Irish Manufacturing Research

Positioning Ireland as global leaders in Advanced Manufacturing

Irish Manufacturing Research

Positioning Ireland as global leaders in Advanced Manufacturing

Irish Manufacturing Research is an independent Manufacturing and Industrial Energy Efficiency Research Organisation focused on delivering solutions to Irish Industry.

Irish Manufacturing Research

Irish Manufacturing Research at a Glance


Companies Engaged through Industrial Network


Multi-Disciplined Researchers


Number of years experience in Manufacturing

“Static Hydro Energy (SHE) Ltd is an Irish company involved in the utilization of waste compressed air. Our completed prototype demonstrated how waste compressed air could be used to generate electricity in a novel and unique way. However, we did not possess any hard data pertaining to the availability of waste compressed air in Ireland. Following a recommendation from Enterprise Ireland, we approached Irish Manufacturing Research seeking their assistance. Using the well-established skill set, IMR have, in effect, acted as a “one stop shop” for us. From the onset, their total commitment was both a surprise and a pleasure to witness. IMR’s level of engagement and enthusiasm for our project instilled an increased confidence in our team.”

Owen Mc Elroy, MD


“GreenMode Methods ® allowed us to understand our factories consumption to a level we did not think possible. It gave us a detailed insight into our product systems and more importantly pointed to where we could improve by changing equipment consumption behaviours through appropriate risk analysis. In addition, it allowed us to engage our supply chain for further improvements”

Dr. Niall Aughney

“As one of the founding members of ICMR, now part of Advanced Manufacturing Ireland initiative, Pfizer has been instrumental in helping shape and inform the research themes and in particular has played a key role in informing and piloting solutions to maintain this leading workforce performance through the Tacit Knowledge research program. At the Grangecastle biopharmaceutical manufacturing site, we have piloted the Workplace Knowledge System (WKS), a user-focused platform for the sharing of tacit formal knowledge in an enterprise environment. Results to date have been exceedingly positive in terms of both user feedback and impacts on Key Performance Indicators through faster and easier access to knowledge”.

Pat Field, Network Performance Leader


Latest Articles

‘Fourth industrial revolution’ to transform manufacturing

Irish Manufacturing Research CTO Michéal Cassidy and Research Lead Ken Horan were recently interviewed by Barry McCall Irish Times for their expert views on Industry 4.0. The fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0 as it has become known, is set to...

International AM-Conference Nottingham

There are a number of additive manufacturing and 3D printing events around, not many of which manage to bring together experts and prolific adopters. The AM-Conference in Nottingham is one event that has managed to do so. The conference is a two day event which...

EUREKA Funding Initiative for Irish Companies

EUREKA, the International, Inter-Governmental Program ( has today granted ‘Applicant Label’ status to the European SMART Advanced Manufacturing initiative.  This initiative has the support of Czech R., Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, South...

ISPE Young Professionals Summer Seminar

On Thursday 29th of June, the ISPE, Young Professionals Pharma Group, held its annual summer seminar, at the Lee Hotel in Cork.  The seminar was supported by over 60 attendees from companies such as J&J, Pfizer, SL Controls, Prochem, Jacobs, Mylan, PM Global, ITS,...

Cobotics Steering Committee

National Cobotics Steering Committee Meeting, June 2017 The fifth National Cobotics Steering Committee meeting was held in the Kuka offices in Dundalk on Friday the 23rd of June.  The Steering committee which brings together the leading technical, industrial and...