New €20m research centre to be set up at UCD

Ireland“A new €20 million research centre which aims to merge the fields of computer technology and life sciences is to be established at UCD, Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Conor Lenihan announced yesterday. The venture is being jointly funded by the Government through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and a range of companies from the private sector, including Hewlett-Packard, Servier, Siemens Ireland, Ark Therapeutics, Agilent Technologies and Protagen AG. So far the industry partners have contributed €4.7 million to the project with an additional €14.8 million provided by the Government …” (more)

[Suzanne Lynch, Irish Times, 16 September]

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