AquaB Nanobubble Innovations Ltd (AquaB) and BioSimulytics have been shortlisted for the 2020 Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards. These University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out companies are the only Irish entrants shortlisted across twenty categories.
The first satellite to be fully developed and built in Ireland is being developed by a group of students from University College Dublin’s (UCD’s) Schools of Physics and Mechanical and Materials Engineering, with the support of staff from both schools. The satellite is expected to be delivered to the European Space Agency (ESA) in early 2021.
Ireland’s first satellite to be fully developed, researched and built in the country is known as Educational Irish Research Satellite (EIRSAT-1), and it is funded by a combination of the ESA, the Irish Research Council, Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, as well as support from UCD. The project started in 2016, when UCD put together a proposal to the ESA for their ‘Fly your Satellite!’ campaign.