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IMaR at Berlin Science Week

IMaR and MTU staff and researchers will be be presenting a breakfast event titled Creating the Future in Smart Manufacturing as part of Berlin Science Week.The event will outline how German companies are collaborating with Lero the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software on developing innovative autonomous systems for next generation manufacturing and products using software and Industry 4.0

This event will take place on Friday the 5th of November from 08.00 to 09.00 Europe/Berlin Time.

What do the innovative autonomous systems for next generation manufacturing and products look like?

The digital transformation of businesses and industries is accelerating, presenting numerous opportunities to develop new products, processes and services. The ability of companies to innovate is greatly facilitated through collaborative networks. The IMaR Research Centre at Munster Technological University, Ireland has a long track record in researching and developing digital solutions for manufacturing companies, including Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems and augmented and virtual reality technologies. Much of this work has been done in collaboration with German companies, supported by Science Foundation Ireland. In this breakfast event, IMaR and its German partners in Ireland, Kostal Ireland GmbH and Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd, will share their experiences working together on Industry 4.0 and related technologies.

What does the future of manufacturing look like? What’s trending? What are the challenges? What does the future of Manufacturing Engineering Education look like? Professor Joseph Walsh from MTU, Kerry and the world-leading SFI Research Centre for Software, Lero, will discuss these questions in a keynote at the Embassy of Ireland in Berlin. This will be followed by case studies of collaborative developments between MTU and Lero’s German partners, Kostal and Liebherr. The session will conclude with a Q&A, where you will have the chance to ask questions about the future of software and manufacturing!

The language of this event is English. The target audience includes academics, young professionals, the manufacturing industry, venture capital, funding institutions, policy makers and anyone else in between who has an interest in future manufacturing.


This a hybrid event. Due to current health and safety restrictions, a limited number of people will be able to attend in person at the Embassy of Ireland (invitation only). The online event is free and open to everyone to attend.

If you would like to attend virtually, please book your spot here. Access to the event will be provided after registration by the organiser.

Standard Access – In Business

Damien Browne CEO of Standard Access spoke to Anna Curtin on Radio Kerry’s In Business program recently where he detailed the trials and tribulations of getting a hardware startup off the ground from Kerry as well as the future plans for the company. Damien spoke about how technical support from IMaR combined with financial support from Enterprise Ireland were key to the development of the product prototype, which allowed the company to not only prove the concept but also secure clients and investment for further development. If you missed it you can check the interview out below or on the Radio Kerry podcast player     For more information about Standard Access you can check out or follow @standardaccess on twitter. If you are like Damien and have a great idea but need some technical help, get in touch ! @

Young scientists create smart sliotar

A group of fifth year students from Causeway Comprehensive presented Techno Sliotar, at the recent Young Scientist exhibition, the project featured a sliotar embedded with an iBeacon which allows it to be tracked using a phone app. IMaR were delighted to provide technical assistance to the groups who won a display award at the exhibition.