ERDF Funding

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 

Introduction to APT Technology Gateway

APT provides world-class solutions for SME's and Multinational companies throughout the product life cycle. This includes services ranging from product design through to processing and characterisation of final products. APT is housed in a state-of-the-art facility on the TUS Athlone Campus which showcases its facilities from pilot scale up to industry processing equipment. APT is complemented by the Centre for Industrial Services and Design which provide expert knowledge and facilities for analytical testing and product development.

Aims & Results

APT Technology Gateway supports the development of innovative, high-value polymer and plastics products. We aim to increase the global competitiveness of Irish-based plastics and polymer companies, open up export opportunities, and ultimately boost revenues and employment across key industry sectors

Provide open access points for industry

Access points for industry

Delivery close-to-market solutions for Irish industry

Be regionally based

Act as regional portals to the nationwide expertise in Irish Research Infrastructure