Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Irish science gets historic €300-million boost

What a remarkable boost in funding research in Ireland! Irish science gets historic €300-million boost: http://www.nature.com/news/irish-science-gets-historic-300-million-boost-1.12499 "Funded areas include data analytics, marine renewable energy, biomaterials, perinatal research, nanotechnology, functional foods, photonics and drug synthesis.
Roughly one-third of the funding for the new centres, which are to run for six years, is expected to come from around 150 industry partners through cash and in-kind contributions.
“This is the largest single research announcement to date in Ireland in terms of people and projects,” says Mark Ferguson, director general of Science Foundation Ireland, which will distribute the state funding. “As a small country we cannot do everything well, and these are areas where we see Ireland has the capability to build scale and excellence and have an economic and societal impact.” "

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