APT Solutions

APT is providing solutions for companies using plastic materials across the medical, composite, recycling and pharmaceutical sectors.

Affiliated Institutes


The Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), a Global Hub of Pharmaceutical Process Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing, funded by the SFI and industry, is a unique collaboration between seventeen companies, eight academic institutions and twelve international academic collaborators.

Technology Gateways

APT is a member of the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Programme which funds the next generation of industry led centres based in the Institutes of Technology’s around Ireland. This programme has built on the success of the Enterprise Ireland Applied Research Enhancement (ARE) Centres Programme which greatly developed the industry focused technology capability within the Institutes of Technology.

Plastics Ireland

Plastics Ireland is the representative body for the Plastics Industry in Ireland and is a central business sector within IBEC. Membership of Plastics Ireland includes both
suppliers of raw material, services and equipment to the industry as well as the leading plastics processors in Ireland.


The Irish Centre for Composites Research was established in 2010 under the
Technology Centre initiative of Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.

Metric Ireland

MetricIreland is a new research and innovation consortium for the medical technology sector, involving 5 founding Higher Education Institutes in Ireland – Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Institute of Technology, Sligo (ITS), National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) and University of Limerick (UL).


The Northern Ireland Polymer Association (NIPA) is the industry body for the Polymer Industry in Northern Ireland.


The MIRC provides incubation facilities for innovative and knowledge-based enterprise, an enterprise programme for entrepreneurs and start-ups, and makes available the resources and expertise of A.I.T. to support client companies.


A.I.T. plays a central role in the Midlands and Ireland’s economic development through its education, research and innovation programmes. AIT has three strategic research institutes in Materials (MRI), Biosciences (BRI) and Software (SRI) whose research thrusts are aligned with key

NUI Maynooth

NUI Maynooth is now part of a technology transfer consortium, an alliance led by NUI Maynooth in partnership with Institute of Technology Carlow (ITC), Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) under the Enterprise Ireland Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative (2013-2016).

Materials Ireland

Based in TCD, the group, under the direction of Professor Werner Blau, encompasses researchers from the fields of physics, chemistry, engineering, biology and computer simulation.

First Polymer Training

First Polymer Training (FPT) Skillnet operates as a training network for the Plastics Industry in Ireland and is funded under the government’s Skillnets initiative. The aim of FPT Skillnet is to deliver training that is focused on the specific needs of the plastics industry and includes certification and development.

Harvard University

Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is one of the United States preeminent academic medical centers, committed to providing excellence in clinical care, teaching, research and community outreach.