EMD Ireland Technology Gateway cluster

EMD Ireland

EMD Ireland is a cluster of six Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways operating within the engineering, materials and design sector. The cluster provides a range of expertise for companies who are looking to access research and development within these areas.

The cluster can connect with over 300 industry researchers in areas such as Precision Engineering, Biotechnology, Polymers, Protective Coatings, Prototype Design, Medical Imaging Technologies and 3D Medal Additive Manufacturing.

EMD Ireland Technology Gateway cluster consists of

  • APT- Applied Polymer technologies (Athlone IT)
  • CREST  - Innovative Coatings; (DIT)
  • Design +  - Applied Industrial Design; (IT Carlow)
  • MET- Medical & Engineering Technologies; (GMIT)
  • PEM - Precision Engineering & Manufacturing; (IT Sligo)
  • SEAM - Materials Engineering (WIT)

You can access more information on the cluster via our website www.emdireland.ie or following us on twitter @EMDcluster

Our upcoming Innovation voucher call may be of interest to you and in particular the voucher clinics run by IT Sligo and GMIT.  

Innovation Voucher worth €5000

Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher call is opening on the 26th April  to all small and medium-sized limited companies currently registered in Ireland. They provide funding to the value of €5000, to help with the research and innovation of a business opportunity or problem. Innovation vouchers are redeemable from all members of the technology gateways.

More information is available at



Clinics are running within your area on the following days


  • 27th April - The Innovation Centre IT Sligo - (Run by PEM (IT Sligo) Registar here:
  • 28th April - GMIT Campus, Castlebar - Run by MET (GMIT) and PEM (IT Sligo) Registar here: