AIT Researchers Awarded €2 Million for Advanced R&D Equipment

APT and COMAND are two of the most successful centres of R&D excellence working with industry nationally.

Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) researchers have received €2 million from Enterprise Ireland’s Capital Fund for highly specialist equipment this past year.

Building on the phenomenal success of last year’s application, researchers recently secured an additional €830,000 for cutting-edge research and development equipment for the institute’s two Enterprise Ireland technology gateways – APT and COMAND.

APT, which provides polymer technology solutions for companies in the medical, composite, recycling and pharmaceutical sectors and is housed within AIT’s Materials Research Institute, was awarded the bulk of the funding, €600,000.

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