APT Gateway

The APT Technology Gateway is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union through the ERDF Southern, Eastern & Midland Regional Programme 2021-27

The Polymer, Recycling, Industrial, Sustainability and Manufacturing (PRISM) Research Institute at the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands (TUS) has a long history of managing and delivering successful research for the benefit of industry.

Since 2013, APT has completed over 825 projects with companies to a value of over €5.3 million which demonstrates the value companies see from working with APT and gaining access to APTs vast knowledge base and state-of-the-art equipment suites.

The Technology Gateway continues to underpin TUS strategic research goal to develop strong nationally and internationally recognised centres and groups within PRISM, which are independent yet closely aligned and we will continue to engage our industry support base strongly in our ongoing strategic development to ensure the continued relevance of the Gateway to evolving polymer and plastics industry requirements 

APT offers industry the following value propositions through its design and implementation of industry focused projects:  

Knowledge base: access to comprehensive knowledge base of APT and PRISM, world-class R&D infrastructure and the use of technological expertise to generate solutions for the close-to-market needs of Irish industry, as identified by our broad polymer and plastics industry client base, which will underpin sustainability, support exports and drive job creation 

Innovation Services: access to a community of, technologists, managers, consultants and students sharing innovative ideas and research 

Further Industrial Linkages:  access to university’s thriving multi-sectoral industrial partnerships with large national companies, multinational corporations, SMEs in various sectors as well as chambers and sector-specific associations across the country. These links provide further opportunities for collaborative & partnership industrial research projects with societal impact, technology transfer and product diffusion, industry-specific trainings & talk series, professional trainings & employment  Convenient terms: Convenient economic terms and conditions for further access to research facilities 

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CISD - Centre for Industrial Services and Design 

APT is complemented by CISD - Centre for Industrial Services and Design who provide expert knowledge and facilities for analytical testing and product development. CISD analytical offers advanced polymer testing technologies, unrivalled experienced and highly qualified staff along with testing expertise & dedicated infrastructure for Irish industry.  CISD design have helped accelerate product development from start-up SME’s to large scale multinational organisations. By bridging the gap from idea to production with novel manufacturing methods. Our expertise in design and manufacturing allow us to develop products centred on the user’s needs, with defendable IP and ready for production. CISD delivers from the initial idea to the final product. Our scientists, engineers, chemists, and technologists are highly qualified professionals with years of industry experience who use state-of-the-art instrumentation to provide a full range of quality, product safety, materials and research analysis and testing services. Within those industries, APT routinely conducts complete standard and customized polymer testing programs for; material suppliers, processors, manufacturers and end users.