Business Research Centre

Research Development and Innovation
Institute of Technology Carlow

Research, Development and Innovation Institute of Technology Carlow offers postgraduate research supervision for both research masters and doctoral degree candidates (NFQ levels 9 and 10). Research supervision is closely tied to the priorities and expertise of staff attached to specialist research centres at Institute of Technology Carlow. Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) is an integral part of Institute of Technology Carlow's activities and is a vital aspect of its interaction with industry and other research centres both nationally and internationally. RDI activity is driven and delivered through the Research Centres of designCORE, engCORE, enviroCORE, healthCORE, gameCORE, socialCORE, eduCORE and the Business and Humanities Research Centre.

To keep up-to-date with our current research activities and opportunities, log on to the Research section of our website.

Facilities The Dargan Centre for Research and Innovation provides an integrated, high quality physical research environment for academic staff researchers, postgraduate research students, postdoctoral researchers and the administrative and management staff associated with the development and delivery of high priority areas for research companies. The centre is also home to the Enterprise Ireland's Design+ Applied Design Technology Gateway.

The Dargan Centre represents Institute of Technology Carlow's commitment to research, development and innovation in the region through the development of collaborations with industry, other research institutions and funding organisations.

For further information, contact Head of Postgraduate Studies:

Dr Brian Jackson

President's Research Fellowship Programme
Institute of Technology Carlow encourages academic excellence with a range of Postgraduate Research Fellowships which are offered annually to recent, appropriately qualified graduates. The Fellowship Programme attracts new researchers to a range of exciting and challenging research projects in dynamic environments under the supervision of successful and established principal investigators. All of the Research COREs (Centres of Research and Enterprise) and Research Centres that offer opportunities under the programme have demonstrated the real potential of these Fellowships to contribute to research excellence through challenging and original Masters research projects supported by excellent supervision.

Fellowship opportunities span the academic disciplines and include research opportunities within each of the listed research groups. Candidates with a first or upper second class honours degree are eligible to apply for project funding under this scheme.

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For more information and to apply for research opportunities, scholarships and funding, please email:

Dr Brian Jackson
Head of Postgraduate Studies


The Faculty of Business & Humanities hosts active research clusters in the areas of:

• Business (with a particular focus on SMEs);
• Marketing;
• Supply Chain Management;
• Sports performance analysis;
• Law.

Each of these areas, while distinct in its own right, offers potential for crossdisciplinary and collaborative research opportunities both within and beyond the Faculty as expertise and capacity is established and develops.

Research is primarily practice-based and applied in nature with a focus on impact and relevance. It is often partner-centric, conducted alongside or in collaboration with industry or sectoral organisations or bodies.

The Faculty of Business & Humanities offers a broad portfolio of taught and research programmes at NFQ Level 9.

Recent research projects have included studies of:

• The potential for collaborative approaches to working capital management to strengthen supply chain performance;

• Evaluating the potential for collaborative approaches to working capital management to strengthen supply chain performance;

• Supply chain practices and the potential for application of the SCOR model in SME's in south-east Ireland with particular reference to perfect order fulfilment;

• Market-orientated organisational culture.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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