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

Please click on the following link for registration:

Webinar Registration

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

Contract Programmer (short-term) – Flutter, IoT and Data Analytics

IMaR currently have an opening for a highly motivated Software Engineer (short-term contract). Experience of software development in Android using Flutter/DART is essential. The successful candidate will write an Android 25 (Nougat) data collector. Experience with implementation of BLE, Sensors and/or IoT related technology would be desirable.

All applications to be made on-line.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday 31st of May 2021

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

For details see the ITT vacancies page

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.

Future of Food

Dr. Pat Doody Advanced Research Director at IMaR spoke as part of the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expo recently on the topic of the ‘Future of Food’.

You can watch the webinar below.

Senior R&D / Business Development Engineer (Strand Leader), Mechatronics

IMaR currently have an opening for a highly motivated Senior R&D and Business Development Engineer (Strand Leader) in Mechatronics to join our research team. The successful candidate will collaboratively work and contribute to an on-going research project with one of our industrial partners.

All applications to be made on-line.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday 6th January 2021

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

For details see the ITT vacancies page