What is the iEd Hub?
The iEd Hub represents a consortium featuring the Cork region’s universities (UCC and MTU), enterprise stakeholders and leading industries in the Health & Life Sciences sector.
The iEd Hub is funded by €8.7 million awarded under the Government’s Human Capital Initiative Programme (HCI), designed to meet priority skills needs across Ireland’s economy. The iEd Hub is ideally placed to contribute to this goal for the Health & Life Science industry sector in Ireland.
Over the next 4 years, the hub will design and develop a novel, agile educational platform to produce next generation graduates to boost this sector in Ireland.
For Enterprise, With Enterprise
A key differentiator of the iEd hub is that education for enterprise is co-developed in partnership with enterprise. The industry and academic partners will co-design and deliver a suite of new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and iEd students will spread their time between industry sites and academic campuses.
The iEd Hub will contribute significantly to the growth of the Cork region as an internationally renowned hub for health and life science enterprise, by providing uniquely skilled human capital to grow both the scale and scope of indigenous and multinational company activity. The iEd Hub will result in deepening of relationships with local enterprise partners in education, R&D and new company formation, benefiting the local and national economy.
Who is involved?
The iEd Hub is led by Professor Helen Whelton, Head of the UCC College of Medicine and Health, Dr Mark Tangney, interim Head of the iEd Hub, Tim Horgan, MTU Head of Faculty of Engineering & Science and Matt Cotterell, Head of MTU School of Mechanical, Electrical and Process Engineering.
UCC, MTU, Boston Scientific, Jannsen, Pfizer, Sanmina, Stryker, Laya Health, DPS, Vodafone, SOSV, Biomarin, Alcon.
IDA, EI, IBEC, Cork County Council, Cork City Council, Cork Chamber.