IMR Technology Centre

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Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) is an independent manufacturing and industrial energy efficiency research centre focused on delivering solutions for the manufacturing ecosystem throughout Ireland. Our passion is to make Ireland a world leader in advanced manufacturing operations.

As an independent research centre, the IMR offers manufacturing industry a unique environment to collaborate with peers across all manufacturing sectors, and to inform and guide manufacturing research that not only addresses industry problems but also visions for future factories.

We are a cross-sectoral research centre with partner companies in semiconductors, ICT, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food, energy services, aerospace and other areas. We work closely with academic, Government and industry partners, and through bringing this cross-sectoral interaction around one table, we establish best in class knowledge and behaviours as the starting point for future research.

Through pilot projects embedded in company facilities, IMR research has demonstrated productivity improvements and efficiency savings opportunities in excess of €20M for member and partner companies. It has achieved this through delivery of enterprise-ready solutions in areas such as schedule optimisation, operations simulation, metrology, HVAC commissioning and energy-efficient production.

We are open to all levels of collaboration with Irish-based SMEs and large/MNC manufacturers.


Research areas:

  • Manufacturing informatics
  • Operational excellence
  • Energy management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Operations research
  • Industry 4.0
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Sustainable Manufacturing


Research performed by:

Irish Manufacturing Research, Dublin City University, Limerick Institute of Technology, Maynooth University, NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, Institute of Technology Tralee, University College Cork, University of Limerick, University of Ulster



IMR Barry Kennedy

Barry Kennedy, CEO - IMR Technology Centre

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