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Research & Innovation

Delivering impact for industry

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The sector’s focus on industry-driven RDI means that such activities have a strong alignment with the 14 National Research Prioritised Areas and relevant examples can also be identified with regard to each of these priorities using the search tools.

To demonstrate how Institutes of Technology can help deliver such impact, we have produced a series of case studies in 2010, 2011 and 2014. To help find the case studies most relevant to you, the search tools on this page can be used to identify impacts by:

  • Area of research
  • Particular industry
  • Institute of Technology

We place a strong focus on providing research, innovation and enterprise solutions for industry which can deliver real impact for individual companies and the wider economy.

As part of the 2014 suite of case studies a series of researcher profiles were also produced:

Dr. Declan Devine, Athlone IT: Deriving tissue engineered constructs for treatment of large bone defects

Dr. Thomaé Kakouli-Duarte, IT Carlow: Biotechnological methods to provide environmental solutions.

Dr. Fergal McCaffery, Dundalk IT: World class leader in medical device software process development

Dr. Liam Morris, GMIT: Developing experimental test systems to simulate cardiovascular disease

Dr. Catherine Deegan & Dr. Simon McLoughlin, IT Blanchardstown: Developing intelligent transport systems

Dr. Patrick Murray, Limerick IT: Identifying and exploiting industry relevant bioactive compounds

Dr Frances Lucy, IT Sligo: Environmental monitoring of Cryptosporidium and aquatic invasive species

Professor Willie Donnelly, WIT: Translating research into economic impact


The 2014 case studies can be viewed by using the search tools or by clicking on the links below:

 Athlone IT:

Developing new equine product and supporting business growth

Developing novel methods of reducing raw material costs in plastics processing

Facilitating more effective mobile operating systems via development of new product

IT Carlow:

Developing a new design process and new products for a luxury textile manufacturer

Identifying bacteria strains for application in industrial bioremediation

Cork IT:

Development of technology for an animal health monitoring system

Supporting development of new Point-of-Care diagnostic technology

Building energy management solutions: national sustainable building energy test bed

Dundalk IT:

Improving access to clean drinking water in Uganda

Process assessment and improvement of medical device software

Development of a range of electrochemically based sensors for detection of water pollutants


Design and development of a facility for long-term storage of live lobster

Designing and developing advanced in vitro simulators to target neurovascular diseases


Innovative social enterprise to develop a fundraising calendar

More effective product development via interface design and usability expertise

IT Blanchardstown:

Innovation in training for providers of advocacy services

Inclusion of learners with Intellectual Disability in mainstream third level education

An innovative partnership to improve patient care

IT Tallaght:

Developing an innovative social media strategy for an international television channel

Developing an immunoassay to enhance animal healthcare products

Limerick IT:

Facilitating commercialisation of new technology for production of nutritional compounds

Developing and testing new products for the food industry

Letterkenny IT:

A wireless counting based system to monitor crab fishing

Collaboration to develop a new accredited approach to innovation management

Development of the North West Regional Science Park

IT Sligo:

Fabricating coupons of bioresorbable polymers for use in medical technologies

IT Tralee:

Support for the development and testing of new lighting products

Research into support of food tourism networks

IT Tralee receives UNESCO Chair in Inclusive P.E., Sport, Fitness and Recreation

Waterford IT:

Materials analysis to resolve cable installation issues for an energy company

Improving the design and usability of a customer feedback application


Click Case Studies below to view full list: