Invent Centre DCU Dublin City University

What is the Invent Centre DCU Dublin City University?

Their mission is to work with both external companies and their researchers to promote innovation, knowledge transfer and commercialisation of DCU innovations through licensing and start-up companies. The team at Invent provide the critical link between the university and business and help entrepreneurs to identify suitable translational research opportunities, consultancy expertise and contract research options.

Invent Centre DCU, Dublin City University

There are a number of research funding schemes operated by national and international organisations. DCU staff are encouraged and supported by the OVPR to apply for these grants to develop their own research profile. Five research projects at Invent Centre DCU Dublin City University are among a list of 71 grants announced today as part of the SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme, valued at over €53 million across 12 Higher Education Institutions.

The research supported will impact areas such as spinal cord injury, novel materials, climate change, biodiversity in food production and waste, smart manufacturing, social connectivity, computer graphics, horse breeding, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and information security.

Working across 12 Higher Education Institutes, 231 research positions will be funded including 95 Postdoctoral scientists, 101 PhD students and 35 Research Assistants/others across a variety of different areas. 

The programme also sought to provide opportunities to address gender imbalance in line with SFI’s Gender Strategy, 45% of the research grants supported will be led by female researchers. 
The programme was run in collaboration with the Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 38 industrial collaborators are engaging in the research programmes.