Munster Technological University
Munster Technological University is a multi-campus technological university, contributing to the region through the provision of academic programmes that support student development and opportunities, education and research. MTU has an extensive and impressive regional footprint with six campuses across the South-West region in Cork and Kerry, a student body of 18,000, offering more than 140 programmes and with numerous links with colleges worldwide. The aim of MTU is to provide education and research opportunities for career-focused learners and to develop long term partnerships with industry and community. Through partnering with industry and community, MTU will seek out dynamic cross-sector relationships with start-ups, innovators and industry leading companies. MTU will continue to invest in the future with state-of-the-art research, education, enterprise, cultural and sports facilities.
The Institute also has a number of research centres in the following areas:
- Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
- Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre
- Irish Academy of Hospitality & Tourism
- Intelligent Mechatronics and RFID
- UNESCO Chair in Inclusive Physical Education, Sport, Fitness and Recreation
In addition, the Tom Crean Business Incubation Centre (creancentre.com) plays a key role in fostering and developing the entrepreneurial mindset as part of the innovative ecosystem of the Institute of Technology Tralee and where successful start-ups can move to the Kerry Technology Park (https://www.shannonproperties.ie/property/kerry-technology-park/) who share our 113 acre North Campus.
The Institute of Technology, Tralee (ITT) has participated in a number of EU and national programmes as a partner and as the Applicant. The ITT staff has many national and international networks that would be suitable to disseminate the core ideas of this project. It is also not discipline specific which will make piloting and dissemination easier.