The Convergent Technologies Research Group (CTRG) at Waterford Institute of Technology  in Ireland’s South-East is a multi-disciplinary research cluster combining expertise in various fields of technology to deliver innovative solutions for wide-ranging applications.

At CTRG we bring together expert knowledge in areas such as micro-electronics, biomedical engineering and smart materials processing to develop novel technologies and processes that can be seamlessly transferred to industry. 

Current research activities traverse infrastructural technologies (water, energy and the environment), materials development (polymeric formulations, polymer processing and super-critical fluid enabled technologies) and passive and active medical devices.

CTRG has attracted significant funding and support from SFI, Enterprise Ireland, IOTI and multiple industrial partners in the infrastructural, materials, microelectronic and biomedical sectors.