Aims & Objectives


The WISE project aims to improve the sustainability of engineering related SME's in Wales & Ireland through enhanced leadership, management, innovation & environmental best practive at all levels.

Project Objectives
  • Recruit 40 engineering bases SMEs to provide innovative, tailored support with a particular focus on management, leadership and technical aspects of product diversification & manufacturing technology to support their sustainable development,
  • Activities will include expert mentoring, challenging & provocative small group sessions & a diagnostic support process to identify sustainability issues within the SME,
  • To share expertise & best practice developed by ITC, ECITB & other academic partners to support SME development & sustainability,
  • To develop a diagnostic tool using ECITB & ITC criteria which will be used to assess the current sate of health of SMEs,
  • To correlate the results of the diagnostic process to develop a sustainability action plan for each SME,
  • To monitor & implement the recommended plan using the resources of all partners and achieve outcomes within the project timeframe,
  • To undertake all project actions with SMEs in line with the principles of sustainable development.
Partner ERDF (€) Total Project Budget (€)
Institute of Technology, Carlow LP 543,240 724,320
Engineering Construction Industry Training Board 315,035 420,048
Total 858,275 1,144,368
Location in Ireland and Wales where the project is carried out

Counties in Ireland where the project is carried out:

Carlow, Dublin, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow

Counties in Wales where the project is carried out:

Pembrokeshire, Swansea


Name Organisation Email Telephone
WISE Project Office - Institute of Technology Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow, IRELAND wise@itcarlow.ie
ECITB INTERREG Office - Unit 11 The Technium, Pembrokeshire Science and Technology Park, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6UN WALES wise@ecitb.org.uk