Athlone Technology Company Set to inspire Next Generation

Athlone based technology company Mersus Technologies is providing students with a unique insight into the world of Virtual Reality through their activities for Science Week this year as part of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers event ‘Aspire with Abbott’ in Longford.

Mersus Technologies will have a stand at the event, providing information for all attendees and there will be the opportunity to experience a Virtual cleanroom, the kind that industry will be rolling out globally in the future. Mersus has developed the AVATAR ACADEMY™  which is an immersive Virtual Reality platform that mirrors real-world environments and scenarios so precisely it can be used to train workers in the latest advanced manufacturing processes. This has been achieved through the combination of a team of traditional animation artists working hand in hand with software developers to create innovative computer-generated image media. “We’re the Walt Disney of industrial animation,” says chief executive and co-founder Geoff Allen

Geoff Allen, CEO of Mersus Technologies said,

‘We are really looking forward to attending the upcoming ‘Aspire with Abbott’ event in Longford as part of this year’s Midlands Science Festival. At Mersus Technologies we are always looking for the next generation of talented STEM candidates. Over the past seven years, Mersus has developed a world-class team from local talent right here in the Midlands. Our AVATAR ACADEMY™ virtual training platform harnesses the creative imaginations of youth in applications that are proving extremely valuable for the nation’s Life Science industry. We are confident that our form of animation can rival, in terms of attracting talent and the global success of Ireland’s indigenous entertainment-focused equivalent, over the next few years’.