Walton Institute is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for ICT research and innovation, and one of the most successful ICT research centres in Ireland securing funding of €120 million under EU Programmes. The “TSSG Technology Gateway” at the Walton Institute is one of the largest Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways in the network. The Technology Gateway supports start-ups, micro SME’s and scaling SME’s by delivering technology solutions through collaboration on projects which are close to the market needs of the Irish industry.
Walton has a proven track record in translating world class research into market ready products and services and has established an eco-system of mobile service companies in the South East of Ireland and beyond, creating several hundred jobs directly and indirectly in the last ten years. As a multidisciplinary ICT centric research institute, the first of its kind in the South East region, Walton Institute’s research vision is to utilise ICT that can be expanded towards various applications including future healthcare, transport, environmental protection, cybersecurity, energy, as well as agriculture.
The Walton Institute currently consists of approximately 80 research scientists and engineers, 25 postgraduate students to PhD level and manages an active international network in excess of 750 international partners from industry, academic and research institutes. In the past 2 years, the Technology Gateway in Walton Institute secured funding from Enterprise Ireland to establish labs and testbeds in the areas of mixed reality, e-Textiles and satellite communications with a direct goal of supporting industry in the south east interested in enhancing their product and service offering in these areas.