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Consolidating Research-Enterprise Alliances Through Engagement with DkIT in the institute’s prioritised domains of research excellence

14 February 2024

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) are excited to announce the launch of the €5M funded CREATE Programme which aims to contribute towards research capacity building that will accelerate the impact of DkIT on the region. The CREATE Programme will increase the scale, critical mass, and quality of DkITs research and innovation activities ensuring that they are both regionally impactful and competitive internationally.

CREATE-DkIT is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union through the Southern, Eastern & Midland Regional Programme 2021-2027.

Speaking today, Dr Diarmuid O’Callaghan, President DkIT said

“We are delighted Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) this meaningful investment for the CREATE programme under the TU RISE funding call. This investment leverages DkIT’s track record across connected health & wellbeing and climate and natural resources focussed research, innovation, education and business supports. We welcome the opportunity to work with the progressive industry partners that the CREATE programme will engage with to realise its ambition.”

 Aidan Browne, Head of Business Development & Innovation at DkIT added,

"This investment is a welcome endorsement of the industry engagement portfolio across key focus areas that are of critical importance for both our region and Ireland as a whole. The capacity building that the CREATE programme brings will allow greater engagement and enhancing our ability to foster and develop those noteworthy partnerships with industry."

 Dr Tim McCormac, Head of Research and Graduate Studies at DkIT added:

“This award endorses the strategic approach the institute has implemented over the past decade concerning the concentration and consolidation of its research and innovation strengths into areas of national and international relevance. It highlights the impact and excellence of our research and innovation track record to date and will only enhance this further through fostering of enterprise linkages, funding postgraduate research students, new research talent and research and innovation support staff which are required to sustain and further enhance our impact and deliver nationally”.

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