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LYIT races ahead in EV charging rollout under project SMARTrenew
LYIT races ahead in EV charging rollout under project SMARTrenew

25/11/2021

Planning has been approved by Donegal County Council for two renewable, solar powered, electric vehicle charging stations with additional energy storage capacity at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology Campus car park, opposite the main college building. The pioneering project, which is funded under the EU Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, project SMARTrenew, is aimed … Continued


WiSAR showcase three Industry 4.0 pilots under project SAFER
WiSAR showcase three Industry 4.0 pilots under project SAFER

11/11/2021  to  

As partners in the Interreg Atlantic Area project, SAFER, led by ERNACT, WiSAR has developed and implemented three Industry 4.0 pilot initiatives aimed at improving the technological adoption and innovation performance of the economy of the sea. In collaboration with the Loughs Agency in Derry (North Ireland), WiSAR Lab developed 2 pilots to help sustain … Continued


4th Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund Launched
4th Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund Launched

08/11/2021  to   10/02/2022

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, together with the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, launched the fourth Call for applications to the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) on 8 November 2021.  The Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) is a €500 million fund established … Continued


SMARTrenew Pilot Showcase Event
SMARTrenew Pilot Showcase Event

02/12/2021

SMARTrenew is a project, led by the WiSAR Lab and funded under the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014 – 2020 with an allocated budget of €1.6 million. The aim of SMARTrenew is to transfer to knowledge from partners across the NPA region to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of renewable energy sources and implement … Continued


Higher Education Minister Simon Harris confirms a new Technological University for the West and North West
Higher Education Minister Simon Harris confirms a new Technological University for the West and North West

28/10/2021

  The Presidents of the three institutes of technology in the Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA) today (Thursday 28 October 2021) warmly welcome the announcement by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, that GMIT, LYIT and IT Sligo have together been approved for designation as a Technological University (TU). … Continued


Manufacturing boost for North West as LYIT showcase revolutionary scanning technology
Manufacturing boost for North West as LYIT showcase revolutionary scanning technology

26/10/2021

The WiSAR Technology Gateway, at LYIT, has today unveiled a new €170,000 state of the art, 7-axis portable CMM (coordinate measuring machine) arm, equipped with an ultra-high precision scanner and related software, following a successful submission to last year’s Enterprise Ireland, Capital Equipment Fund. The advanced technology will see the LYIT Department of Electronic and … Continued


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