MetricIreland is a research and innovation consortium for the medical technology sector, involving 5 founding Higher Education Institutes in Ireland – Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Institute of Technology, Sligo (ITS), National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) and University of Limerick (UL).
There are also 2 associate partners – BMW Regional Assembly and Georgia Tech Ireland (GTI).
Sandra Ganly is the Commercial Development Manager for MetricIreland, a position funded by Enterprise Ireland.
Its objective is to provide support and innovation to the medical technology sector through research and development, equipment utilisation and education/training. Metricireland’s mission is to provide rapid and effective access to the capacity and capabilities within the consortium, the associate members and the broader HEI sector for enterprises.
The vision for Metricireland is to provide a single point of contact for industry to leverage the resources, expertise, facilities, equipment and education in the partnering HEIs. It is envisaged that the MetricIreland structure will be a hub for cooperation and collaboration between HEIs, Industry, Clinicians, Entrepreneurs and Investors, nationally and internationally in Medical Technologies research and innovation.