The Halpin Centre for Research and Innovation
The Halpin Centre for Research and Innovation at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) is the maritime research and innovation Centre for the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). NMCI is a constituent College of CIT and a partnership between CIT and the Irish Naval Service (INS). Through that partnership the Halpin Centre is the research and innovation arm of the Irish Naval Service.
The Halpin Centre's primary mission is to support Maritime Operations, Maritime Mechatronics and Maritime Human Factors research and innovation activity in Ireland and overseas, and to make a significant contribution to building a strong and sustainable indigenous maritime technology business sector in Ireland.
The Centre develops new maritime technology products and services by working with innovators, entrepreneurs, start-ups, small & medium enterprises and Irish based foreign direct investment companies. The Centre works closely with public sector bodies to support them in delivering enhanced maritime services and public good initiatives.