Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork

Tyndall National Institute is a leading European deep-tech research centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) hardware and systems. Specialising in both electronics and photonics – materials, devices, circuits and systems – we are globally leading in our core research areas of: Semiconductor wafer fabrication; Quantum materials, devices and engineering platforms; Micro-electronic and photonic integration and packaging; Integrated energy systems and climate mitigation; Biophotonics, bioelectronics, biomedical devices and systems; Smart sensors and systems; Human centric systems for work and living; Optical communication systems; Wireless communication systems; Mixed signal and analog circuit design As a key national institute, Tyndall’s world-class research teams perform ground-breaking research with an ‘excellent impact from excellent research’ philosophy, focusing on the delivery of value from research to the Irish economy. We work with industry and academia to transform research into products in our core market areas of electronics, communications, energy, health, agri-food and the environment. The institute’s annual budget is competitively won from national research funders, EU Programmes, the European Space Agency and from industry collaborative projects. With a network of over 200 industry partners and customers worldwide, we are focused on delivering real impact from our excellent research. Our ambitious five-year strategic plan sets out a clear strategy to create employment and build critical mass within the international technology space. Tyndall is a research flagship of University College Cork (UCC), with a multidisciplinary community of over 600 researchers,

Targeted industries

Renewable energy, Medical device, Optics and electronics

Key interests

Optics, Prosthesis, Functional films (packaging and electronics), Nano-enabled flexible glass, plastic and metal (including flexible electronics, Photovoltaics, heat exchangers and electrochromic envelopes), Nano-enabled surfaces for energy storage, Micro-electronics

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Climate chamber


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Main contact

Brian Corbett

Group Leader