Our Clients are Businesses and Research Groups

Tfi is delighted to announce new contracts with Insight Group, Dublin City University, Tyndall Group Cork, University College Dublin,Cork Institute of Technology, Coillte and Waterford Institute of Technology

Here are details of some recent client projects

• Sensor Technologies - Technology reviews and market engagement
TfI has just completed commercialisation assessments (technology reviews and market assessments) of a range of sensor technologies including landfill gas monitoring, air emission monitoring, a sensor network authentication technology and wireless inertia measurement units. 

• Kingspan plc. Tfi proposed several approaches to a technology enhancement Kingspan wanted to add to one of their product lines. We are continuing to progress three of their four proposed approaches.

'We have been very impressed with TfI's ability to quickly understand our technology and propose solutions drawing on their experience in completely unrelated industries.' Director Kingspan plc

• IP Identification and protection - A review of a client's IP and putting in place the necessary processes to manage and maintain it. The project involved meeting with inhouse developers to review technology innovation and identify those innovations that were potentially patentable, reviewing employment and contractor contracts in relation to IP protection and training development staff on disclosure proceedures. 

Trends in Manufacturing - On behalf of Diageo, Tfi undertook an analysis of future trends in manufacturing and their applicability to the brewing industry.

Cleantech Research - On behalf of a Bord Gais seeking an assesment of current cleantech research. We worked with Universities and Researchers throughout Ireland to prepare a comprehensive analysis of all Cleantech research projects and investment opportunities.

Technology Commercialisation - In partnership with E-Synergy, on an Invest Northern Ireland project, we have been working with a cross section of SMEs reviewing their technology innovations and assisting them with commercialisation planning for these initiatives.

Technology development in Wave energy Conversion -We have been engaged to develop protective components for wave energy devices utilising early stage University researcher disclosures. Along with designing and testing prototypes, this project involved the negotiation of development and licensing agreements with world leading material and polymer companies.

Development on Novel Braking Technology -We have developed a range of applications to commercialise a novel braking solution for use on industrial machinery including wind turbines, cranes and mining equipment. We have taken the concepts, based on primary research and design concepts from a Cambridge University researcher, through Patenting, Proof of Concept and Prototyping; to the signing of initial application licences with a number of German manufacturers.