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AbbVie, Genomics Medicine Ireland and WuXi NextCODE have joined forces for a 15-year research partnership, investigating therapies for chronic diseases.
Ireland appears to be making quite a name for itself abroad, having been placed fourth in Forbes’ annual Best Countries for Business, with Sweden taking first place.
Getting 2017 off to a good start, Ulster University has revealed that it has been awarded €23m in EU funding to develop three advanced research projects in the fields of life sciences and renewable energy.
The Irish Research Council’s full-year figures for 2016 detail funding allocated to researchers across the country.
2016 saw an increase in the number of women securing Science Foundation Ireland ‘Starting Investigator’ funding for research. Claire O’Connell reports.
Regional broadband player Nova Broadband is investing €250,000 in a major expansion that will see it increase its footprint in Munster and parts of Leinster.
Ireland’s Communications Minister Denis Naughten, TD, has awarded €2.2m to 15 community and not-for-profit organisations to provide basic digital skills training to 26,000 people.
Digital start-ups Vizlegal and Glissed secured €30,000 and €20,000 respectively at the NDRC Investor Day last month.
Dublin-based Valitacell, a start-up providing analytical support to the biopharma industry, has landed top prize at the InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition.
University College Dublin (UCD) has been chosen to lead a new €4m European network to develop new technologies for the betterment of mental health services for young people
Irishman Conor Walsh’s soft robotics exosuit was among the award winners at the recent Rolex Awards, due to the creator’s continuing efforts to develop tech for the benefit of humanity.
The Ludgate Digital Hub in West Cork – the first rural hub of its kind in Ireland – is making one of its biggest investments so far, with €45,000 being made available to the online education start-up, Digedu.
Ireland is set to be home to one of the most ambitious ecological projects on Earth, with plans to open a giant redwood forest in Birr, Co Offaly.
Irish researcher Prof Anne Marie Healy has been awarded €8.8m to develop a brand new device to be used for the treatment of cystic fibrosis.
Seven Irish undergraduate students have joined a band of elite few who have been named as global winners of the Undergraduate Awards 2016, often referred to as the ‘junior Nobel Prize’.
The AMBER research centre in Trinity College Dublin has won a lucrative research contract worth €4.4m from the EU to develop a whole new class of magnetic materials for electronics.
World-renowned nanoscientistProf Fengzhou Fang is to lead nanotech manufacturing research at UCD.
For his service to the advancement of Irish mathematics, UCC’s Des MacHale was presented with a special award to mark the beginning of Maths Week 2016 last month.
The city of Limerick could soon be one of Ireland’s smartest cities after the Irish software research centre Lero announced it will invest €500,000 in a smart-cities case study project.
Nearly 100 researchers across 40 Irish research projects are to be awarded a total of €22.3m over the next four years to boost areas including medical, ICT and renewable energies.
Trinity College and St James’s Hospital have joined forces to develop a new cancer institute, with plans to create a “new standard for cancer care” across the country.
ESB has invested €2.5m for a stake in start-up Terra Solar to help accelerate the development and growth of solar energy in Ireland.
The digital economy is a major opportunity to supercharge rural Ireland, according to the head of Google Ireland, Ronan Harris.
A team of researchers from Cork is attempting to prevent the possible devastation brought on by a post-antibiotic era with a new arsenal of natural alternatives.
The digital economy is now worth 6pc of Ireland’s GDP and at this trajectory will hit €14bn by 2021. Sadly, 60pc of this spend goes overseas.
Ireland’s reigning Young Scientist champions, a duo from Loreto Secondary School in Balbriggan, have landed third place at the European leg of the competition.
Irish inventor Kevin Hennessey landed a major deal with one of the UK’s biggest outboard engine distributors for boats to deploy a digital security system for speedboats and yachts.
The Irish Government has revealed an ambitious action plan that includes bringing coding to primary schools and computer science to the Leaving Cert, aiming to make the Irish education and training service the best in Europe by 2026.
In what could have major implications for how bone injuries are diagnosed in the future, chemists from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) have devised a new 3D bone-scanning technique that doesn’t use x-rays.
A device designed to prevent work crews from getting trapped underwater and drowning has been named as this year’s winner of the Irish James Dyson award.