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€16m energy system research partnership to decarbonise energy sector

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, has announced a €16 million strategic research partnership to deliver energy system integration to decarbonise the energy sector.
NexSys (Next Generation Energy System) will help Ireland prepare to meet its carbon emission reduction target. Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has awarded €8 million funding to NexSys, matched by philanthropic donation by David O’Reilly, Chair of UCD’s Energy Advisory Board and NexSys industry partners.

Home retrofits may need to be re-done in ten years, Oireachtas committee hears

Ireland's homeowners could be retrofitting their retrofits in ten years' time unless measures are taken to up-skill the construction sector, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Some "A-rated homes are performing at C-levels" according to Dr Oliver Kinnane, from the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, who raised serious concerns about the quality of work and materials being used to retrofit homes in Ireland to help reduce the nation's emissions.

UCD spin-out PlasmaBound completes €2.35m funding round

University College Dublin spin-out PlasmaBound has raised €2.35 million in its latest funding round.
This investment was led by Act Venture Capital, and supported by the Atlantic Bridge University Fund, Enterprise Ireland and a number of private investors.

Unprecedented success for UCD in ERC Advanced Grant 2021 competition

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the recipients of its 2021 Advanced Grants competition. The funding worth €624million will go to 253 leading researchers across Europe. Their work is set to provide new insights into many subjects.

Visiting Professor Announcement

UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy is pleased to announce the appointment of Lesley Lokko as Visiting Professor, 2022-24. Professor Lokko is an internationally renowned academic and teacher, recipient of the 2020 RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education and of the 2021 Ada Louise Huxtable Award for Contribution to Architecture.