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Top Irish jockeys back UCD engineers use of race footage to crack future helmet design

Engineers at University College Dublin are trawling through countless hours of archival race footage to digitally re-construct how jockeys fall in a bid to tackle future helmet design. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has released its digital archive of horse races in Great Britain to researchers with the aim of improving rider safety.


10th September 2018: The Department for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, has announced €8 million in Government funding to support 45 innovative energy projects in companies and research institutions across Ireland.

Arup Scholarship Awards 2018

On friday November the 30th the first awards ceremony for the Arup Scholarship in Electrical Engineering and the Arup Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering were held at Nova UCD.

Maxim Donates Unique Robotic Learning Factory to University College Dublin
- Football factory demo to provide engineering students with hands-on experience with Industry 4.0 principles

MUNICH, Germany, and DUBLIN, Ireland, 11 December 2018, Engineering students at University College Dublin (UCD) will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with Industry 4.0 principles using an automated football factory demo donated to the University by Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). The demo integrates several of the company’s adaptive manufacturing technologies, including the recently announced Go-IO industrial internet of things (IIoT) reference design.

UCD named partner in major new EU manufacturing consortium

(Dublin, 10th December 2018) -- The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has announced the winner of a pan-European competition on Added Value Manufacturing: EIT Manufacturing. EIT Manufacturing is a unique partnership of 50 leading companies, universities, and research institutions that covers the entire product lifecycle and the entire value chain, and includes key added-value industry sectors. UCD is the only Irish partner in the consortium. Prof. Denis Dowling, Director of I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, led the UCD application.

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.