Free 1-to-1 Consultations on €5K Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers

If you have an idea for a new product or service, and need support to develop it, our team at the Medical and Engineering Technology Gateway, Galway are here to advise and support you in developing your idea. This FREE one-to-one online consultation will take you through the process from start to finish. We are part of a nationwideContinue reading “Free 1-to-1 Consultations on €5K Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers”

Sensory Science

Contributed by Dr Paula Conroy BSc PhD RNutr, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Sensory science is commonly referred to as ‘sensory evaluation’ and ‘sensory analysis’. A scientific discipline used to evoke, measure, analyse, and interpret reactions to those characteristics of food and other materials as they are perceived by the senses of sight, smell, touch, taste,Continue reading “Sensory Science”

Nutrition & Immunity

The immune system is what protects us from infection and informs the body’s response to injury. It is very complex and many different parts of the body are involved including the skin, bone marrow, lymphatic system and mucous membranes. Many factors affect our immune function including age, gender, genetics, stress, smoking, exercise, vaccination and infectionContinue reading “Nutrition & Immunity”

Nutrition for Healthy Ageing

Summary Good nutrition and a healthful diet are particularly important for maintaining health as we age Consume a moderate amount (20 – 30g) of high-quality protein with each meal to help make new cells, keep your muscles healthy, support mood and cognitive function Keep your bones healthy by having 3 servings of calcium-rich food suchContinue reading “Nutrition for Healthy Ageing”

Innovation Partnership Programme – Project Feasibility Study

The Project Feasibility Study is not intended to be a standalone, discrete piece of research. It is intended to provide a ‘stepping stone’ to enable researchers and third-level institutions to become involved in full Innovation Partnership projects with industrial partners. Am I eligible? All manufacturing, processing and internationally traded service companies, with an operating baseContinue reading “Innovation Partnership Programme – Project Feasibility Study”

Innovation Voucher

The Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland’s public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small Irish businesses. Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider. Am I eligible? TheContinue reading “Innovation Voucher”


Innovation is a vital component of success and growth for any company. Sometimes this realisation can come from a place of reaction, but it is preferable for any business to be proactive in generating new ideas for their future survival and progression. Innovation is a mechanism by which a business can improve their competitive advantageContinue reading “Innovation”

Sport and Exercise Analysis and Technologies

MET has a wide range of expertise, skills and advanced equipment available to industry to support the development of Sports and Exercise products and research. The equipment listed below can be used in human trials and studies to further enhance product development. Maximal Oxygen Uptake / VO2 max testing MET’s Cortex Metalyzer can carry outContinue reading “Sport and Exercise Analysis and Technologies”

Nutrition and Sport Services at MET

MET is dedicated to advancing the sciences of nutrition and sport in collaboration with industry and to maximising healthy outcomes in the Irish population. Nutrition and health are important drivers in food sales, driven by the increasing consumer demand for healthy food and drink products. The concept of medicinal nutrition encompasses functional foods and foodsContinue reading “Nutrition and Sport Services at MET”

Medical and Engineering Technologies (MET) Gateway

The Enterprise Ireland Medical and Engineering Technology (MET) Gateway is an interdisciplinary Technology Gateway providing accredited cutting-edge, industry focussed solutions for SMEs and larger organisations across the MedTech, Engineering and Lifesciences sectors. Based at GMIT’s Galway campus, the MET Technology Gateway offers a range of applied innovative supports relevant to companies in the product designContinue reading “Medical and Engineering Technologies (MET) Gateway”