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IMaR Industry Day

The IMaR Research Centre works with a large number of companies every year in collaborative R&D projects. Through the open day IMaR wants to showcase our expertise and the funding supports that are available to local companies. Meet the IMaR Research Team and learn about the latest developments in the areas of:

  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Robotics, automation and improving operational efficiencies
  • Sensor and wireless communications for greater operational intelligence and enhanced maintenance
  • Leveraging open source software to accelerate development cycles
  • Electronic asset tracking / RFID

View and check out the demos of our state of the art equipment and the Technology Themes, case studies, and learn about the latest research funding opportunities, and how we can support your ideas.

The open day is free to attend and open to all businesses, it will take place on Wednesday the 2nd of March from 9:30am to 3pm in the Kerry Sports Academy.

This event is part of the MTU Industry Day coinciding with events run by the AgriTech Ireland and Circular BioEconomy Clusters, ACE and Shannon ABC and is part of Kerry Month of Enterprise.

Please see schedule for combined industry day below.

Research Engineer (Electronics/Computing)

We are looking for a highly motivated and creative researcher to work within the SISTERS project. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering an innovation hardware and software solution using IoT (Internet of Things), sensor technology and cloud-based software. The researcher will be tasked with assisting the other SISTERS project partners in deploying the sensors and collecting data from the trials.

The researcher will:

  • Have a clear understanding of the technical requirements of the project, both hardware and software
  • Be responsible for identifying hardware solutions as per the requirements of the SISTERS project,
  • Liaise with partners to design, develop and test prototype hardware devices where necessary
  • Be responsible for communicating with project partners in relation to project scope, technical
  • requirements and ensuring deliverables are fulfilled,
  • Create and maintain project and technical documentation,
  • Work collaboratively with and provide guidance to other team members.
  • The successful candidate ideally will have experience in IoT technologies and/or embedded systems preferably
  • including sensors, automation and/or robotics and instrumentation. The successful candidate will ideally also
  • have experience of cloud based software systems and data analysis related to IoT systems.

All applications to be made on-line.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1.00pm on the 3rd March 2022

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

For details see the MTU vacancies page


Technology Gateway Manager

Munster Technological University are currently recruiting for the role of manager of IMaR Technology Gateway. This is an exciting role in which the successful candidate will be responsible for driving the industry collaboration activity and commercialization focus of the Gateway. S/he will be responsible for promoting, securing and successfully delivering on the targeted level of industrial collaborative projects. The role will involve managing the industrial engagement process with Irish industry, new business development and working closely with the IMaR team, to develop and implement strategies to further progress IMaR competencies through delivering world class research for industry, as well as driving the basic applied research portfolios for each respective strand within the IMaR Technology Gateway. The IMaR Technology Gateway Manager will
report to the IMaR Centre Director, Enterprise Ireland and the IMaR Industrial Steering Committee. The post is tenable up to 31st December 2022.

All applications to be made on-line.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1pm on Friday 11th February 2022

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

For details see the MTU vacancies page

Start your digitalisation journey with IMaR.

Enterprise Ireland’s Digitalisation Voucher initiative is intended to help Irish companies prepare a plan for the adoption of digital tools and techniques across the business. Enterprise Ireland covers 100% of the cost up to a max of €9,000 to access technical & advisory services.

Prepare for your digitalisation journey with IMaR – Eligible companies may avail of a €9000 grant from Enterprise Ireland”

Prepare for the adoption of digital tools and techniques across your business.

  • Prepare for the adoption of digital tools and techniques across your business.
  • The Digitalisation voucher from Enterprise Ireland covers either technical or advisory services related to the operations of your business, including for example automation and smart manufacturing, up to a value of €9,000.
  • The consultancy support would be provided over a relatively short period but can be spread out over a maximum of 6 weeks.
  • The grant does not cover product/service development or any implementation costs.

Mechanical Design Engineer

We are looking for a highly motivated, Mechanical Design Engineer to join the research team at IMaR. The successful candidate will collaboratively work and contribute to a cutting-edge research project for robot attachment design and integration for dynamic applications in the AgriTech domain.

The successful candidate should have a Masters in Engineering or minimum of 3 years relevant industry experience or ideally a PhD in Robotics or equivalent or relevant industry experience.

Application Procedure

We expect the position will be advertised early December.

Prior to that informal enquiries may be addressed to Anshul Awasthi, email: Anshul.Awasthi@mtu.ie

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.

PUBLIC DISCUSSION VIA WEBEX AND ON-SITE AT THE EMBASSY OF IRELAND. PLEASE REGISTER.

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.

Automation Research Engineer

IMaR currently have an opening for a motivated and creative Automation Research Engineer to work within a team of mechanical and electronic engineers in the development of a prototype laboratory testing automation solution for a major client in the food sector.

The successful candidate will have experience in mechatronic / automation technologies including industrial
robot integration, industrial interfacing / communications systems, control panel design, HMI, safety, quality
management systems and a reasonable understanding of statistics, data analytics and computer vision.

All applications to be made on-line.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1pm on Friday, October 15th 2021

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

For details see the ITT vacancies page

Mechatronics/Mechanical Engineering Research Assistant

IMaR currently have an opening for a highly motivated Mechatronics / Mechanical Engineering Research Assistant to work within a team of mechanical, automation and electronic engineers in the development of a prototype laboratory testing automation solution for a major client in the food sector.

Applicants are required to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Electronic, Mechatronic or Control
Engineering or Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering degree with 1 – 2 years experience (after completion
of his/her bachelors degree), either in an industrial or research setting.

All applications to be made on-line.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1pm on Friday, October 15th 2021

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

For details see the ITT vacancies page

AgriTech – Research & Industry: A Snapshot

IMaR centre manager Dr. John Barry will be speaking at this exciting event which aims to explore and demystify today’s and tomorrow’s AgriTech research and look at why the future of global AgriTech resides in industry. 

The webinar which is being organised by it@cork will give a snapshot of the different AgriTech research organisations and projects currently under way and explore how your tech business can build links to research. We will also look at why technology and agriculture need to be intertwined to ensure the long term sustainable future of global agriculture.  

The event which is funded by Cork County Council, supported by AgriTech Ireland, will be officially opened by Cllr. Gillian Coughlan, Mayor of the County of Cork and chaired by Edmond Harty former CEO of Dairymaster

Expert speakers include:

Chair: Prof. Edmond Harty

Event Recording

Researcher in Full Stack Development

IMaR currently have an opening for a highly motivated Software Developer as part of the SFI-funded Farm ZEro C project, the successful candidate will develop techniques to collect primary and secondary content required to supplement economic projections of strategies presented by a Social Innovation Blueprint. The researcher will work closely with the Agricultural Economics research team to develop an accessible online platform. They will support team members across other relevant tasks and work packages.

Farm ZEro C is an SFI-funded collaboration between industry and academia aimed at addressing SFI’s Zero Emissions Challenge. Farm ZEro C aims to deliver a range of sustainable strategies which collectively can help to create a more sustainable and resilient dairy sector. The ultimate aim of the project is to develop a replicable net zero emissions model for dairy farmers. Farm ZEro C strategies include sustainable land management practices, deployment of bioeconomy and renewable energy technologies, anti-methanogenic dietary additives and improving and increasing farm natural habitats. Building on these strategies, Farm ZEro C will develop a business plan in the form of a social innovation blueprint which can be replicated among farmers to support a wider adoption of Farm ZEro C strategies throughout the agricultural sector. The innovation blueprint (business model) will be digitalised in the form of a web platform containing key commercial links, case studies, scientific reports, and other trust-worthy resources that will inform the farmer of how climate mitigation strategies have and can be implemented on farms and the results that they have obtained.

All applications to be made on-line.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1pm on Tuesday 20th July 2021

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

For details see the MTU vacancies page