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

Technical Standards Committee Meeting

Today IMR hosted the meeting of the Advanced Manufacturing Technical Standards Committee on Robots, Cobots & Robotics. In attendance were NSAI, IMR, ABB, ITSL, Somex, Rockwell, SAP, UCD, IDA, KUKA & DCU. Covered was the upcoming Milan meeting on ISO/TS 15066....

National Manufacturing 4.0 Conference

On March 16th last, Andrew Lynch led a plenary session of the National Manufacturing 4.0 conference in the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham.  The IMR session explored the practical implications of engaging in the industry 4.0 journey, with particular emphasis on the...

Mondragon Corporation European Partnership

Irish Manufacturing Research have been invited to develop a strategic initiative with the Spanish research and commercial giant, Mondragon Corporation.  Mondragon is large research based federation of worker cooperatives, which today employs more than 75,000 people,...

National Cobotics Steering Committee

  On Tuesday 7th of March, Andrew Lynch (Chief Innovation Officer, IMR) chaired the fourth National Cobotics Steering Committee Meeting, held in the SAP Business Objects Office in Citywest Dublin.  Attendees included the following organisations; KUKA, Pilz, SAP,...

TSSG/IMR Strategic Alignment

On February 16th, John Delaney (Principle Investigator, IMR) and Andrew Lynch (Chief Innovation Officer, IMR) opened a joint engagement session with TSSG (Telecommunications, Software & Systems Group), in Waterford Institute of Technology.  The session was kindly...