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Open for Business: Tyndall resumes all lab-based research to drive the post COVID-19 economic recovery

Posted on: 26 Jun 2020

Open for Business: Tyndall resumes all lab-based research to drive the post COVID-19 economic recovery
CEO Professor William Scanlon on the re-opening of Tyndall's labs

Following the Irish Government’s guidelines for Phase 2 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business and in line with the Return to Work Safely protocols, Tyndall National Institute has successfully implemented a prioritised and phased return to lab-based research activities. Tyndall works with a wide range of SMEs, multi-national companies, and global research partners across core market areas of electronics, communications, energy, health, agri-tech and the environment. Advance planning means we have been able to welcome more than 20 of these companies back to Tyndall’s unique research facilities to date and are now opening broader research access.

Tyndall CEO Professor William Scanlon on the re-opening of Tyndall's labs

“Drawing on national and international guidance and the expertise of our own team we have put in place comprehensive and effective safety protocols for employees and industry personnel returning to the site,” said Professor William Scanlon, Tyndall CEO. “Having verified our full compliance with all government restrictions on return-to-work, our priority now is to support the fastest possible ramp to full economic impact from the deep tech collaborative research conducted at Tyndall.” From the talented student cohort of future research leaders at Tyndall to the multinational consortia of research partners involved in Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, IDA and Horizon 2020 research programmes, Tyndall is now reopening across the board on a phased basis.

In addition to delivering this fundamental research platform, Tyndall has been answering the industry call for renewed activity. “The commercial team at Tyndall is dedicated to ensuring our industry partners continue to be able to make full use of our world-class research talent and facilities. We have been particularly sensitive to the immediate needs of our SME industry partners, supporting clients to scale activity quickly,” commented Peter Smyth, Commercial Director at Tyndall. “SMEs and the Irish research economy are core components of the country’s economic recovery and Tyndall is focused on moving forward.”