Research Support Newsletter
Welcome to Issue 1 of the Research Support Newsletter
I am delighted to launch the first issue of our newsletter. This email publication will be issued monthly by the Research Support Office in order to keep you up to date about research funding news, successes and current developments inside and outside of DCU. I hope you find it useful.
The Matrix Reloaded....
The implementation of the operational structures that will support staff in achieving the objectives outlined in the Research and Innovation research strategy is now in full swing.
To find out what we all do and for contact details, please visit the Research Support Website.
- The Research and Enterprise Hubs have now moved in to their new offices on the first floor on the N Building (N113). The team is now fully recruited.
- The two units of the Science and Technology Platform are now operational: STEP Research Administration and STEP Facilities. Located in the X building and in the NICB respectively they are now in business although still recruiting.
- The Business Innovation Platform and the Societal Impact Platform are now also up and running.
DCU Research News
DCU Horizon 2020 Successes to date - DCU researchers have had significant success in the first round of H2020 funding. There have been 13 successful H2020 awards to date. Congratulations to all involved! Notably, we have just signed our first H2020 grant agreement for EUROfusion. Further details of this and all successful awards are detailed in the following article.
SFI Research Centres - DCU is involved in four of the five new funded SFI research centres. With funding of €250 million over the next six years these centres will support cutting-edge research, predominantly in ICT and medical device development. See the Irish Times announcement here.
EI Commercialisation Fund Success - DCU has been awarded 5 Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund Projects with funding totaling €1.8 million. Awardees are Dr Dermot Brabazon, Dr James Carton, Prof Patrick McNally, Prof Oliver Dolly and Prof Tony Killard/ Prof Richard O'Kennedy.