The IERC assesses the ongoing quality and impact of its research portfolio under four main headings;
Commercial impact (Company members, IDF’s, Licences, Patents etc)
The IERC works closely with 24 companies (Multi-National Companies and Small to Medium Enterprises) as collaborating initial research partners. 13 companies (5 MNC’s and 8 SME’s) have joined as full or associate members of the IERC. The research portfolio to date has delivered 1 patent application in the area of Phase Change Materials. 4 Invention Disclosures filed and a similar number in preparation. The 6th Annual IERC Conference was held in March 2017. A publication on Wireless Sensor Networks in the Trade Journal Building Services News. An article accepted for publication in the Electrical Contractors Association, journal ECA Today.
Research excellence (Papers published in high impact factor journal, invited presentations etc)
EMWINS partner Peter Struss nominated for best paper award at 25th International Workshop on Principles of Diagnosis. IERC had 4 peer reviewed papers and 2 posters at CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium on 3rd-4th April 2014 in Dublin.
Funding leveraged (H2020, Innovation partnerships, contract research etc)
Coordinating H2020 NOVICE project, for more information click here 4 submissions have been made to European Funding Programmes leveraging the outcomes of the IERC research portfolio including applications under Factories of the Future, Energy Efficient Buildings programmes. TEMPO Principal Investigator John Cosgrove also won award for best pitch at KIC InnoEnergy Event, Berlin.
Capacity build (Number of people associated with projects, new skills and capabilities developed etc.)
The IERC currently has 58 individuals from across the industry, research and core team associated with the delivery and support of the current research portfolio. Competencies further developed in Ireland as a result of this research include the areas of software development, hardware design and prototyping, data analysis, techno-economic modelling, business models, systems level installation, maintenance and deployment at demonstration sites, social sciences and psychology, project and research management and research dissemination. A member of the core team Dr. Lacour Ayompe achieved certified measurement and verification professional (CMVP) status. We submitted a response to the consultation on the Government’s Green Paper on Energy Policy in Ireland
IERC Team Recognition and Awards
EMWINS partner Peter Struss nominated for best paper award at 25th International Workshop on Principles of Diagnosis. 4 peer reviewed presentations and 2 posters accepted to CIBSE ASHRAE technical symposium held in Dublin 2014. TEMPO Principal Investigator John Cosgrove wins award for best pitch at KIC InnoEnergy Event, Berlin. IERC core team member Long Pham wins strategic research award for her proposed research in Resident Engagement for Smart Cities. AUTHENTIC Principal Investigator Dr Brendan O’Flynn wins UCC research impact award.