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Partnering with Industry


C-Space is your partner for innovation, development and testing of your technology for space. We can support you in provision of continuing professional development, arranging internships and graduate recruitment. 

If your development need matches our capabilities, there are several methods of collaboration and funding.

For Irish industry, further information on Research and Development collaboration programmes can be found in this document describing national funding for collaboration with the Research Sector.  

The Centre is also an experienced leader in European Union, European Space Agency and European Southern Observatory activity with numerous past and present projects across all research themes.  UCD has a wide range of expertise so if your query is outside of the Centre's themes, we still may be able to help! 

Do you need a piece of our minds?

Our Space and Earth Observation expertise and advice is also available to industry via consultancy. ConsultUCD is UCD’s managed consultancy service and is the first point of contact for industry and business who wish to engage us to assist with specific projects or challenges. More information on ConsultUCD can be found here or by contacting (opens in a new window)elizabeth.nolan@ucd.ie

MSc Space Science and Technology

The UCD MSc in Space Sciene and Technology provides industry-ready graduates and is the most successful Masters in the Space area in Ireland. A close realtionship with industry in course curriculum compilation, seminars and internships means access to graduates with immediately relevant skills. (opens in a new window)Find out more here.

UCD has an extensive and professional internship programme from both the MSc in Space Science and Technology and from the MEng course in multiple Engineering disciplines where students are placed from 3 months to up to a year. Find out more here.   

C-Space is working with (opens in a new window)Space Industry Skillnet to develop relevant professional courses for the Irish Space industry. The first two courses are Winning Proposals and Doing Business with ESA.