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Research & Innovation

Research & Innovation

Research, development and innovation is an established and strongly growing area of activity for the technological higher education sector. It is intrinsically linked with teaching and learning, knowledge transfer and engagement, with a primary aim to produce research-informed graduates with skill-sets aligned to enterprise and community needs. The institutes that comprise the technological higher education sector are performing research at basic, applied and pre-commercial stages with a range of regional, national and international enterprise and community partners. Although long recognised for strong research and innovation capacity in STEM areas, particularly in working with enterprise, the Institutes have developed and are continuing to grow capacity in arts, media, the humanities, business and social sciences. The Institutes are also an incubator of new enterprise, supporting start-up and spin-out companies, and assisting those companies to engage in research and innovation.

Research Students

Research Staff

Indexed research publications

Companies hosted in incubators each year

Times increase in research activity in the past 10 years

% of research expenditure funded by engagement with industry

Active spin-outs in 2018

THEI Research & Innovation Links

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