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AIT Department receives major investment for future technology projects

Apr 28, 2021 16:04 By Shannonside News
AIT Department receives major investment for future technology projects AIT Department receives major investment for future technology projects
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Projects involving research teams at Athlone's Institue of Technology received over €4.56million from the Disruptive Technologies Fund, in the last weeks.

The first involves work with Longford company Avery Dennison, which involves the development of a special pouch that will help improve the skin condition of ostomy pouch users.

The second is in the area of energy, climate action and sustainability and involves tackling the composition of plastic to make it more sustainable (1.89 million allocated).

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Dr Margaret Brennan Fournet is Leading Plastics Sustainability at AIT, she's been speaking to MaryClaire Grealy about the work of the Department and how they are working on making plastics such as packaging for our meat more sustainable.

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