PEM Support Businesses Online with Consultations and Facilitated Innovation / Planning Sessions

The Precision Engineering and Manufacturing (PEM) Technology Gateway offers supports to Irish companies through various funding and applied research projects.

We are also available to help our existing and potential new clients to restart their businesses and get to the next stage post Covid-19. PEM can offer facilitated innovation sessions on business’s long-term planning, innovation planning, guidance on your development journey and to facilitate you in your marketing strategy.

If you are a Company having technical, engineering, manufacturing, materials, process optimisation problems you are trying to solve, then we are here to support your work on those projects through accessing the extensive expertise within the PEM Technology Gateway.

We provide a bridge between industry and IT Sligo, enabling access to the right academic expertise and equipment, we can provide testing facilities you may need and support you in your product/process innovation projects. We also assist in navigating potential funding sources available through the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway – our website gives more detail on how we can benefit your businesses.

More about us:

The aim of the PEM Centre is twofold:

  • To service the needs of industry – working with companies to provide solutions to engineering and technical problems across their value chain.
  • To contribute to the technical and academic body of knowledge within Precision Engineering & Manufacturing, and to transfer that knowledge to Industry.

The PEM Technology Gateway.

Building on the Institute of Technology Sligo’s research strengths in precision engineering, mechanical engineering, material science, micro-machining, polymer processing, rapid prototyping, general manufacturing process control and statistical process analysis, we provide engineering/technical solutions and process improvements across the full product lifecycle, with particular specialisation in Product design & development and Manufacturing

PEM strategic Research Centre

The PEM SRC structure provides our Principal Investigators, who have all individually demonstrated notable research achievements through engagement with industry, a platform to consolidate our experience, expertise, and resources. The PEM Research Development and Innovation themes are complementary and provide opportunities for convergence towards a unique single industry R&D support offering in precision engineering and manufacturing. In addition they complement and leverage of a number of Enterprise Ireland  and SFI funded research centres that we have formed strategic collaborations with.

Contact us to find out more about how we in PEM can help you with your business’s long-term planning in research, development & innovation, guidance on your development journey and developing your marketing strategy. Our Business Development team, R&D Engineers and Researchers are here to help you, we can provide online consultations to discuss your areas of need and facilitate group workshops to help with planning the next steps of your innovation journey or projects.

The Team

For more information or for support in your funding application contact any of the PEM Technology Gateway team below.


Finola Howe
PEM Technology Gateway Manager
Area of Expertise: Business Development, Quality,
Manufacturing & Operational Excellence


Clíodhna Carroll
PEM Technology Gateway
Business Development Lead



Mark McLoughlin
PEM Technology Gateway Research
& Development Engineer
Area of Expertise: Precision Engineering & Design