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Northern Ireland Technology Centre

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Colm Higgins

Colm Higgins

Head of Northern Ireland Technology Centre

T  +44(0)28 9097 5433

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Peter McToal NITC

Peter McToal CEng

Digital Lead, Northern Ireland Technology Centre

Digital strategy, road-mapping and advice on the most appropriate adoption of I4.0 industrial digitalisation technologies in manufacturing. Particular interest in cross sector frameworks in data analysis and Industrial Internet Of Things.


T  +44(0)28 9097 6871

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Andrew Schofield

Project Engineer, Northern Ireland Technology Centre


T  +44(0)28 9097 5433

Polymer Processing Research Centre

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Mark P. Kearns CEng FIChemE

Moulding Research Manager, Polymer Processing Research Centre

Twenty five years experience in leading research and development polymer processing projects that involved collaborations with experts and processors around the globe, with particular skill and deep knowledge in rotomoulding.

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T  +44(0)28 9097 4711

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