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search Awards and the DCU consortium developed national capacity in areas such as biosensors, analytical science, re- mote sensing, high-speed separations, optical sensors, biochip platforms, video imaging, image processing and information extraction. A number of follow-up investments have since been made by the Marine Institute through both joint national and EU funding calls.
In addition, the SmartOcean innovation cluster was estab- lished consolidating Irish expertise in ‘ICT for the Sea’ and the Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster (IMERC) established its partnership and world-class campus which coordinates expertise and infrastructure from University Col- lege Cork (UCC), Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and the
Irish Naval Service. Most recently, the Entrepreneur Ship was launched on the campus as the world’s