Applied Research

Members of the ERIC Centre have access to state-of-the-art research facilities based on the SETU Carlow Campus. Members also have direct access to SETU Carlow students and alumni for project work and graduate positions.

The Dargan Centre

The Dargan Centre is a 2,500 sq. metre, three storey facility, which provides a focused and supportive environment for enabling and expanding RDI activities.  The Centre is comprised of the Research & Commercialisation Support Centre, Postgraduate Studies, meeting rooms, specialist science and design laboratories, project rooms, along with designated areas for each of the University’s Centres of Research and Enterprise (CORE) research groups. The University’s Centres of Research include enviroCORE, designCORE, gameCORE, engCORE and healthCORE.

The Design+ Technology Gateway

The Design+ Technology Gateway based at the SETU Carlow Campus, provides a design led approach to projects in the areas of engineering, ICT and bioscience. Design+ is one of 16 national Technology Gateways funded by Enterprise Ireland. The focus is on delivering expertise, knowledge, and technology solutions for Irish industry, specialising in the areas of Product Design, Design Strategy and Engineering.

Whether you are a start-up, SME or MNC, Design+ can assist you in accessing the expertise of over 100 researchers and engineers.

If you would like to discuss how we can help with your current or future project please get in touch with Ailish Delaney, Gateway Manager