The PEM Centre provides expertise in the areas of:

The PEM Centre,  PEM Technology Gateway,  PEM Strategic Research Centre

 Innovation Centre, Institute of Technology Sligo, Ash Lane, Sligo.


Contact: Finola Howe, PEM Technology Gateway Manager     Email:    Phone:  + 353 (0)71-9305530 


Contact: David Tormey, PEM Academic Director     Phone:  + 353 (0)71-9155496      


The PEM Technology Gateway and Technology Gateway Network - EMD Cluster is funded by Enterprise Ireland in partnership with 15 Institutes of Technologies nationwide. It provides technology solutions that allow companies to develop new products, processes & services by leveraging the research expertise available within each Institute of Technology.

Each Gateway offers specialised expertise & provides innovative technology solutions aligned to individual industry needs. The Technology Gateway network is also home to three unique clusters which optimise the skills, knowledge & experience available. Established in 2016, EMD Ireland is a cluster of six Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways operating within the engineering, materials & design sector. The PEM Technology Gateway is a member of the EMD Cluster which provides a range of expertise for companies who are looking to access research & development within these areas. The cluster can connect with over 300 industry researchers in areas such as Precision Engineering, Biotechnology, Polymers, Protective Coatings, Prototype Design, Medical Imaging Technologies & 3D Metal Additive Manufacturing.

The PEM Strategic Research Centre builds on the Institute’s research strengths in material science, laser processing,

micro- machining, polymer processing, 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, manufacturing process control and statistical process analysis.

The PEM SRC structure provides our Principal Investigators, who have all individually demonstrated notable research achievements through engagement with industry, a platform to consolidate our experience, expertise and resources. The PEM RDI themes are complementary and provide opportunities for convergence towards a unique single industry R&D support offering in precision engineering and manufacturing.

The PEM Strategic Research Centre is focused on addressing specific manufacturing industry research needs in:

  • Product Design and Additive Manufacturing.

  • Manufacturing Process Simulation and Optimisation.

  • Sustainable Manufacturing.

  • Enhancement, Optimisation & Control of Polymer Processes.

  • Precision Engineering and Micro-Machining.

  • Laser-based prototyping and Manufacturing technologies.

  • Nano-Materials and Nano-Technologies.