At Active Difference , we believe that two heads are better than one. Partnerships increase our lease of knowledge, expertise, and resources available to make better products and reach a greater audience.

We are very lucky to have some fantastic partners right here on our door step. These vary from business support companies as well as local universities that help us to produce new innovative products. 



Our mission is: "To be recognised by our customers as being excellent partners; delivering first-rate products and outstanding service at a competitive cost, through working smarter, simpler and together."


At Active Difference every partner, big or small, is important to us. This flexible approach to working with our partners as individuals helps us to meet the demands of our customers. This maximizes our productivity in brining new products to the market.


Our teamwork approach means that we’re motivated by your success and our entire business is structured to help you succeed. The partners of Active Difference, help with operations and technical support as well as on-hand daily support from our team. Working with the right people drives success.


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Enterprise Ireland

Our priority is the achievement of export sales growth from Irish-owned companies. All our services are geared toward helping Irish companies win international sales. Our range of services is extensive, from funding, to making introductions in key international markets.

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TU Dublin

TU Dublin is a globally engaged, comprehensive, research-informed university. It hosts a thriving research community engaged in applying innovation and technology to solve the most pressing challenges facing business, industry, and society in a dynamic environment. Our vision is to be a leader in targeted research areas and make ground-breaking contributions to the ever-changing needs of the world’s society and the economy.

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The FOCAS Research Institute is a one-stop, open access facility for microscopic and spectroscopic characterisation of materials and processes providing state of the art core laboratory support for a range of research groups and activities. The facility addresses the common needs of research activities in Science and Engineering, and is founded on established expertise within the University and aims to consolidate and develop this expertise, while nurturing developing research activities within TU Dublin.

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Knowledge Transfer Ireland

KTI takes a national perspective on the knowledge transfer (KT) system in Ireland. KTI works with business, investors, universities, Institutes of Technology, State research organisations, research funders and government agencies to maximise State funded technology, ideas and expertise getting into the hands of business to drive innovation. KTI is located in Enterprise Ireland (EI) and funded by EI with co-financing from the Irish Universities Association (IUA).

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CREST is the only dedicated surface coatings laboratory on the Island of Ireland. It serves the SMART economy by means of translating in-house fundamental knowledge from the bench-top to the market. The Centre has over sixty years of commercial surface coating experience and recruits and develops industrial development scientists with a product development background operating within an ISO 9001 Quality Management System to guarantee consistent and reliable project delivery.

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Industry Research & Development Group – is Ireland’s leading non-profit, business-led Innovation Network of member companies and colleges. We work together to drive excellence in industry innovation. Our mission is to foster a cross-sectoral culture of innovation and drive sustainable value for members leading to growth, jobs and prosperity.