Research Newsletter - Issue 78: Events

SMART-ER Public Engagement Webinar

Date: Monday 21st November (11am - 12pm)

Venue: Online.

The ECIU SMART-ER Virtual Research Institute is launching a series of webinars on participatory engagement methods open to all members of the network, including DCU researchers and staff.

The first webinar will be delivered by Prof Mathias Urban (DCU), entitled ‘Utopia is a necessary country. Future workshops in the context of Engaged Research’.

More information on this and future webinars is available on the SMART-ER website.

Registration available through this link.


Clinical Innovations from bench to bedside: An introduction to developing therapeutics, medical devices and diagnostics

Date: Wednesday 30th November 2022 (10am - 11am)

Venue: Online

This online seminar is part of the DCU Invent Insights on Innovation Series

Academic research can be the starting point for life-saving innovations across therapeutics, medical devices and diagnostics.  However the long journey from lab to market can be daunting.

Prof. Alan Boyd and Eamonn McGowran have extensive experience in bringing these products to market, supporting both university spinouts and large multinationals.  In this online seminar they will outline typical development pathways and highlight how decisions in early stage research can help or hinder translation to the clinic.

They will touch on:

  • Key changes in recent EU Medical Device Regulations
  • Medical device categories and the varying regulatory requirements
  • The role of the HPRA and when to engage with them
  • Obtaining Assistance at European Medicine Agency for innovative therapies
  • Considerations for planning academic research to facilitate translation to the clinic

Register here.


iCRAG 2022: Making a Difference

Date: Thursday 1st December 2022

Venue: Croke Park, Dublin

iCRAG, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre in Applied Geosciences, is hosting its research showcase event, iCRAG 2022: iCRAG 2022: Making a Difference, in Croke Park, Dublin, on Thursday December 1st, 2022.

iCRAG 2022 will bring together over 150 researchers from eight Irish research institutes to showcase current research projects to stakeholders from across the geoscience, engineering, and environmental sectors.

Under the theme of “Making a Difference”, iCRAG 2022 will highlight the contributions iCRAG’s researchers are making to the economy, environment, and society in areas that include:

  • Protecting terrestrial, groundwater and marine environments
  • Sustainable discovery of the raw materials required for the energy transition and development of new energy resources
  • Understanding and informing society’s response to a changing climate and dynamic planet.

With over 20 speakers, keynote addresses, dedicated poster sessions and panel discussions taking place, iCRAG2022 will address many of the pressing energy and climate challenges of our time.

Registration is available via Eventbrite


EU Funding Opportunities for Cancer Research

Date: Tuesday 6th December 2022 (2pm - 3.15pm)

Venue: Online

The HRB are hosting a webinar, EU Funding Opportunities for Cancer Research on Tuesday December 6th  from 2pm - 3.15pm.

Organised by the Health Research Board in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, this webinar will provide an overview of funding opportunities for cancer research in Horizon Europe and the Cancer Mission, the EU4Health programme and the TRANSCAN-3 network.

The 2023/2024 Horizon Europe work programme will be published at the end of November and includes opportunities for cancer researchers.  EU Missions are a part of the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme for 2021-2027 aiming to address some of the greatest challenges facing our society.  The Cancer Missions work programme has been published. There are four funding calls in WP2023 with closing deadlines of April 2023.

The EU-funded TRANSCAN-3 project  is a network of 31 funding organisations from 20 countries, with the common goal of supporting high-impact transnational cancer research. The network runs joint transnational calls annually.

EU4Health programme was established as a response to COVID-19 to respond effectively to cross-border health threats and future health crises. It represents the largest ever investment in health (€5.3bn over 7 years 2021-2027), including dedicated funding to support actions to fight against cancer.

The webinar will look at various upcoming funding opportunities across these programmes and provide a chance for you to ask the Horizon Europe Health and Cancer Mission calls National Contact Point and National Focal Point for EU4Health any questions you may have.

Please register in advance for this webinar here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you have any queries, please contact