UCD secures €3m in funding to establish Innovation Hub at Lyons Farm

Posted in Research on January 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“NovaUCD (UCD Nova DAC), the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs at University College Dublin (UCD), has been awarded €3 million in funding to develop an AgTech Connector Innovation Hub at the UCD Lyons Farm in Co Kildare …” (more)

[Independent, 13 January]

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Jobs to flow from €25m Dairy Processing Technology Centre in UL

Posted in Research on February 3rd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick is to host a €25 million Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC). Announced today, the DPTC is a collaboration of eight companies and 10 Research Performing Organisations creating 52 new jobs for highly-skilled researchers over the five year term of the centre … ” (more)

[Donal O’Regan, Limerick Leader, 2 February]

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There must be better interaction between the agri-food sector and graduates

Posted in Research on November 12th, 2013 by steve

“… The industry needs a long-term vision and an operational roadmap for training young PhD students to the highest level if it is to compete with old competitors such as New Zealand and newer ones, such as Africa. This is not being done and it is the one change I would like to see …” (more)

[Mike Gibney, Irish Times, 12 November]


Centre at IT Tralee to lead €4m project for agri-food SMEs

Posted in Research on November 8th, 2013 by steve

“Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre at the Institute of Technology Tralee is leading a €4m EU funded project that aims to increase market opportunities and the competitiveness of agri-food SMEs in Ireland and Europe …” (more)

[Sorcha Corcoran, Business and Leadership, 8 November]

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Research focus turns to ‘smart’ agriculture

Posted in Research on February 4th, 2013 by steve

“‘Future Agri-Food’ plan will encourage researchers to work together in area of food and agriculture. Could Ireland make a name for itself in ‘smart’ agriculture? We are soon to find out …” (more)

[Claire O’Connell, Irish Times, 4 February]

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Science Foundation Ireland and Teagasc team up to launch strategically important Research Funding Call for ‘The Future Agri-Food’

Posted in Research on February 1st, 2013 by steve

“A Memorandum of Understanding, between Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and Teagasc, was signed today at the Teagasc Research Centre, Moorepark, Co. Cork. This collaboration agreement ‘the Future Agri-Food’, aims to strengthen and accelerate research and innovation in Ireland’s Agri-food sector which employs in the region of 150,000 people here ….” (more)

[Science Foundation Ireland, 1 February]

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SFI signs agri-food agreement with Teagasc

Posted in Research on February 1st, 2013 by steve

“Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Teagasc aimed at strengthening and accelerating research and innovation in Ireland’s agri-food sector …” (more)

[Sorcha Corcoran, Business and Leadership, 1 February]

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