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MET and PEM Technology Gateways announce 5k Innovation Voucher Clinics

Are you an SME currently looking for help or guidance with research and innovation? Perhaps your product, service or process requires expertise which is currently outside of your existing R&D capacity? Do you know that your regional Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway can help?

The Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Network delivers innovation expertise and solutions for Irish industry. Our network of 15 Gateways are located nationwide and focus on key technology areas, aligned to industry needs. Technology Gateways provide valuable Innovation assistance and support services to industry, playing a significant role in the innovation ecosystem nationwide.

Each project is viewed as unique and as a result the assistance provided by each Gateway team is tailored to its specific needs. Specialist gateway teams ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget and provide a wide variety of support and assistance ranging from prototype production, business model development, process optimisation, customer interface, technical specification, new service development and technology audits.

Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher Programme

Enterprise Ireland have a range of supports and funding available through the Network. One such initiative is the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher which was developed to build links between Ireland’s public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and provides Irish SME’s with a pathway to Innovation solutions..

Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider. If you are a company thinking about Innovation or want to find out more about the programme, our expert Technology Gateway teams will bring you through the application process, criteria and suitability. They can even help with the application process itself.

Innovation Voucher Clinics

Innovation Voucher Clinics are being run by PEM and MET Technology Gateways throughout March. Registration is required but clinics are free to attend and take place online.

Details of available Innovation Voucher clinics are below:


PEM Technology Gateway in partnership with Sligo Local Enterprise Office are holding an Innovation Voucher Clinic during Local Enterprise Week on Friday 5th March 2021.

PEM Gateway based in IT Sligo has a technology offering for industry in precision engineering, manufacturing and materials. PEM works with companies at all stages of their research and innovation journey in the North West and nationally.

PEM Technology Gateway can offer expertise with the following;

  • Product Design and Additive Manufacturing.
  • Manufacturing Process Simulation and Optimisation.
  • Sustainable Manufacturing.
  • Enhancement, Optimisation & Control of Polymer Processes.
  • Precision Engineering and Micro-Machining.
  • Laser-based prototyping and Manufacturing technologies.
  • Nano-Materials and Nano-Technologies.

What could a €5,000 Innovation Voucher do for your business? Book a 30-min Consultation to find out more! Not sure who to work with or how to apply? No problem! We are part of a nationwide network of Technology Gateways, each with their own set of expertise, we can help you find the right partner to support your research needs and help you to prepare for your funding application.

Date: Friday 5th March

Duration: 30 mins

Time: 9.30am – 1pm

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MET Technology Gateway are holding Innovation Voucher Clinics on March 10th and 11th 2021.

MET Gateway, based in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, offers technology solutions targeted at medical device, life-sciences and engineering companies. The Medical and Engineering Technologies (MET) Centre is an interdisciplinary technology centre providing world class solutions for the Medtech and general manufacturing sectors. The Centre develops novel technologies relevant to both clinical research and MedTech companies operating in the design application phase. MET supports RD&I activities for industries throughout the west of Ireland and nationally.

MET Technology Gateway can offer expertise with the following;

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

If you have an idea for a new product or service, and need support to develop it, the 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 Innovation Voucher online consultation will take you through the process from start to finish. We are part of a nationwide network of Gateways, each with their own set of expertise and we can help you find the right partner to support your needs.

Date: Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th March

Duration: 60 mins

Time: 10am – 3pm

Book your session here