Ireland’ s AgriTech cluster is a coming together of industry, academics, and government to unlock new opportunities and deliver growth to this important sector. This new initiative is part of a national approach led by Enterprise Ireland through the Regional Technology Clustering Fund (RTCF) to support the growth of SMEs across multiple sectors. Munster Technological University (MTU) Kerry is the base for the AgriTech cluster whose goal is to establish, build and maintain a cluster of AgriTech companies from across Ireland to drive AgriTech SME productivity, competitiveness, and internationalisation.
ACE - AgriTech Centre of Excellence
ACE is a new and exciting approach to AgriTech sectoral learning, development and research. ACE uses immersive learning technologies such as e-learning and virtual reality platforms to deliver excellence in learning and development for the AgriTech sector.
IMaR partner on INTERREG North-West Europe project which aims to improve resource efficiency of agribusiness supply chains by minimising waste using Big Data and Internet of Things sensors.
IMaR secures funding for Industry Partners
IMaR, The Intelligent Mechatronics & RFID Technology Gateway at IT Tralee, in collaboration with Kostal Ireland in Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick and Astellas Ireland, in Killorglin, Co. Kerry. secure 1/2 million of Enterprise Ireland funding.
Mechatronics is a combination of Engineering disciplines (Mechanical, Electronic and Software) to address the needs of ever increasing automated production environments. It aims to integrate and enhance automation across a variety of industry sectors via the integration of sensors, electronics and computed control.
Reality mining is an upcoming paradigm which involves "the collection and analysis of machine-sensed environmental data pertaining to human social behaviour, with the goal to identify predictable patterns of (future) human behaviour" or in simple words it is the extraction of useful information from real world (sensor) data.
Wearables and Therapeutic Devices
Wwhether tracking the performance of elite or amature athletes in a variety of sporting environments, monitoring their recovery after injury or gathering data to support the development of bespoke therapies, IMaR provides the electronic and software to realise prototype smart devices.
Radio Frequency Identification or RFID involves the use of electronic tags for Identification of objects or things. IMaR has been at the forefront of RFID since 2004 and is currently re-investing in state of the art RFID hardware
IMaR posseses expertise and experience of using machine learning techniques such as Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines in various application domains. These techniques can solve problems that are not easily addressed by traditional modelling approaches.