling the opportunity to mount the system in a rackmount flight-case to create a portable data processing data centre. The system can be fully wiped of data, brought to a specific industrial location, loaded with sensitive industrial data via a physical data transfer platform and processing can take place on-site. All data can then be removed from the server to the satisfaction of the data control officer before exiting the facility. Such a system will reduce the perceived risk of data breaches and thus expedite engagement with industrial clients in the area of data analytics and AI. 

For more information on this range of equipment and how it can assist your company check out the IMaR website or contact the team.  

MTU to host Technology Gateways Seminar for Innovation & Enterprise Month

Munster Technological University is a multi-campus technological university comprising of six campuses across the South-West region in Cork and Kerry. MTU is also home to four Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways, each delivering innovation expertise and solutions for Irish industry. Focusing on key technology areas, which are aligned to industry needs in sectors such as photonics, IoT, mechatronics, biotechnology and smart technologies.  

Irish industry now have an opportunity to discover more about MTU’s Technology Gateways at their upcoming online Seminar on the 22 March at 1pm -2pm.

Topics on the day will include discussions around facilities and services available to industry on a regional and national basis. As well as information on:  

  •  R&D funding 
  • IP Management 
  • Typical project lifecycle  
  • How to engage with a Technology Gateway.  

Technology Gateways

CAPPA Technology Gateway is a research centre which conducts both applied and fundamental research on photonics for applications in areas as diverse as telecommunications, medical devices, food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturing. CAPPA works in the area of photonics generation and manipulation of light, and a major strand of CAPPA’s activities focuses on bringing the benefits of photonics technology to a diverse range of industry partners.

IMaR Technology Gateway is an applied research provider delivering technology solutions for industry. IMaR consists of two research strands Intelligent Mechatronics and Auto-Identification & Industrial Internet of Things both focused on the delivery of a wide range of automation, traceability and manufacturing services.The gateways core expertise is in providing electronic and mechanical hardware, software, IoT and data analytics innovation for increased productivity in the manufacturing, agriculture and process sectors. 

Nimbus Technology Gateway develops Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber Physical System prototypes for a broad range of companies, connecting everyday objects and systems and making them smart. The Nimbus Research Centre is at the forefront of cyber-physical systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT) research, innovation and learning, developing technologies that address the real needs of industry, people and society. 

Shannon ABC Technology Gateway delivers solutions to scientific and technical challenges faced by industry, by developing new processes and products from bio-resources. Shannon ABC develops state-of-the-art processes, using ingredients and biological products from natural resources. The results of these processes are delivered to companies in the Agriculture, Bioeconomy, Biotechnology, Cosmetics, Environmental, Food & Drink, Health, Marine and Pharmaceutical sectors. 

Registration for the MTU Technology Gateways Seminar is now open.  


CAPPA Researchers Receive Over €1 Million in SFI IRC Pathway Funding

The Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) is delighted to announce two of their researchers, Dr Maria Kotlyar and Dr Anton Walsh, have received funding as part of the highly competitive Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Irish Research Council (IRC) Pathway Programme. Dr Walsh’s project InfraRed Laser Sensing for Irish Agricultural Emissions (IRLS – AGRE) received €540,000 in funding. Dr Kotlyar’s project APTIMON, received over €550,000 in funding. This brings to over €14 million the total amount of funding secured by the CAPPA research centre in the past 6 years.

On August 29, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris announced an investment of €28.5 million across 53 research projects to support Ireland’s emerging research talent. The projects are funded through the SFI-IRC Pathway programme, a new collaborative initiative between Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Irish Research Council (IRC) to support early career research across all disciplines and to encourage interdisciplinary approaches. Of the 53 projects supported under the first round of this new partnership programme, 36 projects will be supported in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and 17 will be supported in arts, humanities and social sciences (AHSS). The awards will enable postdoctoral researchers to conduct independent research for a four–year period and will provide funding for a postgraduate student who will be primarily supervised by the awardee. MTU was the only Technological University to receive funding during this round.

Dr. Niall Smith, Head of Research welcomed the news: “These two awards address globally important challenges in environmental sustainability, nutrition and food security. The outcomes of the research will significantly improve capabilities to monitor emissions in near-realtime thereby improving our understanding of the sources of the emissions whilst also enabling us to interrogate the efficacy of any mitigations with greater precision than was previously possible.  Critically, the awards underscore the efforts of MTU to boost our pipeline of talented researchers. This is crucial to the university’s success in making our region an exemplar of healthy, sustainable and responsible living. The awards are also a recognition of the sustained impact of photonics research in our CAPPA Research Centre.”

The InfraRed Laser Sensing for Irish Agricultural Emissions (IRLS – AGRE) project will be conducted with three collaborators from University College Cork (UCC), Teagasc and University of Bari. Agricultural emissions include greenhouse gases, which cause climate change, and air pollutants, which cause illness. To reduce emissions effectively, you first need to be able to measure them with high accuracy. This is difficult for agricultural emissions, as there are many hot spots on farmland which need to be monitored and the settings are harsh on the sensor technology. The project will develop new types of sensors specifically for agricultural settings, targeting the three most important gases, methane, nitrous oxide and ammonia. The sensors will be benchmarked against commercial sensors and trialled in the field, on a farmland setting.

Dr Maria Kotlyar received funding for her project APTIMON which received funding for 4 years. The continuous monitoring of bacterial growth is an essential process undertaken in academic research and clinical environments to provide valuable information on the nutritional and energy requirements of microbes, as well as to identify conditions that impact their survival and have an antimicrobial effect. The project will develop a new trace gas sensor that will monitor the metabolic activity of bacteria via the carbon dioxide expired. The sensor is based on photo-thermal spectroscopy and will use a robust silicon based Fabry-Perot cavity to enhance light absorption and a photonic integrated circuit to read out the induced change in refractive index monitor.

You can learn more about the currently active research projects at CAPPA here and more about the work CAPPA has conducted in the agriculture sector here.

This article was first published by CAPPA.

MET to host Breakfast Briefing at Medical Technology Ireland conference

The Atlantic Technological University and the MET Technology Gateway will host a free Breakfast Briefing at the Medical Technology Ireland conference, focused on the applied biomedical research capabilities at ATU.

Attendees will gain insights on MET’s capabilities and how our technology offerings can support Research, Development and Innovation activities in the MedTech industry, including:

  • Welcome address and overview of ATU, by Dr Orla Flynn, President, Atlantic Technological University
  • ATU Research and Innovation – a MedTech focus, by Dr Rick Officer, VP of Research and Innovation, ATU Galway
  • An overview of our Medical Imaging Suite, and its role in supporting pre-clinical testing, by Dr Florian Stefanov, Senior Medical Imaging Specialist, MET Technology Gateway
  • An outline of our Anatomical Modelling and Physiological Replication capabilities, and how they can help you understand the performance of your device, by Dr Joaquin Penide, Principal Investigator, MET Technology Gateway.
  • Reflections on the advantages for industry in engaging in collaborative research with MET, with Dr. Ronan McLoughlin, Associate Director R&D, Science and Emerging Technologies, Aerogen.

The Enterprise Ireland Medical and Engineering Technologies (MET) Gateway is an applied research centre, dedicated to supporting Research, Development and Innovation activities in the MedTech, LifeSciences and Engineering Sectors. Located at the ATU Galway campus, the MET Technology Gateway provides open access for industry to the academic expertise within ATU, generating solutions for the close-to-market needs to companies. Learn more about what MET do and how they can help you at www.metcentre.ie.

Breakfast will be provided – come and enjoy a coffee and learn more about how MET and ATU can help accelerate the device development cycle.

Please register your attendance here.

CAPPA Exhibiting at Northern Ireland Chamber Annual Conference

The Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) is delighted to be exhibiting at this years’ Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference the Festival of Business, which is taking place in St George’s Market Belfast on Wednesday September 14 from 08:30 – 13:00.

Northern Ireland Chamber’s Festival of Business is the largest conference of its kind in Northern Ireland, attracting approximately 1000 attendees from business. Over 100 companies will be participating in the business showcase, exhibiting their products and services as part of a buzzing marketplace in the spectacular, authentic surroundings of St. George’s Market, Belfast.

A key aspect of the conference is the keynote stage and the various speeches, which take place throughout the day with a focus on celebrating business and future success of business. Previous speakers at the conference have included senior representatives from Google, Facebook, Hostelworld Group, Twitter and ITV to name a few – the 2022 conference will feature speakers of equal calibre. The conference has grown year on year and is now cemented as one of the top business events in Northern Ireland. The headline sponsor is Dublin Airport and Belfast City Council are supporting sponsor. Headline speakers on the day include Fiona Simpson from Amazon Web Services, Colin Hughes from Four Star Pizza and Gerard Whelan from Jordan Wolf Associates.

CAPPA are delighted to be exhibiting on the day and will be available for a range of 1 – 1 meetings after the event. To arrange a meeting please contact CAPPA directly on 0214335339 or email cappa@mtu.ie. You can find out more information and register for this event here.


Learn the basics of virtual & augmented reality technologies at ‘Introduction to AR/VR’ workshop

Irish companies can now learn the basics of virtual and augmented reality technologies and how they can be practically applied to their organisation. On Wednesday 28th September, the TSSG Technology Gateway at Walton Institute will host an informative and interactive introduction to mixed reality technologies at their 1-day workshop in their Mixed Reality Lab based in the SETU Waterford West Campus.  

Funded by Enterprise Ireland, the lab boasts state-of-the-art mixed and interactive technologies allowing practical demonstrations to companies interested in applying these practices to their own products and services.  

On the day, participants will receive an overview of the Metaverse, an introduction to VR hardware, learn more about the use of object photogrammetry in digital twin and industry 4.0 practices all with a focus on use cases and gaining hands on experience. 

The Workshop 

9:30 – 10:00 Arrival and Orientation. 

10:00 – 11:00 Introduction to AR/VR 

11:00 – 11:15 Break* 

11:15 – 12:15 Introduction to Mobile AR and MR technology 

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch* 

13:15 – 14:00 Object Photogrammetry and VR focus 

14:00 – 14:10 Tour of Digital Photogrammetry Lab 

14:10 – 15:10 Introduction to VR 

15:10 – 15:20 Break* 

15:20 – 15:50 Discussion of attendee identified business cases & Plenary 

*Refreshments included 

Mixed Reality Lab 

Companies and individuals who need to run simulations or test prototypes now have access to a state-of-the-art, mixed reality testbed lab and research team at SETU Waterford West Campus. 

The new facility allows clients see how mixed reality can transform education, training and awareness and monitor movement, immersion and interaction through a variety of technologies, including wireless headsets, a VR treadmill, 360-degree video capture, live performance and acoustic capture, physiological sensing and eye tracking equipment and so much more. 

The Trainer 

Stephen Barnes is an experienced software researcher at Walton Institute. Since joining Walton in 2016, Stephen has specialized in Augmented and Virtual Reality applications. He has completed projects for a variety of industry verticals including: AEC, virtual heritage, retail logistics, sports rehabilitation as well as education and training. 

His background includes degrees in Electronic Engineering as well as Applied Social Studies, a Higher Diploma in Science in Computing and a postgraduate certificate in Education. Stephen was an ICT and Media Studies Teacher at Tendring Technology College in the UK as well as a registered tutor with DCU and YWCA in Vancouver, Canada. In addition to his teaching experience, Stephen has also created training materials for Social Care practitioners. 

TSSG Technology Gateway 

The TSSG (Telecommunications Software & Systems Group) Technology Gateway, based in the Walton Institute at SETU Waterford, is a research and innovation centre for industry to access cutting-edge knowledge and solutions in advanced mobiles services and software service enablers.  

TSSG Gateway develops technology to bring a business idea to reality. As part of the Technology Gateway Network funded by Enterprise Ireland, it is the commercial interface of Walton Institute. As an advanced software R&D Centre with particular expertise in all aspects of mobile networks and communications platforms and services, their role is to deliver software technology solutions through collaboration on projects which are close to the market needs of the Irish industry. 

For more information on this workshop, and other tailored training courses in mixed reality, contact tssgtechgateway@waltoninstitute.ie 

To avail of a group discount email tssgtechgateway@waltoninstitute.ie 

Date: 28th September 

Time: 9.30am – 16.30pm 



‘Trends in Polymer Processing and Investigations’ – APT Webinar

APT Technology Gateway have announced their third webinar in their current online series ‘Trends in Polymer Processing and Investigations’.  The series aims to bring together a range of relevant and exciting industry topics highlighting current, new and emerging trends in Polymer processing.  

The next webinar in the series takes place on 6th July at 1pm and will focus on the latest developments in plastic sustainability with the Sustainability Research team in the Polymer Recycling Industrial Sustainability and Manufacturing Research Institute at TUS. 


Dr Margaret Brennan Fournet – Assistant Director @ PRISM TUS 
Title: Sustainable Plastics for your Enterprise 
This webinar details radically new technology developments which can accommodate circularity for an increasingly wide source of plastics and polymers, including those that are not recycled/recyclable today. Innovation in for how plastics are made, unmade and remade can deliver highly economically feasible routes to transition from the linear to the circular plastics economy.

Dr Marija Mojicevic – Postdoctoral Researcher @ PRISM TUS 
From waste to biopolymers: closing the circle for plastics economy 
In the midst of a global health pandemic, we are ignoring another pandemic that has been going on for decades and is rarely in the public spotlight: the plastic waste pandemic. This webinar will focus on alternatives for plastic materials. It will provide insights into the challenges of biopolymers production and discuss their importance and overall use. Recent findings in biopolymer science will be summed up with a special highlight on using plastic-related materials as a feedstock for biomaterial synthesis. 

APT Technology Gateway 

The APT Technology Gateway is hosted within the Materials Research Institute (MRI) at TUS: Midlands, which is an interdisciplinary material science and technology research centre. APT is the leading hub for industrial polymer research and development in Ireland, with TUS playing a key role in supporting the Irish polymer and plastics industry for more than 30 years. APT acts as an industry-led research hub supporting Irish-based plastics and polymer companies in creating solutions to overcome the current challenges faced by the industry. APT is a dedicated resource for the Irish polymer manufacturing industry and regularly provides training and information dissemination, as well as production demonstration days for companies. 

Event details:
Date: Thursday 6th July
Time: 1-2pm