Research Activity at WIT
The spectrum of research activity in Waterford Institute of Technology is realised by the efforts of a huge array of dedicated professionals. The entire research community and its supports are involved to ensure the Institute's performance with respect to securing research funding from a range of competitive funding programmes, attracting and guiding excellent postgraduate students, engaging with and collaborating with research bodies such as the Irish Research Council (IRC), Higher Education Authority (HEA), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Fulbright Commission, Health Service Executive (HSE), and many others.
Over the past 10 years, the Institute has successfully attracted over €139m in research funding from various sources. Researchers at WIT have obtained funding from the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) cycles 3, 4 and 5; Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Frontiers Programme and the Principal Investigator Programme, and various European funding programmes including eTEN and InterReg. In addition, there are three Enterprise Ireland (EI) funded Technology Gateway Centres in the areas of applied materials research, telecommunications research, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology research. WIT has has an established track record of success in the various European Framework Programmes (FP), having obtained funding in FP4, FP5, FP6, FP7 and most recently Horizon 2020 (H2020). The Institute has entered the final year of H2020 as the leading Irish Institute of Technology with respect to funding secured under this programme.
Our current annual report (based on the academic year) is available to view below using the convenient viewer (if you would like to download the report in PDF format please click here). It provides an overview of the key facts and figures surrounding Research, Innovation, and Graduate Studies at the Institute. We hope that you take the time to browse through it and enjoy the many examples of research excellence and achievements at the Institute.
Below is a sample of some brochures that provide an overview of the Institute's research engagements with external research bodies and the wider community, including the past 5 years of annual reports on research activity at the Institute. Please take time to browse through the content and see what WIT is doing for research in Ireland. We are always happy to answer any questions that you may have with respect to our research activities and ambitions – please email us at [email protected] if you would like to speak with us regarding any aspect thereof.