€2 million research and development collaboration launched at Dairymaster

Repro Free 29.1.18 Free Pictures from IT Tralee . Dairymaster, Institute of Technology Tralee and Lero are to implement a €2m R&D programme to develop intelligent autonomous systems and Internet of Things technology down on the farm. Pictured at the announcement in Causeway were: Prof. Edmond Harty, CEO Dairymaster; Dr. Joseph Walsh, Head of the School of STEM at IT Tralee; Prof. Brian Fitzgerald, Director LERO; Dr. Oliver Murphy, President IT Tralee; Prof. Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)Photo By : Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - [email protected] www.dwalshphoto.com

The CEO of Dairymaster says a new €2 million Research and Development partnership is like Star Trek for farms.

The new collaboration involves the global dairy equipment manufacturer headquartered in Causeway, IT Tralee, Science Foundation Ireland and Lero; the Irish software research centre.

Eight researchers will join the existing R&D team in Causeway to examine ways to improve efficiency on dairy farms.

CEO of Dairymaster, Dr Edmond Harty, says this will include artificial intelligence and autonomous systems:

Dairymaster, which was founded in 1968, employs 350 people and exports to 40 countries.

Director General of Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland Professor Mark Ferguson was on site for today’s launch: