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Snapshot of Research Activity at WIT 2015-2016

The School of Research, Innovation & Graduate Studies produces the Research Matters newsletter which is targeted at the academic research community in addition to external partners.

Please see below the Research Matters - May 2015.  This publication showcases the depth and breadth of research now taking place in our Institute. The diversity of disciplines is matched only by the outstanding successes achieved within individual fields.

From the spin-out triumph of FeedHenry and the TSSG, to the first and only Institute of Technology (IoT) in receipt of the prestigious European Research Council ‘Starter Grant’, this edition of Research Matters provides a telling snapshot of the wide research spectrum in WIT.

But this edition starts with the little matter of Cormac O’Raifeartaigh and Brendan McCann, and their discovery of a previously unknown theory from a certain Albert Einstein, which made global headlines when it was published in a number of world-renowned science Journals.


Download the current PDF version or if you would like a hardcopy please send us an email at research@wit.ie.

Research Funding

Over the last 10 years Waterford Institute of Technology has successfully attracted over €135m in research funding from various sources. Researchers at WIT have obtained funding from the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) cycles 3, 4 and 5; Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Frontiers Programme and Principal Investigator Programme, and various European funding programmes including eTEN and InterReg. In addition, there are three Enterprise Ireland (EI) funded Technology Gateway Centres in the areas of applied materials research, mobile telecommunications research, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology research. WIT has also been successful in the European Framework Programme (FP), having obtained funding in FP4, FP5, FP6, FP7 and most recently Horizon 2020.

Browse the most recent version of the Annual Report (2015-2016) from the Office of Research, Innovation and Graduate Studies below.






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