The open day was attended by over 150 researchers, industry professionals and state agencies and the latest advances in the areas of adaptive sensing and information discovery were on show.
The future applications of sensor technologies across sport, energy, healthcare, enterprise and the social web were showcased today at an event opened by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton.
"CLARITY is an excellent example of the benefits of investing in Irish innovation. Through this initiative, over 120 top-class researchers in Ireland are collaborating with more than 60 companies worldwide from startups and SMEs to large multinationals. Through its growth and success, CLARITY demonstrates how scientific research can deliver a near-term positive economic impact, enabling the development of new products, services and ultimately creating more quality employment opportunities for Irish based enterprise," he said.
"I am delighted to see that CLARITY has leveraged double the exchequer's initial funding through SFI to be an internationally recognised centre with total funding of over E34m to date. From the initial SFI investment CLARITY has already created 60 additional high-end jobs, 3 spin-out companies and now has a healthy pipeline of new companies and jobs in the making."
CLARITY partners and projects include working with IBM, Microsoft Research, Disney, Samsung, the Irish Rugby Team, Dublin GAA and the Irish Womens Hockey Team and Adidas amongst a host of others which includes the health and energy sectors.
Professor Barry Smyth, Director of CLARITY commented, "We are delighted with the progress that we have made over the past number of years. It is very clear that our research is having a meaningful and measurable economic impact, both in terms of additional jobs created within the centre and the creation of employment within CLARITY spinouts."