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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Waterford Institute of Technology
    for industry Research and innovation activity across the Institutes Ontario Students Homecoming Study Programme Ireland Homecoming Study Programme About IHSP Programme Contact Us Developed in conjunction with Ext Joom com Searching research activities for Waterford Institute of Technology Centre for Enterprise Development Regional Economy Research in Innovation Knowledge Organisational Networks RIKON AIB Business Finance Research Group Eco Innovation Research Centre EIRC Health Sciences Research Nanotechnology Research Group Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre PMBRC South East Applied Materials Research Centre SEAM Materials Characterisation Processing Group MCP Optics Research Group The Telecommunications Systems and Software Group TSSG including FAME Strategic Research Cluster and the Mobile Services Technology Gateway MSTG Search research activities Find research activity 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 Subject Creative Arts and Technologies Business Social Sciences and Humanities Environment and Energy Health and Biotechnology Research Information and Communications Technology Physical

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Search
    settings HIDE THIS MESSAGE Home About Us About Us Spotlight Institute IOTI Details Research Support Office Links News Latest News News Archive Events Gallery Research Innovation Research development and innovation at a glance Delivering impact for industry Research and innovation activity across the Institutes Ontario Students Homecoming Study Programme Ireland Homecoming Study Programme About IHSP Programme Contact Us Developed in conjunction with Ext Joom com Searching research activities for No results found Search research activities Find research activity 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 Subject Creative Arts and Technologies Business Social Sciences and Humanities Environment and Energy Health and Biotechnology Research Information and Communications Technology Physical and Chemical Sciences and Engineering Institution Athlone Institute of Technology Cork Institute of Technology Dundalk Institute of Technology Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Institute of Art Design and Technology Institute of Technology Tallaght Dublin Institute of

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Science without borders undergraduate opportunities at the institutes of technology
    Ambassador Frank Sheridan signed the original agreement for participation of Irish Higher Education Institutions in the undergraduate programmes of Ciencia Sem Fronteiras with Dr Jorge Almeida Guimaraes President of the CAPES Foundation on the 14 th December 2012 The first group of Brazilian undergraduate students arrived in the Institutes in August September 2013 The Brazilian government s Science Without Borders program will provide scholarships to undergraduate students from Brazil for up to one year of study at Institutes of Technology in Ireland Scholarships will be given primarily to students in the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics STEM fields Students in the program will return to Brazil to complete their degrees The Institutes of Technology are delighted to offer opportunities to study at undergraduate level in the following areas Engineering and others related fields Physical and Earth Sciences Biology Biomedical and Health Sciences Computing and Information Technology Aerospace Technology Pharmaceuticals Sustainable Agricultural Production Oil Gas and Mineral Coal Renewable Energy Minerals Technology Biotechnology Nanotechnology and New Materials Technologies for Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Disasters Bioprospecting and Biodiversity Marine Sciences Creative Industry architecture design software computer games electronic publishing publicity arts movie video photography music and performing arts television radio editing New Technologies Construction Engineering Practical Technologists You can visit the Institute s websites at the links below or contact their International Officers at the email address provided for further information Institute Athlone Institute of Technology Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Institute of Technology Carlow Cork Institute of Technology Dundalk Institute of Technology Dun Laoghaire Institute of Technology Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Letterkenny Institute of Technology Limerick Institute of Technology Institute of Technology Sligo Institute of Technology Tallaght Dublin Institute of Technology Tralee Waterford Institute of Technology Contact This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Science without borders postgraduate opportunities at the institutes of technology
    postgraduate opportunities at the institutes of technology The Institutes of Technology are delighted to be able to offer some 139 postgraduate opportunities for Brazilian graduates under the Science Without Borders programme Opportunities are available at both PhD and Masters by Research level and all are linked to our specialist research centres To find a particular opportunity simply click on relevant Science Without Borders priority area to see the available projects in each case Alternatively if a particular Institute of Technology is of interest simply click on that Institute on the interactive map and all relevant opportunities in this location will then be shown To find out further details on particular projects and make an application please use the institutional contact details contained in each project summary We look forward to hearing from you and embarking on this exciting research partnership The Institutes of Technology engage in regionally nationally and internationally significant research in a wide range of areas with particular recognition of their ability to deliver industry relevant and applied research RDI capability in the Institutes has grown substantially in recent years with much of the work concentrated in the development of specialist research centres and initiatives There are now 46 active research centres or initiatives focused on particular areas of expertise This has facilitated the growth of clusters of research active staff post doctoral researchers and postgraduate students at masters and PhD level within and across Institutes Institute principal investigators and academic researchers are now key collaborators in networks at national EU and international level The vast majority of our specialist research centres align with the Science Without Borders Priority Areas as mapped in the diagram shown below Find postgraduate opportunities by Science without borders priority areas Aerospace Biodiversity and Bioprospection Biotechnology Creative industries Engineering and other technological areas

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | National Framework of Qualifications
    use cookies but you can easily change your settings at any time find out more cookie settings HIDE THIS MESSAGE Home About Us About Us Spotlight Institute IOTI Details Research Support Office Links News Latest News News Archive Events Gallery Research Innovation Research development and innovation at a glance Delivering impact for industry Research and innovation activity across the Institutes Ontario Students Homecoming Study Programme Ireland Homecoming Study Programme About

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | 2014 Case Studies
    often shifted into background mode where the App relinquishes the User Interface of the device but is still able to perform tasks such as networking Many Apps rely on In App advertising to generate revenue and constantly poll back end advert servers to check for new ads to display They do so when they are interacting with the user and also when they are in background mode This requires the setting up and tearing down of TCP sessions on an ongoing basis between the device and back end server which in turn causes a signalling load in the SS7 network of the mobile operator The Software Research Institute at Athlone Institute of Technology conducts applied research in digital media communications and applications and network and infrastructure management With the support of Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership funding it began to work jointly with Openet on the project ChattyApps which aimed to alleviate this problem The approach taken in this project is to deploy agent software on the Android OS that mediates the data flows between the device and back end servers Background data is permitted in certain cases for whitelisted Apps but in general data generated from background Apps is blocked The software Agent is controlled via policies set up on a backend server to which the Agent connects periodically The Agent also collects statistics from the device relating to network communications and forwards these on to the server for analysis and display As a result of this successful research partnership a commercial product was produced which will generate a large return on investment for mobile operators expand the product range of the company and increase its revenue stream and profitability Testimonial The objectives of the research project in delivering a first to market and innovative commercial product is a real life output of what an Innovation Partnership should deliver Joe Hogan CTO and Founder Openet To download this case study please click here Dr Brian Lee Software Research Institute Athlone Institute of Technology Dublin Road Athlone Co Westmeath Ireland T 353 0 90 648 3035 E b This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it 24th July 2012 2014 Developing a new design process and new products for a luxury textile manufacturer Jem Textiles was set up in 1997 and is owned and managed by Ms Jacinta Edge Moody She designs and creates luxurious fabrics for interior designers architects and international fabric houses using hand printing appliqué and embroidery creating unique and aesthetic pieces These fabrics are used in both the international contract and domestic markets With the changing market conditions Jem Textiles was keen to explore innovative methods using new technologies to develop their product lines and bring them to the market place to expand the business However the company was unsure how technologies traditionally used in other industry sectors could be adapted to benefi t their craft designs Lacking the resources and access to specialised equipment or expertise to achieve this Jem Textiles turned to DesignCORE at IT Carlow to help DesignCORE is an industry facing applied research centre that works across different sectors of the economy including the craft industry DesignCORE s philosophy and expertise in rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing technologies encourages the development and implementation of new product development methodologies within small to medium sized enterprises The Centre s facilities provide access to digital design technologies introduce industrial design principles and encourage experimentation and engagement as process Jem Textiles and DesignCORE collaborated on a number of research design projects putting in place an augmented approach that merged the industrial design and craft design methodologies By building on traditional craft methods modern materials were combined with digital techniques and incorporated the company s textile and interior knowledge to develop and produce innovative designs By then deploying DesignCORE s rapid manufacturing techniques fabric designs were translated to acrylic opening up a potential new product range to take to market The collaborative research activities between DesignCORE and Jem Textiles were supported by Carlow County Enterprise Board CCEB through the Industrial Design Partnership Programme The collaboration resulted in a new approach to the design development process combining craft and industrial design methodologies through the development of an innovative lighting design using laser cut acrylics which are side lit with LEDs The partnership also produced a new product range combining 3D printing with fibre optics expanding Jem Textiles product portfolio and increasing their exposure in the market place both in Ireland and abroad The new designs developed were chosen by Pantone as part of their Radiance Mood Board for 2013 Trends while another design was featured in the Spring issue of What s Hot in Irish Interiors Following the collaboration Jem Textiles has increased their product lines and exhibited two new lighting ranges at 100 Design the UK s largest design trade event in London The partnership has resulted in expanded business opportunities for their new designs ensuring they have a stronger footing in the marketplace improving the viability of the business going forward Testimonial Before engaging with the Institute my work involved predominately hand drawn designs which were transferred onto fabric by hand painting using old traditional skills Production methods were slow and costly making it difficult to make a living In the previous year I had been trying to combine my bespoke fabrics with fibre optics and LED lighting wishing to expand my technical abilities while creating a very unique product Working with the Institute provided a fantastic opportunity to embrace digital design with manufacturing techniques Their attributes of visualisation ease to adapt ideas great communication skills and their in depth knowledge of digital design and process made the collaboration easy This type of collaboration allows craftspeople and designers opportunities to develop their products making them affordable and available to a wider market Engaging with the Institute was a very positive and enlightening experience and has been instrumental in changing the course of my business with the expansion of the business in new products I design and make Jacinta Edge Moody Jem Textiles To download this case study please click here Hilary Dempsey DesignCore Institute of Technology Carlow Kilkenny Road Carlow Ireland T 353 59 917 5000 E This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it 24th July 2012 2014 Identifying bacteria strains for application in industrial bioremediation Microgen Biotech is a research orientated spin out company from IT Carlow that provides bioremediation solutions for the cleaning of contaminated soil groundwater and toxic sediment The company uses an exclusive combination of natural soil degrading bacteria and site specific organisms coupled with biopile engineering in their unique treatment process The company was established by Dr Xeumei Germaine a PhD graduate from IT Carlow and focuses primarily on the Chinese market Microgen Biotech s bioremediation products compose of bespoke pollutant degrading microbial consortia concentrated in a novel biodegradable bead form Currently in the European and US markets microbial based bioremediation products are applied as liquids The microbes often have very low survival rates when applied in this way and thus do not perform the bioremediation process effectively Microgen Biotech s technology allows site specific microbes to adapt quickly to their soil environment and facilitate a slow release system for the introduction of huge numbers of highly active pollutant degrading cells ensuring a highly effi cient remediation process EnviroCORE at IT Carlow is involved in strategic applied research and education in innovative environmental biotechnology with a view towards sustainable economic and social development Through collaboration with the researchers and technical expertise in EnviroCORE Dr Germaine identified a number of bacteria strains She believed that these strains developed via her own work as a student and by other researchers at IT Carlow could be applied to industrial bioremediation projects in China Microgen Biotech was set up as a spin out company to commercialise these strains in addition to providing technical know how and site specific project management through collaborations with Chinese companies To help further develop her business acumen Dr Germaine participated on the IT Carlow New Frontiers programme for entrepreneurs which focused on structuring the business model and developing an investor ready business plan for the new enterprise Following completion Dr Germaine was awarded assistance from Enterprise Ireland s Competitive Start Fund in recognition of the potential of the new business Microgen Biotech is currently in negotiations with a number of Chinese companies to secure contracts to develop the infrastructure necessary for bioremediation projects and to provide their microbial bead technology product development and project design services Microgen Biotech chose to initially enter this market as China has many environmental issues which severely affect its biophysical environment eco system functions and impact adversely on human health The Chinese government has acknowledged the seriousness and scale of the environmental problems and has made national commitments to tackle these issues As a result of recently implemented government policy and regulation it is predicted that the commercial remediation industry in China will experience major growth As a spin out Microgen Biotech is located at IT Carlow s Enterprise and Research Incubation Centre and uses the Institute s laboratory facilities to conduct its ongoing research and commercialization activities Companies currently providing remediation services in China are using methods which are extremely costly may destruct natural habitats can cause secondary pollution and often prove infeasible for large contaminated sites The technology and processes devised by Microgen Biotech provide a cheaper and more environmentally sustainable solution Testimonial Working with IT Carlow has been extremely helpful for MicroGen Biotech Our relationship with the Institute facilitated ease of access not only to the scientific expertise but also to the other experts and supportive advice required for a start up including financial business and engineering as well as top class physical facilities Dr Xeumei Germaine Microgen Biotech To download this case study please click here Brian Ogilvie Research and Commercialisation Support Manager Institute of Technology Carlow Kilkenny Road Carlow Ireland T 353 59 917 5000 E This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it 24th July 2012 2014 Development of technology for an animal health monitoring system Alanya operates in the animal health monitoring market Alanya utilises worldclass advanced technologies in the development of its animal health monitoring systems These systems provide a comprehensive real time view of the health and reproductive status of animals which enables the owners to maximise their outputs performance and profitability Failure to detect three common occurrences in cows has huge annual cost implications on US farmers 1 Estrus 300m when female is in heat 2 Lameness 850m 3 Heat stress 900m elevated body temp Alanya needed a real time health monitoring device that would communicate data raw data packages transmitted every 100th of a second from the host animal to a cloud application for analysis Alerts sent from the cloud application to farm management highlighted optimum breeding time heat stress lameness and other health problems The Nimbus Centre at CIT developed a proof of concept product for Alanya which it then used as the backbone for development of a commercial product The Centre is home to 60 researchers and houses the TEC Technology Gateway As a result there is a broad range of research expertise including radio frequency programming user interface design mechanical and biomechanical engineering Alanya were able to dip into this wide range of resources as and when required As Alanya is based in the Rubicon Incubation Centre which is co located with Nimbus on going dialogue was possible In addition to access to Nimbus staff Alanya utilized lab space rapid prototypers environmental chambers and pressure plates for product prototyping and commercial product testing The project with Nimbus was successful and a prototype animal health monitoring device was produced which comprised of an electronic unit on a collar fitted to a cow This device collected a variety of information markers including movement and temperature This was tested on a local farm The data was communicated wirelessly or by 3G to a base station and then forwarded to a cloud application where it was analysed Realtime alerts were then sent to the appropriate farm management outlining necessary actions to be taken The commercial product was then developed based on the specifications from the prototype designed by Nimbus Nimbus personnel attended presentations to potential distributors as far afield as USA showing the depth of the partnership between the company and the research centre Attending these presentations ensured that any technical questions posed were answered effectively and added considerable weight to the overall Alanya proposition This work with the Nimbus Centre enabled Alanya to bring a project from concept stage to working prototype through to a fully functional commercial product with a worldwide partner distribution network In addition to this support from Nimbus Alanya also benefited from a range of other assistance from CIT As a start up business in the Rubicon Centre the two co founders were on the Genesis programme now New Frontiers accessing training space mentoring networking and other start up supports Access to the CIT Entrepreneur in Residence has enabled Alanya to raise funding and this help is on going The CIT Technology Transfer Office assisted with patent searches Alanya recently won the it cork High Potential Start Up award in recognition for their progress to date and Alanya s future potential From a start up with just two employees when Alanya first entered the Rubicon Centre there are now an additional 8 full time people on the payroll Testimonial It was a pleasure working with Nimbus to develop a proof of concept animal health monitoring device As a start up we had limited finance available and lacked the necessary skillset to develop a product of this magnitude Having a demonstrable proof of concept product enabled Alanya to attract significant private investment grow our in house team and ultimately develop a world class cutting edge animal health monitoring product Donald Cronin CEO Alanya To download this case study please click here Dr Richard Linger NIMBUS Cork Institute of Technology Bishopstown Cork Ireland T 353 21 432 6100 E This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Paul Healy Rubicon Centre Cork Institute of Technology Bishopstown Cork Ireland T 353 21 432 6100 E This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it 24th July 2012 2014 Supporting development of new Point of Care diagnostic technology Radisens Diagnostics develops disruptive Point of Care PoC diagnostic platforms and multiplexed test panels which diagnose and monitor patients for multiple chronic and acute care conditions This is the only point of care platform to integrate immunoassay biochemistry and cellular hematology onto a single test panel Using a finger prick of blood the analyser returns laboratory grade results in the doctor s office within minutes Radisens platform utilises a Lab on disc approach where a disposable disc with pre stored reagents takes the blood sample A pathway of micro fluidic channels chambers and valves performs all sample preparation on disc and delivers it to a test chamber where the optical interrogation will take place using the centripetal force created once the disk is spun at high speed The challenge presented to CIT by Radisens was to explore optical schemes for sample excitation collect scattered and fluorescent light and detect low light for their Lab on disc platform This challenge has been addressed for large scale laboratory equipment but these incumbent systems have comparatively no constraints in terms of footprint and in reality no limits in the choice of optical components or subsystems with respect to cost or performance Therefore the challenge is to provide the required performance in a cost effective manner The Centre for Advanced Photonics Process Analysis CAPPA engages in industry focused applied and fundamental research in optics and photonics CAPPA s expertise and facilities in optical design numerical modelling and advanced optical characterisation were of particular relevance to Radisens research needs The research focused on investigating novel integrated optical schemes designed to meet the needs of the next generation of Point of Care PoC diagnostic technologies currently under development by Radisens Diagnostics The activities were concentrated in a number of key technical areas Laser sources for optical excitation of the sample under test Numerical modeling design realisation and testing of candidate optical schemes Design and modeling of approaches to increase the efficiency of fluorescent light extraction Realisation of a novel micro optic array element using a low cost injection moulding process Integrated testing of the micro optic array in Radisens cytometer test bed This project was jointly funded by Radisens Diagnostics and Enterprise Ireland under the Innovation Partnership programme Apart from the financial contribution to the project costs Radisens also provided dedicated engineering resources equipment and facilities as necessary during all stages of the research The research has demonstrated low cost optical schemes required to develop a PoC flow cytometer Specifically a novel micro optic array capable of direct integration into the microfluidic flow channel has been designed modelled realised and tested The micro optic array was fabricated using a standard injection moulded process and is capable of scaling up to high volume manufacturing Initial tests have demonstrated increased collection of fluorescent light for the array over standard channels The developed technology has the potential to be commercially exploited by Radisens to help underpin their Lab on disc flow cytometer technology platform As part of the close collaboration and knowledge transfer fostered by the programme CAPPA has also provided optical support and input into other areas of the company s ongoing technology development Testimonial Radisens Diagnostics were very happy with the work performed by CAPPA for us on this project CAPPA provided very thorough and timely feedback and regularly met and communicated with us to ensure a well run project Radisens were able to test a specific laser source using CAPPA s optical test infrastructure The company demonstrated to

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | 2014: Developing new equine product and supporting business growth
    with a particular focus on design for manufacture and assembly techniques to provide a seamless transition from CAD to fi nished product with minimal risk CISD hosts extensive facilities to design build and test components using 3D CAD software in house high spec 3D printers vacuum casting equipment and a full suite of mechanical and chemical analytical laboratories CISD has supported 230 companies and completed over 1 000 projects in the last seven years Equiniche Sciences was a participant start up on the Enterprise Programme at AIT s Midlands Innovation and Research Centre MIRC in 2011 The Programme now New Frontiers provides entrepreneurs with the business skills networks facilities and supports necessary to navigate the business start up process from concept to successful commercialisation A key objective of the MIRC is to leverage the research and development resources of AIT to support innovative start ups The MIRC s message to potential entrepreneurs is If you have an innovative business idea AIT has the resources to both develop your product and to support you in developing your business and bringing your product to market CISD designed and developed a prototype of the Hayfeeder The main plastic parts were designed for the rotational moulding process and the rubber parts using the compression moulding process 3D CAD models were built using Pro Engineer software A concept design was also drafted in 2D for a patent application Work then focused on developing the rubber mesh system in terms of both material and configuration to ensure durability safety and controlled access to the hay The feeder unit was further developed and assembly and fixing details defined Final design of the Hayfeeder by CISD enabled Equiniche Sciences to purchase tooling for the components and initial units to be manufactured The work by CISD on behalf of

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | 2014: Developing novel methods of reducing raw material costs in plastics processing
    significant capability in assembly and finishing processes Mergon s technical expertise and ability to innovate continues to lead to superior products and competitive advantage for their customers Mergon works hard to maintain this technical lead in a highly competitive sector Their corporate Research and Development facility is based in Ireland and they have worked closely with AIT since the company was established by AIT graduate and CEO Pat Beirne Mergon has successfully interacted with the Polymer group at the AIT Materials Research Institute for many years They have utilised the polymer expertise including material testing characterisation compounding injection moulding and extrusion to fulfil their R D requirements for long and short term projects ranging from Innovation Partnerships to final product testing At Mergon the number one cost constraint is raw material In order to remain competitive Mergon has undertaken a variety of projects with AIT to reduce raw material costs either though the incorporation of low cost fillers reducing the density of the moulded parts or through the use of recycled polymers These components are introduced into the polymer raw material through a compounding process Once the materials have been homogeneously combined they are injection moulded into test specimens in house prior to running a battery of polymer characterization tests including mechanical thermal and chemical testing techniques AIT successfully identified novel methods which can be utilized to reduce raw material costs AIT continues to develop these methods in order to produce a commercially ready additive for on going manufacturing use To date such collaborations between AIT and Mergon have been funded through Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership support for a Post doctoral research fellow AIT President Seed fund support for a MSc student Environmental Protection Agency industry funding Mergon as the applicant AIT as a collaborator Direct industry funding Mergon works

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