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Background, Aims & Objectives

Background, Aims & Objectives

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Collaboratory is an innovation, technology and industry solutions hub specialising in Cyber Security, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Collaboratory is co-funded by Enterprise Ireland through the European Regional Development Fund and is located within the Learning & Innovation Centre (LINC) at the TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus.

The hub provides training and skills development programmes, technical facilities, R&D capabilities and consultancy services to start-ups, scale-ups, SMEs and MNCs in the Dublin Northwest region and nationwide.

Our objectives are to:

  • To provide industry with structured and accredited¬†training programmes, along with innovative, flexible, bespoke solutions in the areas of Cyber Security, IoT and AI. Our training programmes are:

- Designed to meet industry needs and requirements

- Developed in collaboration with academic and industry experts

- Up to date and in line with the current technology trends to ensure businesses have appropriate in-house skills

  • To foster close collaboration between industry and TU Dublin.

- We facilitate industry access to academic experts and research facilities

- We assist enterprises with research and development, testing, prototyping and deployment of new cutting-edge technologies

  • To provide industry with state-of-the-art technical facilities, which will include:

- An industry-scale training Security Operations Centre (SOC)

- An IoT campus-wide testbed of scale

- An 18-seat dedicated AI lab

These live testing and prototyping facilities will enable industry to increase innovation, productivity, and competitiveness through product development and investment in new technologies. 

  • To offer consultancy services and market development support to industry partners. We provide access to experts who:

- Can help your business to become cyber secure

- Identify innovative and potentially game changing openings within markets

- Assist with product development

- Improve your productivity through development and integration of AI and IoT in your business processes