The TEC Gateway is currently affiliated with over 200 industry partners with whom successful projects have been completed. We continue to add value to all sizes of companies (from individual startups to MNC’s), providing technical expertise and innovative solutions to their issues.


Technology Gateway Network

Technology Gateway Network

The Nimbus Centre in partnership with other Institutes of Technology forms a nationwide network of 12 Technology Gateways whose role is to deliver technology solutions through collaboration on projects which are close to the market needs of Irish industry. These Gateways are open access points for industry and will act as a portal to a wider resource of industry relevant expertise in the Irish research infrastructure. The Technology Gateway initiave is an Enterprise Ireland programme.


ARE Centres – ICT Software

The Centre for Affective Solutions for Ambient Living Awareness (CASALA) is an applied research centre on the Dundalk Institute of Technology campus.
CASALA’s primary function is working with Irish industry to achieve product innovation, business competitiveness, and market leadership in the emerging ambient assisted living sector, and it acts as the commercialisation arm of the Netwell Centre.

The WiSAR Lab is an Applied Research Enhancement (ARE) Centre, funded by Enterprise Ireland in the Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT). The focus of the WiSAR Lab is on Wireless Sensor Networks, particularly Body Area Networks and the application of Wireless Sensor Networks in buildings with an emphasis on evaluating and minimising the power consumption of the devices used. A centre of excellence in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and a hub of research and applied solutions for technology companies locally and nationally.




CIT Department of Electronic Engineering
The CIT, department of Electronic Engineering has been involved in engineering education since 1969. Courses in the department cover the full range of Electronic Engineering specialities including Electronics design, Communications, Control Engineering and Computer and Software engineering.

University College Cork Research
UCC has one of Ireland’s most successful and active research programmes. We pride ourselves on delivering accurate, timely, and ground-breaking results using the best people and the most advanced techniques available.

Cork Institute of Technology
The Institute boasts many top class facilities including its award-winning Library & IT Building and its world class laboratories. CIT presently has four separate campuses. The main campus is located in Bishopstown and covers an area of approximately 80 acres.


Wroclaw University of Technology
Wrocław University of Technology was founded in 1945. The group of 27 professors from University and Technical University in Lvov arrived to Wrocław and in the destroyed buildings of Technische Hochschule Breslau started Polish academic society. They brought here the academic tradition of Lvov and made sure that the achievements of Lvov University of Technology and Jan Kazimierz University were not lost. Our academic legacy of over 160 years entitles us to invoke the tradition of the European university and our position in the research and teaching field gives us the right to boast the title of the best technical university in Poland.



The Nimbus Centre has connections with over 200 industry partners with whom successful projects have been completed. We continue to add value to all sizes of companies (from individual startups to MNC’s), providing technical expertise and innovative solutions to their issues.


Cork Electronic Industry Association (CEIA)
The CEIA represents the electronics companies in Cork working in harmony with the IDA, EI, CIT and UCC, to ensure that a sophisticated technological infrastructure is in place to enable the industry to grow and prosper.

it@cork is a member-driven not-for-profit business association representing the interests of ICT professionals in the Cork region. The it@cork network now represents over 290 corporate members. In 2009 we organised 30 events attended by nearly 1500 members.

National Software Centre (NSC)
The purpose of the NSC is to establish Cork City as the most preferred regional location outside of Dublin for IT inward investment and a leading global centre in Europe for niche software development and excellence in Software Development.

Moog, Inc.
Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, marine applications, and medical equipment.


Analog Devices, Inc.
Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) defines innovation and excellence in signal processing. ADI’s analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (IC) play a fundamental role in converting, conditioning, and processing real-world phenomena such as light, sound, temperature, motion, and pressure into electrical signals to be used in a wide array of electronic equipment.




National Development Plan (NDP)
The National Development Plan 2007-2013 entitled Transforming Ireland – A Better Quality of Life for All, sets out the road-map to Ireland’s future. The €184 billion Plan represents another major milestone in building a prosperous Ireland for all the people, characterized by sustainable economic growth, greater social inclusion and balanced regional development.


Innovation Vouchers
The objective of the Innovation Voucher initiative is to build links between Ireland’s public knowledge providers and small businesses and create a cultural shift in the small business community’s approach to innovation.

Mallow Development Partnership
Mallow is an excellent location for new investment and strongly supported by the MSIC. The Mallow Hub is a key Strategic Region for growth, development and investment supported by the Irish Government’s National Spatial Strategy 2002-2020.

The Partnership’s approach particularly in respect of economic development is predicated on the awareness that the next phase of Irish economic development will be based substantially on “knowledge economy” activities e.g. pharma, biopharma, ICT, environmental services, green technologies – all of which are driven or influenced by Third Level institutions and R & D.




Centre for Adaptive Wireless Systems (CAWS)
The Centre for Adaptive Wireless Systems (CAWS), research centre at CIT, investigates and develops concepts for hardware, software and network/system design for adaptive wireless systems. This is both applied research in collaboration with industry, such as Motorola, Siemens, Vodafone and Nortel Networks, and fundamental research in collaboration with WIT and TCD.


Tyndall Institute
The Tyndall National Institute (Tyndall) was developed as an initiative between the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment and UCC to bring together complementary activities in photonics, electronics and networking research at the National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC), several UCC academic departments and CIT.

CAPPA (Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis). Photonics is a key strand of CIT’s strategic research plan. CAPPA forms a part of the Photonics Research Cluster along with the Photonic Device Dynamics Group and Astronomy and Instrumentation Group.


Based in the Cork Institute of Technology’s Bishopstown Campus, the Medical Engineering Design and Innovation Centre specialises in the discovery and design of medical devices.

MEDIC brings together the full set of skills required to develop medical devices including an extensive network of clinicians, inventors, and industry partners. Ideas are taken from initial concept/idea stage through to regulatory approval and commercialisation via a strictly defined product development process (PDP).



Enterprise Ireland
The TEC Gateway is funded under the Enterprise Ireland (EI) Applied Research Enhancement Initiative. EI is a government funded organisation committed to supporting the development of Irish Industry, fostering enterprise and innovation and providing world class technology services to businesses in Ireland.

Rubicon Innovation Centre

Ireland’s leading business innovation hub The Rubicon Centre is physically abutted to the Nimbus Centre. Home to 57 knowledge based start-up companies, the Centre is jointly financed by CIT & Enterprise Ireland.

Clients based at the Rubicon are at different stages of development, from concept stage to completing their first customer orders and many are already trading on the International Market

Genesis Enterprise Program
The Genesis Enterprise Programme, a CIT initiative in partnership with ITT, UCC, Cork BIC, FÁS and EI, is designed to provide comprehensive business development and financial support to graduates of third-level colleges who are currently in employment and wish to start their own businesses.