Welcome to Research & Development
The Institute has a number of key strategic research areas which are closely aligned to both national research activities and Horizon 2020, the upcoming European Framework for Research & Innovation, commencing 2014. RDI activity at the Institute is Driven and delivered mainly through the following Research Centres:
Centre of Research and Enterprise in BioEnvironmental Technologies
Centre of Research and Enterprise in Industrial Design and Product Innovation
Centre of Research and Enterprise in Interactive Applications Software & Networks
Centre of Research and Enterprise in Green Energy Optimisation
Centre of Research and Enterprise in Advanced Security Technologies
Research, development and innovation is an international activity with increased funding available from Europe, connecting researchers and innovators worldwide. Over the coming years, the Institute will be better positioned to increase its research capacity with a newly constructed RDI Building together with the support of its existing Enterprise and Research Incubation Centre (ERIC). These facilities will provide a platform for the development and creation of High Potential Start Ups (HPSUs), supporting the existing business sector and attracting new industries to the region.