MNMT-Dublin as the Collaborative Partner of EyeVu Project
Feb 10, 2020
On Dec 7th 2019, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, TD, together with Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, TD, announced during an event held at NovaUCD, that 16 innovative projects have been successful under the second round of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF).
University College Dublin (UCD) is a partner in 4 of the 16 funded projects which all together will share €65 million over the next 3 years. A total of 63 full applications were entered under this second call of the Fund. The eligible projects received went through a rigorous and highly competitive evaluation process involving screening and interview by panels of international experts.
UCD Centre of Micro/Nano Manufacturing Technology (MNMT-Dublin) is the key partner of EyeVU project, which is to receive €3.2 million over 3-years and develop a miniaturised endoscope camera. MNMT-Dublin is specializing in design and manufacturing of medical devices, bio-implants, photonic systems, moulding and tooling, as well as high precision manufacturing and metrology. While the MNMT-Dublin has been focusing on fundamental studies and process investigations, it has also developed extensive applications in various industrial sectors.