Leading the way

Why is Cork internationally recognised as a leader in ICT hardware and systems? Top researchers in their fields, utilising world-class facilities, work alongside global players and vibrant start-ups alike to push back the boundaries across the field of technology.  Cork hosts a large and growing cluster of international electronics and communications companies – such as Analog Devices, Xilinx, Sanmina, Intel, Altera and Texas Instruments – covering a wide range of areas from semi-conductors to microelectronics.

“We are continually looking for additional opportunities to partner with Tyndall to support our internal research agenda and to address large-scale European research opportunities, and we expect this partnership to continue growing over the long term.”

Dr Phil Harris, Group Leader, Networks & Embedded Systems UTRC-Ireland

Industry focused research

A key part of Cork’s success is the work of the Tyndall National Institute, recognised internationally for the quality of its research. With over 500 researchers, engineers and support staff (including 120 full-time graduate students) Tyndall currently has more than 200 industry partnerships worldwide.

These commercially significant R&D projects are developed with both high potential start-ups and leading global organisations, such as Boston Scientific, Oculus and Lake Region Medical.

Tyndall’s hosts a number of discrete Centres of Excellence, which include the Irish Photonic Integration Centre, Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland, Connect (a Science Foundation Ireland initiative) focused on the Future of Networks, and the International Energy Research Centre.

Promoting collaboration in IoT

Not only do these centres provide vital research in their own areas, but, as technological innovation increasingly blurs the lines between sectors, there is a culture of  collaboration  to help develop and exploit Cork’s highly integrated technology hub to share their skills and knowledge across the boundaries. For instance, Tyndall is helping to develop innovative new products in areas like agriculture, energy, communications and medtech.

Join the future

Cork’s third level educational institutions provide a growing stream of highly skilled workers to the local sector.

With a wide range of related degrees from software development to algorithm security, UCC and CIT produce around 200 graduates and 320 post graduates in the field each year. UCC’s renowned research expertise includes the SFI-funded Insight Centre for Data Analytics, with 40 industry partners and over 88 million euros funding.

So, why not join the future at Ireland’s most vibrant technology hub?