About Nimbus Centre

Nimbus Centre at Cork Institute of Technology was established in 2007, funded by the HEA Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions (PRTLI-4). However, our research activity started in 2000 and had built to a group of 45 researchers by 2007.

At Nimbus Centre our research focuses on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. CPS are known for their application in the IoT, connecting physical things to the Internet. This allows sensing, monitoring and control of the physical world, and it is one of the fastest growing areas for CPS. CPS also embrace wider applications in areas such as energy, industry, the built environment and water systems where secure, high performance, high reliability monitoring and control are mission-critical.

A whole-system approach to CPS and IoT research is practiced by Nimbus Centre researchers. We focus on how to best integrate hardware, software, networking, communication and control to develop application-specific solutions. This philosophy informs how we approach research and allows us to deliver complete system solutions for our industry partners. The TEC Gateway (TEC), is a self-contained unit that works exclusively on our industry projects. We can also commercialise our research outputs through the TEC Gateway.

Nimbus Centre is entirely self-funded through national (e.g. Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland) and EU (e.g. Horizon 2020, Interreg) research programmes and from industry partners.