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UL researcher awarded €1.5m for pioneering solar energy research

    UL researcher awarded €1.5m for pioneering solar energy research

University of Limerick electrochemist, Dr Micheál Scanlon has been announced as the recipient of a highly prestigious €1.5m European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. Dr Scanlon is the only ERC

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Trinity College plans €1bn tech & enterprise campus

    Trinity College plans €1bn tech & enterprise campus

A startup incubator in Dublin run by Boston-based Cambridge Innovation Centre (CIC) is set to be included in a €1bn technology and enterprise campus being planned by Trinity College. The

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Galway research receives commercialisation support

    Galway research receives commercialisation support

Galway research projects on Parkinson’s disease and antimicrobial resistant infections are among those set to receive commercialisation funding. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor has announced funding

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NUIG research projects receive €782,000

    NUIG research projects receive €782,000

Eight research projects at NUI Galway have been awarded funding to commercialise their ideas, from renewable energy to treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Under European projects such as Horizon 2020, researchers

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UL begins new project investigating tax and inequality in EU

    UL begins new project investigating tax and inequality in EU

Researchers at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick are playing key roles in a major new project investigating tax and evasion in the European Union. The Horizon 2020 COFFERS

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Trinity’s new Immunology Research Centre seeks funding from SFI

    Trinity’s new Immunology Research Centre seeks funding from SFI

Trinity’s newest research centre will find out in early May whether they will receive funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) after a round of interviews and applications that will determine

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

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

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

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Origin and UCD Form €17.6 Million Crop Science Research Partnership

    Origin and UCD Form €17.6 Million Crop Science Research Partnership

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

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Medicine Research Network Launched at UCC

    Medicine Research Network Launched at UCC

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

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

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

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

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EpiCor Therapeutics wins UCD Start-up of the Year Award

    EpiCor Therapeutics wins UCD Start-up of the Year Award

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

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Irish research at Trinity College supported through 2.3 million Euro investment by Nokia & SFI

The materials science institute AMBER, headquartered at Trinity College in Dublin, will continue its cooperation with Nokia Bell Labs and the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) for another 4 years. Both

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

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

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

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University College Cork to create student hub in €15m extension

    University College Cork to create student hub in €15m extension

Work begins in an extension to one of University College Cork’s oldest buildings on a €15m one-stop shop for most student services . The six-storey student hub will put facilities

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NUI Galway investing €7.5m to recruit 15 top researchers

    NUI Galway investing €7.5m to recruit 15 top researchers

NUI Galway has begun an international three-year recruitment campaign to recruit 15 of the brightest emerging research stars, to support the delivery of an ambitious strategy to become a top-200

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Maynooth University to be central hub for 5G and IoT testing

    Maynooth University to be central hub for 5G and IoT testing

As part of the CONNECT national research centre for telecommunications, Maynooth University is to be the site of a new national radio test facility with aims of developing devices for

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€50m investment for digital research centre

    €50m investment for digital research centre

The Government has announced this morning a €50m expansion of the ADAPT Research Centre for Digital Content Technology at Trinity College, Dublin, in a move that could make Ireland a

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Trinity College planning new teaching and research buildings

    Trinity College planning new teaching and research buildings

One of the country’s biggest universities is planning to extend its technology facilities, adding around 30,000 square metres of teaching and research buildings. Trinity College Dublin has published a tender

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OxyMem co-founders receive the NovaUCD 2015 Innovation Award

    OxyMem co-founders receive the NovaUCD 2015 Innovation Award

Professor Eoin Casey and Dr Eoin Syron, both researchers in the UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, were presented with the award by UCD President Professor Andrew J Deeks.

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DCU Alpha IoT cluster to support 100 companies and 800 jobs

    DCU Alpha IoT cluster to support 100 companies and 800 jobs

DCU Alpha, an innovation cluster set up in 2013 and based in Glasnevin, has announced that it plans to support 100 companies and 800 jobs over the next three years.

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EMC and UCC invest in Boole Business Labs

    EMC and UCC invest in Boole Business Labs

It was announced last Friday that EMC, the US IT multinational and University College Cork (UCC) has officially launched the Boole Business Labs. The Boole Business Labs is Europe’s first

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Minister Bruton Opens New €20 million Eolas Building at Maynooth University

    Minister Bruton Opens New €20 million Eolas Building at Maynooth University

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today opened the new €20.6 million Eolas building at Maynooth University. The state-of-the art facility will serve as a “research powerhouse”

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Irish team follow up Mars water discovery with similar find

    Irish team follow up Mars water discovery with similar find

Completely by coincidence, a joint Irish research team from University College Dublin (UCD) and The Open University (OU), has found evidence of water flows on Mars just one day after

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€5 million Connected Health Centre opened at UCD

    €5 million Connected Health Centre opened at UCD

Healthcare services in Ireland could be transformed as a result of research conducted at the new Connected Health Technology Centrelaunched

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Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2015: Call now open

    Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2015: Call now open

The Irish Research Council has opened the 2015 call for the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme. The Terms and

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MINISTER ENGLISH ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL €480,000 IN SFI FUNDING FOR INDUSTRY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

    MINISTER ENGLISH ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL €480,000 IN SFI FUNDING FOR INDUSTRY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

Dublin, 14th November 2014 – Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English TD today announced the delivery of over €480,000 in

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Minister English Announces SFI Funding of €1.5 Million for Advanced Biopharmaceutical technologies research collaboration

    Minister English Announces SFI Funding of €1.5 Million for Advanced Biopharmaceutical technologies research collaboration

Today Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD today announced a new industry academic collaboration at the Synthesis

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WORLD RENOWNED ENGINEERING RESEARCHER AND SUCCESSFUL INNOVATOR JOINS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

€5 Million funding through SFI research professorship programme will increase Ireland’s capability as a global centre for the “Internet of

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The number of companies seeking Irish research increased 15pc in 2013

    The number of companies seeking Irish research increased 15pc in 2013

Companies are turning to Irish research organisations to tap their knowledge for commercial endeavours at a rate 15pc higher in

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IRC to award €16.8m in scholarships to post-grad students

    IRC to award €16.8m in scholarships to post-grad students

The Irish Research Council (IRC) will offer €16.8m over four years to post-graduate students as part of this year’s post-graduate

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AIB forges seven-year research alliance with UCD

    AIB forges seven-year research alliance with UCD

AIB has invested in a seven-year Partnership and Innovation Initiative with UCD that will see the bank and the university

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Tyndall and TSSG plan €82m fund for 10 internet start-ups

    Tyndall and TSSG plan €82m fund for 10 internet start-ups

Waterford Institute of Technology’s TSSG and University College Cork’s Tyndall Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding to target €82m

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Irish Government invest €5m in new pharma manufacturing tech centre

    Irish Government invest €5m in new pharma manufacturing tech centre

Ireland’s Government is to invest €5m over the next five years in a new Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) that

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Athlone IT sets out goal to become a technological university

    Athlone IT sets out goal to become a technological university

Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) will become a technological university, according to a new strategic plan published today. According to

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UCD ranked 5th university in Europe for VC-backed entrepreneurs

    UCD ranked 5th university in Europe for VC-backed entrepreneurs

Dublin’s University College Dublin (UCD) has been ranked fifth in a list of European universities that have produced venture capital

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New IT Sligo science building honours Irish scientist MacMunn

    New IT Sligo science building honours Irish scientist MacMunn

IT Sligo’s new €17m science building named after an Irish scientist who conducted research in a hayloft over his stables

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Employment bodies focus on STEM success as Leaving Cert results are revealed

    Employment bodies focus on STEM success as Leaving Cert results are revealed

As almost 57,000 students receive their Leaving Certificate results in Ireland today, Project Maths has proven its success and interest

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€2.8m digital plan to provide economic boost to Ireland’s south-east

    €2.8m digital plan to provide economic boost to Ireland’s south-east

Waterford Institute of Technology is to lead a €2.8m digital research project to boost regional economic development in Ireland’s south-east

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University of Ulster reveals stg£240k fund to boost digital content sector

    University of Ulster reveals stg£240k fund to boost digital content sector

The University of Ulster has launched a new stg£240,000 seed fund designed to stimulate growth and enhance competitiveness within the

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WIT to recruit 17 PhD scholars to spearhead new research

    WIT to recruit 17 PhD scholars to spearhead new research

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is recruiting 17 PhD scholars across a range of disciplines as part of its prioritisation

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SFI reports largest govt/industry collaboration yet – €300m in seven research centres

    SFI reports largest govt/industry collaboration yet – €300m in seven research centres

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has delivered what it says it the largest govt/industry collaboration yet – seven research centres in

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40 projects to receive €23m from SFI and Irish Government

    40 projects to receive €23m from SFI and Irish Government

Forty scientific projects ranging from microbiology to clean energies are to benefit from €23m in research funding, the result of

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Royal Society signs deal with SFI for research fellowships

    Royal Society signs deal with SFI for research fellowships

The Royal Society in the UK and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have signed an agreement whereby Ireland’s leading young scientists

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Irish scientists criticised over funding success rate

    Irish scientists criticised over funding success rate

The President of the European Research Council has said Irish scientists are not winning as much research funding from it

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Jobs boost for North West as Letterkenny IT announces 60 research posts

    Jobs boost for North West as Letterkenny IT announces 60 research posts

More than 60 high-end science and technology research jobs, as well as 55 construction jobs, will be created at the

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President Higgins Receives Recipients of the President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA)

    President Higgins Receives Recipients of the President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA)

UCD and Trinity College based researchers receive €3.2million funding from Science Foundation Ireland. 27th March 2014: President of Ireland, Michael D.

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CIT Engineer Looks to Get Systems Talking

    CIT Engineer Looks to Get Systems Talking

Electronic engineer Dr Susan Rea is part of a team that is bringing researchers and control systems together at the

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High-tech Maker Space TechShop Planned for Ireland at DCU Innovation Campus

    High-tech Maker Space TechShop Planned for Ireland at DCU Innovation Campus

TechShop is coming to Ireland. The high-tech ‘maker space’ and Dublin City University (DCU) are today announcing an alliance that

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CIT’s Innovation Week to kick off 10 March

    CIT’s Innovation Week to kick off 10 March

Entrepreneurship, cybercrime and cyberwar will be amongst the topics under discussion at a series of events at Cork Institute of

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BT Young Entrepreneurial Boot Camp Launches at NovaUCD

    BT Young Entrepreneurial Boot Camp Launches at NovaUCD

Now in its fifth year, the BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp will host 29 second-level students from across Ireland who

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Empowering Graduates as The Miracle Engines of Economic Recovery

    Empowering Graduates as The Miracle Engines of Economic Recovery

About two weeks ago, 180 mostly fourth-level PhD graduates crowded into a hall at University College Dublin (UCD) to take

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WIT to Lead €120,000 Cross-Border Study for Student Sport Science

    WIT to Lead €120,000 Cross-Border Study for Student Sport Science

An €120,000 cross-border research partnership project examining the participation of 11,000 third-level students across Ireland in sport and physical activity

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Ireland has the potential for leading biofuel revolution

    Ireland has the potential for leading biofuel revolution

Work being undertaken at NUI Galway has great potential for clean-energy production, a leading expert in bioenergy and biorefining has

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Soapbox Science to Give Women Scientists in Ireland a New Platform

    Soapbox Science to Give Women Scientists in Ireland a New Platform

Soapbox Science is coming to Dublin. Event organiser Dr Natalie Cooper talked to Claire O’Connell. In April, Front Square at

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Ireland’s education and research infrastructure gets an all-optical boost from Coriant

    Ireland’s education and research infrastructure gets an all-optical boost from Coriant

HEAnet, Ireland’s National Education and Research Network, has been enhanced with a new national all-optical transmission network installed and commissioned

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New North/South Research Agreement Signed

    New North/South Research Agreement Signed

The Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Minister, Richard Bruton TD and the Employment and Learning Minister for Northern

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NUI Galway Joins Intel Parallel Computing Centre Programme

    NUI Galway Joins Intel Parallel Computing Centre Programme

NUI Galway and Intel have signed an agreement to jointly conduct research on many core technologies in High Performance Computing

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NDRC ventures raise €40m in 2013

    NDRC ventures raise €40m in 2013

The National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) in Dublin has exceeded targets by raising €40m in commercial follow-on investment for Irish

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