National Research and Innovation Centres
The Institutes of Technology are active participants in National R&I Centres, working with enterprise, community and academic partners to deliver impact in areas of key economic and societal development.
The Institutes have partnered with Enterprise Ireland to establish a nationwide network of 15 Technology Gateways. The Gateways offer an access point for Irish enterprise to the research and innovation expertise of the Institutes of Tecnhnology, who can provide them with the R&I solutions that they need for their business. Each Technology Gateway is linked to an established research centre within its parent Institute(s), and the network covers a wide breath of research themes. It is complemented by three clusters which provide a single point of contact for enterprise into a consortium of Technology Gateways working on distinct aspects of an R&I thematic area. Those clusters are Applied IOT (Internet of Things), Irish Food Tech (Food and Beverage Technologies), and EMD Ireland (Engineering Materials & Design). Details of the location and research themes of each Gateway can be found in the map below, and at www.technologygateway.ie.
SFI Research Centres
The Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centres are academic-led Centres based in Higher Education Institutions, focusing on research excellence, enterprise and community collaboration, talent development and enhancing Ireland’s economy and international reputation. The Institutes of Technology are active partners in over half of the 17 SFI Research Centres. In addition to being founder-members of Centres, the Institutes are also continually joining up to established Centres, in particular by capitalising on their strong R&I links with enterprise. Details of the SFI Centres in which each Institute is participating can be found in the map below. More information on SFI Research Centres can be found at http://www.sfi.ie/sfi-research-centres/.
The Technology Centres are enterprise-led R&I centres, established by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland in partnership with Higher Education Institutions and other state-funded research performing organisations. The Technology Centres allow Irish companies and multinationals to link with highly-qualified researchers to work together in developing new and innovative technologies that will enhance the competitiveness of those companies and create new jobs. The Institutes of Technology are active partners in two-thirds of the 14 Technology Centres, with participation growing as new Technology Centres are formed. More information the Technology Centres can be found at https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/research-innovation/companies/collaborate-with-companies-research-institutes/technology-centres.html.
|Institute||Technology Gateway (Research Area)||SFI Centre (Research Area)||Technology Centre (Research Area)|
|Athlone||APT (Polymer Technologies), COMAND (Connected Media)||Confirm (Smart Manufacturing), SSPC (Pharmaceutical Process Innovation)||IC4 (Cloud Computing and Commerce), iCOMP (Composites/Materials)|
|Carlow||DESIGN+ (Applied Design)|
|Cork||CAPPA (Photonics), TEC (Embedded Systems)||APC (Gastrointestinal Health), Connect (Future Networks), IPIC (Photonics Integration), Marei (Marine & Renewable Energy), Confirm (Smart Manufacturing)||PMTC (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing), MCCI (Microelectronic Circuits), IERC (Energy)|
|Dublin||CREST (Coatings Innovations)||Adapt (Digital Content), Connect (Future Networks)||IERC (Energy), CeADAR (Data Analytics), DTPC (Dairy Technology), MTC (Meat Technology)|
|Dundalk||Lero (Software), Marei (Marine & Renewable Energy)|
|Galway-Mayo||MET (Medical & Engineering Technologies)|
|Limerick||Shannon ABC (Applied Biotechnology)||Confirm (Smart Manufacturing)||IERC (Energy)|
|Letterkenny||WiSAR (Wireless Solutions)|
|Sligo||PEM (Precision Engineering & Manufacturing)||I-Form (Advanced Manufacturing)|
|Tallaght||MICRA (Biodiagnostics)||PMTC (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing), DTPC (Dairy Technology)|
|Tralee||Shannon ABC (Applied Biotechnology), IMaR (Intelligent Mechatronics & RFID)||Lero (Software)|
|Waterford||MSTG (Mobile Services), PMBRC (Pharmaceutical & Healthcare), SEAM (Applied Materials)||Connect (Future Networks), SSPC (Pharmaceutical Process Innovation), I-Form (Advanced Manufacturing), FutureMilk (Dairy Technology)||PMTC (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing), Learnovate (E-learning)|
|THEA||AppliedIOT Cluster (Internet of Things), EMD Cluster (Engineering, Materials and Design)|