The UCD Institute for Discovery is an interdisciplinary incubator for UCD-led research and projects. The Institute provides the supports to incubate cutting edge and potentially high-risk research ideas to the University’s research community.


The UCD Institute for Discovery will incubate novel research to address complex challenges by fostering new approaches across disciplinary boundaries to discover fundamental new understanding.


The UCD Institute for Discovery creates a culture of idea exchange and collaboration that drives advanced research excellence. It provides a highly interdisciplinary research environment to address complex challenges: generating innovative solutions, raising new questions and discovering unexpected connections.

Location & contact details

UCD Institute for Discovery, 
O'Brien Centre for Science, Room E0.86
University College Dublin, 
Dublin 4

Tel: +353-1-7162641 
Fax: +353-1-7165396