A total of 37 research projects with potential for commercialisation have won a Technology Innovation Development Award 2017, run by national funding body Science Foundation Ireland.
The projects, announced on 16 October will share €3.5 million, funding that is expected to help them produce an economic return. The foundation estimates that the awards will create up to 51 research positions for the life of the funding.
The awards cover a range of disciplines, but each project had to demonstrate strong potential for economic impact, the foundation said in a statement. Projects awarded include a study on resistancem to cancer drugs, development of a very sensitive foetal monitor, human fertility and novel anti-inflammatory drugs.