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

Technology Gateway

As a member of the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Programme, the WiSAR Technology Gateway delivers near to market solutions for industry with an advanced test environment to accelerate R&D in the development and warehousing of IoT technology.

Our services include:

  • Applied Research & Design
  • Technical Consultancy
  • Prototype & Test Services

The WiSAR Technology Gateway is home to a dedicated team of researchers and engineers working on a wide range of collaborative R&D industry projects, equipped with a state-of-the-art test laboratory, wireless testbeds, industrial sensors and prototyping facilities, for embedded circuit design. This expertise enables WiSAR to work with companies from various sectors to design IoT products and systems from concept to advanced near-to-market prototypes.

The Gateway has full IOT technology stack capability with research incorporating physical data collection, edge computing, communication protocols, data analytics, AI and machine learning.  Our sector focus is on smart and connected industries such and health-tech, agriculture, renewables and industry 4.0.

Projects engagement can happen at any stage in the product development lifecycle with an outcome up to an advanced prototype, Technology Readiness Level 7.

Areas of Expertise

We have expertise in the following areas

Core Competencies

The collaborative services provided by the WiSAR Lab give companies a flexible and expert R&D resource that can be used to investigate the suitability of wireless technology as part of their future product development, without the need for a large initial commitment of their own resources.

WiSAR offers the following range of R&D and testing services to develop and build prototypes, perform proof of concept exercises or feasibility studies:

  • Schematic Design and PCB Design (Altium Designer)
  • In house rapid PCB prototyping (LPKF Suite)
  • Experience of wide range of µcontrollers including Infineon PSoC, ST and Atmel.
  • Experience using wide range of linux based Operating System and Hardware such as Raspberry Pi, Upboard, Jetson Nvidia.
  • Suite of 3D Printers (FDM, SLA and SLS)
  • 3D Scanner ( 7-Axis Portable with CMM arm)
  • Multi layer PCB manufacturing lab
  • Suite of 3D Printers (FDM, SLA and SLS)
  • 3D Scanner ( 7-Axis Portable with CMM arm)
  • Multi layer PCB manufacturing lab


The team has a number of different funding mechanisms to engage with commercial entities.

Innovation Vouchers

The Innovation Voucher programme was developed to build links between Ireland’s public knowledge providers (such as Wisar Lab) and small businesses. Innovation Vouchers worth €20,000 combined are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider such as the Wisar Lab.

Innovation Partnership

The IP programme offers financial support to companies who engage in collaborative research projects with Wisar Lab. 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 Wisar Lab. Wisar 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

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.

The Technology Gateway engages in contract research to solve specific technical challenges for Irish companies. These projects are typically undertaken by companies that they can gain access to research knowledge in a quicker timeframe. Wisar Lab also engages in consulting to specific research, technical or knowledge challenges for Irish companies. Consulting engagements tend to be high-value engagements using Wisar Lab researchers to examine specific issues and make recommendations.

The Technology Gateway can also advise on larger project grants, utilising European Union funds for SMEs and fast track to innovation funds for micro-SMEs. The team can help navigate the multitude of grants on offer and help find collaborators from across the EU.