Founded in 2005, Aerie specialises in the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel treatments for glaucoma.
A platform that could allow researchers to better understand Ireland’s wind and solar sectors has received funding from the SEAI. By developing the platform, UCD spin-in BrightWind believes it could help Ireland reduce its CO2 emissions.
Neither a robot nor an animal, xenobots use living cells to create a programmable machine that could one day clean up toxic waste. They are just 1mm across and can even heal themselves when damaged.
The US multinational and the Irish university have committed to a further five years of a strategic partnership that began in 2016. Coinciding with the renewed agreement, 15 science and engineering students were awarded UCD-Intel master’s scholarships.
A joint Danish-Irish venture will spend €300m developing solar farms in Ireland. Creating 1,000 jobs in the process, the farms are set to produce a total of 500MW of electricity using specially manufactured solar cells.
CIT has been chosen to lead a new EU project with record funding to build tiny sensors for drones to monitor the environment. Funding for the project totals €3.8m, with CIT set to receive €1m.
The 56th winners of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition were Coláiste Choilm students Cormac Harris and Alan O’Sullivan, who conducted research on gender stereotyping in young children and created an initiative to combat gender bias.
Google plans to acquire Dublin start-up Pointy, which has created a device that automatically lists a bricks-and-mortar store’s inventory online so customers can find local products. Pointy has raised $19.2m since it was founded in 2014.
Following a $75m Series C funding round, Personio will launch in Ireland and the UK, opening a new London office to support this expansion. Since it launched in 2015, the HR platform has raised a total of $130m.
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NCAD is working with a consortium led by Galway-based medtech start-up Tympany Medical. Also working on the project are UCD’s Centre for Micro and Nano Manufacturing Technology (UCD-MNMT) and Shannon-based Gentian Services.
Six researchers in Ireland have secured a total of €12m in funding from the European Research Council.
DCU professor of history Dáire Keogh will succeed incumbent DCU president Brian MacCraith on 13 July 2020.
Irish folklore has gone interstellar after a Cork teacher was given the chance to name an exoplanet and its parent star after Bran and Tuiren. More than 360,000 proposals for names were received from more than 110 countries.
The list recognises the most talented entrepreneurs from different countries who are developing new technologies to help solve the problems that affect modern society. McGinn and his team of engineers developed Stevie, a socially assistive robot.
The Irish Research Council held its Researcher of the Year awards for 2019 last month to commend the very best of the council’s awardees and alumni working in academia, industry, civic society and the public sector.
Mobile bank N26 grew its Irish customer base by more than 152pc in 2019, and has plans for some major investments next year.
The start-up, which offers an on-demand service for rubbish collection, has raised €1.76m in its IPO, which the company decided to launch instead of seeking funding through more traditional start-up methods.
6th December 2019, CORK - Horizon8, an innovative, technology solutions company today opens its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland. Formerly called HengTian, the Company was created in 2004 as a strategic partnership between Boston based State Street, and Hangzhou based Insigma Technology and Zhejiang University. The new office in Cork will mark the first European office for Horizon8 adding to the company’s North American presence in Boston.
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