AMBER is the SFI Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research. The Centre brings a multidisciplinary partnership between leading academics in Advanced Materials Science, BioEngineering and Industry. Working collaboratively we develop new materials and devices for the ICT, medical devices, energy and sustainable industrial technology sectors.
Today society is faced with many technological and environmental challenges from sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint to next generation personalised healthcare. By partnering with highly specialist Research faculties across Ireland, AMBER brings excellence in advanced research, innovation and knowledge from multiple industry sector projects to our collaborative partners, industry and society at a national and global level.
AMBER is hosted by Trinity College Dublin, in partnership with CRANN (Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices) and the Trinity Centre for Biomedical Engineering, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, University College Cork, NUI Galway, Dublin City University, Tyndall National Institute, University of Limerick, University College Dublin and the Technological University of the Shannon: Midland West.
CRANN (the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices) is one of the largest research institutes in Trinity College Dublin and Ireland’s leading nanoscience institute.Read more
Founded as the national training body for surgery in Ireland, RCSI has been at the forefront of healthcare education and research since 1784.Read more
Trinity Centre for Bioengineering is a key research centre in Trinity College combining fundamental research with translation to clinical practice.Read more
UCD is a community of world class academics making fundamental discoveries with real, far-reaching impact for people and our planet. Find out more by visiting our Research website or visit the UCD Research & Innovation Services Portal for support with research funding proposals and more.Read more
The Faculty of Science and Health is home to a rich and diverse range of research disciplines across the life sciences and social sciences.Read more
Part of the role as a Technological University is to make a real contribution to help tackle the issues of the day at global and regional level. TUS are committed to open science principles and are well positioned to make an even greater impact on society.Read more
NUI Galway is a globally focused research-led university. Engaging with partners locally, nationally and worldwide, NUI invite ambition in research that underpins areas such as society, culture, health, technology and sustainability.Read more
UL’s research and knowledge transfer activities span all of its faculties and disciplines. The University values and supports the excellence of output and achievement by its research community across all of its research areas.Read more
University College Cork (UCC) is an internationally competitive, research-led university that plays a key role in the development of Ireland’s knowledge-based economy.Read more
Tyndall National Institute is a leading European research centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) hardware and systems. Specialising in both electronics and photonics, materials, devices, circuits and systems.Read more
AMBER is hosted by Trinity College Dublin, in partnership with CRANN (Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices), Trinity Centre for Biomedical Engineering and RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.
In collaboration with University College Cork, NUI Galway, Dublin City University, Tyndall National Institute, University of Limerick, University College Dublin and the Technological University of the Shannon:
European Research council awardees
ERC awardees under the AMBER Materials for Health theme
In competitively won international research funding
In the world for Materials Science peer reviewed publications
With a total employment of 1116 staff, during the first phase of the centre (2013-2019), AMBER generated 14,279 jobs nationwide in sectors such as biomedicine, pharmaceutical, energy and ICT. During this time, for every €1 invested, AMBER has helped the Irish economy to grow by €5. Now in our second phase (2019-2025) will grow the Centre’s world leading academic and industry orientated materials science research in critical and emerging sectors of the economy, such as ICT, MedTech, manufacturing technologies and energy.Learn More
AMBER has a strong emphasis on collaboration. Central to AMBER’s research remit are collaborative projects performed with industry partners, and working with academic, industry and wider stakeholder on international and national research programmes.Get in touch