Innovation and Entrepreneurship
At IT Sligo we encourage a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We were the first institute of technology to establish a Research Office and our purpose-built research building opened in 2007.
Research at IT Sligo includes a wide range of activity including staff professional practice, independent study and communication by theses, conference presentations and peer reviewed papers.
Research is integrated into undergraduate teaching, including support of student theses, and networking with other researchers and institutions globally.
We are home to five interdisciplinary Centres of Excellence in research:
- The Centre for Sustainability
- Centre for Bimolecular Environmental and Public Health Research
- The Centre for Geotechnical Research
- Mitochondrial Biology and Radiation Research
- The Centre for Design Innovation, supported by Enterprise Ireland
Our School of Engineering has received awards of almost €2 million in research funding for Geotechnical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. This has allowed us to purchase specialist equipment including a geotechnical centrifuge machine, the only one in Ireland.