I-Form, the Science Federation Ireland (SFI) Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, has signed a multi-year agreement with Castlebar-based company Fort Wayne Metals to develop components for use in next generation medical devices.
In 2019 Fort Wayne announced a €10 million, five-year expansion programme creating 80 additional science and technology jobs at its Castlebar facility. Those jobs are now in place and today’s announcement will result in additional job opportunities due to the new research collaboration.
The I-Form research team will be led by Prof Dermot Brabazon at Dublin City University (DCU).
Michael O’Donnell, Managing Director of Fort Wayne Metals Ireland told Midwest News that this long-term engagement with I-Form will be an important part of its R&D programme and supports the recently announced expansion at the Castlebar site.
Mr O’Donnell has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley more about the latest exciting development