The 2020 Technologies Centres end of year report is out now. During 2020, Technology Centres have played an important role in the fight against Covid-19. The end of year report hightlights the state of the art facilities and expertise which allows companies to test out new approaches before bringing innovations to market. Technology Centres have been active in gaining necessary funding to support Irish companies in their R&D efforts.
The Technology Centre programme is a joint initiative between Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland. It allows Irish companies and multinationals to work together on market focused strategic R&D projects in collaboration with research institutions.
There are 8 Technology Centres across 9 locations in Ireland, spanning a range of sectors including food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, engineering, ICT, education/ training and finance. CeADAR is one such centre that provided access to the intellectual property of 60 prototypes it had developed, in order to assist companies to develop and promote a safe return to work.