IMaR currently has an opening for a Gateway Manager.
Job Role and Description
The Gateway Manager will drive 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 Gateway Manager will report to the Vice President for Research, Development and External Engagement at IT Tralee, Enterprise Ireland and the IMaR Industrial Steering Committee.
The post is tenable up to 31st December 2017
The appointed candidate will be required to:
Manage the IMaR Gateway’s research team and research centre facilities to develop opportunities for IMaR by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships with IMaR Techno logy Gateway Industrial clients;
Understand an industry need from a manufacturing perspective and to translate this need as a technology solution to industrial partners;
Promote, secure and successfully deliver on the targeted level of industrial collaborative projects;
Develop innovative industrial partnerships, integrating the IMaR Gateway, its programs and activities into the fabric of the national research infrastructure, economic landscape and broader economic development goals and strategies;
Provide introductions and networking opportunities to facilitate centre growth and development;
Liaise collaboratively with the relevant inputs of IT Tralee support functions e.g. the Offices of the Vice President for Research, Development and External Engagement, Vice President for CorporateAffairs and Enterprise Ireland;
Interface with the Institutes Schools and Departments and with appropriate external organisations to facilitate integrated programmes of research, entrepreneurship, technology and knowledg e transfer. In particular, facilitating and ensuring the Institute’s academic staff are integral to and contribute to each research programme under the umbrella of the IMaR Gateway ;
Provide detailed reports on Gateway activities and strategic planning upon request to IT Tralee management, Enterprise Ireland and the IMaR Industry Steering Committee;
Work closely with the IMaR research team to develop opportunities for IMaR by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships with IMaR Technology Gateway Industrial clients.
Qualifications and Experience
While an honours bachelor’s degree in a Science or Engineering discipline is a minimum requirement, a masters or PhD is desirable.
A minimum of 3 – 5 years industry experience in a relevant manufacturing environment
An ability to conceptualise and facilitate the development of commercial applications for research.
Experience of working on industry focused innovative projects and the ability to translate the IMaR Gateways technical skills into a technology offer that can deliver innovative solutions for industry partners.
Extensive knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques and approaches in mechatronics; RFID; scientific papers, patents and market intelligence on same.
A salary of up to €67,720 p.a. will apply to this post depending on qualifications and experience.
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 standardaccess.co or follow @standardaccess on twitter.
If you are like Damien and have a great idea but need some technical help, get in touch ! @ firstname.lastname@example.org
The IMaR gateway currently has an opening for a Research Assistant in RFID and IoT applications.
For further information please see the IT Tralee website
Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 29th July 2015.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held during week commencing 3rd August 2015.
Joanna Kossakowska one of the researcher at IMaR is currently researching methods for improving efficiency of blood collection in Ireland. The main goal of the study is to examine currently available techniques for intelligent profiling of blood donors. This involves examination and identification of most suitable data mining techniques and machine learning algorithms which will be applied on individuals’ historical data in order to predict their future blood donation patterns.
This research can be run thanks to the support and collaboration from Irish Blood Transfusion Services. However, further help from volunteers is needed, as a special survey has been developed to provide data for the research.
If you would like to know more about the project and participate in the study by filling out the survey please visit:
The IMaR gateway currently has an opening for a Senior Researcher – Mechatronics.
For further information please see the IT Tralee vacancies page
Informal enquiries ONLY may be addressed to:
Dr. Joseph Walsh, email: email@example.com
Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 27th May 2015.
IMaR and IT Tralee have a stand at the 2015 Engineer Ireland Conference in Killarney this week, we have information on IMaR, and the Enterprise Ireland Gateway Network, as well as details of courses provided by IT Tralee.
We also have demos from Standard Access and Festo so be sure to drop by to our stand and say hello if you are attending,
Technology Gateway Industry Show Case May 18th 2015 at Silver Springs Hotel CorkStarting at 9.30am with Registration & Coffee
Enterprise Ireland, in partnership with the Institutes of Technology, has established a nationwide network of 12 Technology Gateways which deliver technology solutions for Irish industry close to their market needs. The Gateways have a proven track record of working with industry and since 2008 along with their predecessors the AREs have completed >1,200 innovation based industry projects with over 600 Irish based companies.
At IMaR, I.T. Tralee, we engage with industry across Ireland to increase competitiveness in the area of Intelligent Mechatronics and RFID. We encourage you to talk with us so we can provide the best possible solution to meet your industrial needs. A number of service we provide include:
System and Equipment Development
Mechanical Design and Prototyping
Analog and Digital Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design
Electronic Prototyping Design
This industry showcase event is an opportunity for companies to network and discover how the 12 Technology Gateways can start your company on its innovation journey. Technical demonstrations will take place on the day from each Gateway. Industrial partners will also attend to present and provide information on their collaborative projects with specific gateways. Enterprise Ireland will provide information on available Innovation Supports to assist companies in research and development of a high impact collaborative projects.
If you are interested in attending this event, please register via this link
IMaR, based in Munster Technological University Kerry, is a nationwide resource for companies seeking to develop new products, processes or services. Supported by Enterprise Ireland, IMaR asissts in the delivery of state of the art digital solutions across all sectors of enterprise in Ireland.