Category Archives: Research and Development

Trinity College’s magnetic discovery

Scientists at Trinity College in Dublin just might have made a discovery that could change the way data is stored. The creation of an alloy of manganese, ruthenium and gallium, known as MRG, was led by Professor Michael Coey, an … Continue reading

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Science Foundation Ireland make €1.7 million fund available to academic-industrial partnerships

Even the largest and most successful companies would probably agree that without new ideas, they would quickly stagnate and perish. By the same token, those generating the new ideas would likely consent to the fact that without funding and a … Continue reading

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UCD’s Student Innovation Fund encourages student entrepreneurs

It’s generally understood that entrepreneurs play an essential role in bringing new business ideas to the table, generating more job opportunities in the process, and, consequently, helping to revive our economy. All of which makes it of even greater importance … Continue reading

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SFI Advance Award makes funding available for female science researchers

To solidify or enhance Ireland’s status as a knowledge-based economy, we must achieve a gender balance by mobilising Ireland’s pool of female researchers. This is the view put forward by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), who, in an attempt to incentivise … Continue reading

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Recharged: Researchers at UL develop battery life-extending nanotechnology

As discussed in our previous blog, researchers at university-level in Ireland has been making big waves of late. Last time we covered some of the top-class work being conducted at NUI Galway; this time, it’s a team of researchers at … Continue reading

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Raising the bar: Research at NUI Galway

Researchers at NUI Galway have been having a busy time of it lately, and an extremely positive one at that too, going by the several high-profile announcements the college has made recently. First Human Stem Cell Manufacturing Facility Perhaps the … Continue reading

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Gaining Insight: New Data Analytics Research Centre to launch this week

Efforts to posit Ireland as something of an international technology hot spot look set to be taken up a notch with the launch of Insight, a new research centre for the study of data analytics. With an almost daily stream … Continue reading

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UCC researchers to receive assistance in securing funds

The sometimes unpalatable truth of producing high-quality research over the long-term is that it requires extensive and sustained funding. The EU Horizon 2020 fund aims to address this need by making some 80 billion euro available to researchers in Europe. … Continue reading

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Irish researchers encouraged to scan the Horizon

Six hundred million euro is a lot of money, and it’s approximately the amount of funding that Irish researchers have received under Framework Programme 7 – the existing programme for research funding in Europe. However, January will see a change … Continue reading

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Science research in Ireland – what’s new?

It seems that research in Ireland has been enjoying something of an upward trajectory for the past while. This is especially true when it comes to the sciences. Consider, for instance, the launch of the Bernal Project at the University … Continue reading

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