TAgMI project Launch

TAgMI is a significant collaboration between Ireland’s leading AgriTech companies, Science Foundation Ireland CONFIRM Centre for Smart Manufacturing and the IMaR Research Centre will generate 11 research positions.. TAgMI will research and develop robotics, AI and immersive digital training solutions to advance current AgriTech products and revolutionise their training and service sector.

“MTU Kerry Campus has a very proud tradition of Agricultural Engineering Education and Research for over 40 years. The TAgMI project will work with the collaborating AgriTech companies to develop robotics and AI solutions to advance current AgriTech product offerings and develop further innovative assistive technologies for their customers. Additionally, the project will focus on digital training and reimagine and redesign the learning experience and revolutionise the sector using cutting-edge immersive Virtual Realty (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and customised E-Learning solutions. There exists great employment opportunities for graduates in this exciting area and Ireland is ideally positioned to become a global leader.”

Professor Joseph Walsh, Head of the School of STEM/IMaR Research Centre at MTU Kerry Campus and Project Lead,

The virtual launch of TAgMI will take place on Thursday, 6th May at 4 pm. you can register for the event here:

Technology Insights – Process Monitoring and Automation for SME’s

The fourth webinar in Enterprise Ireland’s Technology Insights series takes will focus on ‘Process Monitoring and Automation for SME’s’. Presented by Ciaran Doyle, Senior R&D and Business Development Engineer (Mechatronics) and Tanmay Swaroop, Research Assistant at IMaR Technology Gateway.

Process monitoring and automation are the principle means of reducing production costs, improving process continuity and product quality. The availability of low-cost, smart sensors make process monitoring a compelling, low-risk opportunity for many industries. It is the basis for both predictive maintenance, and real-time process control.

Monitoring and sensor technologies are components of automated processes, which serves to reduce waste, improve quality of work and provide a basis for continual improvement. Automation and process monitoring technologies are readily accessible to organisations of all sizes and underpin competitiveness in terms of cost and quality. This webinar will explore the methods and technologies required for implementing or enhancing monitoring and automation in SME’s.

The webinar will take place on Thursday 13th May 2021, you can register free here:

A recording of the webinar can be viewed here:

Meet the Team – Dr. John Barry

Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Meet the Team’ series brings a range of staff interviews from across the Technology Gateway Network. The latest interview in the series features IMaR Technology Gateway Manager John Barry, in which John describes his role, discusses what makes the gateway unique, the importance of IMaR within the region and advice for those companies considering RD&I.