Partner Profiles

Abbott

During Science Week, Abbott employees from 10 sites share their science and engineering expertise through two programmes: Abbott Family Science brings children, parents, teachers and scientists together for an exciting, hands-on experience focused on basic science skills and building confidence as science learners.

In Abbott Operation Discovery, secondary students engaged with Abbott scientists in hands-on activities that introduce students to tools and procedures that Abbott employees use every day in their work.

Camara

Camara is an Irish Charity, which refurbishes used computers in Ireland, and equips schools in Africa with computer labs, open source software and IT training.

CPL

CPL Science and Engineering provides staffing solutions to the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, Clinical Services, Food, Cosmetics, Engineering, Environmental and Energy sectors.

CPL is proud to be involved in promoting science and technology awareness through its corporate sponsorship of The Science Gallery, association with Atlantic Corridor, Maths Week, Engineers Week and its involvement with The Alchemist Café Dublin to name but a few.

Creme Global

Creme Global is a leading provider of web based software, data, training and consulting services in the areas of food, nutrition, chemical and cosmetic exposure assessment. We offer the most accurate exposure assessment tool to ensure the safety of the world's food supply to ensure maximum consumer and environmental protection.

The Creme team regularly volunteers at multiple organisations which are involved in the education of children. Creme prides itself on showing the relevance and value of science and math in today's technology driven world to Ireland's youth.

Dazult

Dazult provides survey and data analysis software, with built-in encryption to protect sensitive data, such as personal details. Dazult is committed to scientific outreach, with staff spending 5% of their time on projects involving communicating science to the general public. During Science Week, Dazult staff discuss the impact of maths, physics and computing on our daily lives with students visiting Dunsink Observatory.

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

The work of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine laboratories underpins the safety of food products produced in Ireland and the health status of animals and plants in the country.

The large scope of testing procedures used at the laboratories, which range from routine culture for bacteria and viruses through molecular techniques to sophisticated chemical analyses, emphasises the broad range of scientific principles used daily at the laboratories. There are over 350 staff, of various scientific backgrounds, located at the new “central” facility at Backweston, Co Kildare and eight other sites throughout the country.

EireChrom

Established in 2013, EireChrom Ltd enters the Irish marketplace as AB SCIEX representatives for their mass spectrometry product portfolio. The company has vast chromatography and mass spectrometry hands-on experience, coupled with method development knowledge. EireChrom plan to deliver a whole new customer experience using innovative products to enable end clients meet their analytical challenges and targets. The company implements tailor made solutions unique to a client's separation needs. EireChrom are available for any queries on technology transfers, method development and sample preparation requirements. Their areas of expertise within the industrial sector include biopharmaceuticals, clinical/drug discovery and development, food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

Fannin Scientific

Fannin Ltd has provided Medical Technologies to the Irish market for 180 years and delivers high quality medicines, devices and diagnostic products, across a broad range of Medical and Scientific disciplines. This is achieved through teams of highly skilled and dedicated medical, scientific and business professionals.

Hewlett Packard

In previous Science Weeks, Hewlett Packard supplied 2 laptops and 1 digital camera for the Science Snaps competition, as well as printing the final photos entered and acting as judges on the panel. HP is also involved in the ICT steps programme where engineers go out to schools to promote science and engineering - www.steps.ie

IBM

Since 2005 IBM employees have hosted TryScience workshops with local primary school students and teachers, using hands-on science and technology experiments which are accessible and fun. These materials, which are accessible through TeachersTryScience.org, are available for employees and teachers to use with any school throughout the year. There are 150 esson plans to access for students aged 10-17!

Intel

As an innovation and technology company, Intel is committed to the education of the next generation of technology innovators.

Through a number of Primary and Second-level education programmes such as SciFest, LOG ON LEARN, Mini Scientist, Skoool.ie and SmartClass Intel promotes the types of learning and skill sets that Ireland needs to succeed in the 21st century, namely collaborative learning, critical thinking, problem solving, research methodologies and communications.

MacLachlan and Donaldson

MacLachlan and Donaldson is a firm of European Patent Attorneys and Trade Mark Attorneys who offer a range of services relating to protecting clients’ intellectual property by patents, Designs, Trademarks and Copyright. 

All patent attorneys have a background in Science or Engineering as well as qualifying in patent law. MacLachlan and Donaldson wishes to encourage enquiring minds so as to promote creativity and innovation.

Microsoft

Microsoft Ireland has a broad number of programmes under way to raise awareness among students of the benefits of technology for work, play and study.

MSD Ireland

MSD Ireland facilitates tours of its bulk pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Tipperary during Science Week. These are targeted at Senior Second Level Students studying Chemistry or who wish to pursue a career in Chemistry.

Pfizer

Pfizer is one of the largest pharmaceutical employers in Ireland. Pfizer facilities across Ireland host various Science Fun Themed Days and invite local school children to experience the exciting world of science in a fun interactive way along with tours of their facilities.

The company places great emphasis on sharing its enthusiasm for science with primary and secondary students. This is achieved through a series of exciting and interactive road shows and regular class visits to their facilities.

S3 Group

S3 Group provides products, solutions and professional services to the Digital TV, Telehealth and Semiconductor industries. S3 works with some of the world's leading companies including BSkyB, Motorola, Samsung, and Philips. They also collaborate with world-class technology partners including IBM, ST Microelectronics and OpenTV.

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Ireland’s national energy agency, plays a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices. SEAI’s schools programme for primary and secondary level pupils aims to educate students and young people who are the energy end users and decision makers of the future.

By teaching them about the benefits of sustainable energy and the importance of their individual actions, the students can develop energy efficient habits for life, and can also influence how energy is used in the home.

Teagasc

Teagasc supports Discover Science and Engineering’s goal of promoting the relevance of science, engineering and technology in our everyday lives.

A new partnership agreement between Teagasc and UCD has been concluded, formalising the existing working relationship between the two organisations in research and education. During Science Week, Teagasc research centres invite students from secondary level schools to see practical examples of the use of science in agriculture and food production.

Top Chem Pharmaceuticals

Top Chem Pharmaceuticals meets Leaving Certificate students from local secondary schools and the Pharmaceutical Science class at IT Sligo as part of its involvement with Science Week.

Zenith Technologies

Zenith Technologies Ltd is one of Europe’s leading Automation Engineering companies, providing innovative, reliable and technically-advanced Process Measurement, Automation and MES solutions to a large range of industries, including Pharmaceutical, Bulk Chemical and Biologics. Zenith is a progressive company with offices located in Ireland, England, Germany, US, Singapore & India.

In Science Week 2010, a Senior Project Manager gave a presentation to 6th Class in St Mary’s National School, in Carrigaline on the topic of science and engineering. The aim was to raise awareness of science and engineering to students in advance of them entering second level education; to give a greater appreciation of what is involved in science as a career.