Friday September 18, 2020

Midlands Innovation and Research Centre supporting start-ups

22nd May, 2016
Prof Ciarán Ó Catháin, President of AIT; Oliver Heaney, chief executive, Arantico; John Mee, chief executive, SolanoTech; and Richard Bruton, Minister for Education and Skills

The Midlands Innovation and Research Centre (MIRC) at Athlone Institute of Technology is a vibrant focal point for innovation and enterprise in the midlands.

Since opening its doors in 2004, the MIRC has supported 151 knowledge-based start-ups, including 18 Enterprise Ireland high-potential start-ups. Innocoll, which has developed a range of surgical implants, launched an IPO on the NASDAQ in 2014.

“The MIRC provides incubation facilities for innovative and knowledge-based enterprise and delivers the New Frontiers enterprise programme in partnership...

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