GTRI to Open Institute in Ireland
The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), the applied research arm of the Georgia Institute of Technology, will establish its first research facility outside of the US -- in Athlone, Ireland -- to focus on digital media, radio frequency identification, biotechnology and sustainable energy.
The GTRI Ireland group is (l-r) Krish Ahuja, GTRI Aerospace; Sean Dorgan, CEO of IDA Ireland; Stephen Cross, GTRI director; Micheal Martin, Ireland minister of Enterprise, Trade and Employment; and David Parekh, GTRI deputy director
Over the next five years, GTRI Ireland plans to build a $24 million portfolio of research programs and collaborations with industry and employ as many as 50 researchers. GTRI is receiving support for the endeavor from IDA Ireland, the agency responsible for generating industrial development and overseas investment in Ireland.
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