Local Enterprise Office Galway,

in association with the Enterprise Ireland

Medical and Engineering (MET) Technology Gateway,


With insights from Local Enterprise Office Galway Head of Enterprise, Breda Fox, and Technology Gateway Manager, Sharon White from the GMIT based Medical and Engineering Technologies (MET) Technology Centre, this webinar is suitable for anyone seeking support with an idea for a new product, process or service.
This webinar will provide key information on funding, supports, and guidance on how to engage with your Local Enterprise Office and the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Network. Rockfield Medical Devices founder Tomas Thompson will share his experience as a client of the technology centre and other early stage start up supports as part of the webinar. Tomas leads the team at Rockfield in developing a pipeline of innovative tube feeding products that transform user’s mobility & quality of life.

The network of local Enterprise offices aim to promote entrepreneurship, foster business start-ups and develop existing micro and small businesses to drive job creation and to provide accessible high quality supports for your business ideas and this seminar outlines the supports provided by offices across the country.
The Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Network is a network of 16 specialised Gateways and sectoral clusters, delivering innovation, expertise and solutions for Irish industry. The Applied IOT, Irish FoodTech and Engineering Materials and Design (EMD) clusters, comprise of multiple gateways working together to provide specialist support and expertise. Operated in partnership with the Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities, they offer access to the academic and technological expertise within each institute.

The Enterprise Ireland Medical and Engineering Technologies (MET) Gateway is an applied research centre, dedicated to supporting Research, Development and Innovation activities in the MedTech, LifeSciences and Engineering Sectors. Located at the GMIT Galway campus, the MET Technology Gateway provides open access for industry to the academic expertise within GMIT, who generate solutions for close-to-market needs for companies.

Rockfield Medical Devices is an innovative medical device company based in Galway, and a client of MET. The mission of the company is to focus on human centred design process as its main R&D driver in all areas of healthcare. Rockfield have developed a strong pipeline of innovative products and built strong partnership with end-users, academia and healthcare staff.