ICS Technology Gateway is one of 17 Gateways to secure a shared total of €47million in fresh funding, for the continuation of the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Programme until 2029.
ICS Technology Gateway at Walton Institute, South East Technological University (SETU) is the new name for TSSG Technology Gateway, a cornerstone of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) research, development and innovation in Ireland since 1996. This name change reflects the renaming of TSSG to Walton Institute in 2021 and also reflects what ICS (Information and Communications Systems) Technology Gateway at Walton Institute offers client businesses in terms of opportunities, support and solutions.
In addition to the name change, ICS Technology Gateway is one of 17 Gateways to secure a shared total of €47million in fresh funding, for the continuation of the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Programme until 2029. This is co- financed by the Government of Ireland and the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Southern, Eastern & Midland Regional Programme 2021-27 and the Northern & Western Regional Programme 2021-27.
Specialist equipment and facilities
To date, over 4,500 companies have spent €60 million via the Technology Gateways collaborating with researchers in the Technological Universities (TU) and Institutes of Technology (IoT). The majority of these companies are Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), gaining access to facilities and knowledge that would be unavailable to them without the Technology Gateways.
“I am delighted to lead the ICS Technology Gateway into the new Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Programme,” says Liam Fitzgerald, Walton Institute’s ICS Technology Gateway Manager. “It is a very exciting time for all the team, for Walton Institute and for South East Technological University and we look forward to supporting businesses all over Ireland on their digital innovation journeys.”
The Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Programme works in partnership with Technological Universities and Institutes of Technology and across Ireland and comprises 17 Gateways nationwide offering specialist equipment and facilities and 300+ researchers with innovation expertise.
Innovate to survive
ICS Technology Gateway at Walton Institute, SETU is an advanced software research, development and innovation (RD&I) organisation driven by the idea that every company must innovate to survive. It works with start-ups, micro-SMEs and scaling SMEs to identify their RD&I needs and leverages world-class scientific research from the Walton Institute to deliver cutting-edge solutions in advanced ICT software.
The team at ICS Technology Gateway assists with the development of technological solutions applicable to all types of products and services, offering expertise throughout the entire lifecycle of the development process. Whether a business is seeking individual support or wants to work with multiple partners, ICS Technology Gateway can help accelerate the progress of a product or service.
Key role in delivering ICT solutions
ICS Technology Gateway at Walton Institute plays a key role in delivering ICT solutions in the South East of Ireland and beyond. It has particular expertise in communications services, immersive technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data analytics, future networks, digital platforms, and Internet of Things (IoT), and has worked across multiple industries including Agri-Tech, Future Health, Smart Cities, Transport, Cybersecurity and Smart Energy.
Walton Institute Executive Director Kevin Doolin says, “We are delighted to embark on this new iteration of the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Programme, and are looking forward to engaging with many more business in the coming months and years to help drive their innovation agenda.”
Photo Caption: The ICS Technology Gateway Team: Liam Fitzgerald ICS Technology Gateway Manager, and Business Development Executives Carol Faughnan and Jim Prendergast