Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways Innovation in Construction

14th September, 2017

Technology Gateways Innovation in Construction
Pictured (l-r) Stephen Hughes, Department Manager Construction and Anne Lanigan, Head of Brexit Unit, Enterprise Ireland with Pat Gilroy, MD Designer Group.

Innovation key to continued growth in construction sector

60 Companies from across the construction sector will today attend the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways Innovation in Construction conference in Dublin. The event focuses on the importance of innovation in this pre-Brexit era.

The conference brings together two clusters of Technology Gateways - A-IoT* and EMD Ireland**, providing specialised presentations and industry case studies from Technology Gateways involved in the Engineering, Materials and Design and Internet of Things (IoT) space.

Speaking ahead of the conference, Enterprise Ireland’s Stephen Hughes (Manager, Construction, Timber & Consumer Retail; Paper, Print & Packaging) said: “Construction sector activity in Ireland is strong and according to the latest Purchasing Managers Index by Ulster Bank, August marked the 47th successive month of increased activity. From an export perspective, construction exports by Enterprise Ireland clients are at an all-time high and many construction companies, who diversified during the downturn, are now well positioned to capitalise on global growth in key markets’’ 

Since 2013 the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways programme has provided assistance to over 900 Irish based companies in the areas of innovation and research totalling €23million.

Keynote speaker, Pat Gilroy, MD Designer Group, will share his insights on creating a culture to encourage innovation in what is a challenging but opportune time for the industry.

ENDS

Note to the editors 

To optimise the power of the Technology Gateway Network, provide a greater reach and bring together specialisations, 2 clusters of Gateways were developed to deliver market lead innovation solutions for Irish companies, in the areas of Applied Internet of Things and Engineering, Materials and Design. 

AIoT is an Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways Cluster within the Internet of Things space: 

**EMD Ireland is an Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways Cluster within the engineering, materials and design sector: 

  • APT Technology Gateway (Athlone Institute of Technology)
  • CREST Technology Gateway (Dublin Institute of Technology)
  • Design+ Technology Gateway (Institute of Technology Carlow)
  • MET Technology Gateway (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology)
  • PEM Technology Gateway (Institute of Technology Sligo)
  • SEAM Technology Gateway (Waterford Institute of Technology)

For further information, please contact: 

Grace Labanyi

Press Office

Enterprise Ireland

Grace Labanyi

01 727 2820