Intel signs $1.5m research programme with UCC
Published 21/09/2010 | 09:43
Intel Corporation has announced details of a 3 year, $1.5m advanced research collaboration signed with leading ICT research Institute, Tyndall National Institute, UCC.
The agreement is the first of a kind for Intel in Ireland and establishes a direct collaboration between Tyndall and the heart of Intel’s technology research group in the US.
Intel has only one other such agreement in Europe. The agreement will provide Intel with a commercial exploitation license to technology created through the collaboration with Tyndall.
Under the agreement Tyndall and Intel Researchers will investigate next generation materials, devices and photonics technologies that could have a profound impact on the performance and direction of future electronic devices.
The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation Batt O’Keeffe welcomed the agreement, saying it signalled an important collaboration between industry and higher education.
'The innovation taskforce report called for greater collaboration between industry and academia in producing more commercially strategic and market-focused research outputs.
By driving the collaboration agenda, the Government is laying a sustainable growth path based on new high-quality jobs and innovative products and services.
Intel's investment shows Ireland has the high-quality research infrastructure and human capital needed to develop cutting-edge technologies for globally competitive markets.