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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Pressure Sore Prevention
    the Institute of Technology Carlow IT Carlow Established in 2008 Vascocare s mission is to develop innovative products for the prevention of pressure sores Pressure sores are caused by an obstruction of blood supply to the skin after prolonged pressure Left untreated pressure sores can quickly become ulcers Up to 4 of the UK healthcare budget is spent on aftercare of pressure sores Pressure sores can be prevented through the use of cushions or gel pads These patient positioning products relieve pressure on vulnerable areas of the body However products currently available on the market have limitations such as the uneven redistribution of pressure leaking of the gel contents or hygiene risk VascoCare Medical Ltd was working on the identification and development of new materials and novel designs for improved treatment of pressure sores As part of the enterprise support service provided by IT Carlow the company was given access to a range of state of the art industrial design research facilities and equipment This allowed the company to develop a range of lightweight hygienic prototype patient positioning products The prototypes were shown to distribute pressure evenly from the affected area in patients They hatve helped the company to identify a wide range of medical applications such as in hospital and trolley mattresses wheelchair cushions and operating tables In addition the technology has potential applications beyond the prevention of pressure sores including use in veterinary dental and beauty environments The enterprise support provided by IT Carlow enabled VascoCare Medical Ltd to access private investment that is supporting the development and manufacture of new innovative patient positioning products It is anticipated that the production of these innovative positioning devices will contribute to the future sustainability of the company and lead to a number of employment opportunities for industrial design graduates Testimonials

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | IT Certification Training Programmes
    the move towards converged technologies Ericsson Academy engaged with the ICT Learning Network at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown ITB to develop and deliver a training programme in Network and CISCO Certificate Network Associate CCNA The ICT Learning Network is based within the Department of Informatics in ITB It specialises in the delivery of programmes to industry such as CCNA CompTIA A and Network Led by manager Tom Nolan the ICT Learning Network liaised with Ericsson to design a bespoke training programme that would help up skill Ericsson employees in IP and other networking technologies The ICT Learning Network tailored the training programme to the specific needs and time frame of the Ericsson Academy and Ericsson employees The programme was delivered in two phases Phase one was a short course in CompTIA Network delivered over 3 6 days of training This was followed by a longer programme of CCNA delivered over 20 weeks Approximately 100 Ericsson employees participated with 93 successfully completing the training The programme was accredited with each completing participant awarded with an industry recognised CCNA qualification at level 6 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications Participants also received 20 academic credits from ITB which can contribute towards a future third level qualification The training programme developed and delivered by The ICT Learning Network has provided significant benefits Ericsson employees have gained expertise in Network and CISCO and have gained an industry recognised qualification For the company this has resulted in improved employee satisfaction and capability which in turn will build on Ericsson s competitive edge in the area of IP technology and training It has also helped academic programmes at ITB to remain closely aligned with industry Testimonials Ericsson found working with ITB an excellent and beneficial experience From the development of the programme to the

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Energy Recovery from Farm Waste
    smaller farms Established in 2004 GreenFarm Energy Ireland Ltd has a specific interest in the extraction of energy from farm waste using an on farm anaerobic digestion system that is suitable for small farms In 2005 with the support of EU funding GreenFarm Energy worked with South West College in Omagh to develop new technology solutions for the extraction of energy from waste on small farms The work resulted in specifications for a pre treatment system that would be integrated with an anaerobic digester for the extraction of energy from agricultural waste The Centre for Sustainability at the Institute of Technology Sligo IT Sligo became involved as a collaborative partner to verify the capacity of the new pre treatment digester by developing laboratory techniques to analyse farm waste and to characterise its energy potential This was facilitated by the commissioning of two lab scale bio reactors at IT Sligo The bio reactors facilitated the investigation of the energy potential of farm waste and ran on improved energy potential farm waste produced by the pre treatment digester As a result of this cross border collaboration GreenFarm Energy Ireland Ltd developed anaerobic digestion as a specialist area A prototype has been developed and tested and the construction of the full scale system is underway It will be the first on farm energyfrom waste unit in Northern Ireland Testimonials IT Sligo provided the project partners with an efficient and high level technical service on which decisions on the direction of the project could be made IT Sligo filled a significant knowledge gap in the area of environmental biology allowing the project to design and test new equipment At every stage having IT Sligo as a project partner proved highly beneficial Aaron Black South West College Omagh The development of the collaborative research project

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | A Simulator for Testing of Medical Devices
    lungs from deep veins in the legs It accounts for 10 of in hospital deaths in Europe and North America each year It can be prevented by placing a filter in the large vein the inferior vena cava that carries blood from the lower half of the body to the lungs Novate Medical wanted to develop a novel technology aimed at expanding the market for inferior vena cava IVC filters for the prevention of PE Pre clinical testing is a key stage of the technology development process The Innovation Partnership addressed the development of a simulation system that could be used in the pre clinical stage of testing for new filter designs By providing a simulated environment the time cost and quality of the pre clinical testing phase could be improved by testing product design in an environment that closely mimics the clinical situation As a result of the project Novate Medical has gained significant market advantage The company has saved in R D and product development costs and achieved opportunities for product improvement The company uses the system as a marketing and training tool particularly enabling clinicians to test the product and provide feedback on their experience Testimonials Novate Medical found the Innovation Partnership scheme run by Enterprise Ireland very valuable It allowed us as the industry sponsor to carry out research using the capabilities of GMedTech to create an anatomically correct model This included the hiring of a specialist engineer and using the contacts of employees of GMedTech in both academic institutions and hospitals The work carried out in this partnership has supported the development of a novel medical device used to protect patients from blood clots created as a result of Deep Vein Thrombosis Steven Horan R D Director Novate Medical At the Innovation in Business Centre

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Heat Treatment of Gears
    induce desired qualities such as strength hardness and toughness The method for heat treatment used by Limavady Gear Company Ltd is pack carburising where carbon is added to the surface of the gear components to induce resistance to fatigue and wear of surface hardness This method can be unpredictable giving different results for identical components undergoing the same process This presents a major manufacturing challenge with a relatively high proportion of finished gear products failing to meet quality standards Limavady Gear Company Ltd wished to reduce the incidence of distortion of gear components in their manufacturing process Through InterTrade Ireland s Fusion Programme they received funding to carry out a project in collaboration with the Institute of Technology Tallaght Dublin ITT Dublin The aim of the project was to improve the control of the carburising process and thereby increase the predictability of the heat treatment process at the company James Dwan a senior lecturer in mechanical engineering at ITT Dublin designed and led the project on behalf of the institute He also managed the relationship between the institute and company A graduate engineer with experience in CNC Machining was assigned to the company to carry out the research Working between the company and the engineering laboratories at ITT Dublin the graduate undertook the technical research required of the project Faults in the original carburising process at Limavady Gear Company Ltd were identified and resolved resulting in an improved heat treatment process a safer working environment and immediate cost savings for the company The project succeeded as a result of knowledge transfer between ITT Dublin the graduate engineer and Limavady Gear Company Ltd The graduate has since become an employee of the company Testimonials The expertise and advice provided by Jim Dwan throughout this project has resulted in improved and more

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Connected Health and Independent Living
    in conjunction with Ext Joom com Searching case studies for Connected Health and Independent Living Smarter Living for an Ageing Society Great Northern Haven 2014 IT Tralee receives UNESCO Chair in Inclusive P E Sport Fitness and Recreation Search case studies Find case study by National research priority areas Connected Health and Independent Living Data Analytics Management Security Privacy Diagnostics Digital Platforms Content and Applications Food for Health Future Networks and Communications Innovation in Services and Business Processes Manufacturing Technology Marine and Renewable Energy Medical Devices Process Technology and Novel Materials Smart Goods and Smart Cities Sustainable Food Production and Processing Therapeutic Synthesis Formulation Processing and Drug Delivery Industry Energy Financial Services Food ICT Manufacturing Medical Devices Pharmaceuticals Public Sector Retailing Institution Array id 13 label Athlone Institute of Technology Athlone Institute of Technology Array id 14 label Cork Institute of Technology Cork Institute of Technology Array id 15 label Dundalk Institute of Technology Dundalk Institute of Technology Array id 78 label Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Array id 16 label Institute of Art Design and Technology Institute of Art Design and Technology Array id 79 label Institute of Technology Tallaght Dublin Institute of Technology

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Data Analytics, Management, Security Privacy
    case studies for Data Analytics Management Security Privacy Integration of RFID Networks with Public Mobile Platforms Re Design and Prototyping of Key Products 2014 A wireless counting based system to monitor crab fishing 2014 Researcher Profile Professor Willie Donnelly Translating research into economic impact Search case studies Find case study by National research priority areas Connected Health and Independent Living Data Analytics Management Security Privacy Diagnostics Digital Platforms Content and Applications Food for Health Future Networks and Communications Innovation in Services and Business Processes Manufacturing Technology Marine and Renewable Energy Medical Devices Process Technology and Novel Materials Smart Goods and Smart Cities Sustainable Food Production and Processing Therapeutic Synthesis Formulation Processing and Drug Delivery Industry Energy Financial Services Food ICT Manufacturing Medical Devices Pharmaceuticals Public Sector Retailing Institution Array id 13 label Athlone Institute of Technology Athlone Institute of Technology Array id 14 label Cork Institute of Technology Cork Institute of Technology Array id 15 label Dundalk Institute of Technology Dundalk Institute of Technology Array id 78 label Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Array id 16 label Institute of Art Design and Technology Institute of Art Design and Technology Array id 79 label Institute of

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Diagnostics
    Ext Joom com Searching case studies for Diagnostics Automated Inspection of Optical Surfaces ShareBiotech Strengthening the Atlantic Area Biotechnology Sector 2014 Development of technology for an animal health monitoring system 2014 Supporting development of new Point of Care diagnostic technology Search case studies Find case study by National research priority areas Connected Health and Independent Living Data Analytics Management Security Privacy Diagnostics Digital Platforms Content and Applications Food for Health Future Networks and Communications Innovation in Services and Business Processes Manufacturing Technology Marine and Renewable Energy Medical Devices Process Technology and Novel Materials Smart Goods and Smart Cities Sustainable Food Production and Processing Therapeutic Synthesis Formulation Processing and Drug Delivery Industry Energy Financial Services Food ICT Manufacturing Medical Devices Pharmaceuticals Public Sector Retailing Institution Array id 13 label Athlone Institute of Technology Athlone Institute of Technology Array id 14 label Cork Institute of Technology Cork Institute of Technology Array id 15 label Dundalk Institute of Technology Dundalk Institute of Technology Array id 78 label Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Array id 16 label Institute of Art Design and Technology Institute of Art Design and Technology Array id 79 label Institute of Technology Tallaght Dublin Institute

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