I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing
The I-Form mission is to shape the future of manufacturing through high-impact research into the application of digital technologies to materials processing.
I-Form brings together a nationwide pool of expertise in materials science, engineering, data analytics and cognitive computing. I-Form is applying exciting developments in digital technologies to materials processing, to improve understanding, modelling and control, thus increasing the competitiveness of Irish manufacturing on the world stage.
Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme
Science Foundation Ireland is the national foundation for research in Ireland. It advances co-operative efforts among education, government and industry that support its fields of emphasis and promotes Ireland’s reputation for science and engineering research.
National Youth Council of Ireland
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is the representative body for voluntary youth organisations in Ireland. We use our collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people. NYCI’s role is recognised in legislation through the Youth Work Act 2001.
Midlands Science is a not-for-profit development company which works to create greater interest in STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths] education and skills among students, teachers and members of the public in the Midlands [Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath].
Limerick Festival of Science
The Limerick Festival of Science in Science Week brings everyone together from children and adults, to scientists, engineers and technologists and is designed to spark curiosity, inspire imagination and unleash the potential that can help shape the future. Our festival aims to challenge stereotypes so young people can see the diversity of people that work in STEAM.
Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event. Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.
Coding Grace are a group of developers based in Ireland who love to code and do other geeky and not necessarily crafty activities. Some of us code full-time, or just for fun (or both). We have people who are part of other technical user groups such as Dublin ALT.NET, GameCraft, Python Ireland, Ruby Ireland and more…
In 2008, a forgotten corner of Trinity College Dublin was transformed into a living experiment called Science Gallery Dublin. Through a cutting-edge programme that ignites creativity and discovery where science and art collide, Science Gallery Dublin encourages young people to learn through their interests.
Women in Technology and Science
Women in Technology and Science was founded in November 1990 to actively promote women in technology and science in Ireland, WITS has informed and educated, completed projects, held events and published two books celebrating the lives and achievements of STEM women.
Since 1990, WITS projects made a real difference to the number of women recruited, retained and returned to the STEM workforce. WITS actively engages in promoting the positive value of STEM to society and in forming and disseminating policy, especially where STEM research and decisions have an impact on women.
Tog Dublin Hackerspace
TOG is a hackerspace based in Dublin City Centre. It is a shared space where members can have a place to be creative and work on their projects in an environment that is both inspiring and supportive of both new and old technologies. We had our first meeting on the 21st of January 2009 with a group of 17 people, some who had never met before, came together to form a group with the intention of setting up a hackerspace in Dublin. The meeting was great and everyone was full of enthusiasm.
The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI)
The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is the national agency for the commercial development of Irish designers and makers, stimulating innovation, championing design thinking and informing Government policy. DCCoI’s activities are funded by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation via Enterprise Ireland.
With an emphasis on maker-led, project-based learning, MakerMeetIE aims to help teachers bring MakerSpaces into their classrooms and help students explore the fun of working and learning together. We use S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) to work together to make cool stuff – what could be more fun? Problem solving combined with creativity are at the heart of this hands-on, collaborative learning process.
Make Create Innovate
Make Create Innovate are educators, offering workshops & courses that give learners an opportunity to make, build, create, and explore. Each session is hands-on, working in teams to solve problems, using technology, design & creativity to find solutions.
Galway Science & Technology Festival
Galway Science & Technology Festival is a two week festival which provides shows and workshops to primary and secondary schools in Galway City and County. The festival culminates on the last day with an exhibition of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to bridge the gap between students and industry by showcasing local schools, companies, third level institutes and government bodies.
Cavan Monaghan Science Festival
Cavan Monaghan Science Festival is a regional Festival celebrating, exploring and promoting the wonders of science, technology, engineering arts and maths (STEAM) in our everyday lives. It highlights how science, technology and engineering are hugely relevant to us all in our everyday lives, lead to interesting and exciting career options and develop creativity in our children.
The Wheel are Ireland’s national association of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises. We are a registered charity in Ireland and are unique in our role as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for anything related to the charity and nonprofit sector.
WeCreate is based in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, an award winning community pioneering in the areas of green building, renewable energy and local food. WeCreate supports digital fabrication projects in these areas and aims to share open source hardware and software solutions that enhance community resilience.
Institute of Art, Design + Technology is Ireland’s only institute of art, design and technology with a specific focus on the creative cultural and technological sectors, IADT is alive with ideas, innovation and entrepreneurial activity. IADT is alive with ideas, innovation and entrepreneurial activity. Explore what’s on offer, and we hope you’ll decide that IADT is the perfect place for your third level adventure.
SciFest is Ireland’s largest STEM fair programme for second-level students. SciFest’s mission is to ensure every second level student has an opportunity to develop critical STEM skillsets through participation in a STEM fair, irrespective of their ability, background or circumstance. SciFest operates across the whole Island of Ireland and throughout the entire school year and, being locally and regionally based and free to enter, it is highly inclusive and accessible.
The Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers
The Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers is a voluntary organization with members from all over Ireland, we cater for everyone with an interest in these areas of the textile crafts from total beginners through to professionals. We encourage everyone with an interest in these crafts to join the guild – please browse the menu to the left to find courses, read our news, and apply to join.