NCAD DesignLabs. Funding of €6.8 million announced for sustainable disruptive technology

NCAD DesignLabs, partners in a consortium led by Tympany Medical, have been awarded €6.8 million in funding under the DTIF award to develop Solascope.

We are delighted to announce that NCAD DesignLabs are partners in a consortium led by Tympany Medical that has been awarded €6.8 million in funding under the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

Alongside consortium partners Tympany Medical, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), and Invermed, this three-year project will see NCAD work at the forefront of circular economy and sustainable service design development for medical devices.

Announcing the funding, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney said:

“I am delighted to announce funding of €6.8 million for this collaborative project to produce the world's first sterile, sustainable, panoramic endoscope which will deliver better healthcare outcomes in a sustainable manner. The enterprise sector has a major role to play in finding more sustainable options for products and services, so I’m particularly pleased that this project, through its circular manufacturing approach, aligns with our commitments under the White Paper for Enterprise to promote the development of the circular economy and bioeconomy.”

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, added: 

“This project brings research and business closer together. The relationship we continue to foster between these two has huge benefits for innovation, industry, job creation, skills development and society. This project alongside the other successful DTIF projects is making an important contribution in positioning Ireland as a leader in research and innovation ensuring that our economy remains resilient, and adaptive to the modern technological era.”

Read the full press release here.

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