Cork’s Technology Network announces winners of 2016 CEIA Schools Robot Competition

Cork’s Technology Network announces winners of 2016 CEIA Schools Robot Competition

3 March 2016: By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Overall Winner – Presentation Brothers College & Best Poster Presentation Prize – Ursuline Secondary School Teams of 2nd year students from schools across Munster built, programmed and battled their robots last night under the theme ‘robots and the internet of things’ in a bid to become the winner […]

Entrepreneurial hub called “Blackstone LaunchPad” opened in University College Cork

Entrepreneurial hub called “Blackstone LaunchPad” opened in University College Cork

2 March 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork’s rise as an entrepreneurial hub has been further boosted with the opening of Blackstone LaunchPad at UCC, one of only three locations in Ireland to host the entrepreneurship programme. According to Peter Finnegan, the newly-appointed director of Blackstone LaunchPad at UCC, “this is an important development not […]

New schools programme promotes Engineering to 9-13 year olds

New schools programme promotes Engineering to 9-13 year olds

29 February 2016 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie It has been said that engineering stimulates the mind – that children need to get their hands dirty; make things, dismantle things and fix things. This is why STEAM Education Ltd (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Applied Maths), has developed a new engineering programme for primary school […]

Cork Companies Support Skills for Work Week 2016

Cork Companies Support Skills for Work Week 2016

29 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Ireland’s leading retail wholesaler Musgrave Group, food and beverage company Nestlé and leading consumer goods company Unilever, Cork are three of 30 companies participating in Ireland’s ‘Skills for Work Week’ from today, Monday 29th February to Friday 4th March 2016. Activities will take place in Musgrave Supervalu, Tramore […]

Engineers Week begins today

Engineers Week begins today

28 February 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Engineers Week, the annual campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers and excite students about the possibilities a career in engineering can offer, kick-offs in Cork today and runs until next Saturday (March 5th). The week-long series of activities across the country, now in its 10th year, […]

New Accelerator Programme Launched in Cork

New Accelerator Programme Launched in Cork

25 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A new accelerator programme, called SPRINT, was launched today (Thursday) at Gateway UCC by Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland and UCC VP for Research & Innovation Anita Maguire. Designed to support early stage start-ups, entrepreneurs and UCC-based researchers, the SPRINT Accelerator will focus on commercialisation strategies and routes […]

One in 8 has Vitamin D deficiency – according to University College Cork Study

One in 8 has Vitamin D deficiency – according to University College Cork Study

23 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie One in every eight Europeans has Vitamin D deficiency, according to the UCC-based coordinators of the ODIN project. Professors Kevin Cashman and Mairead Kiely at UCC’s Cork Centre for Vitamin D and Nutrition Research report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition this week that the prevalence of […]

A busy month for Whitechurch Macra na Feirme Club

A busy month for Whitechurch Macra na Feirme Club

22 February 2016 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Seandun Finals of the Macra National Talent Competition took place in Ringaskiddy Community Hall last fortnight. A great night’s entertainment with entries in solo singing, solo instrumental, comedy duos, novelty acts, set dancing and mastermind. Whitechurch Macra came away with the top prize in set dancing on […]

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