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086_WEST_LOGO_REVThe West region is a hub for members across all sectors of engineering and who are based in Galway, Mayo or Roscommon. It represents many sectors of the industry, including third level education, local authorities, central government, contractors, companies, researchers and many more. The region provides CPD and social networking events for engineers of all grades and disciplines.

The Gaeltacht region of Galway and Mayo is also included in the West region and welcomes participation "as Gaeilge" with an annual  Leacht as Gaeilge.

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Sligo engineers pioneer bioresorbable medical implants

  Researchers at IT Sligo are leading a €1 million EU-funded project that could pave the way for more people to receive better and cheaper medical implants faster. According to the team involved in Bio-PolyTec, greater use of bioresorbable polymer material is set to have a significant impact the future development of implantable medical devices, with important benefits for patients and manufacturers. Bioresorbable polymers have key advantages over traditional metal implants. They ...

Longest tunnel in Ireland reaches its Co Mayo destination

  The longest tunnel ever built in Ireland has just been completed in Co Mayo. The 4.9km tunnel (which is 300m longer than Dublin’s Port Tunnel) has been under construction since January 2013. The tunnel runs under Sruwaddacon Bay, a special area of conservation (SAC) and will house a key onshore section of the Corrib gas pipeline. The tunnel will be used to connect the previously laid 83km offshore pipeline from the Corrib Field to the Bellanaboy Bridge Gas Processing ...

ReNEW waste-innovation project sees closed landfill opening minds

  Author: Pádraic Ó hUiginn, communications programme manager, Technology Centre for Biorefining and Bioenergy  A closed landfill site outside Cologne and Bonn in north-west Germany was where Prof Michael Bongards of Cologne University of Applied Sciences’ Institute for Automation & Industrial IT welcomed the ReNEW Network to its April work session on developing the circular economy in North West Europe. [caption id="attachment_13646" align="alignright" width="1024"] Circular ...

Galway Mayo IT develops advanced human anatomical simulators

  Author: Dr Liam Morris, co-founder and principal investigator of GMedTech; lecturer in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology The Galway Medical Technology Centre (GMedTech) develops advanced human anatomical simulators based on medical images. Established in 2006, within the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department of the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, the biomedical engineering research centre GMedTech has obtained over €3.5 ...

NIBRT - developing solutions for Ireland's biotech companies

  Author: Killian O'Driscoll, projects director, National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) is a world-class institute that provides training and research solutions for the bioprocessing industry. Our mission is to support the bioprocessing industry by providing a unique learning experience for trainees in an environment that replicates the most modern industrial bioprocessing facility. In parallel, ...

Embracing open innovation in agile software development

  Authors: Dr Kieran Conboy (BComms MBS PhD), dean of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law, NUI Galway and Dr Lorraine Morgan (Dip MSc PhD), senior research fellow with Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, at NUI Galway The increasingly complex nature of contemporary software requires contemporary development and project management approaches. Amongst these are agile software development approaches such as Scrum and more ‘open innovation’ approaches such as open ...
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