Weekend takeaway: STEM enables tomorrow’s superheroes

22 Sep 2017

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The future of science, education smartphones, currencies, start-ups and more. All your essential sci-tech reading for the weekend.

1. Your ultimate guide to sci-tech fun on Culture Night in Dublin

As the clock ticks down to another Culture Night across Ireland, we take a look at a terrific 30 Dublin events that piqued our interest.

2. 12 tech start-ups making it in Manchester

Considered the home of the industrial revolution of the 19th century, Manchester is carving out a new future for itself as a major tech hub for the 21st century.

3. Schoolkids on Inis Mór get their first digital schoolbags

A secondary school on Inis Mór, one of Europe’s most westerly Atlantic islands, is embracing digital learning.

4. Irish start-up CloudKPI begins Women’s Start-up Lab journey

Great news for Irish start-up CloudKPI as co-founders join the prestigious accelerator.

5. IoT goes on safari with IBM’s new solution to save endangered rhinos

IBM is teaming up with researchers in South Africa to use IoT to help save the endangered rhinos.

6. 2017 BT Young Scientist winner flies to Tallinn for EU Young Scientist competition

Shane Curran flies out today to Estonian capital, Tallinn, to represent Ireland at the EU Young Scientist competition.

7. BTYSTE head Mari Cahalane: ‘Bet on STEM because tomorrow’s jobs haven’t been invented’

Cahalane warns that we must continue to bang the STEM drum if our kids want a future in the working world.

8. Take Note: Samsung’s Conor Pierce on the future of smartphones

Conor Pierce, perhaps the most senior Irish executive in the global smartphone business today, talks with John Kennedy about the future of mobile at the launch of the flagship Samsung Note8.

9. Dr Liz Elvidge: Postdoc researchers need to change their mindset

For postdoc researchers, the world is their oyster, but only if they’re willing to put their research skills into their career path.

10. Irish start-up Mingo aims to bring cryptocurrency to the masses

Mingo wants to make cryptocurrency more accessible for everybody.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years