The award honours research and innovation partners and companies, who have collaborated to create new products, service or formulations and have demonstrated innovation within the last 12 months
WIT’s SEAM (South Eastern Applied Materials Centre) Research Centre in WIT’s School of Engineering has won Industry Research Partnership of the Year award with Boston Scientific Clonmel in the IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2020.
The awards ceremony was held in Citywest, Dublin on 29 January 2020 and SEAM was up against Wyeth Nutrition.
This IMR award category recognises the achievements of outstanding contribution to industry research through partnerships between companies and or academic institutions. The award honours research and innovation partners and companies, who have collaborated to create new products, service or formulations and have demonstrated innovation within the last 12 months.
Dr Ramesh Raghavendra, Director of SEAM Research Centre, WIT said: “We are very pleased to win this Industry Research Partnership award as it recognises our ability to build strong relationships with industries and carry out applied research that fosters innovation, jobs and economic growth. This particular award acknowledges our good working relationship with Boston Scientific Clonmel and collaborative nature of research in the area of additive manufacturing (3D printing) that had huge positive impacts for both organisations.”
Kevin O’Riordan, Senior Manager R & D, Boston Scientific Clonmel remarked: “Excellent achievement in getting this award. This is a great way to highlight and acknowledge the work completed through the partnership that has been between Boston & SEAM over the last few years”.
Previously SEAM has won a prestigious Knowledge transfer Ireland (KTI) award under the industrial consultancy category has also a KTI finalist under industrial collaborative research with Sulzer in 2016 and with Boston Clonmel, Schivo and Lisnabrin in 2018.