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22 May 2020
Irish team finds significant link between Covid-19 deaths and blood clots

Irish patients with severe Covid-19 infection have been found to have abnormal blood clots in the lungs, prompting calls for further research. 
 

Irish team finds significant link between Covid-19 deaths and blood clots

Irish patients with severe Covid-19 infection have been found to have abnormal blood clots in the lungs, prompting calls for further research. 
 

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22 May 2020
GMIT team unveils low-cost Covid-19 ventilator prototype for rapid production

Engineers at GMIT have developed a low-cost emergency ventilator that can be produced quickly to treat Covid-19 patients. 
 

GMIT team unveils low-cost Covid-19 ventilator prototype for rapid production

Engineers at GMIT have developed a low-cost emergency ventilator that can be produced quickly to treat Covid-19 patients. 
 

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22 May 2020
DCU establishes Research and Innovation Hub to tackle Covid-19 challenges

DCU has established a research hub focused entirely on finding solutions to challenges posed by Covid-19. 

DCU establishes Research and Innovation Hub to tackle Covid-19 challenges

DCU has established a research hub focused entirely on finding solutions to challenges posed by Covid-19. 

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25 February 2020
Bluefin: A global leader in payments security making waves in Waterford

Everyday, millions of payment card transactions are conducted safely and securely using technology solutions provided by Bluefin.
 

Bluefin: A global leader in payments security making waves in Waterford

Everyday, millions of payment card transactions are conducted safely and securely using technology solutions provided by Bluefin.
 

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25 February 2020
Intel and TU Dublin team up to develop VR training programmes

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.

Intel and TU Dublin team up to develop VR training programmes

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.

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25 February 2020
RCSI gets go-ahead to build new €90m Dublin city centre expansion

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.
 

RCSI gets go-ahead to build new €90m Dublin city centre expansion

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.
 

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25 February 2020
Loci Orthopaedics to explore 3D printing for medtech with NUI Galway

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.
 

Loci Orthopaedics to explore 3D printing for medtech with NUI Galway

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.
 

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25 February 2020
Irish science plays a big part in historic Solar Orbiter mission

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.
 

Irish science plays a big part in historic Solar Orbiter mission

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.
 

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25 February 2020
Irish researchers help boost catalogue of RNA viruses

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.
 

Irish researchers help boost catalogue of RNA viruses

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.
 

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25 February 2020
NUI Galway and UCC share most of €10m environmental research funding

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.
 

NUI Galway and UCC share most of €10m environmental research funding

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.
 

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25 February 2020
InterTradeIreland calls on businesses to apply for €1.5m Co-Innovate fund

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.

InterTradeIreland calls on businesses to apply for €1.5m Co-Innovate fund

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.

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25 February 2020
Ireland is best at fending off cybercrime in Europe, report finds

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.

 

Ireland is best at fending off cybercrime in Europe, report finds

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.

 

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03 February 2020
Aerie Pharmaceuticals – An Athlone company helping people see again

Founded in 2005, Aerie specialises in the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel treatments for glaucoma.
 

Aerie Pharmaceuticals – An Athlone company helping people see again

Founded in 2005, Aerie specialises in the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel treatments for glaucoma.
 

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03 February 2020
Platform to help researchers search Irish renewables data gets €162,000

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.
 

Platform to help researchers search Irish renewables data gets €162,000

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.
 

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03 February 2020
Scientists create new life form with ‘living’ robot that cleans toxic spills

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.
 

Scientists create new life form with ‘living’ robot that cleans toxic spills

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.
 

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03 February 2020
Intel and UCD renew collaboration on talent, research and education

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.
 

Intel and UCD renew collaboration on talent, research and education

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.
 

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03 February 2020
Irish solar farms with 500MW capacity announced in Danish collaboration

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.

Irish solar farms with 500MW capacity announced in Danish collaboration

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.

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03 February 2020
CIT to lead €3.8m EU project to develop next-gen sensors for drones

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.
 

CIT to lead €3.8m EU project to develop next-gen sensors for drones

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.
 

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03 February 2020
Coláiste Choilm students win BTYSTE for research on gender stereotyping

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.
 

Coláiste Choilm students win BTYSTE for research on gender stereotyping

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.
 

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03 February 2020
Dublin start-up Pointy to be acquired by Google

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.
 

Dublin start-up Pointy to be acquired by Google

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.
 

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