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About IPIC

IPIC the SFI Centre for photonics, is Ireland’s centre of excellence for research, innovation and PhD training in photonics – the science and application of light – which today represents a 0.5 Trillion$ global industry.

Photonic integration technology is the focus of our research, spanning areas from photonics theory right through to device and system development and fabrication, enabled through our in-house laboratories and semiconductor fabrication facilities at Tyndall National Institute.

We work closely with over 30 industry partners to develop their next generation products, across Ireland’s high growth technology sectors such as ICT and MedTech, supporting their attraction to and growth in Ireland. In addition we commercialise our disruptive technologies through start-up companies and co-ordinate the Photonics Ireland National Technology Platform

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explorer 2024

On May 2nd, Explorer 2024 concluded successfully with projects pitching their deep tech pre-commercialisation projects.   Seven enthusiastic and hard working…

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IPIC’s Photonics Packaging Group partners with MIT on chip development

IPIC's Photonic Packaging Group let by Prof. Peter O'Brien have been awarded funding by the National Science Foundation in the…

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FAME – Second International Workshop on Fundamentals and Advances of MOVPE processes

After the success of the first edition, the second edition of FAME (2024) – Second International Workshop on Fundamentals and…

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Frank Peters receives SFI Industry Partnership Award 2023

We are delighted to congratulate our colleague Prof. Frank Peters on receipt of SFI Industry Partnership Award 2023.  This is…

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IPIC All Centre Day – The Power of Open Networks

Recently IPIC gathered members from across all institutions; Tyndall National Institute, Munster Technological University, Dublin City University, National University of…

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Paper in top 3 IEEE Photonics Technology

Paper III-V-on-Si DFB Laser With Co-Integrated Power Amplifier Realized Using Micro-Transfer Printing published by IEEE is currently in the top 3…

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FAME – First International Workshop on Fundamentals and Advances of MOVPE processes

The first edition of FAME (2023) - First International Workshop on Fundamentals and Advances of MOVPE processes will be held…

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IPIC attend Photonics West 2023

IPIC host the Photonics Ireland Pavilion at the SPIE BiOS and Photonics West conference & exhibition 2023. This event is…

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Explorer Pre-Accelerator Programme now accepting applications for 2023

We are happy to announce that the Explorer Pre-Accelerator Programme is now accepting applications for 2023! Explorer 2023 has been…

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Photonics100: listed IPIC’s Prof Liam Barry and Dr Frank Smyth of Pilot Photonics

Electro-Optics Magazine recently launched the inaugural Photonics100 list of the most innovative people in Photonics, we are delighted to see…

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IPIC research aligns to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

IPIC's, David McGovern (SDG Champion) has been working with our Researchers to assist in mapping our research to the UN's…

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Funding success in Europe for early stage researchers in Tyndall

IPIC, is pleased to announce the participation of two of its early stage researchers in 2 newly started Horizon Europe…

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UCC scientist becomes first Irish person to win major US physics award

A warm congratulations to our esteemed colleague Prof Séamus Davis for his fantastic achievement of becoming the first Irish recipient…

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Rockley Photonics Unveils Next-Generation, Higher-Density Laser Spectrophotometer Chip for Wearable Health Monitoring

IPIC Industry partner, Rockley Photonics, have gone live with the below Press Release sharing details of their development of what…

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IPIC Industry Event – Photonics 4 Disruptive Innovation

IPIC's Annual Industry Workshop 2022 was held at UCC's, Devere Hall, on Thursday, 19th May 2022. Along with welcoming colleagues…

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National Broadband Ireland – Imagine the Future competition

IPIC's Paul Townsend is delighted to meet with young artistic minds in participating on a panel of judges (along with…

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World Quantum Day 2022

Today, we are delighted to join quantum scientists from all over the world, to celebrate World Quantum Day. Building on…

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04.04.2022 ‘Ireland’s photonics industry continues to grow at pace’

On 3rd April, Anna-Marie Turley of Enterprise Ireland reported on detailing how Ireland's photonics industry is developing vital technology…

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Photonics 4 Disruptive Innovation

This workshop, taking place in-person in Cork on Thursday, 19th May, will present the latest disruptive developments in photonics research,…

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DCU spin-out, Pilot Photonics raise funding of €1.8m

Congratulations to DCU spinout Pilot Photonics, on successfully raising €1.8m funding. This success is built on the commitment and collaboration…

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IPIC and Raydiant Oximetry move closer in realising product to market

IPIC's collaboration with Raydiant Oximetry is moving closer to the development of a non-invasive technology that will monitor fetal oxygen…

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Brillanté Photonics have announced the development of their super luminescent blue LED (SLED) device.

Congratulations to Brillanté Photonics who have launched their patented super luminescent blue LED (SLED) device. Brillianté confirm  these devices are …

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Summer Internships 2022 – IPIC, Tyndall, MCCI & IERC

**Deadline for Applications is Monday January 31st** This internship will allow you to work with renowned researchers at Tyndall National…

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Brian Corbett awarded Institute of Physics, Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal & Prize, 2021

Brian Corbett, world-leading researcher from IPIC and Tyndall National Institute, has been awarded the 2021 Institute of Physics Katharine Burr…

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Industry Engagement Impact Award

One of IPIC, University College Cork (UCC) and Tyndall National Institute’s most successful collaboration projects has won Knowledge Transfer Ireland’s…

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Cork Science Festival

Cork Science Festival, Science for Everyone took place 6-14th November.  This year's festival was an online program of free public…

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OPTICA selects 12 Entrepreneurs to Watch, meet IPIC’s, Dr. Sanathana Konugolu Venkata Sekar

OPTICA (Optics and Photonics News) has just revealed their 12 entrepreneurs to watch, including SFI Research Centre for Photonics, IPIC's…

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IONS Ireland 2021

(l to r) Alesandra Carmichael Martins, UCD & Andrea Liliana Pacheco Tobo, Tyndall UCC IONS Ireland 2021 is scheduled to…

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10th International Graduate summer School: Biophotonics ’22

10th International Graduate summer school Biophotonics '22 will take place from 11 – 18 June 2022.   The purpose of the International Graduate…

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PhotonHub European Photonics Academy

PhotonHub is a New European Academy to boost the skills and know-how of industry in exploiting opportunities in the €615B…

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