Established with a mission to support industry and academia in driving research to market, Tyndall National Institute is one of Europe’s leading research centres in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) research and development and the largest research facility of its type in Ireland. Established in 2004 as a successor to the National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC founded in 1982) at University College Cork, the Institute hosts over 460 researchers, engineers and support staff, including a full-time postgraduate cohort of 135 students, generating over 200 peer-reviewed publications each year.
With a network of over 200 industry partners and customers worldwide, Tyndall generates around 30M income each year, 85% from competitively won contracts nationally and internationally. Tyndall is also a lead partner in European research programmes in its core areas of ICT, communications, energy, health and the environment worth 44M, including 6M accruing to industry in Ireland (from Framework 7). 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, energy and communications. Tyndall is a globally leading Institute in its four core research areas of Photonics, Microsystems, Micro/Nanoelectronics and Theory Modelling & Design. Tyndall is the lead institution for the Science Foundation Ireland funded Irish Photonics Integration Centre (IPIC).
Tyndall’s research is guided by, and applied to, finding commercialisable solutions for the needs of society in:
through the development of new technology in the fields:
Facts & Figures
|Over 460 Researchers, Students, Support Staff across 38 Nationalities|
|135 graduates ; Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and many more|
125 PHD Students
|30 Industry researchers in residence|
|€30m annual research funding|
|85% of funding competitively won|
|Over 200 industry partnerships and customers worldwide|
|Typical 4 technology licenses per year|
|7 start-ups based on Tyndall technology|