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, the Centre for Applied Data Analytics Research addresses research challenges in data analytics identified by SMEs and MNCs operating in Ireland. The centre is based in UCD and integrates with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. Other partners include: 4C at UCC and DIT Applied Intelligence Research Centre (AIRC).
- 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.