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Research Impacts

The IERC assesses the ongoing quality and impact of its research portfolio under four main headings;

Commercial impact (Company members, IDF’s, Licences, Patents etc)

  • The IERC works closely with 24 companies (Multi-National Companies and Small to Medium Enterprises) as collaborating initial research partners.
  • 13 companies (5 MNC’s and 8 SME’s) have joined as full or associate members of the IERC.
  • The research portfolio to date has delivered 1 patent application in the area of Phase Change Materials.
  • 4 Invention Disclosures filed and a similar number in preparation.
  • The 6th Annual IERC Conference was held in March 2017.
  • A publication on Wireless Sensor Networks in the Trade Journal Building Services News.
  • An article accepted for publication in the Electrical Contractors Association, journal ECA Today.

Research excellence (Papers published in high impact factor journal, invited presentations etc)

  • EMWINS partner Peter Struss nominated for best paper award at 25th International Workshop on Principles of Diagnosis.
  • IERC had 4 peer reviewed papers and 2 posters at CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium on 3rd-4th April 2014 in Dublin.

Funding leveraged (H2020, Innovation partnerships, contract research etc)

  • Coordinating H2020 NOVICE project, for more information click here
  • 4 submissions have been made to European Funding Programmes leveraging the outcomes of the IERC research portfolio including applications under Factories of the Future, Energy Efficient Buildings programmes.
  • TEMPO Principal Investigator John Cosgrove also won award for best pitch at KIC InnoEnergy Event, Berlin.

Capacity build (Number of people associated with projects, new skills and capabilities developed etc.)

  • The IERC currently has 58 individuals from across the industry, research and core team associated with the delivery and support of the current research portfolio.
  • Competencies further developed in Ireland as a result of this research include the areas of software development, hardware design and prototyping, data analysis, techno-economic modelling, business models, systems level installation, maintenance and deployment at demonstration sites, social sciences and psychology, project and research management and research dissemination.
  • A member of the core team Dr. Lacour Ayompe achieved certified measurement and verification professional (CMVP) status.
  • We submitted a response to the consultation on the Government’s Green Paper on Energy Policy in Ireland

IERC Team Recognition and Awards

  • EMWINS partner Peter Struss nominated for best paper award at 25th International Workshop on Principles of Diagnosis.
  • 4 peer reviewed presentations and 2 posters accepted to CIBSE ASHRAE technical symposium held in Dublin 2014.
  • TEMPO Principal Investigator John Cosgrove wins award for best pitch at KIC InnoEnergy Event, Berlin.
  • IERC core team member Long Pham wins strategic research award for her proposed research in Resident Engagement for Smart Cities.
  • AUTHENTIC Principal Investigator Dr Brendan O’Flynn wins UCC research impact award.
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