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

5th Dec

Save the date – Photonics Ireland 2017 Conference: Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway, September 13 – 15th


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23rd Nov

IPIC PhD student Niamh Kavanagh wins Institute of Physics Award

PhD student Niamh Kavanagh has won the Early Career Physics Communicator Award after competing against three other finalists at the IOP’s London centre on 21Read More

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Dr Emanuele Pelucchi Tyndall UCC 
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more info contact  Renate Murphy  CAMEO Communications  Tel:+353.21.4943939  Mob: +353.86.8145462 14th Nov

IPIC & Tyndall researchers develop technology to light the way for quantum computing

Researchers at IPIC & the Tyndall National Institute have developed a technical step that could enable the use of quantum computers and have published detailsRead 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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