Research & Development

Development Office
The Development Office manages the Institute of Technology’s links with industry and co-ordinates the Institute’s research, consultancy enterprise and development work.  This ensures that the Institute is fully aware of the needs of industry for research, consultancy and training and most importantly can ensure that course syllabi and student projects reflect the world of work awaiting graduates.

ITT Research

Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre:
Develops innovative ingredients and biological products from natural resources using novel state of the art processes to obtain lead molecules for drug development and value added food, flavour and medicinal products.

Centre for Innovation in Distributed Systems:
A platform for research convergence, which advocates a seamless integration and co-ordination of systems approach to problem solving to generate a long term sustainable and adaptable solution.

Centre for Geometric Optics:
Basic Research in mathematics that has a wide range of applications including mathematical physics, computer graphics and biomedical imaging.

Centre for Language Acquisition Research:
Irish Language acquisition

Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development;
Established to increase the synergies between education and enterprise through dissemination of best practice and implementation of initiatives to support a knowledge transfer pathway.

Centre for Intelligent Mechatronic and Sensor Systems:
Mechatronics and embedded systems.

Tom Crean Business Centre
The 1200m² facility which was completed in December 2004 houses 21 incubation units and is focused on supporting technology-based start-up companies with high growth and export potential.  It is currently hosting companies whose businesses range from e-commerce solutions to internationally traded services.

Killarney Technology Innovation Centre
Killarney Technology Innovation Centre is a purpose built enterprise incubation, innovation and training complex.  Set in a secluded location on the outskirts of Killarney, the new Centre provides high-quality office space for new business start-ups.  It is an ideal location for new technology and knowledge based enterprises.  Client businesses operate in such areas as e-commerce, financial services, software, multi-media, web development and general information technology


Substantial Industrial Base

Kerry has established a substantial industrial base with national and international companies. The range of products range from financial services to textiles. These include FEXCO (Killorglin), Kerry Group, Astellas,Temmler, Liebherr (Killarney). There has been a surge in the number of the indigenous businesses resulting in a growing base of small and medium manufacturing and service businesses.