BT-Ireland Innovation Centre (BTIIC). An International Centre of Excellence for Industrial Research and Engineering

The BT Ireland Innovation Centre (BTIIC), undertakes an extensive programme of research and development that will cost an estimated £28.6 million over the next five years, with Invest NI support of £9 million towards the R&D programme.


  Project Funders

British Telecom

  Funding Amount

£6,193,427

About the Project

The BT Ireland Innovation Centre (BTIIC), undertakes an extensive programme of research and development that will cost an estimated £28.6 million over the next five years, with Invest NI support of £9 million towards the R&D programme. Areas of research focus include Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics for customer experience and cybersecurity.

Projected key outcomes

As a result of this project, 25 new research posts, including 12 at PhD level, at Ulster University, as well as 50 new roles within BT, have been created, which will generate an additional £1.4 million of annual salaries into the Northern Ireland economy. The research will lead to better data analytics for customer experience, and improved network quality and security.