Eoin O'Driscol
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Tyndall National Institute

Tyndall National Institute is one of Europe’s leading research centres, specialising in information and communications technology (ICT) hardware and systems. Tyndall is focused on developing technology solutions for health, communications, energy, agriculture, food, marine and the environment sectors.

Tyndall has 500 researchers, engineers, staff and postgraduate students (120), interacting with over 200 industry partners and generating over 200 peer-reviewed publications annually. Tyndall works through world-class teams performing groundbreaking R&D and innovation on new materials, devices and systems with a philosophy of “from atoms to systems”, focusing on impact to the Irish economy.

Tyndall is globally recognised in its core research areas of photonics and micronano systems. Hosting state-of-the-art semiconductor fabrication facilities and services, Tyndall delivers prototypes and new product opportunities to industry. Tyndall actively develops strong partnerships with other universities and research bodies to provide multidisciplinary solutions, creating breakthrough product technology for industry. Critical to Tyndall’s success is its focus on market-needs-driven research. This distinguishes the Institute from university-based research. Tyndall shares many characteristics and performance targets typical of Europe’s leading research technology organisations (RTOs). Tyndall at UCC is host to four industry-focused research centres – IPIC, MCCI, CCAN and IERC.

Research areas:

  • Information and communications technology
  • Health and medical technologies
  • Sustainable agriculture food and environment
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing and materials

Research performed by:

  • Over 200 research performing organisations