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CÚRAM Awarded €150,000 to Tackle Major Global Health Problems

What Needs to Change in Ireland if we Want to be a Real Global Leader in R&D

The Benefits of R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box for the Construction Sector

Accenture Launches R&D Hub ‘The Dock’

CÚRAM Awarded €150,000 to Tackle Major Global Health Problems

22 February 2017

CÚRAM Investigator Dr. Martin O’Halloran has been awarded a second European Research Council (ERC) grant of €150,000 to support the development of a new medical device for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) that can lead to heart disease and stroke, NUI Galway announced on Tuesday. The project is a collaboration between Investigators Dr […]

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What Needs to Change in Ireland if we Want to be a Real Global Leader in R&D

17 February 2017

Post written by Ian Collins, Partner at EY Ireland. Previously published on Fora.ie The burden for small firms investing in research should be lifted. Ireland’s tax regime already ranks among the best in class internationally and allows companies to claim significant cash refunds for their research efforts – in turn facilitating the creation of jobs and ultimately […]

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The Benefits of R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box for the Construction Sector

15 February 2017

Post provided by Mazars. From building technologies and enhanced decision-making systems, the advances in both digital technology and connectivity with established engineering systems and principles has created the much needed drive for innovation in the construction sector. Given recent opportunities and prior reflections, owners and practitioners alike should seek efficient projects, lower costs, advance materials […]

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Accenture Launches R&D Hub ‘The Dock’

10 February 2017

Accenture announced on Friday plans to hire more than 300 technology and design professionals in Ireland this year. This includes 100 new roles at The Dock, the company’s multi-disciplinary research and incubation hub, which was officially opened the same day.  The Dock has capacity for more than 200 professionals to co-create new services and solutions. […]

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ARCH Launches Remote Clinical Trials Study for Care Home Patients

08 February 2017

ARCH, the Centre for Applied Research for Connected Health, announced on Wednesday the launch of a collaborative study to assess the feasibility of collecting clinical trial data remotely within a care home environment. The findings from this connected health study could enhance the design of future clinical trials to make them more patient-centric, more engaging […]

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Government Invested €761 Million in Research & Development in 2016

26 January 2017

The latest report on Government investment in research and development (R&D),  published by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on Thursday, shows that the Irish government allocated €761 Million for R&D in 2016. Survey data in ‘The Research and Development Budget 2015-16’ publication is compiled from a comprehensive survey of all Government Departments / Agencies […]

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Heart Pumping Robotic Sleeve Developed by Galway Researcher

25 January 2017

An innovative soft robotic sleeve that helps hearts to beat has been developed by researchers including Dr. Ellen Roche of National University of Ireland Galway, according to research published on Thursday. The soft robotic sleeve wraps around the organ, twisting and compressing in sync with the beating heart, potentially opening new treatment options for people […]

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€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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