Research Projects with External Partners

Our research projects and partnerships

NCAD has numerous research and innovation partnerships with arts organisations, charities and NGOs, and commercial organisations. Many result from successful competitive funding bids. Current and recent live projects and partnerships are listed below.



NCAD has joined an international consortium of museums and educational institutions called L'Internationale Research Network.

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Common Denominator

Common Denominator, a 2-year programme curated by NCAD's Art in the Contemporary World programme in partnership with the Goethe Institut in Dublin.

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Imagining Sustainable Glass Network Europe (ISGNE)

Imagining Sustainable Glass Network Europe (ISGNE) is a Creative Europe project partnership with North Lands Creative, Berlin Glas Germany, Ltd. Stikla Maja Latvia and National College of Art and Design Ireland.

View Imagining Sustainable Glass Network Europe (ISGNE)

European Forum for Advanced Practices

NCAD joins a European network exploring research ‘by doing’

View European Forum for Advanced Practices

PARTGO - Digital and Critical Views on Public Art Pedagogy

Launched in September 2019, the PARTGO Project enables team learning in transnational European learning contexts for students and teachers. It focuses specifically on Public Art Pedagogy and facilitates the assembly of project teams composed from across the four partner institutions: National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku, Finland Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary These teams will travel and work on training, teaching and realise outcomes in each of the partner organisations home locations. In addition, project teams will use digital platforms to plan, organise and innovate new forms of teaching and learning practices towards the objectives of shared curricula and intercollegiate public art outcomes. The participants - 200 art and media students and 30 teachers and professors associated with the four HEIs - represent diverse field of visual arts (painting, drawing, photography etc.) and media (tv, film, animation, media production or journalism).  
This three year project is supported by European Commission Erasmus+ Programme Funding.

View PARTGO - Digital and Critical Views on Public Art Pedagogy


The National College of Art and Design (NCAD)’s Product Design department is part of a consortium which secured €3.2m funding in late 2019 for the development of a new medical device. The funding has been awarded by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation’s Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF), and was announced by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphries TD, together with Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD, last Saturday (07.12.19).

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