Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Mr.

Contact First Name: Romain

Contact Surname: Couture

Contact Address:

Romain Couture Irish Manufacturing Research Unit A, Aerodrome Business Park Rathcoole, Co. Dublin D24 WCO4 IRELAND

Telephone Contact Number: 0838752949

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: romain.couture@imr.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Research Institute

Higher Education Organisation Name:

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: Irish Manufacturing Research

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: www.imr.ie

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
IMR is a research organisation that benefits from a wide array of expertise such as additive manufacturing, manufacturing 4.0, collaborative robotics, data analytics, industrial internet of things, knowledge management and sustainability. We have important knowledge in tems of energy efficiency, as we believe that manufacturers have a crucial role to play in the transition towards a low carbon economy. Romain Couture specialises in circular economy and aims at providing research in terms of resource efficiency and closed loops to help Ireland and the European Union step forward as leaders in regards to sustainability.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Circular Economy Circularity Loops Resources Efficiency Efficient Recovery Optimisation Waste Manufacturing Industrial Systems

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 Sustainable Environment Research
 Green Enterprise Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Climate Change


Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

 Sustainable Transformations of Society in the Face of Climate Change

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials

 Improve the knowledge base on the availability of raw materials

 Promote the sustainable supply and use of raw materials, including mineral resources, from land and sea, covering exploration, extraction, processing, re-use, recycling and recovery

 Improve societal awareness and skills on raw materials

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Measure and assess progress towards a green economy

 Foster resource efficiency through digital systems

 Strengthen eco-innovative technologies, processes, services and products including exploring ways to reduce the quantities of raw materials in production and consumption, and overcoming barriers in this context and boost their market uptake

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Energy Efficiency

 Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

 Systemic Eco-Innovation

 Nature-based Solutions

 Raw Materials

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

IMR is a member of several European Technology Platforms: -The 14MS initiative (ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs) with the aim to support SMEs and mid-caps in the manufacturing sector. -We are part of a select EU network of I4MS – Regional Manufacturing Digital Innovation Hubs that provide a one-stop-shop for manufacturing companies to access all of the supports they need to become ready for the next generation of digital manufacturing. This initiative has significant pan European reach, in areas such as data analytics, optimisation, cobotics and Industry 4.0. -euRobotics: We are the first Irish member of the euRobotics PPP which is the forefront of Robotics research for technology and applications in manufacturing. -EFFRA: We are also members of the EFFRA group, and on several industrially focused sub-committees (including H2020 roadmap development)


Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.


LIFE and COST Actions





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Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency


COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:


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