Case Studies


  • Chiara Di Carlo, R&D Engineer Enterasense, Vysera Biomedical:

    "CAPPA helped us to better understand the challenges of the technology and identify the most effective way to develop and test a functional prototype. The team in CAPPA is extremely skilled and they delivered a high-performance prototype. In particular, we really appreciated the fact that the team listened to our direction and worked with us to deliver exactly what was needed. The team responded quickly to changes and offered innovative solutions to overcome problems and challenges met during the project."

  • Ruairi Monaghan, R&D Engineer, NuWave Ventures:

    "We found our experience working with CAPPA to be very rewarding. Their expertise augmented our teams’ skills, allowing us to expedite development of our air sampling systems in a much shorter time scale than possible otherwise. Dealing with the people involved was also simple and professional from start to finish."

  • Barry Walsh, MS&T Tech Transfer Lead/Chief Scientific Officer, Alcon:

    "Alcon have a long standing relationship with CAPPA going back over 5 years. We use the expertise of CAPPA on an ongoing basis for carrying out tests on products. Having CAPPA on our doorstep is hugely beneficial to Alcon as it provides us with the cutting edge analytical technology we need to make informed decisions on our process and projects. "

  • Frank Riedewald, CEO, Composite Recycling:

    "With the help of the knowledge and expertise provided by the CAPPA centre Composite Recycling was successful in achieving €50k funding under the SME Instrument Phase 1 call. We are now firmly driven towards developing our technology and ideas further and will be working closely with the CAPPA centre to submit a proposal for a larger phase 2 call later in the year."

  • Jerry Larkin, Plant Reliability Manager, GE Healthcare:

    "CAPPA have become our go-to on materials investigation issues. CAPPA's lab, people and systems are technically first-class, but also flexible and business-friendly."

  • Seamus Lane, MD, ZZ Ltd:

    "The CAPPA group engaged with us from the onset where they explored the viability of the project prior to the Enterprise Ireland application. The group maintained contact with us during the entire process where they demonstrated commitment to understanding the issues and the impact to our business. The group were successful in building a quality control model to allow us assess the maturity of mozzarella helping to ensure customer satisfaction. We would highly recommend the CAPPA group and would have no hesitation in working with the group in the future."

  • Les Egan, CEO, Egan Concepts Ltd:

    "Egan Concepts gained access to knowledge and facilities outside of their core competencies of product and industrial design. The project allowed them to evaluate a wide variety of lasers with different output powers and beam quality at various wavelengths and price points. Guidance on the electrical, optical and thermal management of the sources was provided which was integrated into a working prototype and will be incorporated into the final product design."

  • Ken Reynolds, Business & Technology Manager, ProPhotonix:

    "ProPhotonix gained access to key research and development expertise that would otherwise not have allowed them to develop this product. The company now has a market disruptive product available to them with key customers targeted."

Below is a selection of Industrial Case Studies choosen to highlight the relevance of CAPPA's research, activities and expertise to a diverse range of companies. The case studies give examples of engagement with companies of varying size and markets across CAPPA's full spectrum of supports. Just click on a company name to find out more about what CAPPA has enabled them to do.


Company Size Sector Engagement
Alcon MNC Medical Device Consultancy Collaborative R&D
Epi-Light SME Photonics Consultancy Innovation Voucher Collaborative R&D
GE Healthcare MNC Medical Imaging Consultancy Stepping Stone
Janssen MNC Pharmaceuticals Feasibility Study
Logitech MNC Consumer Electronics Contract R&D
Radisens Diagnostics Start-Up Medical Diagnostics Innovation Voucher Collaborative R&D
Shasta Start-Up Baby Products Feasibility Study
Superlum SME Photonics Collaborative R&D EU FP7