ICHEC is one of Ireland’s leading research and development Centres.
We offer the ideal environment for companies to carry out successful and profitable R&D activities, through efficient and cost-effective portfolio of services tailored to the needs of our partners and clients. This model has attracted global leaders in key high-tech industries to partner with the Centre on projects across a diverse set of domains such as emerging ICT technologies, renewables, oil and gas, financial, [bio-medical] diagnostics and advanced data sciences.
We are Technology Agnostic
ICHEC does not sell products and are not bound to any specific vendor or technology; we will offer a solution based on whatever technology we deem best suited within the constraints set by our clients.
Our Competence is widely recognised
ICHEC is only one of a handful of organisations worldwide, which have been recognised by Intel (Intel Parallel Computing Centre programme 2013) NVIDIA (CUDA Research Centre 2008), and Xillinx (Alliance Programme 2015)
We have Multi-disciplinary Expertise
ICHEC offers a rarely found combination of multi-disciplinary domain expertise of applied mathematicians, computational scientists, software engineers and accredited project managers, all of which allows us to assemble the optimal skillset to ensure successful outcome.
ICHEC uses industry standard project methodologies with accredited project managers (PMP, PRINCE2, Agile). The client indicates their preference on which framework to use.
We are Flexible
ICHEC offers a number of models, including consultancy, sub-contracting / outsourcing and partnerships, which vary in terms of their scale, scope and duration.
We provide flexible approach to intellectual property, permitting full ownership through commercial consultancy models, and shared-ownership via state supported programmes.
- Access to internationally recognized in-house expertise.
- De-risk the technology in real-world environment prior to adoption.
- Tacit knowledge transfer from a blended team of world-class technologists.
- Complete solution including access to state of the art infrastructure.
- Leverage support from State funding programmes.
- H2020 opportunities
Ranging from a short 5+ days of work to a multi-year service agreements at commercial rates, the majority of which are at TRL levels 8 & 9.
With various funding programmes made available by State Development Agencies (Enterprise Ireland, SFI, IDA), we make sure to advice our clients and partners to avail of the best funding model to suit their requirements and expectations. These models are collaborative in their nature, covering TRL levels 5 to 7 and require a contribution from the partner in the form of domain expertise and financial support.
The successful adoption of novel ICT technologies is challenged by the emerging skills shortfall. ICHEC has addressed this shortfall through its track record in developing custom and accredited training programmes for industry, public sector and academic organisations.