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Tyndall Welcomes €8 Million in Disruptive Technologies Innovation Funding

1 May 2019
Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys meets staff and students at the Tyndall National Institute UCC

The Deputy President and Registrar met with Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys today as she visited the Tyndall National Institute at UCC to review Disruptive Technology Innovation Funding (DTIF) projects worth over €20 million and to welcome other significant funding wins at one of Europe’s leading technology research Institutes. 

Tyndall’s recent successes in securing multi-million euro funding from EU programmes and international industry, as well as significant competitively won national funding awards, is driving growth at the Institute with planned recruitment of up to 100 new research posts in the coming year.

Speaking from Tyndall National Institute, Minister Heather Humphreys said “The Disruptive Technologies Innovation funding, part of the Project Ireland 2040 Fund, is a key part of the Government’s Future Jobs initiative to secure Ireland’s economic success. I congratulate Tyndall National Institute and its industry and other partners on their success in the recent DTIF Call. We recognise the valuable role that Tyndall is playing in developing game-changing technology that improves our lives and also ensures that Ireland is highly competitive and securing jobs for the future.”

Tyndall has been highly successful in securing Disruptive Technology Innovation Funding (DTIF). The Institute is leading three key DTIF projects worth in excess of €15 million in areas of connected health (HOLISTICS), photonics manufacturing (PHOTONICS) and blockchain energy trading (CENTS) and is a strategic partner in a medtech project (AURIGEN).  These projects involve industry partners and research and academic centres, and continue to position Ireland as a global leader in ICT.

For more on this story contact:

Dr. Sandra Irwin, Deputy President & Registrar's Office, 021 4904874 or s.irwin@ucc.ie

Deputy President & Registrar

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