Innovative IoT R&D for Irish Industry
Enterprise Ireland’s Applied Internet of Things Cluster (Applied IoT) is one of the three Technology Gateway clusters within the Network. Collaboration with Applied IoT can open up numerous opportunities for Irish businesses. Those who choose to work with the cluster can take advantage of the extensive interconnected resources available within the member Gateways including access to a diverse range of equipment housed in Ireland’s Technological Universities and Institutes of Technology.
Companies and individuals can leverage the cluster’s R&D resources to create new and innovative ways of implementing IoT technology to solve existing problems and generate new ideas. The cluster’s five Gateways have expertise in areas such as sensors, communications, networks, software, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR), and data analytics across a wide range of industries, including agriculture, construction, healthcare, transportation, communications, energy, and pharmaceutical. Since 2013 many companies have benefited from the cluster’s extensive experience in delivering near-market solutions during their product-to-market journey. To see more on previous success stories and projects check out their case studies and discover more about the Gateways below.
The COMAND Technology Gateway, based in TUS (Midlands), provides software industry-focused technology solutions across different media platforms. The Gateway focuses on the research and development of future interactive media technologies such as cross-platform applications, mobile media cloud, 3D sensing, and Internet of Things interoperability. These technologies are complementary and, when combined, provide the opportunity for new and innovative forms of “connected media” – personalised, real-time, interactive applications – in a wide range of commercial fields such as communications, gaming, TV, e-health, e-learning, e-tourism, e-retailing, entertainment, and digital marketing.
- Cloud media platform: leverage media processing in the cloud and end user
- Media systems: intelligent and cross-platform multimodal development
- User interfaces: multimodal interfacing
- Real-time data analytics
- Interoperability of the Internet of Things (IoT)
Read how COMAND developed multiple apps from a single code template in collaboration with TownApps, a Midlands-based SME, that creates smartphone apps tailored to certain cities in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. The TownApps application is a tourist guide that includes hotels, restaurants, and points of interest. Read more here.
The IMaR Technology Gateway located in MTU Kerry uses its core competencies in electronics, mechatronics, automation technologies, software, IoT, RFID, and data analytics to fulfill the needs of enterprise process and product innovation. In addition to a number of other disciplines, IMaR specializes in embedded systems, intelligent and connected smart sensors and devices, automation and robotics, process monitoring and analytics, and many more areas. The gateway focuses on offering cutting-edge solutions to business and industry, whether through improved operational efficiency or the development of new products.
- Embedded systems
- Intelligent and connected smart sensors and devices
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Automation and robotics
- RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technologies
- Process monitoring and analytics
Read how IMaR partnered with Marksmanship Technology Limited to develop The World’s First Wearable Marksmanship Coach wearable device. This technological tool detects and analyzes movement during sports activities offering real-time feedback. The company is currently creating a revolutionary wearable product. Read more here:
The Nimbus Gateway, situated at MTU Cork, serves as the Nimbus group’s industry interface. The Gateway develops technology that fulfill the demands of business, society, and the general public. Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber Physical System prototypes are created by Nimbus for a variety of businesses, connecting and smartening ordinary objects and systems. Through excellence in research, industry, and education, Nimbus Research Centre improves and supports communities, while also adding economic value to industry and providing sustainable solutions to societal concerns.
- Sensor devices and systems
- Mechanical design
- Networks and wireless communications
- Data analytics
- Systems integration, controls and optimisation tools
- UX (User Experience) & UI (User Interface)
- Virtual and augmented reality
Find out how Nimbus is in the process of developing Modern AI-driven applications with Cyberlink Security to defend IoT networks against malware threats. Due to the absence of security measures around IoT networks and the growing number of online attacks, the challenge is to create a smart cybersecurity platform that can adapt to evolving threats. Read more here.
The TSSG Gateway based in SETU Waterford provides industry with access to cutting-edge knowledge and solutions in advanced mobile services and service enablers. As the commercial interface of the Walton Institute, TSSG can assist with the creation of technological solutions relevant to all types of products and services, providing knowledge throughout the whole development process. TSSG have particular expertise in all aspects of mobile networks and communications platforms and services, delivering software technology solutions through collaboration on projects which are close to the market needs of the Irish industry.
- Mobile Services
- Virtual Reality
- Testing and Integration
Discover how Oracle VR Ltd approached TSSG to explore the idea of a VR based prototype targeted for use with second level Transition Year students in Ireland. This investigation would include a review of existing hardware with recommendations for possible devices which could be targeted for prototype deployment. Read more here:
The WiSAR Gateway, situated in ATU Donegal provides Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to Irish industry by leveraging expertise in wireless, embedded systems, and power electronics. WiSAR is home to an extensive team of researchers and engineers working on a wide range of collaborative R&D industry projects and is equipped with a state-of-the-art test bench, connectivity devices, industrial sensors, antennae and digital controllers, for the design of prototypes and the optimisation of industrial processes. The Gateway facilitates the distribution of a variety of products and system solutions across numerous industry sectors, including Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Medtech, Agritech, and ICT.
- Wireless Solutions
- The Internet of Things (IoT)
- Health Monitoring
- Remote monitoring
- Power Electronics
- Wearable Tech
- Industrial Control
Read how WiSAR collaborated with Grain Water Ltd on the development of a cost – efficient PCB prototype for their innovative micro-scale anaerobic digester (MyGug). The product improves waste management by turning organic matter into renewable fuel. Read more here.
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