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€75m for first awards from disruptive technologies fund

A total of 27 projects have won funding from the Irish government’s Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund.

The first tranche of winning projects, announced in December, will share more than €75 million to fund their research until 2021. They include research into household electricity generation, the treatment of sepsis, methods for controlling coastal flooding and 3D medical printing. The group also includes awards for those involved in the creative industries.

Researchers are encouraged to develop their projects and then bring them to market. They are allowed to use part of their awards in pursuit of commercialisation, according to the programme’s terms.

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