CRANN is a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded Centre for Science and Engineering Technology, and comprised of partners in academia, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and University College Cork. In addition CRANN has many industry partners including Intel and Hewlett Packard, along with a number of Irish high tech companies.
A unique feature of CRANN is the construction of the 6000m2 building. This five-story-over-basement structure will provide state-of-the-art nanoscience laboratories, together with a public Science Gallery - a forum for engagement and discussion of scientific issues of the day.
CRANN is about the research and innovation that comes from having the best people in the best environment. CRANN provides a unique collaborative and interdisciplinary environment in which fundamental research carried out by teams of internationally renowned experts and leading industry figures is leveraged to address critical issues in Information and Communication Technologies and Biotechnology.