Industry

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

TSSGs 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.

Enterprise Ireland in partnership with the Institutes of Technology has established a nationwide network of 15 Technology Gateways whose role is to deliver technology solutions through collaboration on projects which are close to the market needs of Irish industry. These Gateways are open access points for industry and will act as a portal to a wider resource of industry relevant expertise in the Irish research infrastructure .

  • 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

Companies that enter into strategic partnerships with the TSSG gain access to world-class knowledge, expertise, resources, technologies and facilities. We promote intellectual exchange, technology transfer with a view to building long lasting, mutually beneficial relationships.

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Key Areas of Expertise

The benefits of engaging with TSSG, is the access to high-end talent, to people who are thinking about researching the future.

TSSG provides a number of R&D services that includes Research and Development of new technologies, contract research, knowledge transfer and consulting services to all Irish Industry.

FinTech

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eHealth

MEPS Lab at TSSG spearhead research in areas such as Biomedical Nano and Molecular Communications, Pervasive Sensing and Movement and Gait Analysis.

Industry 4.0

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AgTech

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TIME

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Transport

New emerging initiatives in the smarter cities and transport domains are leading to autonomous vehicles, enhanced data management and new applications of machine learning and analytics.

AI and Machine Learning

Focusing on building cognitive intelligence algorithms to produce services capable of reasoning about their current environment.

IoT and Future Comms

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AR & VR

Focusing on AR/VR Communication Platforms and NeuroVR, TSSG are hoping to break boundaries in these new areas of expertise.

Hyper Scale Systems

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Mobile Development

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TestBeds

The Data Centre facility supports over 50 concurrently active ICT research projects through the provisioning of Internet services, Cloud Computing resources, and project bespoke testbeds and research equipment.

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 (such as TSSG) and small businesses. Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 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 EI-IP programme offers financial support to companies who engage in collaborative research projects with the 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.

Contract R&D
Contract Research

TSSG engages in contract research to solve specific technical challenges for Irish companies. These projects are typically undertaken by companies so that they can own their own IP outright without having to license it from the TSSG.

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.

H2020

This funding will allow you to increase your innovation capabilities, giving you access to international networks while also increasing your brand/company’s reputation and visibility on an EU level.

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.

Contact TSSG to access our European expertise through the new ‘Horizon 2020 Innovation Voucher’

Kevin Doolin, Chief Operations Officer and Director of European Union Programmes

T: +353 (0)51 302 935 or E: kdoolin@tssg.org

Brian Foley, EU Quality Manager

T: +353 (0)51 845 522 or E: bfoley@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 Commercialization 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.

Testimonials

Altocloud

TSSG was able to bring expertise when we didn’t have any to get started quickly with the right architecture, this architect is scaling with us now as we have grown the company and will still serve us when we are a billion dollar company.

– Barry O’Sullivan, Dragons Den and CEO Altocloud

Industry Projects

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