IADT awarded €3.6 million under TU RISE Funding
TU RISE funding is “directed at developing researcher human capital in the technological sector, including staff development, recruitment, postgraduate training and supervision, networking, and collaborative knowledge-transfer and mobility schemes”.
IADT’s allocation will serve as a major catalyst for advancing research initiatives and providing crucial support for our IADT research community.
This exciting news comes at a time when IADT is preparing to play a pivotal role in shaping the innovation agenda for our sectors, and is a testament to our commitment to excellence in research and innovation for the Creative Industries Sector.
President of the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), David Smith, acknowledged the transformative impact of the funding for the Institute, stating, “We gratefully acknowledge today’s TU Rise funding announcement by the HEA and Minister Harris for IADT and our peers in the Technological Higher Education sector. This is an unprecedented commitment to support and invest in research and innovation activities specific to IADT’s unique and diverse disciplinary profile. This investment of €3.6 million will propel IADT into a new era of research and development. This investment not only highlights our dedication to fostering innovation but also strongly positions IADT as a key player nationally in driving R&D activities and advancements for the Creative Industries.”
Vice President of Research at IADT, Emma Leahy, added, “This funding is a ‘game-changer’ for our research community. It will significantly enhance our research supports and R&D capacity across our academic community enabling us to forge stronger connections with regional enterprises and the broader community. We are excited about the immediate impact this will have on our institution, our current staff and students and the potential opportunities it will create for future students and partners of IADT.”
Under TU RISE, a total of €83.68 million will be allocated to higher education institutions in the technological sector to bolster research capacity building, with a specific focus on fostering collaboration with regional enterprises. The initiative aims to strengthen the ties between higher education institutions and regional industries.
IADT is eager to embark on this exciting journey of research and innovation, fuelled by the generous support from TU RISE. The institute looks forward to making significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge and the Creative Industries sector in Ireland.
* The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) aims to strengthen economic, social, and territorial cohesion in the European Union by correcting imbalances between its regions. The objectives of the fund are to create a competitive and smarter Europe, a greener transitioning towards a net zero carbon economy and resilient Europe, and a Europe closer to citizens by fostering sustainable and integrated development at a regional level.
Full press release is available at this link from Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.