Outsourcing your R&D to the Applied Internet of Things (Applied IoT) Cluster

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Companies all over Ireland are capitalising on the wealth of research and engineering expertise that exists within the Applied IoT Technology Gateway Cluster. Making up the cluster are five of the fifteen Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways based at Institutes of Technology (IT) and Technological Universities (TU) across the country. In conjunction with its sister clusters in Engineering, Materials & Design (EMD) and the Irish Food Tech (IFT), the Applied IoT member Gateways are providing resources in the areas of applied research to Irish industry since 2013.

From Donegal to Cork and covering areas such as sensor & software development, networks, data analytics, machine learning, AI, AR/VR, mobile solutions and Industry 4.0, the 300 strong team of full-time researchers and engineers are available to assist your company with your next project. The Applied IoT Cluster is comprised of the following member Gateways;

COMAND – Connected Media, Athlone IT
IMaR – Intelligent Mechatronics and RFID, IT Tralee
Nimbus – Cork IT
TSSG – Telecommunications Software & Systems Group, Waterford IT
WiSAR – Wireless Sensor and Applied Research, Letterkenny IT

Whether it is a small, relatively straightforward €1,500 project or a longer, more detailed €200,000 Innovation Partnership project, the Applied IoT cluster will provide the relevant resources to complete your project on time and within budget.

A word from the Applied IoT member Gateways

Each Technology Gateway within the Applied IoT Cluster has a dedicated Gateway Manager and a specialised business development team who act as the key contact points for companies and manage the successful delivery of each project from conception right through to final sign off.

Based in Letterkenny Institute of Technology, WiSAR provides solutions to Irish industry for the Internet of Things (IoT) using expertise in wireless, embedded systems and power electronics.

“The Wireless Sensor Applied Research Technology Gateway connects the real world to the cloud using skills and expertise that cover the full Internet of Things technology stack from physical electronic product design through to data aggregation and analytics. With expertise in antenna design, communications technology and the application of state of the art in sensors, we deliver practical solutions to meet our clients research and innovation goals in a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, transport, health, leisure, agriculture and ICT.”
Stephen Seawright
WiSAR Technology Gateway Manager

TSSG, based at Waterford Institute of Technology, collaborates with companies involved in delivering mobile services, primarily for smart phones and tablets.

“The depth and breadth of research and expertise we have in TSSG offers companies a unique opportunity to develop their business without the risk. With expertise in advancedmobile services, augmented & virtual reality, data mining, 5G and future communications, we endeavour to create a partnership with our clients and carefully craft a solution in line with their R&D goals.”
Kevin Doolin
Director of Innovation, TSSG

IMaR based at the Institute of Technology Tralee, is applying its core expertise in providing electronic and mechanical hardware, software, IoT and data analytics innovation for increased productivity in the manufacturing, agriculture and process sectors.

“Offering mechatronics, automation, industrial communications, process analytics, data driven control and machine learning expertise, IMaR is working with Irish manufacturing and AgriTech companies on the research and development of intelligent and autonomous systems to bring Industry 4.0 standards to their processes and products.”
Daniel Riordan
IMaR Technology Gateway Manager

Based in Athlone Institute of Technology, COMAND is delivering industry-focused technology solutions for the software industry across multiple media platforms.

“The COMAND Technology Gateway is a leading open access point for Industry – to avail of any collaborative expertise in augmented user interaction, end-to-end applications and intelligent infrastructures, mobile, cloud computing and internet of things – all of which are applicable in a wide range of commercial fields in telecoms, gaming, entertainment, e-health, e-learning and digital marketing.”
Anthony Cunningham
COMAND Technology Gateway Manager

Collaborating with the Applied IoT Cluster

If you have an idea for a new product, service, process, or are experiencing difficulties with an existing process – get in touch with us to see how we can assist you in developing an innovative solution.
Whilst the most common industrial projects undertaken with the cluster are valued over €10,000, many companies are making use of the €5,000 Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher scheme as their first introduction to the cluster. Companies then continue to fund their own projects, with the cluster acting as their external R&D department.
The Applied IoT Cluster can help with Innovation Voucher applications for eligible companies. To qualify for a voucher, the company must have fewer than 250 full-time employees and an annual turnover total not exceeding €50 million and/or an annual Balance Sheet total not exceeding €43 million. Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers, to the value of €5,000 are redeemable for services provided by all members of the Applied IoT Cluster.

Get in touch with us

Tom Fitzmaurice, Business Development Manager with the Applied IoT Cluster is available to discuss your company’s requirements, align your project idea to the most relevant Gateway(s) within the cluster and guide you through the various Enterprise Ireland funding options available to your company.
“As Business Development Manager, I meet with companies of all sizes, it does not matter whether it is a start-up, SME or multinational we’ll sit down and flesh out any issues they might be having with existing processes or discuss ideas for new and innovative products or services that might benefit the company and contribute to its future growth. Another key element is to talk through and outline the various funding options that are available for these types of R&D projects. Following on from our initial meeting/discussions, I will then introduce the company to the Technology Gateway(s) that will be most suitable for their requirements.”
Tom Fitzmaurice
Business Development Manager, Applied IoT