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

TOPHIT Group photo 6th Jun

Micro-transfer printing: boosting large scale integration of diverse materials and devices 

The Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland is leading a European consortium, called TOP-HIT, to develop novel technology that will address the challenge of integrating componentsRead More

Industry and EconomicsResearch
3rd Jun

Irish Company Pilot Photonics wins award at the European Photonics Venture Forum

The 2nd edition of the European Photonics Venture Forum (EPVF) took place on the 2 & 3 June 2016 in Eindhoven. The event brings  togetherRead More

Industry and Economics
3rd Jun

IPIC in the news: Scalable semipolar gallium nitride templates for high-speed LEDs

Visible emitting LEDs based on gallium nitride (GaN) materials have made tremendous progress since their initial development in the early 1990s. Indeed, these LEDs areRead More

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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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