|Sector||Food and Beverage|
Inferneco is a small indigenous Irish start-up company developing products primarily in the ignition area focusing on research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering. Inferneco have been in business for almost 10 years with their headquarters located in Wicklow, Ireland. Recently through contacts in the drinks industry the company started exploring the idea of developing a simple disinfection unit that would work in a variety of public establishments.
Engagement with CAPPA
The company wanted to initially explore the feasibility of the product which was carried out through a series of Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers and direct funded engagements. Subsequently a simple demonstrator was to be designed and developed in partnership with other technology gateways. CAPPA carried out two rounds of feasibility testing to investigate the operation of the device. Currently they are also involved with the design and manufacture of a prototype for the company to use as a showcase to potential clients. CAPPA was able to help Inferneco with initial feasibility of their product, assistance with navigating the funding sources available to them and the introduction and engagement with other Technology Gateways to achieve an initial working prototype.
“Our experience in dealing with CAPPA and in particular the centre manager, Liam Lewis, has been great. We were going nowhere fast until we got involved with them. We are now very much on track so we owe a big thanks to Liam and his team. We intend to continue our work with CAPPA on a long term basis.”
Emmet Hedigan, Managing Director