Research Areas & Centres

Letterkenny Institute of Technology’s Research Strategy 2015/16 - 2019/20 confirms its significant national profile for excellence in higher education through the pursuit of an ambitious research development agenda informed by public policy, strong regional engagement, and a fundamental commitment to a student-centred ethos. 

The core of the LYIT Research Strategy is to contribute to this mission by creating a research and development environment that brings researchers and students together with start-ups, regional industries and local communities. 

Our Research Strategy responds to four key drivers: 

  • The desire to (re)commit to educational excellence at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 
  • The imperative to deliver knowledge based benefits to the North West Region of Ireland. 
  • The need to support ongoing academic enterprise and business incubation initiatives. 
  • The desire to disseminate research findings at international conferences and in peer reviewed journals. 

Current Research Projects


  1. WiSAR Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway. 
  2. NW Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, Interreg V. 
  3. Bryden Centre, Renewable Energy, Interreg V. 
  4. Centre for Personalised Medicine, Interreg V. 
  5. Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 
    1. Design, Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship, (DICE) Innovation Academy.
    2. RAISE, Erasmus+.
    3. RE-START, Erasmus+
    4. I-STEP, Erasmus+
    5. TAOIDE, Ocean Energy, Horizon 2020.