Nimbus research programmes are a continuum leading to innovation, intellectual property and commercialisation.

The centre provides consultancy, technology development and services to industry. We provide support to for a large portfolio of start-ups and established companies and also offer office and laboratory space where company engineers work directly with Nimbus researchers and use Nimbus facilities. Reflecting the importance of industry support, a dedicated group, with its own staff and cohort of researchers and developers, work with companies and bridge research and commercialisation: this is the TEC Gateway.

The TEC Gateway is the industry interface of Nimbus and is funded under the Enterprise Ireland Applied Research Enhancement (ARE) programme.

The Gateway enhances existing regional industry, creating new start-ups with international potential and building industry-led programmes to sustain growth in the Irish embedded systems industry. The TEC Gateway is a one-stop-facility for Industry R&D support in the region. This is achieved by communicating state-of-the-art in research to industry, creating partnership activities, engaging researchers in industry relevant initiatives and providing effective prototyping facilities. The main areas of interest include wireless systems, wireless sensor networks, miniaturised hardware, software development and intelligent user interfaces. For more information, contact us.

Nimbus is physically abutted, but a separate entity, to CIT’s highly successful Rubicon incubation centre.


People Behaviour & Technology Integration Research Group is award-winning group of specialist engineers, software developers, behavioural science researchers and UX/UI design strategists based at Cork Institute of Technology’s Nimbus Centre, Ireland’s largest dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) research centre. The group specialises in the development of next generation cloud based applications, systems, products and solutions that are specifically designed to encourage citizen engagement and improve urban spaces.



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