Our Vision


IMR’s vision is to enable manufacturing of all sectors and sizes to be leaders in the world of advanced manufacturing so that they can compete and thrive in the global economy. As a leading manufacturing Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) with labs and industrial pilot lines in Dublin and Mullingar, IMR works with leading global and indigenous brands to demystify and derisk new and emerging technologies & to deliver high-impact collaborative research. IMR’s ambition is to significantly accelerate the implementation of key elements of Ireland’s industrial strategy and enable Irish-based manufacturers to be early adopters and winners in the fourth industrial revolution. IMR will enable industry to capitalise on these opportunities and tackle the threats head-on, through a broad-based service offering to ensure industry has access to the latest technologies and knowledge in a timely fashion.


IMR’s comprehensive R&D program offers collaboration across the 4 thematic pillars: Digitisation, Robotics and Automation, Design for Manufacturing and Sustainable Manufacturing, to deliver solutions that enable industry to increase productivity, improve efficiency, upskill and build resilience, win new business and launch new products.

Our Thematic Pillars


Vision: “Data driven business”

Accelerating the evolution towards Industry 4.0 and addressing the full data driven manufacturing paradigm with a twin vision of using data for effective and optimized factory performance and also to enable new business models and revenue streams through value-add services.

Robotics and Automation

Vision: “Self-adaptive autonomous automation”

Enabling manufacturers to be globally competitive through step change improvements in productivity and quality manufacturing through automation and robotics. The Mullingar Pilot Lines provide a national test bed for the development of automation and control applications across a broad range of industries.

Design for Manufacturing

Vision: “Customer-defined Manufacturing”

Supporting industry to design and produce using advanced digital toolsets and technologies such as 3D printing, advanced machining and full product lifecycle management, to create novel products and processes designed around great customer experiences.

Sustainable Manufacturing

Vision: “Zero net carbon Manufacturing”

To help industry take a leadership role in creating a low-carbon economy through coalescing thought leadership on many key areas around the Circular Economy, resource efficiency and intelligent energy management. IMR helps industry to optimise and adopt technologies for intelligent factory and supply-chain operations.