Over €15m in funding secured through the Human Capital Initiative

Waterford Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Carlow secured over €15m in funding this week through the Human Capital Initiative under Pillar 3, Innovation and Agility. Under this pillar it is intended that innovative methods of teaching and delivery will be promoted, so that learners will benefit from improved quality and more engaging ways of learning on enterprise-focused courses.

The capacity of institutions to anticipate, understand and respond to emerging skills needs of enterprise will be increased, together with the ability of institutions to provide lifelong learning and upskilling opportunities for all. Both colleges are also involved in several other projects as collaborative partners. The initiatives that secured funding are:

HEI Lead Institution Title of Application Collaborative Education Partners Funding allocated
Waterford Institute of Technology Strengthening and Protecting the Funds Industry in Ireland CIT, State Street, BNY Melon €2,048,180
Institute of Technology Carlow (IUA and Thea) Realising the potential of recognition of prior learning and lifelong learning in Irish higher education ITC, CIT, DKIT, TUD, LIT, GMIT, AIT, LYIT, ITS, WIT, UCC, TCD, UL, NUIG, DCU,MU, UCD, THEA, IUA IADT ITT €6,904,176
Waterford Institute of Technology AMASE: Additive Manufacturing Advancing the South East IT Carlow & Industry Partners €2,152,349
Institute of Technology Carlow Centre for Insurance, Risk and Data Analytics Studies (CIRDAS) LYIT €1,725,343
Institute of Technology Carlow Postgraduate Certificate in Innovative Materials for Industry 4.0 DCU €2,568,083