Industry

TSSG believe that truly great academic research should achieve marketplace commercialisation through practical application.

TSSG’s mission is to leverage the excellence in science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship of the entire organisation to deliver innovative research and commercial results for industry partners.

TSSG Technology Gateway

The commercial interface of TSSG Research Centre.

The Technology Gateway is the commercial interface of TSSG with the goal of collaborating with industry to deliver technology solutions which have an impact on their business and society. We offer businesses the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage by delivering cutting edge technology solutions in a time efficient and effective manner. Through our proven research engagement process we can address your needs and deliver outputs such as wire frames, mobile architecture development and state-of-art-analysis’s.

  • We develop the technology to bring your business idea to reality. 
  • Your one-stop-shop facility for industry R&D. 
  • We create new start-ups with international potential. 
Spin outs and spin ins

TSSG has been involved in creating 16 start-up companies based on its knowledge, skills and/or technology.

TSSG believes that truly great academic research should achieve marketplace commercialisation through practical application. TSSG’s mission is to leverage the excellence in science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship of the entire organisation to deliver innovative research and commercial results for industry partners. Over the last three years TSSG has worked with over 110 industry partners on innovation projects.

TSSG has been involved in creating 16 start-up companies based on its knowledge, skills and/or technology including FeedHenry Ltd. ,   KodaCall and Liquid Edge some of the Spin-In’s include, Immersive VR Education, Zolk C and Waterford Technologies.

More about TSSG Spin Out’s
Funding Opportunities

Engaging with TSSG is simply done by Contract R&D or through any number of funding avenues.

enterprise ireland
Innovation Vouchers

The Innovation Voucher programme was developed to build links between Ireland’s public knowledge providers and small businesses. Innovation Vouchers worth €20,000 combined are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider such as TSSG.

Innovation Partnership (EI-IP)

The IP programme offers financial support to companies who engage in collaborative research projects with TSSG. Enterprise Ireland provides grants of up to 80% towards eligible costs of the research project. The proposal process and administration of the project is managed by the TSSG. TSSG uses the EI-IP programme to undertake joint research and development, which has a high degree of risk with EI HPSUs, large Irish companies and multinationals located in Ireland.

Commercial Fund (EI)

The aim of the Commercialisation Fund Programme is to improve the competitiveness of the Irish economy through the creation of technology-based start-up companies and the transfer of innovations developed in Higher Education Institutes and Research Performing Organisations to industry in Ireland. 

The programme will fund the development of innovations at all stages of the commercial pipeline to the point where they can be commercialised  as new products, services and companies.

For More information Contact:
TSSG Technology Gateway Manager

Miguel Ponce de Leon
Phone: +353 (0)51 302952 / +353 (0)86 8590881
Email: miguelpdl@tssg.org

Contract R&D
Contract Research

The Technology Gateway engages in contract research to solve specific technical challenges for Irish companies. These projects are typically undertaken by companies that they can gain access to research knowledge in a quicker timeframe.  

TSSG also engages in consulting to specific research, technical or knowledge challenges for Irish companies. Consulting engagements tend to be high-value engagements using TSSG researchers to examine specific issues and make recommendations.  

Consulting

TSSG engages in consulting to solve specific research, technical or knowledge challenges for Irish companies. Consulting engagements tend to be high-value engagements using TSSG researchers to examine specific issues and make recommendations.

For More information Contact:
TSSG Technology Gateway Manager

Miguel Ponce de Leon
Phone: +353 (0)51 302952 / +353 (0)86 8590881
Email: miguelpdl@tssg.org

H2020

The Technology Gateway can also advise on larger project grants, utilising European Union funds for SMEs and fast track to innovation funds for micro-SMEs. The team can help navigate the multitude of grants on offer and help find collaborators from across the EU.

What can TSSG do for you?

TSSG are happy to discuss your innovative idea with you. We can help guide you through the funding opportunities and input into the development of your European proposal for Horizon 2020.

There are particular opportunities for SME’s in H2020 through the H2020 SME Funding Instrument (see PDF below) where we can support you in submitting your funding proposal.  Should you be successful in obtaining funding TSSG can partner with you for Phase I ‘Concept and Feasibility Assessment’ and for Phase II ‘Demonstration Market Replication R&D’

How can TSSG support you?

TSSG research group at Waterford Institute of Technology is a recognised centre of excellence for ICT research and innovation. We have over 100 researchers working in a broad range of Information and Communications Technologies.

Our technical research expertise includes Mobile Platforms  and Services, Security Privacy and Identity, Data Analytics and Social Computing, Adaptive Networks and Services.

To view our full list of project click here
Contact TSSG to access our European expertise.

For More information Contact:
Director of Innovation

Kevin Doolin
Phone: +353 (0)51 302 935
Email: kdoolin@tssg.org

H2020 Groups TSSG are involved in:
Useful Links
Technology Licensing

Technology Transfer Office

Technology Licensing in WIT is managed through the Technology Transfer Office (TTO). It is the TTO that licenses the outputs of EI-IPs to the partner companies. In addition TSSG develops service frameworks and technologies independent of partner companies through the EI Commercialisation Fund and the European Commission Framework programme and TSSG works hand-in-hand with the TTO to identify opportunities to license these frameworks to Irish industry or to Irish entrepreneurs to help create new start-ups.

TSSG data centre

TSSG house and operate their own Data Centre facility, supporting over 50 concurrently active ICT research projects.

Industry Projects

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