An InterTradeIreland FUSION consultant will assist the company to identify the necessary expertise which you could provide. On agreement between your institute and the company, a partnership is formed – the academic support that you provide will be key to the success of the project.
The partnership will:
Funding up to £16,000 for 12 month project, or £23,250 for 18 month Project which includes:
Trinity College Dublin - Moorings Mediquip - Co. Antrim
"I have found the InterTradeIreland FUSION programme to be an excellent mechanism for linking small businesses and academics in Ireland. Through the programme I have been able to work directly in the area of new product development which has been a very beneficial experience for me as an academic. Both my teaching and research have benefited directly from involvement in this programme, and I would recommend it to others without hesitation."
St Angela’s Food Technology College - Daily Bake - Co. Armagh
A FUSION Project provides valued connections to an academic, allowing them to work closely with the islands most progressive companies who seek to innovate. This unique opportunity is so essential to academia, keeping them at the forefront of changes in industry. FUSION also provides academics with a wealth of teaching material and ideas for graduate and postgraduate Projects.
Dr Mustafa Akay
University of Ulster - JFC Plastics - Co. Galway
The JFC-UUJ FUSION project has significantly extended the industrial experience of Dr Akay, the Knowledge-Centre Partner. Dr Akay has gained fresh insight into the operations and challenges facing a manufacturing company involved in the production of numerous rotational moulded and extruded plastics products. The experience has enabled him to prepare presentations and has raised fresh desire and enthusiasm in the subject area for Dr Akay to write a teaching compendium on “Introduction to polymer science and technology”.