NIMBUS Research Centre

The NIMBUS Centre is Ireland’s only research centre devoted to the field of embedded electronic systems. Funded under the Higher Education Authority’s Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in 2007. It brings together CIT’s existing Centre for Adaptive Wireless Systems (CAWS), the Smart Systems Integration Group (SSIG) and the Technologies for Embedded Computing (TEC) Centre.

The NIMBUS Centre itself is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for embedded systems research, development and demonstration. NIMBUS, and its sixty five researchers and engineers, is managed by CIT staff with extensive international research, teaching and industry collaboration experience. Research focuses on hardware, systems integration and networking in application fields such as energy, security, user interfaces, health, manufacturing and in particular on the technologies that will underpin the emerging Internet of Things.

Collaboration with industry is through the Technologies for Embedded Computing (TEC) Centre, which is engaged in research and application development with a large number of Irish companies.