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TU Dublin and Intel Ireland have announced a partnership to develop VR training programmes for the tech giant. The new research project will also see TU Dublin undergraduate students and postgraduate research assistants join Intel as interns.
Despite opposition from local residents, RCSI has been given the green light to expand its presence in Dublin city centre with a €90m development. The building will include research labs, classrooms, catering and recreational facilities.
Loci Orthopaedics was founded as a spin-out from NUI Galway in 2017. It was set up by Dr Brendan Boland and Gerry Clarke, who aimed to improve the lives of arthritis patients through the development of orthopaedic technologies.
Working in conjunction with NASA’s own Parker Solar Probe, which was launched two years ago, Solar Orbiter will help us better understand why, among other things, solar flares occur.
To better understand RNA viruses, Irish researchers have pieced together parts of a massive puzzle. In a paper published to Science Advances, they identified 15,611 new fragments of RNA viruses, including more than 1,000 full-length genomes.
The EPA has announced awards totalling €10m to fund vital environmental research, with UCC and NUI Galway receiving the largest sums. Other projects will look at areas such as the effects of the climate crisis on Irish coasts.
Eligible companies will be able to secure up to €150,000 in funding as part of the Co-Innovate programme, which encourages business collaboration between Ireland, Northern Ireland and western Scotland.
A new report suggests that Ireland is the least susceptible to cybercrime in Europe, while the Netherlands is on the other end of the scale. In total, 17.64pc of machines in the Netherlands experienced cloud provider attacks.
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.
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