Minister for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock TD, Director of IPIC at Tyndall National Institute Prof. Paul Townsend and Director General Science Foundation Ireland Prof. Mark Ferguson pictured at the launch of the new Û30 million Irish Photonic
Integration Centre (IPIC) in Cork.
Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Led by Tyndall National Institute in collaboration with University College Cork (UCC), Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Dublin City University (DCU). The new Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre brings together over 100 researchers from the four institutes to develop new light-enabled technologies. The team will work with 18 industry partners including multinationals, Irish SMEs and high-tech start-ups. The Centre will receive Û20 million from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through SFIÕs Research Centres Programme, with an additional Û10 million leveraged from industry. It will also act as a high-tech start-up base, with new high-tech company, X-Celeprint already committed to base its headquarters in Tyndall and to create up to 20 jobs in the next two years.
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