Tyndall National Institute
TYNDALL at University College Cork is one of Europe’s leading research centres in integrated ICT hardware and systems, and the largest facility of its type in Ireland. We are globally leading in our core research areas of Nano Materials and Device Processing, Smart Sensors and Systems, Mixed Signal and Analog Circuit Design, Optical Communication Systems, Microelectronics and Photonic Integration and Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication. Hosting the only full CMOS, Micro-Electronic-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and III-V Wafer Semiconductor fabrication facilities and services in Ireland, Tyndall is capable of prototyping new product opportunities for its target industries – electronics, medical devices, agri-food, energy and communications. We employ over 460 researchers, engineers and support staff, with a full-time graduate cohort of 135 students generating over 200 peer-reviewed publications each year. With a network of 200 industry partners and customers worldwide, Tyndall generates 85% of its €30M income each year from competitively won contracts. We are also a lead partner in European research programmes in smart system integration, electronics and photonics, with applications in health, transport, mobility, agri-food and energy. We partnered with over 420 organisations in 40 countries to deliver scientific and industrial outputs worth €299 million in FP7. We led 27 out of the 90 projects that we were involved, bringing €48 million in investment to Ireland. We continue to deliver value to European research in H2020 with 37 projects funded so far (5 coordinated).