Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including: Ireland’s sci-tech 100; the top 20 newsmakers of 2015; and TransUnion buys Cork’s Trustev.
Behold, in all its glory, the complete list of Ireland’s Sci-Tech 100, celebrating science and technology leaders in and from Ireland.
From kid coders to politicians, activists, entrepreneurs and tech CEOs, our 2015 list of the top 20 tech newsmakers has it all. Including the thrills, the spills and the occasional viral tweet.
Irishman William Campbell has received the Nobel Prize for Medicine that he won back in October – Campbell’s role in discoveries concerning therapies to fight roundworm parasitic infections helped him win the accolade.
Cork-headquartered digital fraud protection company Trustev has been acquired by TransUnion for $44m.
There was cause for celebration in Dublin 8 today as the first 13 graduates from The Digital Hub’s Techmums programme were awarded certificates for over-coming their fear of tech and changing their life for the better.
Only 54pc of broadband subscriptions in Ireland measure up to what can now be internationally defined as broadband, according to new figures released by Ireland’s telecoms watchdog ComReg.
As 2015 winds down, you’d have thought that most companies would sit back and take stock of another year in existence. Well, the tech industry, in particular, isn’t that way inclined.
The Airbnb economy employs 2,020 people in Ireland and has generated €202m in activity in just one year, according to figures from the community hospitality platform.
Next February, Belfast is to host a science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) event called Future 2016, which will be organised and run almost entirely by teenagers, to help their peers connect with the world around them.
Both Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the University of Limerick (UL) have become the first Irish third-level institutions to be awarded Athena Swan awards for their efforts to improve gender equality for women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM).
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