bringing photonics to life

Welcome to the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC)

We are a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre that brings together over 100 researchers from the Tyndall National Institute, Cork Institute of TechnologyDublin City University and University College Cork to develop new light enabled technologies. Our work focuses on developing the next generation of highly-compact and miniaturised photonics technologies in order to tackle some of society’s greatest challenges, especially in the areas of Information Communications Technology (ICT) and Health.

This includes:

  • Revolutionising the speed of data transfer for the continued growth of the internet
  • Delivering new smart medical devices for improved patient outcome
  • Developing highly compact instrumentation for point-of-care diagnostics and wearable devices

Working alongside our industry partners in the ICT, medical devices and diagnostics sectors, IPIC’s world-class research team aims to deliver fully integrated solutions to companies, which will increase economic activity, drive job creation and develop technologies which will significantly improve all of our day to day lives.

Our News

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IPIC celebrates the Day of Photonics!

After the success of 2015 as the International Year of Light, IPIC continues its mission to create awareness of light-based technology by joining the globalRead More

Brian-Corbett 13th Oct

IPIC in the news: Cork start-up InfiniLED acquired by Facebook-owned Oculus to power the future of VR

Read about Tyndall spinout InfiniLED which has been acquired by Facebook-owned Oculus.  The company plans to use the technology developed by IPIC’s Brian Corbett to enhance the performanceRead More

Industry and Economics
xceleprint 11th Oct

IPIC in the News : X-Celeprint to Commercialise Elastomer Stamp Micro-Assembly Technology.

Read about how X-Celeprint, one of IPIC’s industry partners and a key member in TOPHIT ( an EU funded project led by IPIC’s  Brian Corbett) is working with potential partnersRead More

Industry and Economics
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14th Jul

PhD in development of Micro LEDs

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork invites applications for a PhD studentship opportunity.Visible emitting light–emitting diodes (LEDs) have made tremendous progress and have revolutionisedRead More

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