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€34.5 Million in Funding Announced for the Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative

AbbVie and GMI Announce Landmark Population Genomics Alliance

UCC Awarded Gold Medal for Potential Tropical Disease Vaccine

Government to Grant More Than €28m in Awards for Agri-Food, Marine and Forest Research

€34.5 Million in Funding Announced for the Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative

17 January 2017

Enterprise Ireland reported on Tuesday that the third phase of its Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative (TTSI), which serves to bolster the capability within the knowledge transfer system in Ireland, will see €34.5m invested over five years to further embed the transfer of knowledge from within the public research system to industry in Ireland and vice […]

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AbbVie and GMI Announce Landmark Population Genomics Alliance

12 January 2017

Biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, life-sciences startup Genomics Medicine Ireland Limited (GMI), and WuXi NextCODE, the global contract genomics organisation, launched a long-term strategic alliance on Monday to conduct population genomics research in Ireland aimed at advancing the discovery and development of novel therapeutic approaches to a range of serious diseases. The 15-year collaboration will focus on […]

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UCC Awarded Gold Medal for Potential Tropical Disease Vaccine

22 December 2016

UCC’s Limited Lactis team was awarded a gold medal recently at the iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine) competition in Boston. More than 600 teams from top universities across the globe, including MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge and Oxford took part in the competition, which is held up as the gold standard for “research-led education”. The only […]

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Government to Grant More Than €28m in Awards for Agri-Food, Marine and Forest Research

16 December 2016

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, announced on Thursday awards of over €28 million for collaborative inter-institutional research projects under the Department’s competitive research funding programmes. The 43 awards involve collaborations between 19 different institutions and organisations including Teagasc, a number of universities and institutes of technology.  The research investment announced […]

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SEAI Doubles Sustainable Energy Research Fund to €2 Million in 2017

15 December 2016

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) announced on Thursday a doubling of its Energy Research, Development and Demonstration fund for next year to €2 million. The fund is open to Irish researchers in industry and academia to support sustainable energy research. Priority areas include energy efficiency, citizen engagement and energy storage with the programme […]

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Origin and UCD Form €17.6 Million Crop Science Research Partnership

14 December 2016

Origin Enterprises plc and University College Dublin established a €17.6 million, five-year agriculture and crop science research programme, UCD announced on Monday. The collaboration combines the leading expertise of UCD in data science and agricultural science with Origin’s integrated crop management research, systems capabilities and extensive on-farm knowledge exchange networks. “The collaboration provides Origin with […]

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BD to Build R&D Centre in Limerick

09 December 2016

Medical Technology company Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) announced on Friday that it plans to open a research and development centre in Limerick, creating about 100 jobs. The €21 million investment in the centre includes an extensive renovation of the former UniGolf facility in the National Technology Park. Once completed, it is planned to house […]

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Medicine Research Network Launched at UCC

30 November 2016

The UCC School of Pharmacy-led PEARRL (Pharmaceutical Education and Research with Regulatory Links) Network officially launched this week. The network, funded by Horizon 2020 and Marie Sklodowska-Curie innovation programme, aims to achieve earlier patient access to new medicines, has been launched. The PEARRL project brings together 18 leading European institutions, including Pharma industry, academia and […]

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UCD to Lead €4 million European Research Network Developing Mental Health Services Technologies

23 November 2016

Technology Enabled Mental Health for Young People (TEAM), a new €4 million research and training network focused on developing new technologies to support the provision of mental health services for young people, was announced on Tuesday, November 22, at University College Dublin (UDC). A UCD Press release said that numerous international studies have concluded that […]

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EpiCor Therapeutics wins UCD Start-up of the Year Award

23 November 2016

Biotech start-up EpiCor Therapeutics won the UCD Start-Up of the Year Award 2016 on Thursday, November 17. It received a €20,000 prize as part of the overall winner award of the UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme. The start-up is aiming to develop a treatment for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM), a significant cause of sudden cardiac death. […]

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