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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.
From humble beginnings in Loughrea, Co Galway, Aon Assessment Solutions has taken its job application assessment software global.
For his pioneering work in bioeconomy research, Prof Kevin O’Connor of UCD has been named SFI Researcher of the Year 2019.
Maynooth University has received funding to lead a European health research project called SHAPES.
Scientists and politicians have put forward the case for Ireland to join CERN, the group behind the Large Hadron Collider.
Unlike the famous plant that lures insects into its mouth to catch and consume them, new Venus flytrap-like biosensors developed by scientists at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) are designed to trap something very different.
A number of Ireland-based researchers can consider themselves the cream of the crop in 2019 following the publication of this year’s Web of Science Group list of 6,216 highly cited researchers from 60 different nations.
While a protected species in Ireland, badgers can easily harbour and spread tuberculosis (TB), which can then spread to cattle. Each year, many cows are culled after picking up the disease, costing farmers millions of euro.
Investigative intelligence start-up Siren announced the closure of a $10m funding round including investment from DVI Equity Partners, a venture capital firm specialising in national security, enterprise software and AI, as well as Frontline Ventures, Atlantic Bridge and Enterprise Ireland.
Brisbane-based EML Payments has entered into a bidding agreement to acquire Prepaid Financial Services (PFS) for an up-front value of £226m and an earn-out of up to £55m, subject to meeting certain earnings targets
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