Waterford Institute of Technology actively encourages and promotes interaction between the Institute and external parties such as business, government and the community. It interacts with these organisations in a number of different ways including:
- Collaborating on research
- Providing incubation and business mentoring support to startup enterprises
- Access to specialised facilities and consultancy services
The Industry Services Office within the Office of Research & Innovation at WIT promotes and facilitates interaction between the Institute and external organisations.
Collaborating on Research
In line with WIT’s objectives, ongoing research activity is conducted in conjunction with a variety of partners, for example, large and small industries, both at a National and European level, government agencies, and public sector research institutes.
There are many funding support mechanisms available to facilitate this collaboration, of which, some are detailed below: