Smarter Surfaces

Smarter Surfaces is a Dublin-based world leader in providing innovative surface solutions with a variety of functionalities. Once Smarter Surfaces’ products are applied to any smooth surface, they transform it into a high performance magnetic, dry erase and / or projection surface.

Smarter Surfaces has gained a reputation for it’s ability to design and create truly innovative commercial wallcoverings, paints and plasters that have one purpose- to add functionality to surfaces. Their customers  are mainly in business and education, and use functional surfaces to improve the way they work and learn.

CREST undertook a materials development investigation on Smarter Surface’s award-winning whiteboard paint to enhance its functionality.

This project was funded as a feasibility study under the Innovation Partnership Programme and the initial results achieved were so encouraging the company committed to a full Innovation Partnership with CREST. This was completed in 2014.

Since January 2018, the R&D activities of Smarter Surfaces will now be based in CREST, allowing the company to avail of our equipment and expertise.

Smarter Surfaces Founder Ronan Clarke commented that:

“Research and the ability to commercialise on the results of our research, has propelled our business into the global market. Our partnership with CREST has played a huge role in our ability to compete with established industry leaders through our innovation. We are delighted to now have a base for our own team within CREST which means our partnership will be even stronger.”