Bringing Innovation to Market – The Role of Funding and Research Expertise

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Shannon Chamber and Local Enterprise Office Clare (LEO Clare) in collaboration with and the Enterprise Ireland Medical and Engineering (MET) Technology Gateway are hosting a webinar ‘Bringing Innovation to Market – The Role of Funding and Research Expertise’ on 17the June from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Are you an entrepreneur or company with an innovative idea, product or process that requires assistance with making it market ready? Then you wont want to miss this event.

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Bringing Innovation to Market – The Role of Funding and Research Expertise

Key speakers at this webinar include:

  • Helen Downes, CEO, Shannon Chamber
  • Padraic McElwee, Head of Enterprise, LEO Clare
  • Sharon White, MET Technology Gateway Manager (Galway)
  • Dr John Barry, IMaR Gateway Manager (Kerry)
  • Dr Tim Yeomans, Shannon ABC Gateway Manager (Clare)


About Presenters:

Local Enterprise Office Clare (LEO Clare) aims to promote entrepreneurship, foster business start-ups and develop existing micro and small businesses to drive job creation and to provide accessible high-quality supports for business ideas.

 Enterprise Ireland Medical and Engineering Technologies (MET) Gateway is an interdisciplinary applied research centre, dedicated to supporting Research, Development and Innovation activities in the MedTech, LifeSciences and Engineering sectors. Located in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology’s Galway campus, the MET Technology Gateway provides open access for industry to the academic expertise within GMIT, generating solutions for close-to-market needs to companies.

Working within the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Network of 16 specialised Gateways and sectoral clusters,  this centre delivers innovation, expertise and solutions for Irish industry. The Applied IOT, Irish FoodTech and Engineering Materials and Design (EMD) clusters, comprises multiple gateways working together to provide specialist support and expertise. Operated in partnership with the Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities, these clusters offer access to the academic and technological expertise within each institute.

The Intelligent Mechatronics & RFID (IMaR) Technology Gateway, based in Munster Technological University Kerry, applies its core expertise in electronics, mechatronics, automation technologies, software, IoT, RFID and data analytics to address process and product innovation requirements of enterprises.

The Shannon Applied Biotechnology (ABC) Gateway is based on both the Munster Technological University Kerry and Limerick Institute of Technology campuses and is a leader in bioresource research – detection, identification, characterisation and valorisation – and collaborates with industry and other research centres in order to deliver this expertise in applied settings. is the largest database of professional development and corporate training courses in Ireland. We list thousands of training courses from trainers and training providers nationwide


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