For centuries, Ireland has been a leader in the brewing and distilling industry with several home-grown brands synonymous with the very fabric of Irish culture. As competition in the global market intensifies, the industry is calling for more graduates with the scientific knowledge needed to drive innovation in the sector and strengthen Ireland’s reputation as […]
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD (pictured above left), has officially opened AllinAll Ingredient’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing and Research and Development facility in Rosemount, Dublin. The company, which has been in the food industry for over 20 years, develops and manufactures ingredients, sauces and blends for the processed food market. Its R&D lead team have developed […]
University College Dublin (UCD), in partnership with St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group (SVHG) and The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH), has opened Ireland’s first in-hospital Knowledge Transfer (KT) Offices. The KT Offices have been established to develop the commercial potential of the research outputs emerging from both hospitals and to extend the reach of their medical advancements […]
Futurists predict that drone technology will soon significantly transform our daily lives, changing how we deliver and collect goods, giving us new ways to monitor and understand the world around us, and even revolutionising emergency services. However, the roll out of drone applications is currently hampered by a lack of innovative technologies that can guarantee […]
The Government has published the ‘Research Priority Areas 2018–2023’ report. Research Prioritisation, introduced by the Government in 2012, aligns the majority of competitively awarded public investment in research with 14 priority areas. Innovation 2020, Ireland’s strategy for research and development, science and technology, commits to reviewing the priority areas to ensure that they are still valid […]
Designed to foster collaboration between industry, academia and government agencies, the 2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition attracted over 1,000 visitors from across the major industrial sectors in Ireland to the Citywest Hotel, Dublin, on Wednesday, March 14th.
The visitors who braved the inclement weather were able to meet with the key organisations that are […]
University College Cork has announced the appointment of Jim Corbett (pictured) as Director of the Food Institute UCC, which will be officially launched in 2018. The Food Institute UCC is a collaborative research and learning institute, combining all disciplines across the food spectrum into a single one-stop-shop for all stakeholders in the sector.
Corbett was formerly […]
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, has announced that the company, headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, has chosen the Mid-West of Ireland for the location of a new plant to manufacture delivery components for its transcatheter heart valve therapies. This new addition to Edwards’ […]
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has launched the Research Infrastructure Programme 2018. The aim of the SFI Research Infrastructure Call is to support the research community in building and sustaining the required infrastructural capacity to accomplish high quality, high impact and innovative research in areas of science and engineering that demonstrably enhance and underpin enterprise competitiveness […]
Prolego Scientific, an early-stage enterprise has won University College Dublin’s (UCD) 2017 Start-Up of the Year Award. The start-up won the Award, and a €20,000 prize, after being declared overall winner of the 2017 UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme.
Prolego Scientific offers proprietary artificial intelligence solutions that are used to improve the accuracy of genetic tests in many areas for […]
The European Commission has announced how it will spend €30 billion of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 during 2018-2020, including €2.7 billion to kick-start a European Innovation Council. Horizon 2020, the EU’s €77 billion research and innovation funding programme, supports scientific excellence in Europe and has contributed to high-profile scientific breakthroughs […]
Science Foundation Ireland has published its 2016 annual report, highlighting the significant impact achieved from the €184 million investment by the agency across its research programmes. The Foundation’s ongoing investments in outstanding research teams saw €169 million leveraged in 2016, comprising €71 million in EU funding, €45 million from private enterprise and €53 million from […]
Galway medtech company Neuravi has been taken over by US life sciences giant Johnson & Johnson Codman Neuro business in a deal that gives J&J access to the fast-growing strokecare market. DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company, an affiliate of Codman Neuro, is the acquiring entity. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 2009, Neuravi […]
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor announced on Wednesday that Mobile Technologies Inc. (MTI) is to hire 150 people in its newly established European Contact Centre Headquarters in Drogheda over the next three years. Recruitment is already under way for a variety of technology based roles.
Mobile Technologies Inc. CEO Chris Remy said: […]
Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced on Wednesday that its Ireland-based facility has been selected by the prime contractor on the Vega-C Launcher System and GPM Development and Qualification Program for the European Space Agency (ESA), to provide a COTS-based telemetry data system for the new launcher.
At €4.5 million, this is the largest ESA related contract […]
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 and […]
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 […]
Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced on Monday that they have entered into a lease agreement with IDA Ireland to establish a new manufacturing plant in the recently-constructed 2,650 square meter IDA Advanced Technology Building in Athlone, Ireland.
Aerie has commenced equipment ordering and will begin internal construction immediately. Estimated project-wide construction and equipment costs are expected to […]
Genetics company IdentiGEN announced on Friday, November 25, that 20 graduate and post-graduate jobs will be created as the company expands its headquarters in Dublin. IdentiGEN intends to hire data scientists and biotechnologists to work on DNA testing of meat and seafood products at the company’s headquarters in Dublin.
IdentiGEN provides traceability of meat and seafood […]
Dublin biotech company, Valitacell, was crowned the overall winner of the 14th annual InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition on Wednesday, 23 November. Valitacell won a cash prize of €100,000 at the grand final held at The Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Dundalk based Gecko Governance who won the Best Early Stage Company Category award and a cash prize of […]
Enterprise Ireland’s Trade Mission to India, led by the Minister of State for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen, concluded on Sunday, 20th November 2016, having seen multiple partnerships signed between Irish and indian companies. Thirteen Irish companies traveled on the mission to the cities of Mumbai, Bengaluru and New Delhi.
During the mission, Dublin company […]
Research by Knowledge Transfer Ireland found that 748 collaborative new research agreements between research performing organisations and industry were signed in 2015, a record number, according to a November 18 report by Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. This was an increase of 16% over 2014.
Results of the Annual Knowledge Transfer Survey, which tracks activity […]
This past weekend, the RDChosted the fifth CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards.
Comedy and Science collide as host Neil Delamere puts Team Captains, PJ Gallagher and Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shuilleabháin and their teams of comedians and science personalities through their paces in this brand new science comedy quiz.
Our tenacious panel attempt to answer some of humanity’s most pressing questions like:
Is it possible to have sex in space?
Professor Nicolosi has been awarded €2.5million ERC Consolidator Grant to create an innovative new type of energy storage device
An AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland funded materials science centre, researcher, Prof. Valeria Nicolosi, has been announced as a recipient of the European Research Council’s (ERC) Consolidator Grants. The ‘ERC Consolidator Grant’ is one of the most sought-after […]
Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Mr Damien English TD
The Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre, ADAPT, was launched by Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD. ADAPT will focus on developing next generation digital content technologies that aim to enhance people’s lives by helping to analyse, personalise and deliver digital content more effectively […]
The Minister for Jobs, Richard Burton, TD together with the Minister for Research, Innovation and Skills, Damien English, TD today announced details of a €28 million investment in research equipment and facilities through Science Foundation Ireland. A total of 21 exemplary research projects will be supported in sectors including applied geo-sciences, pharmaceutical manufacturing, bio-banking, marine […]
AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland funded materials science centre based at Trinity College Dublin, has announced the appointment of Professor Michael Morris as Director of the organisation. Professor Morris, a native of Liverpool, UK, has been in position since October.
A leading academic and industry scientist for thirty years, Professor Morris is also founder of Glantreo, […]
The Irish Research Council and Science Foundation Ireland jointly announce another solid performance for Ireland in 2015 in relation to Starting Grants from the prestigious European Research Council (ERC).
Six Irish researchers have recently received notification of awards from the ERC, representing a combined investment of almost €9 million. The funding has been awarded to researchers in five institutions: Dublin Institute of […]
A new €26 million world class geoscience research centre iCRAG has been opened at University College Dublin to focus on the discovery, de-risking and sourcing of raw materials.
Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD officially launched the newly established Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre, iCRAG today. The Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences […]
Ms Jan O’Sullivan TD, Minister for Education and Skills, formally launched an expanded Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Irish Software Research Centre, based in the University of Limerick in a €46.4 million investment over six years. The development means that 90 PhD and 46 postdoctoral research positions will be created over the next six years.
€32.6m of […]
Professor Geraldine Boylan and Professor Louise Kenny have been announced as the Science Foundation Ireland Joint Researchers of the Year 2015.
Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD made the announcement at the SFI Science Summit, to an audience of 300 researchers in attendance.
Professor Geraldine Boylan and Professor Louise Kenny the joint Directors of […]
Cork Science Festival 2015 takes place from 9- 20 November
Now in its 11th year, Cork Science Festival 2015, features a line-up of events in schools across Cork City and County and open days at City Hall from 9-20 November.
This year’s theme ‘Design Your Future’ encourages children of all ages to be inspired and get involved […]
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, Eadaoin Ledwidge, Connexicon Medical and 5 year old Tara Burns helping to demonstrate Connexicon’s topical Tissue Adhesive with Terence O’Rourke, Chairman, Enterprise Ireland and Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland
The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, today opened Enterprise Ireland’s showcase for medical device and diagnostic products, MedinIreland 2015. The biennial event, being […]
Biotechnology company Amgen, which yesterday unveiled its €260m facility in Dún Laoghaire, has launched two science education courses aimed at reaching more than 53,000 students and hundreds of teachers.
Amgen and its philanthropic arm announced Amgen Teach and Amgen Biotech Experience, which aim to equip secondary school teachers with the skills to increase students’ literacy and […]