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EU Projects

Leading and partnering in EU projects is an important part of CIT’s work , increasing our network of global contacts, funding new research, and opening up new horizons and developmental opportunities for staff and students.

Cork Institute of Technology is committed to developing and maintaining the widest global contacts and our engagement in EU projects is an excellent method of building strong working and research relationships with organisations throughout the European Union and beyond.

CIT operates a highly strategic approach to building partnerships and undertaking research based projects which support the core R&D strengths of the Institute. We also place strong emphasis on building and supporting our innovation and entrepreneurship services through transnational and interregional cooperation projects.



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Included below are links to a number of current projects aimed at assisting companies in the region to grow.


Working For Talent (W4T) 

This project aims to improve the effectiveness of regional policies in areas of innovation and the knowledge based economy. In particular, the project examines what policies or initiatives can be developed to make regions attractive as locations in which to live and work for high knowledge individuals – Talent.

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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) 

EYE is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other European Union countries.

CIT/ Rubicon is a partner in a consortium which means that we can send young entrepreneurs to other countries as well as hosting entrepreneurs from other countries within the Rubicon Centre.  The exchange of experience takes place during a stay with the experienced entrepreneur, which helps the new entrepreneur acquire the skills needed to run a small firm. The host benefits from fresh perspectives on his/her business and gets the opportunities to cooperate with foreign partners or learn about new markets. For more information:

For further information please contact:
European Projects
John McAleer
Tel.: +353 (0)21 4868112