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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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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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explorer 2021: congratulations to winning team APS (Atlantic Photonic Solutions)

We are very excited to announce that APS (Atlantic Photonic Solutions) were the winning team at the recent finals of…

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Photonics Ireland Conference 2021

PHOTONICS IRELAND virtual conference 2021 is taking place 14-16 June 2021. Photonics Ireland is "the premier event in Ireland bringing…

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Biophotonics breakthrough on colon cancer detection

Researchers in Biophotonics team at IPIC are developing a more effective and less invasive way to diagnose and treat colorectal…

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Photonics 4 Tomorrow’s World

The Photonics 4 Tomorrow's World workshop will present the latest developments in photonics research, its transition from lab to market…

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IPIC & Tyndall seek applicants for Deep Tech start up programme

Individuals or teams with scalable ideas are invited to apply to a new explorer pre-accelerator programme with €20,000 prize fund…

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BioPixS selected as one of EI’s Big Ideas 2020

We are proud to announce that BioPixS has been selected amongst 12 Enterprise Ireland's Big Ideas 2020, a showcase which…

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SFI Frontiers Award for Prof. Tia Keyes

Prof. Tia Keyes, an IPIC Principal Investigator and a professor of physical chemistry at the School of Chemical Sciences as…

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Invisible Light Exhibition – Art Meets Science at the Crawford Gallery

Art meets Science in Invisible Light, an expansive new exhibition from The School of Looking funded by Science Foundation Ireland’s…

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Interested in becoming a Future Photonics Research Leader? Register your interest to join the MSCA and SFI COFUND Sparkle Fellowship Training…

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Light up Lockdown – presented by PIADS and Photonics

In Lighting up Lockdown you will meet some of our students who took part in Glasgow Science Festival. They will…

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IPIC welcomes 5 new PhD students as part of CDT-PIADS 2020 Cohort

The EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Photonic Integration and Advanced Data Storage (PIADS) in partnership with…

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Irish start-up BioPixS secures EU funding to support develop innovative Covid-19 response

On the 11th of August 2020, the European Commission announced funding for 23 projects targeting innovative and rapid health-related approaches…

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IPIC to host prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellowship

The Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC) has been successfully selected by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 initiative to host a…

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Tyndall Launches Bicentennial Celebrations

This year marks the bicentennial of John Tyndall, the physicist for whom we are named and Ireland’s most important Victorian…

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JPhys Photonics Emerging Leaders 2020

Congratulations to an IPIC researcher, Dr. Agnieszka Gocalinska, who has been nominated by JPhys Photonics for a prestigious Emerging Leaders…

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PIADS Summer Conclave 2020

EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Photonic Integration and Advanced Data Storage (PIADS) has kicked off their…

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Second Advertising Campaign for SPARKLE

Second Advertising campaign for SPARKLE is now open. Candidates are welcome to apply for one of the prestigious Marie-Curie H2020…

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Pre-Commercialisation Programme Showcase with NDRC

An open invitation to all to join IPIC's Pre-Commercialisation Programme Showcase with NDRC. The event will take place on Monday,…

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Optics & Photonics News – Coronavirus Diaries

As part of the Coronavirus Diaries, Optics & Photonics News spoke to Andrea Pacheco to get her perspective on how…

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Respiratory Solution for Emergency Use in the Fight Against COVID19

In response to the global COVID-19 emergency, Tyndall National Institute has established high-volume manufacturing capacity of open access sealed scuba…

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Photonics Public Private Annual Meeting 2020

The next Photonics PPP Annual Meeting will take place on May 27th - 28th, 2020 in the conference centre The…

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As part of establishing a strong Irish leadership presence within the European innovation hub ecosystem, Europractice joined MIDAS for a…

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Launch of MedPhab – dedicated photonics pilot-line for medical diagnostics

MedPhab is an initiative of the Photonics Public Private Partnership connected to Photonics21. The pilot-line was granted funding by the…

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OIDA Workshop On Embedded Photonic Manufacturing for Data Centers

PIXAPP is a proud organiser of a one-day workshop on Optical Fiber Communication on Photonic Manufacturing for Data Centres. The…

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PIXAPP is the world’s first open-access Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) Assembly and Packaging Pilot line, and helps users exploit the breakthrough advantages of PIC technologies.

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