Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is recognised internationally as Ireland’s leading university. In recognition of this research, TCD has been an invited member of the prestigious 23-member League of European Research Universities (LERU) since 1 January 2017. TCD is ranked as 71st top university in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2017/2018. With an academic staff number of approx. 800, TCD is Coordinator or Participant in 123 H2020-funded projects, translating to a €72.7m drawdown to date. Prof. O’Driscoll was one of 12 P.I.s who secured the competitive grants to establish the >€100m Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI), where the TCD component of this research will be housed. TBSI has 35,000m2 of research space dedicated to 3 thematic areas of Bioengineering/Medical Devices, Cancer and Immunology. The space includes research labs, tissue culture and other support labs, write-up areas, offices, lecture theatres, meeting rooms with teleconference facilities and dedicated core research facilities. TCD provides central administrative support (e.g. human resources, financial management, including assistance with research grant management, IT support, library facilities etc.). The Office of Corporate Partnership and Knowledge Exchange (OCPKE), is responsible for developing close partnerships with industry to proactively meet the needs of industry and to establish business-friendly and straightforward mechanisms for engagement. This is part of Trinity Research & Innovation (TR&I), whose staff provide supports all along the research continuum, from submission of funding applications, to contract negotiation, technology transfer, commercial exploitation and entrepreneurship training.
Prof. Lorraine O´Discroll
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