Tuesday, 18 November, 2014
IPIC's first annual meeting held on 18th November 2014 at UCC Tyndall, which was attended by the IPIC researchers (approx. 50) along with 25 companies and relevant Irish government agencies (who directly support Irish SMEs and multinationals), provided the perfect opportunity to promote the ACTPHAST program for supporting photonics innovation by SMEs and large-scale companies.
The new €30million Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC) is a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre that brings together over 100 researchers from four institutes to develop new light-enabled technologies.
Targeting the ICT and medical devices sectors, IPIC is working with 18 industry partners to develop the next generation of highly-compact and miniaturised photonic technologies. The Centre’s work is focused on revolutionising the speed of data transfer through faster more energy efficient devices and delivering new smart medical devices for improved diagnosis and treatment of disease.
IPIC is led by Tyndall National Institute in collaboration with University College Cork (UCC), Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Dublin City University (DCU).