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Industry Affiliates Programme

The UCD Industry Affiliates Programme enables UCD researchers involved in institutes and major research programmes to interact and collaborate with industry in a seamless and mutually beneficial partnership. The UCD IAP increases UCD’s awareness of the challenges facing industry and expose university Principal Investigators to industry approaches to research. It also provides opportunities for industry scientists to keep up to date with latest developments in research programmes of strategic interest to their companies.

There are two official IAPs currently in place in UCD:

The UCD Electricity Research Centre (ERC) is an industry/university research collaboration with research driven by the energy industry worldwide and a particular emphasis on the Irish electricity sector.

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.

To enquire into the establishment of a new IAP in your field of experience and commercial operation please email workwithus@ucd.ie