Bringing Innovation to Market – The Role of Funding and Research Expertise

  • Event: Bringing Innovation to Market – The Role of Funding and Research Expertise
  • Date: 17/06/2021
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Venue: Online Session, Via Zoom , Online,
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If you are an entrepreneur or company with an innovative idea, product or process that requires assistance with making it market ready, then this Webinar will greatly assist you in this process.

Hosted by Shannon Chamber and Local Enterprise Office Clare (LEO Clare) in collaboration with and the Enterprise Ireland Medical and Engineering (MET) Technology Gateway, this webinar will provide key information on the funding and supports available for your business idea and offer guidance on how to engage with LEO Clare and/or the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Network.


Key speakers at this webinar include:

  • Helen Downes, CEO, Shannon Chamber
  • Padraic McElwee, Head of Enterprise, LEO Clare
  • Sharon White, MET Technology Gateway Manager (Galway)
  • Dr John Barry, IMaR Gateway Manager (Kerry)
  • Dr Tim Yeomans, Shannon ABC Gateway Manager (Clare)


About Presenters: 

Local Enterprise Office Clare (LEO Clare) aims to promote entrepreneurship, foster business start-ups and develop existing micro and small businesses to drive job creation and to provide accessible high-quality supports for business ideas.

 Enterprise Ireland Medical and Engineering Technologies (MET) Gateway is an interdisciplinary applied research centre, dedicated to supporting Research, Development and Innovation activities in the MedTech, LifeSciences and Engineering sectors. Located in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology’s Galway campus, the MET Technology Gateway provides open access for industry to the academic expertise within GMIT, generating solutions for close-to-market needs to companies.

Working within the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Network of 16 specialised Gateways and sectoral clusters,  this centre delivers innovation, expertise and solutions for Irish industry. The Applied IOT, Irish FoodTech and Engineering Materials and Design (EMD) clusters, comprises multiple gateways working together to provide specialist support and expertise. Operated in partnership with the Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities, these clusters offer access to the academic and technological expertise within each institute.

The Intelligent Mechatronics & RFID (IMaR) Technology Gateway, based in Munster Technological University Kerry, applies its core expertise in electronics, mechatronics, automation technologies, software, IoT, RFID and data analytics to address process and product innovation requirements of enterprises.

The Shannon Applied Biotechnology (ABC) Gateway is based on both the Munster Technological University Kerry and Limerick Institute of Technology campuses and is a leader in bioresource research – detection, identification, characterisation and valorisation – and collaborates with industry and other research centres in order to deliver this expertise in applied settings.

Who should attend?

This webinar is suitable for anyone seeking support if you are considering developing a new product, process or service.

This webinar is Free of Charge, but online booking is essential.

The link to join this webinar will be shared via email a day before the event or

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