‘We’re excelling in international terms’
been very strong with more than 6,000 journal publications, 3,682 conference publications, and 802 graduates trained to master’s and PhD level and beyond with 36 per cent of those trainees progressing to industry.
In terms of commercialisation, the centres have ‘generated 158 licence agreements and 23 spin-out companies and have received 298 Enterprise Ireland commercialisation awards.
The effectiveness of the research centres has been further enhanced by the the foundation’s Spokes programme which enables them to add new industrial and academic partners and projects. The programme also provides a vehicle to link different centres together.