IMaR Industry Day

Date: 2nd March 2022

Time: 9.30am - 3pm

The IMaR Research Centre works with a large number of companies every year in collaborative R&D projects. Through the open day IMaR wants to showcase our expertise and the funding supports that are available to local companies. Meet the IMaR Research Team and learn about the latest developments in the areas of:

  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Robotics, automation and improving operational efficiencies
  • Sensor and wireless communications for greater operational intelligence and enhanced maintenance
  • Leveraging open source software to accelerate development cycles
  • Electronic asset tracking / RFID

View and check out the demos of our state of the art equipment and the Technology Themes, case studies, and learn about the latest research funding opportunities, and how we can support your ideas.

The open day is free to attend and open to all businesses, it will take place on Wednesday the 2nd of March from 9:30am to 3pm in the Kerry Sports Academy.

This event is part of the MTU Industry Day coinciding with events run by the AgriTech Ireland and Circular BioEconomy ClustersACE and Shannon ABC and is part of Kerry Month of Enterprise.

More information 

R&D Funding Opportunities for Cosmetic SMEs

Date: 3rd February 2022

Time: 11am - 12.30pm

Location: Online

Would you like to find out more about funding opportunities for the research and development of your cosmetic products?

Shannon ABC are looking forward to welcoming speakers from Enterprise Ireland, Kerry Local Enterprise Office and Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways to share their knowledge and experience of funding options for Irish SMEs.

Speakers will include:

  • Tomás Hayes - Kerry Local Enterprise Office
  • Mark Whelan - Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways will provide an overview of available technologies, case studies and examples of testing available to support cosmetic SMEs:

  • Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA), MTU
  • The Design+ Technology Gateway, Institute of Technology Carlow
  • Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre, MTU and TUS

FREE One-to-One Consultation – 5K Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher (MET Gateway)

Start date: 24th November 2021

End date: 25th November 2021

Time: 11am - 4pm

Have an idea for a new product or service? Need support to develop it? The Medical and Engineering Technology Gateway (MET) are here to advise and support you in developing your idea.

We are offering FREE online one-to-one consultations on the €5k Innovation Voucher offered by Enterprise Ireland which will take you through the process from start to finish.

If you are an entrepreneur or company with an innovative idea, product or process that requires assistance with making it market ready, this 1-to-1 consultation will greatly assist you in this process. Our team at the Medical and Engineering Technology Gateway, Galway are here to advise and support you in developing your idea.

MET Technology Gateway

Located at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology's Galway campus, the Enterprise Ireland Medical and Engineering Technologies (MET) Gateway is an interdisciplinary applied research centre, dedicated to supporting Research, Development and Innovation activities in the MedTech, LifeSciences and Engineering Sectors.

We offer support to industry across five technology themes.

  1. Medical imaging technologies
  2. Anatomical Modelling and Physiological Replication:
  3. Data Analytics and Visualisation:
  4. Design Engineering and Verification:
  5. Medicinal Nutrition and Sport:

Technology Insights Webinar – Blockchain meets AI

Date: 7th October 2021

Time: 11 - 11.45am

Blockchain meets AI: How distributed ledger technology can support AI through a shared and trusted data model.

The next webinar in the Technology Insights series takes place on Thursday 7th October 2021 and will focus on Blockchain meets AI: How distributed ledger technology can support AI through a shared and trusted data model. Presented by Oisín Boydell, Principal Data Scientist at CeADAR Technology Centre.

Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies offer a solution in scenarios where data needs to be shared between different parties, who may not necessarily trust each other, but who need to trust the validity and integrity of the shared data. Examples include supply chains and traceability, the secure sharing of sensitive data such as medical records, and of course digital assets and cryptocurrencies. Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) also rely on access to trusted and valid data. Oisín Boydell, Principal Data Scientist at CeADAR, gives an overview of blockchain and discusses how distributed ledger technology can also support AI through a shared and trusted data model.

Event details

Date: Thursday 7th October 2021

Time: 11.00 – 11.45am

Capital Equipment Fund 2021 (Call 2) Webinar

Date: 9th July 2021

Time: 2 - 4pm

Enterprise Ireland are pleased to announce a second call for applications from members of the Technology Gateway and Technology Centre programmes under the 2021 Capital Equipment Fund. As before, the purpose of the funding is to increase interaction of the Technology Gateways and Technology Centres with industry in Ireland.

An information webinar will take place on Friday the 9th of July 2021 at 2pm to provide additional information on the new stream and to answer any questions applicants may have. The webinar will be recorded and made available via the Enterprise Ireland corporate website the following week.

 

Innovation Voucher Consultations – MET Gateway (Galway)

Start date: 8th September 2021

End date: 9th September 2021

Time: 10am - 4pm

Have an idea for a new product or service? Need support to develop it? The Medical and Engineering Technology Gateway (MET), based in Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, are here to advise and support you in developing your idea. We are offering FREE one-to-one consultations on the €5k Innovation Voucher offered by Enterprise Ireland which will take you through the process from start to finish.

Who should attend?

If you are an entrepreneur or company with an innovative idea, product or process that requires assistance with making it market ready, this 1-to-1 consultation will greatly assist you in this process. Our team at the Medical and Engineering Technology Gateway, Galway are here to advise and support you in developing your idea. This FREE one-to-one consultation will take you through the process from start to finish. We are part of a nationwide network of technology gateways, each with their own set of expertise and we can help you find the right partner to support your needs.

MET Centre Overview

Located in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology’s Galway campus, the Enterprise Ireland Medical and Engineering Technologies (MET) Gateway is an interdisciplinary applied research centre, dedicated to supporting Research, Development and Innovation activities in the MedTech, LifeSciences and Engineering sectors across five technology themes:

  • Medical Imaging Technologies that allow for prototype devices to be tested and evaluated under clinically relevant simulated use conditions.
  • Anatomical Modelling and Physiological Replication that translate medical data into engineering data and then into clinically relevant anatomical models with accompanying simulation systems.
  • Data Analytics and Visualisation: MET has expertise in data analytics and the visualisation of clinical data that inform the design of next generation medical device prototypes.
  • Design Engineering and Verification: offering services in prototyping and resign verification technologies such as CAD design; rapid prototyping, technical reviews and materials and product characterisation.
  • Medicinal Nutrition and Sport: with expertise in Nutrition and Sports Science, the research team assist the food industry in all aspects of novel food development including food analysis and testing, human intervention trials, product innovation, development and optimisation.

To learn more about our capabilities and how we can help you, see www.metcentre.ie or contact Sharon White at sharon.white@gmit.ie or 091 742329.

Bringing Innovation to Market – The Role of Funding and Research Expertise

Date: 17th June 2021

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

If you are an entrepreneur or company with an innovative idea, product or process that requires assistance with making it market ready, then this Webinar will greatly assist you in this process.

Hosted by Shannon Chamber and Local Enterprise Office Clare (LEO Clare) in collaboration with and the Enterprise Ireland Medical and Engineering (MET) Technology Gateway, this webinar will provide key information on the funding and supports available for your business idea and offer guidance on how to engage with LEO Clare and/or the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Network.

Key speakers at this webinar include:

  • Helen Downes, CEO, Shannon Chamber
  • Padraic McElwee, Head of Enterprise, LEO Clare
  • Sharon White, MET Technology Gateway Manager (Galway)
  • Dr John Barry, IMaR Gateway Manager (Kerry)
  • Dr Tim Yeomans, Shannon ABC Gateway Manager (Clare)

Technology Insights – Energy Optimisation and Innovation for Business

Date: 24th June 2021

Time: 11.00 – 11.45am

The next webinar in the series takes place on Thursday 24th June 2021 and will focus on ‘Energy optimisation and innovation for business’. Presented by Dr. Paul MacArtain and Dr. Fergal O’Rourke from CREDIT Technology Gateway.

The drive to decarbonise business will see the halving of emissions each decade to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Better environmental performance leads to improved resource efficiency and direct cost savings and can also increase access to customers who are increasingly demanding more environmentally friendly products and services. Better environmental performance will also increase the agility and resilience of the company to climate change impacts. The steps through energy efficiency, renewable energy, corporate sustainability and circular economies are linked and businesses can identify opportunities to address each of these areas.

The CREDIT gateway specialises in the technical feasibility, development and testing of energy technologies aimed at addressing these drivers.  Dr. Paul MacArtain will outline how energy storage can assist with decarbonisation and efficiency and Dr. Fergal O’Rourke will describe some examples of energy product developments developed at DKIT which SMEs have commercialised.

Event details

Date: Thursday 24th June 2021

Time: 11.00 – 11.45am

Medical Imaging Suite Virtual Launch – MET Gateway

Date: 27th May 2021

Time: 11am - 11.45am

Representing an investment of €840K by Enterprise Ireland, and kindly supported by Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), the recent installation of the Philips Azurion 7 M20 digital fluoroscope to the Medical Imaging Suite at GMIT’s Galway campus consititues an outstanding resource for the MedTech industry and academic and clinical researchers alike. This fluoroscope is optimised for vascular, non-vascular, cardiovascular and neuro applications and with its high resolution and large field of view it offers superb image quality to evaluate small details and vessels with clarity.

While complimenting the Medical Engineering and Technology (MET) Gateway’s existing expertise in medical imaging, anatomical modelling and physiological replication, the Medical Imaging Suite can also be used for training of clinicians, staff and students in new imaging technologies, the interpretation of medical images and practice techniques as well as the evaluation and demonstration of new and emerging medical technologies. 

Who should attend?

This webinar will provide key information on the capabilities of this state-of-the-art medical testing facility for companies developing next generation medical technologies. This facility will enable our industry, research and academic partners to access equipment not readily available outside of a clinical environment to design, test and demonstrate features of their new technologies.

Overview

Founded in 2016, the Enterprise Ireland Medical and Engineering Technologies (MET) Gateway is an interdisciplinary applied research centre, dedicated to supporting Research, Development and Innovation activities in the MedTech, LifeSciences and Engineering sectors, providing open access for industry to the academic expertise within GMIT, generating solutions for the close-to-market needs of companies.

This virtual launch webinar will take place on Thursday, 27 May at 11am (to 11:45am).

Advance booking essential by noon on 26 May.

Register here:

Funding Innovation for Industry – Webinar

Date: 9th June 2021

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm

Shannon ABC are hosting a Funding Innovation for Industry Webinar on 9th June 2021. The webinar will give an overview of Research Funding Mechanisms through some of the gateways client case studies, have a virtual tour of laboratories and talk about how what Shannon ABC do can help your company.

Provisional Agenda:

  • Virtual tour of the Shannon ABC Labs
  • Introduction/Overview of Shannon ABC
  • Overview of Funding Mechanisms
  • Industry Case Study 1 - John Deaton, VP Technology, Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes
  • Industry Case Study 2 - Michael O’Neill, Managing Director, Allihies Seafood Ltd
  • Industry Case Study 3 - Stephen Costello, Director, SPV Healthcare
  • Showcase Video clip
  • Q&A

Date: Wed, June 9, 2021
Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm