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Irish researchers win first prize in global 3D printing competition

(Dublin, 14th November) A team of Irish researchers has won first prize in a global competition for industrial 3D printing. The team – comprising UCD-based researchers in I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing – scooped a prize worth USD10,000 for their project: the design and print of a disposable 3D printed reactor. The polymer reactor can be used to controllably mix chemical precursors used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical agents.

Intel awards bursaries and employee mentors to 16 UCD graduate students

Intel has reconfirmed its strategic partnership with University College Dublin awarding bursaries to sixteen graduate students in Science, Engineering and related fields.
Alongside €3000 to support their academic studies, each awardee will be linked with an Intel employee mentor to provide them with guidance and advice on career development.

The ESB Inter-Colleges Challenge

The ESB Inter-Colleges Challenge is a fast paced event that aims to test a full range of engineering, financial and team working skills. The event is designed to encourage teams to apply their knowledge to develop innovative, creative and commercially focused solutions to real life challenges.

Children encouraged to delve into STEM as Science Apprentice series returns

Irish school children have helped created a new book series aimed at encouraging a new generation of budding scientists.

Dr Nicky Bertollo wins the 2018 UCD Allergan Innovation award for novel medical device design

Dr Nicky Bertollo has won the 2018 UCD Allergan Innovation Award in recognition of the innovative potential within his research to develop a new microneedle patch design to improve drug and vaccine delivery via the skin.

Minister launches €22 million SFI research centre focused on advanced manufacturing

University College Dublin is host to a new €22 million research centre focusing on advance manufacturing techniques.
The I-Form Centre aims to bring together researchers from computing, engineering, materials and data science to create a multi-disciplinary team to shape the future of Irish manufacturing.