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

Horizon 2020 – €6.32 m funding for agri-researchers

€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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Charging electric vehicles on the road

20 July 2016

Will you be on a long journey? Do you have an electric vehicle? Will you reach tour destination before you run out of juice? Or will you have to recharge somewhere along the way? The engineering progress of the electromobility still ensures range anxiety, but solutions are being found. On-road charging is a particularly promising approach, say […]

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DAMOVO CONTINUES EXPANSION AFTER €1.5M INVESTMENT

20 July 2016

Damovo has invested €1.5 million in training, systems and software development whereupon it brings the total number of countries supported from Ireland to 76, which makes the Irish Global Centre of Excellence one ot the busiest in the Damovo Group. Key region managed include Europe, Asia and Latin America. In addition Damovo’s Services business is also […]

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Ireland wins €275m from EU for Research projects under Horizon 2020

19 July 2016

Irish researchers and companies have won a total of €274.7 million in funding from the EU Horizon 2020 programme for research projects, which was announced by the Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation John Halligan T.D. The Higher Education system got a total of €172.5 million and companies secured  €79.2 million, including €54.3 million for […]

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Plusvital Launches Four New Performance Genetic Tests for Global Thoroughbred Horse Industry

18 July 2016

Over 13,000 horses have been genetically tested by company Plusvital is an Irish equine science company, which has announced the launch of an expanded range of genetic tests for the global Thoroughbred horse industry, including four new tests. The formal launch happened at the Curragh racecourse to coincide with the Darley Irish Oaks Day, one of […]

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