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19 November, 2018

UCD Researcher Named 2018 SFI Entrepreneur of the Year

Professor Eoin Casey, Head, UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, has been named the 2018 Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Entrepreneur of the Year at this year’s SFI Science Summit.

26 September, 2018

Ireland’s First Ever Satellite Moves One Step Closer to Launch into Space

John Halligan TD, Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, announced that Ireland’s first ever satellite, EIRSAT-1 has successfully completed the first phase of the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Fly your Satellite! (FYS) Programme, the critical design review, and moves one step closer to launch into space.

25 September, 2018

Pioneering Genomic Research Study into Asthma is Launched in Ireland

Irish life sciences company Genomics Medicine Ireland Ltd (GMI) has announced the launch of a landmark and nationwide study to examine the genomic basis of chronic respiratory conditions, such as asthma, and Asthma-COPD Overlap (ACO), in collaboration with St. Vincent’s University Hospital and University College Dublin (UCD).

02 July, 2018

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister Pat Breen announce €12 million in joint research  funding with Chinese Science Foundation

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for Brexit, Simon Coveney, TD and Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen, TD, have announced the details of eight new research collaborations supported through the partnership between Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

28 May, 2018

ATXA Therapeutics Secures €2.5 million in Horizon 2020 SME Funding

ATXA Therapeutics Ltd, a UCD life sciences spin-out, which is developing novel therapeutic drugs to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and other related cardiovascular conditions, has secured €2.5 million in funding under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Programme Phase 2.

14 March, 2018

International Bioeconomy Research Agreement to Support Rural and Farming Communities in Ireland and USA Announced by An Taoiseach

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between BEACON, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Bioeconomy Research Centre, headquartered at University College Dublin (UCD), and HARVEST (Helping Agriculture Remain Vital through Engineering, Science and Technology), a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Research Coordination Network based out of Virginia Tech.

12 March, 2018

UCD Holds Seminar in Brussels to Frame Agri-food Research Priorities in Advance of FP9

A University College Dublin (UCD) seminar has taken place in Brussels, as part of the University’s ongoing dialogue with European policy-makers and stakeholders to frame agri-food research priorities in advance of FP9. FP9, the ninth framework programme, is the next European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

19 February, 2018

Professor Da-Wen Sun Conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degree from Peru

Professor Da-Wen Sun, School of Biosystems and Food Engineering at University College Dublin, has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate from Universidad Privada del Norte (UPN) in Peru in recognition of his exceptional contribution and leading role for advancing food and biosystems engineering research and education at the global level.

14 February, 2018

New €2.1 million Programme Led by UCD Aims to Strengthen Resilience of Ethiopian Communities to Recurring Climate Disasters

UCD and Wolaita Sodo University (WSU, Ethiopia) have entered into a new partnership programme that has education and research as the critical ingredients to build resilient communities in Ethiopia. In partnership with Concern Worldwide, Future Analytics Ltd and the Network on Humanitarian Action, they have secured €2.1 million in Horizon 2020 funding, for the 4-year programme, through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) scheme.

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