Research agency to boost number of IP licences

A Cork-based research agency aims to greatly increase the number of intellectual property licences it is delivering to Ireland's key semiconductor industry.

21st September, 2013
Mark Barry, director of Microelectronics Competence Centre Ireland; Sean Sherlock TD, Minister for Research and Innovation and Roger Whatmore, chief executive, Tyndall National Institute. Photo: Provision

A Cork-based research agency aims to greatly increase the number of intellectual property licences it is delivering to Ireland's key semiconductor industry.

The Microelectronics Competence Centre Ireland (MCCI), an Enterprise Ireland and IDA-funded technology research centre hosted in Tyndall National Institute in Cork, was set up three years ago to drive the commercialisation of academic research in a bid to boost jobs and exports from the sector.

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