EDGE is a training and development programme of scientific excellence for postdoctoral researchers that offers a unique combination of disciplines and industry engagement to the 71 fellows it will recruit. Leveraging the strengths and assets of three Irish National Research Centres, AMBER, CONNECT and ADAPT, headquartered in TCD, EDGE will form the next generation of thought leaders in ICT.

EDGE researchers will work at the interface between these Centres and will generate highly interdisciplinary projects, adding value to all. Most importantly, industry will have a primary role in defining, running and supporting the projects, and will take an active part in developing the scientists, through secondments, industry events and specialised training.

EDGE will impact Europe through the development of a unique cohort of excellent, cross-disciplinary fellows who will have the capability of managing multidisciplinary, industrial research problems. On completion of their fellowship they will have the skillset to enter the European workforce to deliver innovation and enhance European Industrial Competitiveness across the entire spectrum from materials to content.

EDGE Training and Career Development programme is already an exemplar for the Irish Higher Education system on matters relating to researcher careers, training and human resources. The quality of the research outputs, and the impact produced by the EDGE fellows will convince all actors within the Irish system of the benefits of rewarding high quality researchers with excellent conditions, training, and career prospects.

Learn more: https://edge-research.eu/

  • Start date: 1 June 2016
  • PI: Vinny Wade - Coordinator
  • Acronym: EDGE
  • Title: Cutting Edge Training - Cutting Edge Technology
  • Website: https://edge-research.eu/
  • CORDIS: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/713567/reporting
  • Grant ID: 713567
  • Overall budget: €12,177,600
Project Contact
  • Vinny Wade