IMR Approved for €250k REISS Priming Project

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IMR Approved for €250k REISS Priming Project

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) has been approved for €250k funding as part of the REISS Priming Grant. IMR’s priming project addresses a critical and urgent need for Irish and global manufacturing, namely how to meet the fundamentally important but demanding objectives of the transition to a low-carbon society.  The project will explore the latest technologies and business practices to show how this transition is a prudent and profitable business decision, as well as supporting industry for compliance with existing and emerging legislation.

This project will map a path, not only to achieving low carbon production, but also to making adoptees more competitive through enhanced ESG performance, attractiveness to global supply chains and environmental procurement, and the attraction and retention of staff.  The project aims to create a blueprint for implementing a low carbon strategy in manufacturing by partnering with leading Irish manufacturing enterprises.

Ministers of State Robert Troy TD and Damien English TD announced details last week of the 47 projects that have been approved for a total of €3.5 million in grant support under the Regional Enterprise Innovation Scoping Scheme 2022 (REISS).

Minister for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English TD said:

“Government is focused on working hard to provide businesses and their talented people with targeted supports in order to sustain regional enterprise and job creation opportunities across every region in Ireland.

“The REISS scheme (REISS Priming Grant & REISS Feasibility Study Grant) is a crucial part of that approach as we plan for the future by providing resources to early-stage projects to develop and advance their current plans to a stage where they can make real progress.

“Strengthening the links between our education system and innovative local businesses is an important strategy in our nine Regional Economic Plans and we grasp new opportunities and tackle long-term challenges such as our new trading relationship with the UK and the transition to a low-carbon economy.”