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TU RISE will deliver smarter and more competitive Midlands and Midwest regions by building research, development and innovation (RDI) capacity and capability. Supporting enterprise and strengthening our innovation ecosystem, locally, nationally and internationally.

TU RISE is co-financed by the Government of Ireland and the European Union through the ERDF Southern, Eastern & Midland Regional Programme 2021-27 and the Northern & Western Regional Programme 2021-27

TUS RISE Funded Postgraduate Research Opportunities

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Structured as a four-year programme, TUS RISE is designed to support the development of innovative, high-value products and services, aligned with regional specialisms, strengths and expertise. It seeks to nurture and support innovative enterprises, elevate the global competitiveness of Irish-based companies, expand export opportunities and ultimately lead to increased revenues and employment across key industry sectors.

Defined by geographical reach and regional composition, bordering almost half of Ireland’s 26 counties. TUS has the potential to transform the availability and accessibility of regional innovation and serves to provide leading research-informed education, regionally relevant and accessible to all.

Delivered through a framework approach, TUS RISE will initiate, cultivate and operationalise targeted industry engagement and innovation services across our four specialist and targeted thematic areas of smart specialisation;

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering

Biopharma, Life Sciences and Food

ICT and Creative Industries

Sustainable Development

Over four years, the TUS RISE programme will achieve this through four key structural pillars:

  • Strengthened Enterprise Research Support Functions
  • Human Capital Development
  • Innovation and Enterprise Supports
  • Enterprise Public Engagement and Outreach