All-Island Innovation Programme: Partners

Our Partners

The programme is delivered in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast, NUI Galway University College Cork and Dublin City University.

University College Cork

University College Cork

The College of Business and Law is one of four Colleges now in place as part of a revised management structure for the University and incorporates Cork University Business School. Through the programmes run under the auspices of the Business and Law Faculties, the College of Business and Law continues to attract the highest aggregate number of talented students in UCC. Accordingly, students experience a vibrant university and college life, where the emphasis is on research led teaching and the provision of programmes and courses which prepare students for a globalised, sophisticated business and legal environment.

Our focus is on preparing students for their chosen fields through a range of university based and distance-learning honours degree programmes where they will be prepared to think strategically and critically about future trends in law and business both nationally and internationally;

In addition to benefitting from the excellent academic and intellectual wealth of the College of Business and Law at University College Cork the student’s academic activities are supported with skills-based education for instance in, legal writing, analysis, presentation skills and teamwork skills.

Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is in the top one per cent of global universities and is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities, providing world-class education underpinned by world-class research. Founded as Queen’s College in 1845, it became a university in its own right in 1908. Today, it is an international centre of research and education rooted at the heart of Northern Ireland.

With more than 23,000 students and 3,700 staff, it is a dynamic and diverse institution, a magnet for inward investment, a major employer and investor, a patron of the arts and a global player in areas ranging from cancer studies to sustainability, and from pharmaceuticals to creative writing.

The University is on a transformational journey, and innovation is a central theme. The Research and Enterprise Directorate is at the forefront of blending academia with industry. We are helping to ensure that our innovative research has a local and global impact on society.

National University of Ireland, Galway

National University of Ireland, Galway

The National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway is the largest and oldest university based in the west of Ireland, employing in excess of 2,000 staff with a 17,000 strong student population. NUI Galway is a research-led University with internationally recognised expertise in selected priority areas. Research at NUI Galway is forward-thinking and global in scale. Today we are leading the field in a wide range of areas including stem cell and gene therapy research, human rights law, environmental change, and developing the next generation of internet technology. NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence. This reputation is reflected in our performance in various University Rankings. Times Higher Education ranks us in the Top 2% of universities worldwide; Top 200 Most International Universities in the World for our international outlook; 3rd best university in Ireland. We received the highest ranking of 4 A grades in all four performance indicators of international orientation in the European Commission’s U-Multirank system.

Much of our research is translational; we have developed excellent research and developed collaborations with national and multi-national industry partners. NUI Galway is experienced in both USD, Euro and other currency grants management. Over the past 10 years, NUI Galway has managed more than €400 million in research grant awards and contracts, through programs from the European Commission, State Funding Bodies, European Space Agency, DFID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.

Dublin City University

Dublin City University

DCU is the fastest growing university in Ireland and is the leading young University on the island of Ireland (QS Top 50 Under 50). Dublin City University has forged a reputation as Ireland’s University of Enterprise, through its strong, active links with academic, research and industry partners both at home and overseas.

DCU provides a unique learning environment where students are encouraged to develop their creativity and skills as innovators. The focus is not solely on academic learning; students get the opportunity to spend time in real world professional environments as part of their studies, and they also get to work with innovators on their own ideas, setting up enterprises and exploring their own social and commercial ideas.

And it’s not just the students. Researchers at DCU are also forging ahead, translating ideas and discoveries into new solutions in business, technology and society by spinning out companies and licensing technologies to industry.

The DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurs was set up to promote and accelerate early stage entrepreneurship in Ireland. It works with startups and SME’s through its startup programmes, accelerators, mentoring supports and other events.

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