The Innovation in Business Centre (IiBC) can leverage the research capability of over 100 researchers at the GMIT. This research strategy has secured over €5.5 million in funding in 2006 and is divided across major themes:
Strategic Research Themes:
- Natural Resources
- Design and Innovation
- Tourism, Culture and Humanities
Examples of research projects at the GMIT can be found at Research Activities.
GMIT has a medical testing Centre on campus in Galway see website www.gmedtech.ie
It is the policy of the IiBC to integrate research to the development and growth of new start-up companies at GMIT incubators.
Over €850,000 of research projects have been successfully awarded to client companies of GMIT incubators. Client companies have also been successful in receiving research vouchers from Enterprise Ireland and the Border, Midlands and Western (BMW) Regional Assembly.
Research Awarded to IiBC Client Companies:
InTime Media Ltd
Synchronisation of Television Broadcasts with mobile phones enabling a single interactive medium
Awarded a sum of €189,000 Innovation Partnership Research Funding from Enterprise Ireland in May 2007.
|InTime Media receiving their Innovation Partnership Research Funding
(L-R) Andrew Beatty (ITS Lecturer in GMIT Castlebar), Mark Frain (ITS Lecturer in GMIT Castlebar), Ian Little (InTime Media), Mark Smith (InTime Media), Julian Ellison (InTime Media), Maria Staunton (IiBC Mayo Manager), Bernard O'Hara (Registrar at GMIT )
Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) Fixed Assets Tracking
Awarded a sum of €262,000 Innovation Partnership Research Funding from Enterprise Ireland in August 2007.
The eFast "A Track" product manages assets for companies by providing On Demand and in realtime financial, utilisation, compliance, logistical and security information. This ensures significant cost savings for companies and superior intelligence across the organisation using RFID based technology.
|(L-R) Mr. Gerard McMichael (Head of School of Engineering), Des Foley (Head of School of Science), George McCourt (Manager Innovation in Business Centre), John Hackett (eFast) and Séamus Bree (Regional Director for Enterprise Ireland)|
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