Official opening of PEM Technology Gateway

Above: Úna Parsons, Head of College, ATU Sligo, and Head of Faculty of Engineering & Design, Dr David Tormey, Academic Director, PEM Research Centre, Cliodhna Carroll, Business Development Lead, PEM Technology Gateway, Dr Russell Macpherson, Gateway Manager, PEM Technology Gateway and Dr Orla Flynn, President of Atlantic Technological University.

The Precision Engineering and Manufacturing (PEM) Technology Gateway had its official opening, inviting industry leaders, innovators, and partners to join in the celebration last Thursday, October 5th 2023. The event, took place from 11 am to 12.30 pm, offering a unique opportunity to explore cutting-edge technology, network with industry experts, and gain valuable insights into the Gateway’s extensive range of offerings.

The occasion not only showcased the state-of-the-art equipment available to industries in the region and nationwide but also provided a platform to introduce the Gateway team. Attendees had the chance to learn how the PEM Technology Gateway can be a driving force behind their industry’s success and regional development.

The event featured speakers including, Dr Russell Macpherson, PEM Technology Gateway Manager, Dr Orla Flynn, President of Atlantic Technological University, Úna Parsons, Head of College, Sligo, and Head of the Faculty of Engineering & Design and Dr David Tormey Academic Director of the PEM Research Centre. Their insights and perspectives added depth to the discussions on research, development and innovation, and technology’s role in shaping the future of industries.

“We eagerly anticipated the official opening of the PEM Technology Gateway, an exciting platform for innovation, industry support and regional development,” said Dr Macpherson at the Gateway. “We were delighted to welcome our guests and the forging of valuable connections that will drive research, development and innovation.”

“Denis Kelly, Director of the NWRA welcomed the launch as part of the ERDF co-funded Northern and Western Regional Programme which will contribute to the development of a smarter, more resilient, inclusive, sustainable, and competitive economy in our Region.”

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Above: Cliodhna Carroll, Business Dev Lead  PEM,  Finola Howe, Head of Enterprise & Engagement in ATU Sligo,  Úna Parsons, Head of College, Sligo, and the Faculty of Engineering & Design, Russell Macpherson, Gateway Manager PEM, Joan Mullen, Enterprise Ireland, Senior Regional Dev. Exec, Colleen Craythorn, Enterprise Ireland Exec. Assistant, Orla Flynn, President of ATU & Sheila Flynn, Enterprise Ireland, Development Advisor – Engineering team Sligo

About PEM Technology Gateway
The PEM Technology Gateway, based at Finisklin Business Park, Sligo is a hub of research, development and innovation, dedicated to supporting regional and national industries. The Gateway provides industry-focused RD&I services in precision engineering, manufacturing, materials technologies, and innovation. PEM’s mission is to offer cutting-edge technology solutions that empower businesses to develop new products, processes, and services by leveraging the research expertise available through ATU Sligo. PEM Gateway services complement industry needs, and equipment is readily accessible to businesses, allowing production of one-off test pieces, prototyping, or short-run production. PEM is committed to driving regional development through collaborative research, development and innovation.

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