Tyndall Institute Cork – an international success story

Gerry O'Sullivan

Posted: 29 August, 2018

Since 2014, the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork has been successful as a partner in 56 projects under the EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme, 16 of which are new projects in 2017 – a success rate that is double the EU average.  The details are published in the Institute’s 2017 Annual Report Impact from Excellence – From atoms to systems.

Commenting on the report, Professor Eoin O’Reilly, Interim CEO, said “2017 was a year in which we built on our international reputation for excellence in research, with over 270 peer-reviewed publications. Highlights range from fundamental understanding of superconductivity, through to the world’s most advanced demonstration of a new, highly scalable optical access network architecture. As well as applications that spread from medical and smart agriculture devices through to analysis of the chemistry of medieval Gaelic vellum manuscripts.”

Since the launch of Horizon 2020, Tyndall has participated in 56 projects with a total value of about €370m.  Professor O’Reilly added “The investment in Tyndall activities within the projects is valued at €29m, with an additional €20m funding in our Irish partners, including €12m to industry which supports over 50 jobs during the projects’ lifetime.”

The Tyndall National Institute is a leading European research centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) hardware and systems.   It was established in 2004 as part of a major Irish Government funded research infrastructure programme.

17% of its 105 PhD and 18 Master students come from the EU (excluding Ireland) with a further 33% from outside the EU.  In all 25 nationalities are represented at the Institute.

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