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Professor Andrew Keane winner of 2022 NovaUCD Licence of the Year Award

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Minister Simon Harris announces €16m NexSys 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.

New Approaches may Uncover How the Brain Forms Decisions

“Who’s that coming towards me? It looks like Maeve, doesn’t it? I’ll give her a wave. But hold on a second – I could have sworn that was Maeve.” That’s a common situation that most of us experience from time to time, and an example of a core brain function known as perceptual decision making.

UCD Engineers Among NovaUCD’s 2022 Innovation Awardees

Dublin, Ireland, 30 March 2022, NovaUCD has today announced the recipients of its annual innovation awards which highlight successes made in areas of knowledge transfer, consultancy, entrepreneurship and the promotion of an innovation culture, by members of the UCD research, innovation and start-up community.

Research that Directly Addresses the Climate Crisis

Climate change is arguably the greatest single existential challenge ever to confront mankind. Largely through the use of technology, man has created the problem in less than two centuries. Now technological advances in the capture, management and distribution of renewable energy are key to the solution. With a long track record in electronic and electrical engineering, UCD is playing a leading role in developing these new approaches.

Go Eve: EV charging start-up wins UCD’s 2021 Start-Up of the Year

Twins Conor and Ronan Burke, who both studied at the UCD School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, were recognised in the publication's 'Technology' section for their company Inscribe.
Founded in 2017 by the Limerick brothers after they graduated, the company automates the process of identifying fraudulent documents.

Professor Anding Zhu elevated to IEEE fellow

It is our great pleasure to announce that the IEEE Board of Directors at its November 2021 meeting elevated Prof Anding Zhu to IEEE Fellow, effective 1 January 2022

UCD Silicon Quantum Computing Spin-Out Receives Multimillion Euro Venture Capital Investment

Equal1 Laboratories (Equal1), a University College Dublin silicon quantum computing spin-out company, today announced btov Industrial Technologies has joined Atlantic Bridge and other Equal1 investors in a multimillion Euro funding round. The funding, which will accelerate the introduction of the world’s most compact and cost-effective quantum computers, brings the initial capital invested in Equal1 to over €10 million.