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Engagement in Practice

CIT has been involved in a large number of successful collaborations with enterprises and organisations. The following selection of engagement in practice stories demonstrate the variety of engagement opportunities available at CIT. These stories are categorised as follows:

Learning Interactions; Research and Development; Student Work Placements; Student Projects/Live Cases.


  Learning Interactions
SR Technics Joined forces with CAMMS for employee up-skilling
Irish Naval Service NMCI develops customised BA in Nautical Science with the Irish Naval Service.
Munster Rugby School of Business develops customised Certificate in Enterprise Potential with the Irish Rugby Union Players Association.
Thomas Crosbie Holdings School of Business develops customised BA in Sales in conjunction with the Irish Sales Institute.
Blackrock Castle Observatory BCO hosts 5 day course for primary teachers to bring a fresh approach to maths and science in the classroom.
Blackrock Castle Observatory BCO engages public with space and astronomy through educational initiatives.
Blackrock Castle Observatory Free First Fridays at Blackrock Castle Observatory
Folli Follie Action Learning Project with Folli Follie
Industry Experts Seminar Series  CIT Students get the opportunity to hear from Industry experts from a variety of professional backgrounds.
Boston Scientific Boston Scientific collaborate with CIT to develop their future leaders.
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind collaborate with CAMMS to improve their service design and operations management
  Research and Development
NSilico NSilico developed a Bio-Mapper software system for the Biotech industry
Alcon Laboratories CAPPA carries out R&D for Alcon’s advanced optical inspection.
In Hand Guides TEC Centre assists in design, development and validation of audio device prototype.
Instant Solar Project TEC@Nimbus supplies technical and research capabilities needed to develop Instant Solar project.
iTracker™ TEC Centre partner with SEFtec and the Irish Naval Service to create advanced visualisation technology.
Perch Dynamic Solutions MEDIC validates prototype with VICON 3D motion analysis system.
Funky Fitz Innovation Voucher Collaboration between Funky Fitz and Crawford College of Art and Design
Mahon Point Shopping Centre Enhancing the consumer shopping experience in Mahon Point with 3D Kiosks
Swanton Nurseries Maintaining high quality customer service with a state of the art nursery monitoring system
Polar IceTech  Polar IceTech is expanding its cryogenic cleaning services with the help of CAPPA Cork Institute of Technology, Bioexplore & Enterprise Ireland
Superlum Diodes Superlum Diodes partner with CAPPA CIT and go from strength to strength
Dell EMC and RedZinc Demonstrating medical emergency ambulance services over next-generation 5G mobile networks.
  Student Work Placement
AB Sales Linked with BIS programme for work placement
DePuy Ireland Engineering Student Placements
EMC² Capitalising on links with CIT for graduate recruitment
Hayfield Manor Tourism and Hospitality Work Placement.
Trustev Award Winning Start Up Place Their Trust in CIT BIS Student
Marine Applications Work Placement paved the way for successful business growth through the innovation ecosystem that exists in The Rubicon Centre CIT.
EazyCity EazyCity benefit from CIT marketing students on work placements.
  Student Projects / Live Cases
Dairygold Dairygold Engage Masters Students To Attract Cream of the Crop Graduates
Valeo Foods Marketing ideas for the launch of Chef Ketchup
MacCurtain Street Traders Masters of Business Studies students provide valuable research for  MacCurtain Street Traders Association.
Irish Rail Research provides insight into customers experience of Irish Rail.
Cork City Council Brand Management students develop a new brand strategy for Cork City Council
Mayfield Arts Centre

Mayfield Arts Centre engage with CIT MSc in Marketing Practice students to increase awareness of the services they provide.

Keogh's Crisps CIT marketing students develop promotional strategies for Keogh’s newest product “Keogh’s Crinkle Cut Crisps” 
Barry Group CIT Marketing students collaborate with Barry Group to develop a brand story and a three-year plan for their new and innovative sub-brands.
CAMMS CIT marketing students collaborate with the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems (CAMMS) to help develop their PR campaign.