Friday, 18 June 2021

MTU’s AgriTech Centre of Excellence (ACE) offers a new award at the 2021 Innovation Arena


ACE is joining forces with Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships to offer an award to a company with a significant agricultural engineering innovation. ACE is Ireland’s premier virtual, augmented and mixed reality suite. It is a purpose-built virtual and physical collaboration space which hosts a huge array of the very latest augmented, virtual, and mixed reality platforms, enabling you to think differently whilst working in a unique technology-rich environment. The ACE AgriTech Award offers the winner a unique opportunity to get immersed in these technologies through a 2-day experience at the ACE suite including access to its consultation and support team. A custom solution is offered to suit the successful company needs, if you are looking for a new way to promote your product, to add value to your design process or test out remote working opportunities this award if is a must have.


Professor Joseph Walsh, Head of the School of STEM at MTU Kerry Campus and Director of ACE, stated “MTU Kerry Campus has a very proud tradition of Agricultural Engineering Education and Research for over 40 years, through our successful working partnerships we have developed ACE our state-of-the-art technology suite, we are delighted to be partnering with the Innovation Arena to offer an award and we see this as an ongoing partnership for the future. The award winners will have a unique opportunity to experience the value that these cutting-edge technologies can offer their business. We have the capability to provide a custom offering to meet individual company needs and for ACE it is an ideal opportunity to showcase our technology offering by delivering a real solution for the successful company.”


Jerry Maloney, Enterprise Ireland’s Regional Director for the Mid-West, South & South-East, stated “This is perfect match for us, this award demonstrates the power of collaboration through the newly established AgriTech cluster also based at the MTU Kerry campus. The award offers an AgriTech company the opportunity test first-hand the benefit that the ACE immersive technologies that bring to the company. This award helps Irish Agri industries to be seen as the global leaders in AgriTech and presents Ireland as the best place in the world to be an AgriTech business.”


Application deadline is 30th June, apply online at

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