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The Nimbus Centre at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is a leader in the ‘Internet of Things’ and embedded system design; interconnecting systems of sensors, computers, and controllers with wireless communications. The Centre creates ‘end-to-end’ solutions in hardware to cloud applications, with extensive expertise in prototype development, hardware system design, sensor embedded firmware, software for applications, big data analysis, model predictive control, and wireless sensors systems.

The Water Systems and Services Innovation Centre (WSSIC), located within the Nimbus Centre, is a joint venture between Cork City and County Councils and CIT, and was established to address Ireland’s water-related challenges. WSSIC creates an expert resource in modernizing the water infrastructure by taking advantage of Nimbus’ technological knowledge and leveraging both Councils’ experience in water resource operation. WSSIC harnesses state-of-the-art ICT/IoT technology concepts for water quality monitoring, real-time water metering, leakage reporting, remote monitoring, improving water/wastewater treatment efficiencies and much more.

WSSIC has direct access to a real-world test bed cluster called Litmus. Infrastructure available within Litmus include raw water storage facilities, water and wastewater networks, and water and wastewater treatment plant ‘living laboratories’ of varying capacities, located in Cork and throughout Ireland. Nimbus can demonstrate, trial, test, and process prove innovative technologies in these test bed facilities.

The Nimbus Centre is also equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for embedded systems research, development and demonstration. The Centre houses three high-tech laboratory spaces; a knowledge transfer laboratory, projects laboratory, and main laboratory.


Large-scale demonstrators on nature-based solutions for hydro-meteorological risk reduction (IA)


Researcher Aoife Moloney
Water Systems and Services Innovation Centre, The Nimbus Centre
Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown
Cork Cork
Phone: +353 21 4335190
Organisation: Research Organization

Responsible NCP

Alice Wemaere
Environmental Protection Agency
Telephone:+353 1 268 0146