Research and Innovation

DkIT is committed to improving and changing the world we live in. Our research is responding to some of the most pressing scientific, social and environmental challenges of our time.

 Life Changing Research

We are passionate about research and innovation and believe strongly in its ability to transform the world around us. Our research makes a vital contribution to the economic, social and cultural life of the North East of Ireland and beyond. That is why it is such an important part of our learning and teaching.

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Research Impact

Our research programmes have positive impact on communities, business and individuals in the North East and across the globe.

Research Strategy

Our Research Strategy 2017-2020 provides a roadmap for future growth and development at DkIT underpinned by Research and Innovation.

Research Environment

We are committed to researcher development, ethical research and sharing our facilities and knowledge with partners from business, community and public sectors for mutual benefit.

Research Themes

While our work covers a multitude of interests, our research can be categorised into three focused areas of ICT, Health & Ageing; Energy & Environment and Creative Arts.

Research Centres & Groups

Our research centres and research groups are home to some of the most innovative researchers and research projects in the world.

Postgraduate research opportunities

Browse the range of postgraduate research programmes we offer at doctoral and masters level and find out how to apply.

Research Training

Training supports for researchers including the development of transferable skills such as leadership, management and communication.

Access to Funding

We aim to support the Institute’s research community by providing guidance on grant applications, proposal preparation, external funding, ethical and compliance issues.

HR in Research Excellence

In June 2015, DkIT was awarded the right to use the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo by the European Commission. This significant award was achieved by participating in and successfully completing the HRS4R process. Tne major priority area for the institute, and in line with its strategic plan, is the support of both emerging and established researchers.

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Meet the Team

Meet the DkIT Research Office team, find out more about their role and get details on how to contact them.                                                                                

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Commercialisation & Partnerships

Sustaining the Institute’s technology transfer activity, supporting the protection of the Institute’s intellectual property, and linking researchers, industry and enterprise.

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