Irish Manufacturing Research wins bronze

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Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR), a leading Research and Technology Organisation, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Bronze award for excellence in the “Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training” category for IMR’s ‘Innovation through Robotics’ programme.

Irish Manufacturing Research’s win was announced on December 8, 2022. Irish Manufacturing Research’s blended learning programme, ‘Innovation through Robotics’, supports the Department of Education & Skills through Solas’ Further and Higher Education & Training strategy up to 2024 where the Future National FET strategy Transforming Learning states “employers will adopt new business models and education providers will have to fully embed technology in the delivery of learning or else risk becoming irrelevant.”

Innovation through Robotics specifically supports manufacturing companies in their automation initiatives, enhancing their competitiveness. Supported by Irish Manufacturing Research’s expert instructors, students of the programme create a tailored innovation approach specific for their business. Over 4 weeks, the programme combines business objectives, subject matter, online learning, and experiential learning for the learner. The course introduces learners to state-of-the-art Robotics, including hands-on experience with experts and real-world technology giving them the tools to make a business case for execution.

“Irish Manufacturing Research are delighted that Brandon Hall Group have recognised the high quality of our ‘Innovation through Robotics’ blended learning programme through these distinguished awards,” said, Peter Purcell, Irish Manufacturing Research’s Learning and Development Expert celebrating the achievement. “This award is a testament to the dedication of the IMR experts to transferring knowledge to our learners through impactful learning experiences. IMR revel in a culture of learning by doing and are committed to upskilling and reskilling learners in the manufacturing sector.”

Irish Manufacturing Research offer a range of practical, accredited learning courses in areas including IIoT, An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for Manufacturing and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing. Irish Manufacturing Research build learning programs to continuing professional development standards. IMR experts strive for lasting impact with courses that emphasize the necessary digital blend for knowledge transfer with the richness of human instructor interaction. Through digital blended learning, participants’ curiosity and imagination are developed along with an appetite for new knowledge that enables industry employees succeed at the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing. For further information on the learning opportunities offered by Irish Manufacturing Research see

“From our research, we know that more than half of organizations say it is critical to advance the HCM technology ecosystem to succeed in the future of work. Winners of our Excellence in Technology awards are the pace-setters in ensuring employers have the leading-edge tools they need to evolve and prosper in the challenging environment we all work in,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer and awards program head Rachel Cooke.

“We are honoured to celebrate the foresight and ingenuity of our Technology award winners!” said Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke. “More than 80% of employers are optimistic about advancing digital transformation in 2023, our research shows, and that is because these organizations and individuals who are laser-focused on technology innovation.”

Winners of our Excellence in Technology Awards are being honoured at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 2023, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida.