Dundalk Institute of Technology
Founded in 1971, Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) serves the North-East region of Ireland and is located close to the border with Northern Ireland. It is one of the longest established Institutes within its sector and draws over 80 per cent of its students from Counties Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan and North County Dublin. It has a student population of c.5,000 students pursuing third level programmes at Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Post Graduate levels in Engineering, Science, Nursing Studies, Computing, Hospitality Studies, Business and Humanities.
The Institute has also strategically targeted Research in four main thematic areas:
- Ageing and Health
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Informatics and Creative Media
- Sustainable Energy and Environment
It supports the economic, social and cultural development of the region in line with national strategic priorities.
Established in 1989 by Dundalk Institute of Technology, the Regional Development Centre acts as the Institute’s Innovation Support and Technology Transfer organisation making available the expertise, facilities and resources of the Institute for the wider benefit of the regional economy.
The Centre achieves this through the following range of programmes and activities:
- Research & Development and Technology Transfer
- Entrepreneurial Development Programmes
- Incubation Facilities for Knowledge and Technology-Based Enterprises
- Applied Research with industry
- Sectoral & Regional Development Initiatives in the areas of innovation for SMEs (Small-Medium Sized Enterprises), succession planning for family owned business and digital media
- Spearheading and Supporting EU and Cross Border Development Initiatives
- Networking with Agencies and Organisations at Regional, National and International Level
More details can be found at: www.dkit.ie and www.rdc.ie