A new approach to AgriTech sectoral learning, development and research


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. Industry-led, ACE works to enhance the capabilities of Ireland’s AgriTech companies, enabling them to expand their reach and global ambition. The vision is to position Ireland at the forefront of the international AgriTech industry.


A Global Center of Excellence in AgriTech which will support an exponential change in the industry. The center will identify, research, share and implement best practices in innovation, processes and systems, people skills, company capability, and internationalization to deliver sustainable market growth.


The development of a global centre of Excellence in AgriTech with the objective of positioning Ireland at the forefront of the international AgriTech industry.

ACE Centre Manager

Dr. Sara Morrissey Tucker

Dr. Sara Morrissey Tucker is the Centre Manager for the AgriTech Centre of Excellence at Munster Technological University – Kerry. She is driven by projects with clear, practical applications and working with and for people to ensure the best and most effective user-experience. Sara graduated in 2004 with a BSc. (Hons) in Applied Computational Linguistics from Dublin City University. Passionate about research and assistive technology, Sara was awarded joint research and industry funding from IRCSET and IBM to undertake a PhD in Computing in the prestigious Machine Translation research group in Dublin City University. A driven and responsible leader, during her role as a postdoctoral researcher in the SFI-funded Centre for Next Generation Localisation (now ADAPT Research Centre), Sara was frequently chosen and actively volunteered for various management roles including leading research groups, international research partnerships, academic and industry collaboration, chairing committees, writing grant applications, supervising postgraduate students and managing research projects.

ACE Partners


ACE is a collaboration between Dairymaster, McHale Engineering, Abbey Machinery, Munster Technological University, Kerry and Kerry County Council. The ACE center is co-funded by our partners and the Regional Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) administered through Enterprise Ireland.