Research Centres & Groups

Our Research Centres are each leaders in their fields, bringing valuable insight and new thinking to entrepreneurs, innovators, managers, leaders, and policy makers. 

IC4

The Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce

IC4 is DCU’s exciting, agile research centre, which uses a lean, rapid-cycle approach to accelerate the development and adoption of Cloud Computing across all sectors. It functions as a powerful showcase of Ireland's strong capability in the field..

LTI

The DCU Leadership and Talent Institute

Ireland’s first leadership and talent centre of excellence and learning, brings together leading international researchers in HRM, Organizational Behaviour and Psychology and Strategy to produce fresh perspectives on the management of workplaces of the future.

CFB

The DCU Centre for Family Business

A centre of research-driven expertise and advice specific to family businesses in Ireland, but increasingly relevant to international audiences, too. The Centre translates leading Irish and international research into best practice for current family business owners and their successors.

DCU Invent

DCU Invent

DCU Invent is the university’s commercialisation and technology transfer unit, who work with companies to bring university research to the marketplace. To achieve this, they partner with companies of all sizes, talented researchers at DCU and entrepreneurs who have a desire to innovate. For more information on the opportunities and benefits of working with DCU Invent, visit their website.


Research at DCU Business School advances knowledge and professional practice. We focus on strategic and operational challenges facing modern organisations. Building on the deep academic expertise of our people, strong national and international research partnerships, and active industry engagement.

Each of our Research Centres is a leader in its field. Their insights on leadership and innovation, cloud computing and commerce, family business and modelling and simulation are directly relevant to the leaders and managers of today and tomorrow.

AACSB
AMBA
FT - Master in Management 2017
IPBS
PRIME
Small Business Charter