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Companies are invited to attend a ‘Disruptive Technologies & Innovation Industry Day’ at SETU Arena Waterford. The event, taking place on February 1st, 2024 is organised by the SETU Technology Transfer Office and will provide companies with an opportunity to learn more about the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF), discover the range of innovation expertise in the South-East and discuss DTIF 7 funding opportunities.  

What is the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF)? 

The Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) is a €500 million fund established in 2018 under Project Ireland 2040. The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment manages the DTIF with administrative support from Enterprise Ireland. The purpose of the fund is to drive collaboration between Ireland’s world-class research base and industry as well as facilitate enterprises to compete directly for funding in support of the development and adoption of these technologies and seeding a new wave of start-ups. The aim is to support investment in the development and deployment of disruptive technologies and applications on a commercial basis, targeted at tackling national and global challenges.   

Who will be exhibiting?  

The event will bring together all four SETU Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways  

  • ICS Gateway at Walton Institute  
  • PMBRC Gateway 
  • SEAM Gateway 
  • Design + Gateway 

as well as South-East Clusters, clients, advisors, funders and important collaborators. 

How to register 

This is a free event, but booking is required to attend.  

Register to attend 

Event details  

Date : Thu 01 Feb – Thu 01 Feb 

Time : 10:00 – 12:30 

Cost :  Free 

Event: SETU Arena Waterford, West Campus, Carriganore, County Waterford, X91 XD96, Ireland 

SETU Technology Gateways 

SEAM Technology Gateway (Engineered Materials)   

The SEAM Gateway provides innovative materials engineering solutions for industries from wide ranging sectors such as biomedical, pharma, precision engineering, energy and electronics. SEAM’s unique strength lies in its ability to anticipate, and understand, respond quickly and professionally to industry needs through provision of competitive customised solutions.  

PMBRC Technology Gateway (Pharmaceutical & Healthcare)  

The PMBRC Gateway delivers industry solutions for the pharmaceuticals, medical device, food, ingredients, veterinary, ceramics, metallurgy and engineering sectors. The Gateway occupies an 900 m² state-of-the-art facility, with an extensive suite of characterisation and analytical equipment as well as access to a dedicated team of industry-focused research personnel.  

ICS Technology Gateway (Information & Communication Services) 

The ICS Gateway is a one-stop-shop for industry to access cutting-edge knowledge and solutions in advanced mobiles services and service enablers.  ICS is the commercial interface of Walton Institute and can assist with the development of technological solutions applicable to all types of products and services, offering expertise throughout the entire lifecycle of the development process.  

Design+ Technology Gateway (Applied Design)   

The Design+ Gateway applies industrial design capabilities for companies from the engineering, ICT & software and bio lifescience sectors nationally. Design+ have the resources for R&D support in the form of additive manufacturing capabilities, rapid prototyping, CAD product design 3D printing, electronic prototyping and design strategy. 

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