The Tyndall National Institute, a part of University College Cork, is Ireland’s largest research centre located in the city of Cork, in the southern part of Ireland. Tyndall’s key areas of research include; photonics, microsystems, nanotechnology, advanced theory and modelling. It actively pursues work on European and a Nationally funded research project, programmes directly funded by the industry, and is supporting high-tech start-ups. Tyndall has an annual income of over €30M, has generated 9 spin-off companies and has over 200 industry partners and customers worldwide. Tyndall has an impressive track record in EU funding, having participated in over 90 EU FP7 projects with a total worth of €299M, and acting in 27 projects as coordinator. In Horizon 2020, Tyndall is currently participating in 71 projects, coordinating 10. Among the facilities operating within the institute are the state-of-the-art compound semiconductor materials growth (MOVPE), device processing facilities, and a full CMOS fabrication facility which specializes in the development and manufacture of advanced MEMS components. The institute also hosts the 30M€ Science Foundation Ireland, Irish Photonics Integration Centre.