Tyndall National Institute
CRANN has a close relationship with the Tyndall National Institute (Tyndall). We are co-hosts of the Competence Centre for Applied Nanotechnology, we are partners in the INSPIRE consortium and we work together with industry and in collaborative research programmes.
Tyndall was created in 2004 at the initiative of the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment and University College Cork (UCC) to bring together complementary activities in photonics, electronics and networking research at the National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC), several UCC academic departments and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT).
The strengths of the institute are in the areas of photonics, electronics, materials and nanotechnologies and their applications for life sciences, communications, power electronics and other industries. Research programmes range from theoretical modelling and design to novel material, nanotechnology, device processing and fabrication, packaging and integration; and novel systems incorporating these new devices.