Tech & Innovation

Typetec and RCSI announce €1m deal

By Business & Finance
13 November 2014
Enda Kyne and Paul Dooley

Irish IT firm Typetec today announced a new €1m contract with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). The deal represents a key milestone in a 20-year partnership and this latest agreement will further position RCSI at the forefront of ICT in education in Ireland.

This significant investment enables RCSI to build on its current Technology Enhanced Learning Programme for its internationally-recognised healthcare education and training programmes.

RCSI was the first college in Ireland to pioneer a one-to-one laptop programme in 1993. Working in partnership with Typetec, RCSI has now rolled out the enhanced service to 895 students at Dublin campus locations. Typetec will provide the hardware, technical support, professional development and continued ICT planning services as part of the Irish agreement.

Director of IT and Transformation at RCSI, Enda Kyne commented: “Investment in value-added technology to support our teaching and learning is at the core of RCSI’s growth as national and international leader in health sciences education. For more than 20 years, Typetec has partnered with us to provide the technological expertise and infrastructure required as we grew to become Ireland’s largest medical school and the latest deal will ensure that we continue to provide world-class technology-enhanced learning for our students at our campus locations in Ireland and overseas.”

Typetec currently manages RCSI’s core network and server infrastructure, email and internet facilities and a multiplatform user base at RCSI main campus, RCSI Sandyford, RCSI Beaumont and the Rotunda.

Typetec CEO, Paul Dooley said: “We greatly admire the progressive culture of innovation that RCSI has developed over the last two decades. RCSI places significant value on technology in education and has led the way in this regard for many years. We are delighted to once again partner with them on this initiative and look forward to helping them shape new and innovative ICT strategies in the future.”

Typetec is a wholly owned Irish technology company employing more than 50 people in Ireland. The company has successfully driven IT for more than 30 years in business, carving a position as trusted IT partner across the Education, SME, Enterprise, Printing and Public sectors.

RCSI is a not-for-profit health sciences institute which focuses on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide. RCSI is headquartered in Dublin and is a recognised College of the National University of Ireland. In 2010, RCSI was granted independent degree awarding status by the State, which enables the College to award degrees alongside its traditional powers to award licentiates.