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Galway-based research centre gets €68 million backing

Irish startup gets €500k investment to research medical benefits of cannabis

NUIG researchers find potent new possibilities in anti-cancer gene

Government will work with industry to boost innovation, says Minister

Galway-based research centre gets €68 million backing

26 September 2016

Ireland’s presence in the medtech research industry has just received a massive boost as Cúram, the Centre for Research in Medical Devices, has launched at NUI Galway. The centre has received investments totalling €68 million, with a commitment of €49 million over six years from Science Foundation Ireland and industry, while a further €19 million […]

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Irish startup gets €500k investment to research medical benefits of cannabis

23 September 2016

GreenLight Medicines has secured €500,000 from a consortium of Irish investors to fund research into the potential medicinal benefits of cannabis extracts. The Irish pharmaceutical start-up, founded in 2015, has also secured €1.35 million in cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil from Swiss-American firm, Isodiol. The CBD, which comprises around 40% of the cannabis plant’s extract, will […]

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NUIG researchers find potent new possibilities in anti-cancer gene

23 September 2016

New research published in the Open Biology journal by researchers at NUI Galway has shown that the anti-cancer gene TP53 has more tools to fight cancer than previously thought. The anti-cancer gene had previously been identified for its processes which prevent cancer cells from multiplying in the body. These processes were able to either trigger […]

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Government will work with industry to boost innovation, says Minister

23 September 2016

The Irish Government, both north and south of the border, has indicated an intent to work together with the biopharma industry to grow talent, competitiveness and innovation across the whole island. Attendees at the Biopharma Ambition Conference were told that continued partnership between the state and industry could not only boost the Irish economy, it […]

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€40m has been announced in State funding by Science Foundation Ireland’s Investigators

03 August 2016

The Science Foundation Ireland’s Investigators Programme allocated the funding of €40m for 24 major research projects across the country, through a stream provided by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. Grants issued through the funding will be awarded in sums ranging from €500,000 to €2.7m over four to five year periods. Overall the funding will […]

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Horizon 2020 – €6.32 m funding for agri-researchers

28 July 2016

The agri-researchers from academia and companies in Ireland have been awarded a total of  €6.32 million in the most recent round of EU funding from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme related to agriculture, food, marine and inland waters, the rural economy and the bioeconomy. This follows the recent announcement by the Minister for Training, […]

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€27 million in funding secured for Irish energy research projects under Horizon 2020

28 July 2016

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest research and innovation programme with an energy research budget of €6 billion for the period 2014 to 2020. Due to this, they supported the Irish research institutions and industry with a funding of more than €27million for their energy-related research. Additionally the programme’s National Delegate, the Sustainable Energy Authority of […]

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Royal College of Surgeons wins national award for Knowledge Transfer Initiative of the Year

27 July 2016

RCSI’s Innovation team as awarded with the Knowdledge Transfer Initiative of the Year Impact Award at the national Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards 2016. The award was presented to the team by Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD for their initiative “Building a Culture of Knowledge Transfer” at a ceremony held at […]

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Even scientists are now using Pokémon Go for their research

25 July 2016

Since several weeks, exist a brand new topic among the people : Pokémon Go. This new gaming-app, developed by Nintendo, is hyped especially by the young people because it offers the opportunity to catch Pokémon in the surrounding area and to battle with others on certain ‘Pokémonstops’ which are in reality sights or other places. Pokémon Go is […]

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1,396 researchers awarded with €33.7m by Irish Research Council

22 July 2016

Last year the Irish Research Council awarded €33.7m to 1,396 researchers, according to the organisation’s annual report. So, the Council handed over more than €30m in research awards through Exchequer funding., as well as €3.5m of funding through non-Exchequer sources. Additionally, 1,147 of the researchers funded were at postgraduate level, with the remaining 249 conducting […]

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