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Limavady Electronics Company Recognised for Outstanding Innovation

Limavady Electronics Company Recognised for Outstanding Innovation

02 March 15

Limavady based company Arbarr Electronics, a High Tech SME specialising in Energy Storage Systems, has been commended for its achievement in InterTradeIreland’s FUSION programme and awarded with a ‘Project Exemplar’ for outstanding innovation. The award recognises exceptionally high levels of innovation and collaboration between a company, their graduate and an academic as part of the FUSION programme.

InterTradeIreland’s technology transfer and innovation programme FUSION, partners companies north and south with a third-level institution and provides them with the specialist expertise of a high calibre graduate who works directly in the organisation to deliver a new product or process improvement project. Through the Programme, Arbarr Electronics has benefitted from the services of Institute of Technology, Tallaght and graduate Paul Doherty. Paul assisted in the development of a Battery Powered Standby Power System for use in the Domestic market capable of powering low energy lamps and communication devices for approximately 50 hours. On receiving the award, James McCorley, Managing Director of Arbarr Electronics said:

The InterTradeIreland FUSION project helped us immensely to work on the production of a portable LiFe-PO4 Battery Powered Standby System and allowed us to bring it to the market quickly. The result has strengthened Arbarr’s position in the market and broadens our range of products that will increase sales with existing and new customers”.

John Byrne the academic from Institute of Technology, Tallaght was vital to our project. The use of IT, Tallaght’s technical equipment was integral to the research for the development of our products. John’s extensive research and passion for this area of the industry has been both inspirational and extremely helpful. His knowledge and supervision on this project helped us to bring our product to market more quickly than projected. I would recommend the FUSION project to SMEs because it enabled our company to hire a highly qualified graduate who, with the support of the academic, was the driving force behind this project.”

For businesses looking for more information on the InterTradeIreland FUSION Programme go to http://www.intertradeireland.com/fusion/

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Pictured at the awarding of the ‘InterTradeIreland FUSION Project Exemplar’ are James McCorley, Managing Director of Arbarr Electronics, Dianne Dundas, InterTradeIreland and John Byrne, Institute of Technology, Tallaght.