Centres And GroupsConvergent Technologies Research Group

Convergent Technologies Research Group

The Convergent Technologies Research Group (CTRG) is a multi-disciplinary research cluster within the School of Engineering, combining expertise in various fields of technology to deliver innovative solutions for wide-ranging applications.

Current research activities traverse infrastructural technologies (water, energy and the environment), materials development (polymeric formulations, polymer processing and super-critical fluid enabled technologies) and passive and active medical devices (mock cardiovascular loops, catheter technologies and implantable platforms).

CTRG has attracted significant funding and support from SFI, Enterprise Ireland, IOTI and multiple industrial partners in the infrastructural, materials, microelectronic and biomedical sectors.

For more information please visit http://www.ctrg.ie, email [email protected], or contact:               

 

Dr Austin Coffey

Department of Engineering Technology
Waterford Institute of Technology
Cork Road
Waterford
Ireland   

Tel:  051 302090  

Email:  [email protected]  

Philip Walsh

Department of Engineering Technology
Waterford Institute of Technology
Cork Road
Waterford
Ireland 

Tel:  051 302070  

Email:  [email protected] 

CTRG in association with WIT and AIT to co-host Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Conference

In March 2014 (4th & 6th), Waterford Institute of Technology and Athlone Institute of Technology will jointly host the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Conference – the first of its kind to be held in Ireland. The conference will bring together political leaders, state agencies, business people and industry experts to discuss the challenges facing Medical Device, Pharma, Green Technology, Composites and Plastics Processing companies, in both their core and emerging businesses.

Topics will include the benefits of innovation clustering, the changing demands of regulation for companies launching products in a global marketplace and proactive long-term planning within the global materials ecosystem to foster future innovation and growth. The conference will target engineering and science professionals from these industries, and focus on showcasing government investment in R&D and the associated service offerings now available to SME’s and MNC’s through these initiatives.

Events will include the official opening of the Applied Polymer Technology (APT) Gateway, the National Polymer Research Centre funded by Enterprise Ireland and hosted at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), the opening of Ireland’s first Super Critical Fluid assisted polymer processing facility located in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) (funded through Science Foundation Ireland), along with master classes from supporting technology service providers.

The conference will provide key opportunities for companies to forge links with SPE members, other SME’s, MNC’s and knowledge providers both from within Ireland and abroad.

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Centres And GroupsConvergent Technologies Research Group

Convergent Technologies Research Group