About Us

What we are

  • Enterprise led training network, with a cross sectoral focus.
  • National in reach, we support the advancement of Cobotics, Artificial Intelligence and Technology in Industry
  • Co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies


The Cobotics Skillnet targets industries which provide economic impact of scale, namely; Fintech, Logistics, Healthcare. Retail and Manufacturing.

Our Aim

Our aim is to remove barriers to job creation, job retention and competitiveness by boosting Irish ‘robotic density’.

What we aim to achieve

  • Grow the Irish robotics industry by increasing the number of Irish businesses using robots and provide training to both industry and graduates;
  • Act as a national skillnet for robotic innovation by building a much needed robotic and automation infrastructure which will enable technology transfer to industry;
  • Deliver training in robotics to SMEs, MNCs and international organisation through the Cobotics Skillnet, new robotics Apprenticeships and CPD training;

Our Objectives are

  • Build a cohesive Cobotics cluster of collaborative companies
  • Develop and promote cost effective, certified and non-certified development programmes that facilitate knowledge transfer through effective delivery mechanisms, match organisational needs and be experiential focused.
  • Organise best practices visits to facilitate the knowledge sharing process
  • De-mystify & de-risk future technologies
  • Tackle Skills shortages across current and future technologies
  • Remove barriers to job creation, retention and competitiveness by boosting Ireland’s Robotics/‘Cobotic density
  • Jobs growth and economic impact by spreading the uptake of Cobotics, Artificial Intelligence and automation technologies
  • Deliver multiple learning transfer formats that facilitates developmental leaning opportunities

Skills Connect

Cobotics Skillnet supports the workforce development needs of businesses within Ireland. If you are currently not in employment and wish to upskill or reskill, you may be interested in training offered by other Skillnet Networks through Skills Connect. Further details of Skills Connect and the eligibility criteria can be found on the Skillnet Ireland website by clicking here.

ICERT and Cobotics Skillnet has been instrumental in helping us to drive forward with the introduction of Robotics, Collaborative Robots and Automation n our operations. It has given us an opportunity to meet with a number of people from different industries who are on the same journey. Allowing meaningful discussions on the path forward, and learning from each other the potential pitfalls along the way. Having the opportunity to visit each other’s sites and see the technologies in action is always a great learning experience, without the ICERT and Cobotics Skillnet I do not think this could happen.

Richard Guilfoyle
Boston Scientidic
General Production Manager

Just a quick note to thank you and the rest of the team in ICERT and Cobotics Skillnet for your continued support in developing our understanding and knowledge in Robotics/Cobotics and Automation. Our goal in getting involved in ICERT and Cobotics Skillnet has been to better understand what this evolving technology can offer and also how it will impact our business over the coming years. Our involvement with ICERT and Cobotics Skillnet and the continued in-company site visits have been both very informative and engaging and we hope that these will continue.
It is clear from each of the site visits that all participants are committed to ensure the best possible outcome. They continue to surpass our expectations. Also I have to say that the financial support that the Skillnet has afforded Trend has been very welcome and has helped significantly in developing our in house expertise and in due course will enhance our technical expertise and ultimately our competitiveness.

Justin Wallace
Trend Technologies
Sales Director

Becoming a member of ICERT and Cobotics Skillnet afforded me the opportunity to network with like-minded people across a range of industries and disciplines. The benefits acquired from this collaboration and sharing of knowledge and experience has tremendously accelerated Integers understanding of how Robotics and Automation can enable us to remain relevant in today’s global marketplace. As Charles Darwin said more than 150 years ago “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change, that lives within the means available and works co-operatively against common threats”.

John Bolger
Production Manager

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