Recent funding successes 

Since February 2021 the School has registered grants worth €5.241 million, of which €4.739 million came from sources outside UCD. Major sources of funding include Enterprise Ireland (€1.46 million), Science Foundation Ireland (€1.25 million) the European Commission (€836k), and Industry (€691k).

In Horizon 2020, Assistant Prof. Madhusanka Liyanage received €402,800 for the project Security and Privacy Accountable Technology Innovations Algorithms and machine Learning (SPATIAL), Assistant Prof. Anthony Ventresque received €207,271 from HORIZON 2020 for the project SignON - Sign Language Translation Mobile Application and Open Communications Framework, Dr. Michael O’Grady €184,250 from HORIZON 2020 for the project entitled Inclusive Science and European Democracies (ISEED), while Assistant Prof. Soumyaberata Dev and Dr Muhammad Salman Pathan received €157,657 from HORIZON 2020 and Dublin City University for the COFUND Fellowship,  Analyzing Onset of Critical Events Using a Machine-Learning Framework

Industry collaboration

School members continue to demonstrate the economic value of their research through industry collaborations. In total, Enterprise Ireland funded school members to the amount of €1.45 million through their various funding instruments including Associate Professor Georgiana Ifrim, Dr. Ricardo Carbajo, Assistant Professor Gavin McArdle and Dr. Oisín Boydell.

Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (Dept of Enterprise, Trade and Employment)

School members were collaborators in three successful DTIF applications this year. This fund drives collaboration between Ireland’s research base and industry as well as facilitating enterprises to compete directly for funding in support of the development and adoption of disruptive technologies and applications. The three funded projects are:

iPATH-CAN, a €3million project developing AI tools to predict the risk of recurrence of breast cancer and prostate cancer aggressiveness so that chemotherapy can be avoided in patients who will not benefit from it. Assoc. Prof. Catherine Mooney with Profs William Gallagher, Bill Watson and Brendan Murphy (UCD), Deciphex Ltd (lead) and Oncomark Ltd.

PERCEPTION, a €3 million project looking to create an AI-based software platform to radically change the manufacturing process by employing sensor technology and machine learning to predict the human sensory quality attributes of food products for great taste, health benefits and minimal waste while optimising the production process at factory level; Dr. Ricardo Simon Carbajo (CeADAR, UCD), Dawn Farm Foods Ltd (lead) and Creme Software Ltd..

CAMEO, a €6.4 million project, which builds on UCD’s growing space-related research and innovation activities through the UCD Centre for Space Research; Associate Prof. Michela Bertolotto (UCD); Vertice Integration Services Ltd T/A Vertice Cloud; BCC Risk Advisory Ltd T/A Edgescan; The Icon Group Ltd; Treemetrics Ltd; TechWorks Marine Ltd; DELL Technologies/EMC Information Systems International and Oracle Corporation Ltd.

Published 05.10.21