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CitySense Project Launched – Urban Nervous System to check the health of Dublin City

CitySenseLogoProject supported by PCH, Tyndall National Institute, TSSG Waterford, National College of Art & Design and Vodafone Ireland 

Chance to win CitySense bike by tweeting a picture to @CitySenseDublin

EcoSystem30th October 2014: Internationally recognised Irish research and industry partners have announced the launch of the CitySense Project in Dublin city. A proof of concept project, an ‘urban nervous system’ will use sensor technology to measure everyday atmospheric conditions and how they impact on people.

The study is supported by PCH, Tyndall National Institute, TSSG Waterford, National College of Art & Design and Vodafone Ireland.

The environmental sensor and GPS equipment will be mounted on 20 Cyclone Courier bikes along with volunteers from the Dublin Cycling Campaign and will measure carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, smoke and particulates, and temperature levels around Dublin city. The results, which once collated, will allow researchers to map information critical to the everyday functioning of the city and its inhabitants such as environmental pollution, traffic congestion, urban planning and policy development. The project will be begin on Monday 03rd November with the results to be revealed on Thursday 06th November at the Dublin Web Summit.

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TSSG present at EU-Japan collaboration event in Tokyo

Dr Brendan Jennings presented at EU-Japan collaboration event in Tokyo

Dr Brendan Jennings presented at EU-Japan collaboration event in Tokyo

Dr. Brendan Jennings and Dr. Alan Davy, along with another 10 Irish researchers, travelled to Tokyo recently in a major drive to increase research collaboration with Japanese companies, research institutes and universities.

The four-day visit, organised by ISCA Japan (Science Foundation Ireland’s new Ireland-Japan science collaboration programme), in close cooperation with IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland in Japan focused on information and communications technology research with a particular emphasis on big data analytics and cloud computing.

The visit commenced on September 30th and included meetings with leading Japanese and multinational corporations, research institutions and universities to present Irish ICT research and identify opportunities for collaboration. It culminated in a one-day conference on Friday, October 3rd at the Delegation of the European Union in Japan, entitled “EU-Japan R&D Cooperation, Horizon 2020 and the Irish ICT Research Opportunity.” With over 100 attendees, the conference was addressed by representatives of the European Union, the Japanese and Irish Governments, Fujitsu Laboratories, and the Japanese National Institute of Information and Communication Technology.

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More companies benefit from increased collaboration with Research Performing Organisations according to first Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) annual report

Knowledge Transfer Ireland Annual Report 2013-2014

Knowledge Transfer Ireland Annual Report 2013-2014

Published by Knowledge Transfer Ireland on Thursday, Oct 23rd

Minister English welcomes growth in number of companies engaging with the research base in Ireland

2013 saw a marked increase in the level of engagement between companies and all Irish publicly-funded research performing organisations (RPOs), including universities and the institutes of technology, according to Knowledge Transfer Ireland.

The first KTI annual report published today (23 October 2014) shows a 15% increase in the number of external clients that engaged with research performing organisations in 2013, resulting in 1,598 engagement agreements, up 9% on the previous year.

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Two-Ten Health connects to buyers with International user conference

Published quarterly, The Market magazine is dedicated to inspiring Irish companies to internationalise and to providing know-how and market intelligence on overseas markets, opportunities and strategies for selling internationally.

Published quarterly, The Market magazine is dedicated to inspiring Irish companies to internationalise and to providing know-how and market intelligence on overseas markets, opportunities and strategies for selling internationally.

Source: The Market Magazine, Article By Cian Molloy

Getting buyers and decision-makers to Ireland to engage in product learning, and meeting the company’s management team can often be key to locking in uncertain customers as well as keeping distributors motivated, well informed and on side, but how to go about it? An international user conference held by Two-Ten-Health in Dublin this summer provides a possible template.

The company, based at Dublin’s Dental University and Hospital and a developer of enterprise software solutions for dental schools and university hospitals, has been successful with the sale of its Salud software suite across five continents, most recently to universities in Saudi Arabia, Chile, Canada and Italy. Two-Ten is completing what has been a successful innovation investment in mobile technology in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and Waterford Institute of Technology (TSSG). 

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€250m investment to see five new SFI research centres created

Mark Ferguson, director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, said that the new research centres “will make a significant contribution to Ireland’s economy, employment and reputation”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Mark Ferguson, director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, said that the new research centres “will make a significant contribution to Ireland’s economy, employment and reputation”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Published in Irish Times on Monday, 20 October, By Fiona Reddan

€250m investment to see five new SFI research centres created

Aim of Science Foundation Ireland research centres is to achieve a step-change in the reputation and performance of Ireland’s research system

Almost €250 million is to be invested in five new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centres, in a move aimed at enhancing research in critical and emerging areas of the economy including applied geosciences, software and medical devices.The Department of Jobs through SFI will invest €155 million in the initiative, which will be combined with €90 million in cash and in-kind contributions from industry partners.

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