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Published on 14 February 2017

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is a publicly funded Higher Education Institution in the South of Ireland. CIT is the largest of Ireland’s Institutes of Technology outside Dublin with a total student enrolment of about 13,000 full-time and part-time students.

The NIMBUS Centre for Embedded Systems Research at Cork Institute of Technology is Ireland’s only research centre devoted to the field of embedded electronic systems, wireless sensor networks and the Internet of Things. The Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for embedded systems research, development and demonstration. NIMBUS, with 100 researchers and engineers, is managed by staff with extensive national, international and industry R&D experience in national, EU and industry-funded research projects. Smart Systems Integration research in Nimbus follows a “whole system” methodology integrating hardware, packaging, software, networking, UI/UX and application development. This has been successfully applied across many application sectors. There is also a strong research focus on reliability and ruggedisation of embedded electronics for demanding applications. A design-for reliability approach is followed which combines multiphysics, multiscale modelling with thermal, mechanical and stress testing to arrive at a final well-understood system design which meets the application-specific requirements. Nimbus also has a proven track-record of technology transfer to industry in Ireland.

Specific contribution to the INSPEX project :CIT’s contributions will be in the management and work of WP5 Systems Integration, in Context Awareness in WP4 and in reliability-related aspects of WP2 and WP3.

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