Our Annual Report 2016 was published today and details some of our many achievements throughout the year including the acquisition of one of our spin-out companies by Facebook; the launch of the European Space Agency Space Solutions Centre Ireland; a breakthrough in quantum computing; and Tyndall leadership of the world’s first photonics packaging pilot line. 2016 was another very positive year for us as we continue to gain international recognition as a leading research institute in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) hardware and systems.
Research excellence continues to be at the core of everything we do and in 2016 we had over 270 peer-reviewed publications in journals including Nature, Physical Review Letters and Advanced Materials. We won a record six Science Foundation Ireland Investigator Awards and continued to enjoy Horizon 2020 success rates higher than both the Irish and EU averages. We now work with a network of over 200 industry partners and customers worldwide, employ 500 researchers, engineers and support staff, with a cohort of 121 full-time graduate students.
Our success in building partnerships with industry helps transform our research excellence into economic impact. We are now well established as a one-stop shop for industry, and we enjoy key strategic partnerships with Intel, Huawei, Johnson & Johnson, Analog Devices and Stryker to name just a few.
As we look to the future with optimism, we aim to build on our strengths in photonics and micro and nanoelectronics as part of the European digitisation agenda, and by continuing to attract the best research and key industrial partners, we will ensure a positive impact on Ireland’s economy.
Read the full report to discover all our research achievements and industry successes in 2016.