Cavan Innovation & Technology Centre (CITC), in partnership with the Institute of Technology, Tallaght and Cavan County Enterprise Board, this week announced details of an exciting, new project designed to help Cavan-based businesses access high-level product design and development expertise at zero cost.

The “Celt Net” project will provide Cavan SMEs with access to the technical expertise necessary to review new technologies and assess whether their application can help solve a business problem, increase productivity, reduce waste, or develop/improve a product or process.

According to Roberta Feely, Programme Manager, CITC, “The project offers local businesses a unique opportunity to take advantage of the Institute of Technology’s broad experience and technical capability in areas such as CAD, Product Design, Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Tooling and Reverse Engineering”.

Pat McLaughlin, Head of the School of Engineering, ITT Dublin, commented, “Our project team can create aggressive designs and rapid prototypes that optimise design, manufacture, performance and maintenance. Our skills range from ergonomics and interface design thru’ prototyping, test verification and validation, to manufacture and pre-production specification.”

Vincent Reynolds, CEO, Cavan County Enterprise Board, added, “We would be delighted to invite anyone interested in learning more about the project to attend a FREE introductory workshop which will take place at 2.00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28th in the Institute of Technology, Tallaght. There you can learn more about how your product and process capability can be improved and see, first-hand, the product design, rapid prototyping and reverse engineering facilities available to you through the project.”

Diploma programmes

As an Outreach and Distance Learning Facility, CITC has partnered with a number of Ireland’s leading academic institutions to deliver the following part-time Certificate & Diploma programmes in Cavan:

  • University of Limerick’s Certificate in Management course
  • University of Limerick’s Diploma in Project Management course
  • University of Limerick’s Certificate in Personnel Practice course
  • University College Dublin’s Certificate in Safety & Health at Work course
  • National College of Ireland’s Diploma in First Line Management course
  • IITD’s Certificate in Training & Development course
  • IT Sligo’s Introduction to CAD and Intermediate CAD courses
  • IT Sligo’s Bsc. In Manufacturing Management course
  • Portobello College’s Diploma in Montessori course


“The Centre in Cavan was excellent and provided a great opportunity to attend the UCD Certificate in Health & Safety course without the headaches of travel or traffic.”
Tim Hennessy, Lakeland Dairies, Cavan

“The Certifcate in Management was terrific. It was possible to apply it to specific areas of work whilst getting a clear overview of the nature of management today.”
Rhonda Tidy, Cavan County Council