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Technology Centres

Technology Centres are collaborative entities established and led by industry.  They are resourced by highly qualified researchers associated with research institutions who undertake strategic R&D for the benefit of industry.  This is a joint initiative between Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.

UCD currently hosts a number of Technology Centres

  • CeADAR, Ireland’s Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence, addresses challenges in applied AI and data analytics identified by SMEs and MNCs operating in Ireland. The centre is based in UCD and is a partnership with the Technological University Dublin. The Centre has over 80 member companies drawn from many industry verticals.

  • The Applied Research for Connected Health (ARCH) Technology Centre is hosted in UCD in collaboration with colleagues in the LERO Centre in UL.  Connected Health is an emerging model of care ensuring stakeholders are ‘connected’ by means of timely sharing and presentation of accurate and relevant information regarding patient status.  ARCH provides access to world class clinicians, academics and patient cohorts to explore and evaluate potential connected health solutions.

  • Food for Health Ireland (FHI) brings together world class science and dairy industry know how with a focus on developing, marketing and selling nutritional ingredients and function ingredients to improve consumer’s health and wellness.  FHI is hosted in UCD and brings together scientists from 7 of Irelands research organisations – UCD, UL, DCU, UCC, NUI Maynooth,  NUI Galway and Teagasc.

UCD is also a partner in the following technology centres:

  • Biorefining and Bioenergy
  • Composite Materials
  • Centre for Learning Innovation.