ABP Food Group
ABP is one of Europe’s leading privately owned agribusiness companies. It is the largest beef processor in the UK and Ireland. The company also operates substantial renewable (Olleco), pet food (C&D) and protein divisions. ABP employs over 12,000 people and has 47 manufacturing plants in the Ireland, UK, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Holland, France and Spain.
Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease, is the group within AstraZeneca focused on rare diseases, created following the 2021 acquisition of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. As a leader in rare diseases for 30 years, Alexion is focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialisation of life-changing medicines.
Alexion focuses its research efforts on novel molecules and targets in the complement cascade and its development efforts on haematology, nephrology, neurology, metabolic disorders, cardiology and ophthalmology. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Alexion Ireland has over 850 employees with over 650 based in the College Park Site in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 and over 200 employees in the Athlone site in Monksland, Co. Roscommon. Alexion College Park is home to Bulk Drug Substance Biologics Manufacturing, Commercial and Clinical Secondary Packaging, Alexion’s QC Centre of Excellence, along with Global Functions (Finance, IT, HR, Supply Chain, Regulatory Affairs and External CMO Management). Alexion Athlone is responsible for Aseptic Drug Product Biologics Manufacturing, Commercial Drug Substance Biologics Purification and Clinical Drug Substance Biologics Manufacturing.
Analog Devices, Inc. is a global semiconductor leader that bridges the physical and digital worlds to enable breakthroughs at the Intelligent Edge. ADI combines analog, digital, and software technologies into solutions that help drive advancements in digitized factories, mobility, and digital healthcare, combat climate change, and reliably connect humans and the world. With reported revenues of more than $12 billion in FY22 and more than 24,000 people globally working alongside 125,000 global customers, ADI ensures today’s innovators stay Ahead of What’s Possible.
BFireSafe@School programme is an Erasmus+ funded project that developed a new harmonised fire safety education programme for post primary schools all over Europe. Leitrim Fire service led a project consortium of 9 project partners from 7 EU countries (Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Lithuania and Spain). This new teacher led resource has been developed to place student wellbeing and personal safety at the centre of learning. The resource aims to ensure students aged 12 -18 learn the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to keep themselves and others safe from fire.
The project was a collaboration between teachers, fire service personnel, an educational consultant, an ICT company specialising in online learning and leading fire safety organisations worldwide. The new fire safety education programme (consisting of 10 modules) has been translated into 10 European languages. It can easily be integrated into existing subjects on the school curriculum. A new Learning Management System was developed to manage all the content. A Teachers Handbook with additional resources and tips for use in class and online is available to download.
Several innovative digital outputs were also developed such as an Augmented Reality App called FireSmart AR (available to download online), a Virtual Reality app called ‘Fire in the Home’, a gaming app called Rescue Heroes (available online) and a school evacuation video.
Over 900 teachers in post primary schools all over Europe have been trained to deliver the programme. The programme is now being rolled out in schools across the EU. The programme is free, easy to use and requires no previous knowledge. Recently the BFireSafeatSchool programme won the European Community Fire Safety Education award and the award for Best International Practice. For further details check out our project website – www.bfiresafeatschool.eu.
You can also follow the programme on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.
BT Group plc is a British multinational telecommunications holding company headquartered in London, England. It has operations in around 180 countries and is the largest provider of fixed-line, broadband and mobile services in the UK, and also provides subscription television and IT services.
Central Statistics Office
The Central Statistics Office is delighted to sponsor an award that will encourage young people to use open data. Exploring the potential value of growing access to open data is one of the challenges of our information society. This award is for the most innovative use, or potential use, of CSO data. The application of open data may be varied: Statistical analyses, statistical processes or statistical outputs, be they scientific or mathematical, a piece of research, a visualisation or a data map, the development of a device, a software application or the use of CSO data in any other innovative way.
Whatever way students use our data, the CSO is excited to see your open data projects.
Cisco was founded in 1984, by two Stanford University computer scientists who had the desire to connect across campus, rumour has it that the reason was to let each other know if their cat had been fed! “Cisco” was derived from the city name San Francisco, the logo is intended to depict the two towers of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Cisco connects you to the internet and the world, delivering the content and experiences of the internet on any device. Cisco’s annual revenue for 2022 was over $51.5 billion. 90% of Cisco’s bookings are generated through the Cisco Partner Ecosystem and we have 62,000 global partners.
We are a global company with over 70,000 employees in 380 offices in 165 locations across the globe, creating many opportunities around the world. In Ireland, Cisco has a sales office in Dublin along with Webex development in Galway. Cisco ranked first for Ireland’s Best Workplaces in 2021 and 2022!
We help deliver training to more than 1 million students in 170 countries; building IT and career skills through our Cisco Networking Academy program and Cisco Certifications. Over 190 apprentices have graduated from the Cisco apprenticeship scheme, there are currently 96 active apprentices and a retention rate of 86%. 52 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2023 Cisco is a member of Connecting Women in Technology, CWIT is a network of Irish-based technology companies.
Since 1963, Cook Medical has worked closely with physicians to develop technologies that eliminate the need for open surgery. Today we invent, manufacture and deliver a unique portfolio of medical devices to the healthcare systems of the world. Serving patients is a privilege, and we demand the highest standards of quality, ethics and service. We have remained family owned so that we have the freedom to focus on what we care about: patients, our employees and our communities. Find out more at cookmedical.eu, and for the latest news, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Cumann na bhFiann
Cumann na bhFiann is the largest nationwide Irish language youth service. Weekly/fortnightly Irish language youth clubs as well as regional and national events through Irish are its main focus. These services give young people the opportunity to use and improve their spoken Irish outside of the school environment on a social level. Cumann na bhFiann provides opportunities for young people to meet and make friends throughout the country through the medium of Irish.
Is é Cumann na bhFiann an tseirbhís óige Ghaeilge is mó sa tír. Eagraítear Óg-Chlubanna Gaeilge seachtainiúla, chomh maith le himeachtaí réigiúnacha agus náisiúnta trí mheán na Gaeilge. Tugann seo deis do dhaoine óga a gcuid Gaeilge labhartha a úsáid agus a fheabhsú lasmuigh de thimpeallacht na scoile ag leibhéal sóisialta. Is é an toradh ar seo ná go mbíonn cairde nua le Gaeilge sa cheantar agus ar fud na tíre ag na daoine óga.
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
The mission of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is to serve the government and people of Ireland by leading, developing and regulating the agri-food sector, protecting public health and optimising social, economic and environmental benefits. The work of the Department’s Laboratories Service is a key component of the organisation with regard to the provision of scientific advice, ensuring the safety of Irish food and safeguarding public, animal and plant health.
Science plays a vital role in underpinning policy making within DAFM and we are delighted to sponsor an award to encourage and recognise the contribution of young scientists.
Dept of Education
Government Department and sponsor of BTYSTE. Exhibition space will demonstrate the work of the Department in education and the innovative programmes in place in schools to support STEM.
Dublin City University
DCU Faculty of Science and Health and Faculty of Engineering and Computing Are you curious about the world around you, and the forces that shape and change it? Are you fascinated by discoveries that expand our understanding of existence? Are you passionate about helping people, and improving the health of individuals and communities? Today’s engineers and scientists play an increasingly vital role in the future of our country and the world. We focus on preparing students to pursue careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths), ICT (information communication and technology) and health sectors and, in doing so, aim to deliver real transformation in society and the broader national and global economy. Known for our cutting-edge teaching facilities, and for the excellence of our innovation and research, we promise our students an education that provides the skills and knowledge for a successful and rewarding career that makes a real difference.
Dublin Zoo, home to over 400 animals, is an environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable visitor experience. Dublin Zoo’s state-of-the-art Discovery and Learning Centre offers a range of exciting, interactive and structured educational programmes, workshops and resources, tailored to meet the specific needs of all groups.Our school programmes are designed to support the curriculum while capturing the curiosity of your students in a stimulating environment. Meet our Discovery and Learning Team at Stand No W21 for lots of fun and learning including animal artefacts, details about careers with animals and the chance to enter an exciting competition to win a class trip to Dublin Zoo! For more information on our education programmes call (01) 474 8932, email email@example.com or visit:
H&MV Engineering is a High Voltage Electrical Contracting Company that specialises in the design and build of substations up to 400 kV. We are a market leading, trusted partner for Mission Critical Data Centres, Renewable Developers, Transmission and Distribution Utilities globally.
Our ingenuity is developed and strengthened by 3 decades of experience delivering EPC projects across the world. We have active sites and offices across the EMEA region, where our local expert staff provide engineering solutions to our clients.
H&MV Engineering are a certified Carbon Neutral Organisation, committed to being environmentally responsible with a driving ambition to continually foster sustainable initiatives.
Engineers are people who design, create, explore and innovate, working to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Engineers Ireland is a community of creative professionals who deliver solutions for society. We are the progressive and trusted voice of the engineering profession here in Ireland and represent 25,000 members from every discipline of engineering. We support our members’ career progression at all stages, from students to senior engineers and CEOs. We have an extensive network of dedicated Regional branches, Engineering divisions and Societies both in Ireland and overseas.
Engineers Ireland ensures that the competence and ethical standards of our profession are world class. We set the standards of engineering education here in Ireland and provide continuing professional development.
Engineers Ireland inspires and encourages future generations of engineers from an early age through our exciting STEPS programme which is funded by Science Foundation Ireland, Dept of Education and Skills and industry sponsors Arup, ESB, Intel and TII. In particular we would like to see more young women become engineers.
European Commission Representation in Ireland
Visit the EU at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition!
This year we have teamed up with Dr How’s Science Wows who will bring you to the science world with exciting hands-on and real science experiments. No to miss out.
What do you know about Europe? Join us for a chat with European Parliament and Commission staff in Ireland.
Find out what the EU has to offer for students from easy travel and Erasmus exchanges to studying and working in another country. Learn how a Parliament for 445 million people works and who your local MEPs are.
Free resources about the European Union will be available for all visitors. Information Officers will answer any queries you may have about the EU.
Contact us: The European Commission Representation in Ireland
Tel: + 353 (0)1 6341 111 Website: www.eurireland.ie Facebook: @EUIreland Twitter: @eurireland #EUIrl Instagram: @euireland
Contact us: The European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)1 605 7900 Website Europarl.ie Facebook: @EPinIreland Twitter: @EPinIreland Instagram: @ep_ireland Join the pan-European community together.eu
An Fóram Uisce – the Water Forum
The Water Forum is the national statutory body representative of stakeholders with an interest in the quality of Ireland’s waters. It consists of 26 members including representatives from a wide range of organisations with direct connections to issues relating to water quality and also public water consumers.
In accordance with the Water Services Act 2017, the Forum has advisory roles in relation to the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Irish Water, the Commission for Regulation of Utilities and the Water Policy Advisory Committee.
The Forum provides an opportunity for stakeholders to debate and analyse issues and to inform policy regarding water management, rural water policy, issues of concern to customers of Irish Water, the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and the River Basin Management Plan for Ireland.
Geological Survey Ireland
Founded in 1845, Geological Survey Ireland is Ireland’s public Earth science knowledge centre and is a division of the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.
We are committed to providing free, open and accurate data and maps on Ireland’s subsurface to landowners, the public, industry, and all other stakeholders, within Ireland and internationally.
In addition, we act as a project partner in interpreting data and developing models and viewers to allow people to understand underground. We deal with a diverse array of topics including bedrock, groundwater, seabed mapping, natural disasters, and public health risks.
Global Action Plan
Global Action Plan is an environmental behaviour change organisation. We equip individuals and communities with knowledge and skills to develop solutions to the environmental and climate crises.
We deliver programmes for community groups, schools and businesses, in areas ranging from environmental education and climate action, to global citizenship, the Sustainable Development Goals and community transformation.
We believe that all of us can make a difference, through the choices we make – that is why we focus on assisting people, helping them discover their power to effect change, and enabling them to develop tangible actions that lead to lasting attitudinal development.
Our programmes are evidence-based and designed to help people overcome barriers to change. We provide targeted support to communities, schools and businesses, to encourage smart and effective citizen solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises.
Henkel Ireland Operations and Research Ltd
Henkel employs approximately 860 employees in the UK & Ireland across six sites, which include manufacturing, R&D and office facilities.
With a presence in Dublin since 1966, Henkel Ireland is responsible for the full product innovation and supply pipeline – from concept and technology development, through product development and scaleup to manufacture and distribution of adhesives and sealants globally.
Henkel’s brands and technologies are used in many different applications and industries. Henkel is the name behind many well-known brands such as Loctite, Pritt, Sellotape, UniBond, Schwarzkopf, LIVE, got2be, Bloo, Colour Catcher, Dylon Dyes and Jeyes.
Horizon is a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of medicines that address critical needs for people impacted by rare, autoimmune and severe inflammatory diseases. Our pipeline is purposeful: We apply scientific expertise and courage to bring clinically meaningful therapies to patients. We believe science and compassion must work together to transform lives. For more information on how we go to incredible lengths to impact lives, visit www.horizontherapeutics.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.
Institute of Physics
The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland, with an active role in promoting co-operation in physics around the world. We strive to make physics accessible to people from all backgrounds. The IOP aims to:
- Break down barriers to inclusion for those currently under-represented in physics
- Bring physicists in the UK, Ireland and around the world together to share knowledge and support each other
- Help turn scientific discoveries into real world applications.
- Make sure physicists have a voice in the big debates of our age, about education, science, innovation, and wider policy.
- Help physicists share their wonder and excitement with the next generation of potential physicists, from all walks of life.
Currently the IOP is running the Limit Less campaign to increase the amount of young people from underrepresented groups studying physics post-16. Through Limit Less, our members and staff are engaging families and schools, to build a better understanding of opportunities in the world of physics in order for them to celebrate and support their young people’s drive to change the world.
Intellectual Property Office of Ireland
The Intellectual Property Office of Ireland is a statutory body under the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. We are responsible for the administration and protection of Intellectual Property (IP) rights in Ireland.
IP refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions (patents); literary and artistic works (copyright); new product designs (industrial designs) and brand names, symbols or logos (trade marks). You can file for a trade mark, design or patent and pay many of your IP fees on our website 24 hours a day.
If you want to find out more about IP check out our website www.ipoi.gov.ie or contact one of our experienced staff in our dedicated information centre who will be happy to assist with your queries over the phone (056 77 20111), via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in person in our Office in Kilkenny City.
Make sure to drop by to ask about our exciting new IP in Education project – our team will come to your school and teach you all about IP and how it fits into your everyday life in a really interactive and fun way. We can even give you some guidance on how to protect your IP for events like the BTYSE. For updates on what’s new in IP and to keep up to date on the latest news from the Office follow us on social media (@ipoireland or Intellectual Property Office of Ireland) on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram!
Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs
Irish Aid is Ireland’s official overseas development assistance programme, managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs. It aims to reduce global poverty, hunger and humanitarian need.
Ireland is committed to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. We work through partners in more than 130 countries. www.irishaid.ie
Irish Science Teachers’ Association
The Irish Science Teachers’ Association is the professional association for science teachers in Ireland. It was founded in 1961 and has a membership in excess of 1200 members. The ISTA is a member of the International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE) and is represented on the executive of this organisation. The ISTA functions as a body dedicated to the professional development of its members and the advancement of science teaching. www.ista.ie
Junior Achievement Ireland
Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) is a member of one of the world’s largest educational non-profits, helping prepare young people for their futures by delivering hands-on, experiential learning in entrepreneurship, employability, financial literacy and the value of STEM.
Reaching more than 12 million young people each year, Junior Achievement (JA) is one of few organisations with the scale, experience, and passion to build a brighter future for the next generation.
JAI was established in Ireland in 1996 and since then has built up a strong demand from schools throughout the country and created successful partnerships with 150 leading organisations.
JAI inspires and motivates young people to succeed in the changing world of work by equipping them with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need.
We work directly with young people, schools and the business community to help build a successful and sustainable future for all young people and society at large.
We utilise the experience of those already in the workforce to help young people of all ages to fully understand the important role that education will play in shaping their futures. JA business volunteers – who act as role models from the working world – are recruited, trained, vetted, equipped and supported to deliver hands-on learning experiences in primary and second level schools.
Through our entrepreneurship, employability, financial literacy and STEM programmes we aim to encourage young people to stay in school and help them realise their potential in order to empower a generation to learn, to work and to live.
Lighthouse Learning LTD (Studyclix.ie)
Lighthouse Learning Limited (T/A Studyclix.ie) Unit 6 Strand Campus, Strandhill Co. Sligo. F91A Y99
The Marie Keating Foundation
Following the death of their mother, Marie, in 1998, the Keating family promised that they would do everything they could to bring an end to cancer. They are committed to provide families with the necessary information to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest stages. Through its community information service, the Foundation’s dedicated nurses have spoken to over 235,000 people about the causes and risk factors of cancer. The Foundation also raises awareness of the most common cancers affecting both men and women in Ireland through national campaigns. Through its Comfort Fund, the Marie Keating Foundation provides financial assistance to people who are receiving treatment for any kind of cancer and who find themselves in financial difficulty as a result. In 2017 to date over 486 families received assistance from the Comfort Fund. The Foundation also supports cancer survivors through its free Survive & Thrive programmes which are held for men and women nationwide.
Maynooth University is an internationally recognised institution located 25 kilometres outside of Dublin, Ireland, and is the nation’s fastest growing university. One of four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth University in 2022 ranked # 1 in Ireland in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Best Young University Rankings.
On 16 June 2022, Maynooth University celebrated its 25th birthday, having been formally established as an autonomous university in 1997. Yet, it traces its origins to the foundation of the Royal College of St. Patrick in 1795, drawing inspiration from a heritage that includes over 200 years of education and scholarship.
Today, Maynooth University is a place of lively contrasts–a modern institution, dynamic, rapidly growing, research-led and engaged, yet grounded in historic academic strengths and scholarly traditions. With over 15,000 students from more than 100 countries, Maynooth offers a range of programmes at undergraduate, Master’s and PhD level in the humanities, science and engineering, and social sciences, including business, law, and education. The University also offers a range of international programmes and partnerships.
Maynooth’s unique collegial culture fosters an interdisciplinary approach to research, which its worldclass academics bring to bear in tackling some of the most fundamental challenges facing society today. The University’s research institutes and centres consolidate and deliver this impact as vibrant communities of learning, discovery and creation. Research at Maynooth also is very much central to its teaching, and the University prides itself on placing equal value on its research and teaching missions.
Maynooth University is recognised among the top 600 universities in the world and in the top 250 European universities.
Giving people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Our products empower more than 3 billion people around the world to share ideas and offer support. The metaverse is the next evolution in social connection and the successor to the mobile internet and we are building the future of connection in the metaverse.
Met Éireann, Ireland’s National Meteorological Service, is a line division of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and is the leading provider of weather information and related services in the State. Its mission is to monitor, analyse and predict Ireland’s weather and climate and to provide a range of high quality meteorological and related information to the public and to specific customers in, for example, the aviation and agricultural sectors. As a scientific and technical organisation, it strives to utilise the latest technological and scientific advances in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy of its forecasts.
National Parks & Wildlife Service
The National Parks and Wildlife Service is part of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and has responsibility for the protection and conservation of Ireland’s natural heritage and biodiversity at national government level. Our stand will have exhibits, information leaflets and posters available to all in attendance. It also gives the public a chance to meet our staff to discuss activities available within the NPWS.
Education & Visitor Centres
The NPWS Education & Visitor Centres around the country offer various activities and learning opportunities for teachers and students alike. Our Education Officers have designed school programmes aimed at promoting awareness of, knowledge and an appreciation of our biodiversity.
National Biodiversity Action Plan Consultation on Ireland’s next National Biodiversity Action Plan has been ongoing in 2022. The next NBAP will set out a vision for an Ireland in 2050 in which biodiversity is valued, conserved, restored, and sustainably used maintaining ecosystem services, sustaining a healthy planet and delivering benefits essential for all people in society. Further information on all of the above is available on www.npws.ie
Orthodontic Society of Ireland
The Orthodontic Society of Ireland (OSI) is the professional body representing Specialist Orthodontists in Ireland, promoting best practice in Orthodontics through education & research.
Road Safety Authority
The role of the Road Safety Authority (RSA)…
Our mission is to make Irish roads safer for everyone. That means working in every way possible to save lives and prevent injuries by helping to reduce the number and severity of collisions on Irish roads.
We are recognised as the leading voice for road safety in Ireland and as a leading voice internationally.
This recognition is built upon a strong record of driving positive change in the attitudes and behaviours of all road users, while effectively collaborating with many stakeholders, such as An Garda Síochána and the Health and Safety Authority, to save lives.
What we do:
Our mission of making Irish roads safer for everyone involves delivering some key functions:
- Road safety promotion, education and awareness
- Road safety and collision research
- Primary responsibility as the lead agency for the governance and implementation of the government’s Road Safety Strategy
- Driver testing and driver licensing
- Governance and supervision of the National Car Testing Service and Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Testing
- Enforcement of a range of road haulage industry and driver regulations –
- Regulation of the driving instruction industry
- Development and monitoring of vehicle standards
- Advising the Department of Transport and the Minister for Transport on all aspects of road safety public policy.
RTÉ | Raidió Teilifís Éireann
RTÉ is back live from BTYSTE 2023 12-14th January. RTÉ 2FM and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will be broadcasting live from our radio studio with some special guests popping in to say hello too.
Following his sold-out show, we are very excited for RTÉ 2FM Rising artist Sello’s live performance on the main stage, during the opening ceremony.
Fancy trying your hand at presenting the weather? We have lights, cameras, autocue and blue screen ready for you to give it a try in our RTÉ Weather studio. The RTÉ Weather presenters will be on hand to give you a few tips too.
Visit the RTÉ Studio in the Exhibition Hall and keep up-to-date with RTÉ at BTYSTE on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Science Foundation Ireland
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the national foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research. SFI funds research in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) which promotes and assists the development and competitiveness of industry, enterprise and employment in Ireland. SFI offers a range of funding schemes which support scientists and engineers to deliver both research excellence and economic and societal impact.v
This year’s stand explores Creating our Future, a Government of Ireland initiative which sought to understand what challenges and opportunities the people of Ireland experience in their lives. It created a conversation on how research can play a role in addressing challenges and seizing opportunities.
Over 18,000 submissions were received, analysed and synthesised into 16 thematic areas. The response demonstrated that the people of Ireland want their voice to be heard and that they have confidence in the promise and potential of research to transform lives and create sustainable societies. A database of all of the submission has been created and is available at www. creatingourfuture.ie. It contains the voice of the public. It is their ideas for what should be investigated to address the challenges we face and the opportunities we should seize. The ideas have been made public so that they may spark a research or project question.
Self Help Africa
Self Help Africa is an Irish-based international development organisation that is working through agriculture to alleviate poverty in 17 of the world’s poorest countries.
The organisation applies agriculture and climate science in its responses to the challenges of supporting resource poor communities grow food and earn an income from small farms.
Self Help Africa has been working for more than 40 years to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty in Africa. In 2022 its programmes will support close to six million people.
Science has a key role to play in addressing the challenges of rural poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. By providing smallholder farmers with access to better quality seed, to new crop varieties, and by promoting and introducing new farming methods, Self Help Africa supports communities to adapt to and mitigate the effects that changing climate and extreme weather is having on people who rely on the land to support themselves and their households.
For 20 years, Self Help Africa’s Global Citizenship Education (Development Education) team has been attending the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, where it promotes its work to students and teachers, and also promotes the ‘Science for Development Award,’ an Irish Aid sponsored competition that encourages and assists student entrants to devise projects for BTYSTE that might address some of the challenges that affect poor communities in Africa.
Winning student projects at BTYSTE receive a travel bursary, sponsored by Irish Aid, that enables the project winners and their teacher to travel on an annual Self Help Africa school’s study visit to Africa, where they can learn more about their project from people they meet.
Self Help Africa’s Global Citizenship Education team also provide workshops in Irish secondary schools that assist students and teachers to address global development challenges.
Founded in 2003, Sightsavers Ireland envisions a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where people with disabilities participate equally in society. Sightsavers Ireland works with Sightsavers globally, through an affiliate agreement, to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities in 30 countries focussing on Africa and Asia. We seek to contribute to the Sightsavers global mission through the provision of steady and dependable funding from the Irish market, securing and managing funding from the Irish government, and engaging and influencing the Irish public and policy/decision makers on matters relating to eye health and social inclusion in lowand middle-income countries.
Teagasc – Agriculture and Food Development Authority
Teagasc – the Agriculture and Food Development Authority – is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities in Ireland.
We invite you to find out more about the research we do and the education courses we offer at BTYSTE 2022.
The Teagasc special award at BTYSTE 2022 is presented to the project that best demonstrates a thorough understanding of the science of agricultural or food production, or the use of science to improve technologies available to agricultural or food production.
The Heritage Council
Established under The Heritage Act 1995, the Heritage Council is a public body whose mission is to develop a wide understanding of the vital contribution that our heritage makes to our social, environmental & economic well-being. Our heritage is what we have inherited from the past, to value and enjoy in the present, and to preserve and pass on to future generations. The Heritage Council is based in the former Bishop’s Palace, Kilkenny.
University of Galway
University of Galways College of Science and Engineering offers a range of research-led programmes at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Post-Doctoral levels.
Scientific training and research contributes significantly to knowledge generation, technology development and translation, and to our economic and societal development. Our faculty includes internationally recognised innovators contributing to the advancement of engineering and computing knowledge and the creation of everyday products used by millions of people throughout the world.
University of Limerick
UL’s (www.ul.ie) stand provides you the opportunity to experience interactive activities in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Electronics, Equine Science, Architecture, Design, Computer Science, Gaming and much more. The Faculty of Science and Engineering (www.ul.ie/scieng) offers teaching and research programmes in a wide range of industry relevant scientific and engineering disciplines. All UG programmes include periods of co-operative, industrial or teaching experiences. Its world-leading research translates into practice and the academic programmes offer unique & sustainable careers. If you are interested in studying artificial intelligence, the pursuit of renewable energy technologies or the development of innovative company solutions find out more about the opportunities available at our stand.
VEI Global is a market leader in providing innovative technology services and support solutions. We excel in delivering multi-site IT deployment projects across all sectors around the globe. Our focus is on providing the best support service capabilities, all requests are managed 24/7. We can handle any ICT challenges and are experts in networks, logistics, infrastructure and service delivery. VEI Global specialise in the delivery of IT and Telecoms solutions including; WiFi, LAN/WAN/SD WAN, IPT, Contact Centre, UC&C, Circuit Connectivity. Our clients include some of the largest Global Service Providers and Systems Integrators. We have completed Digital Transformation and Network upgrade Projects for some of the most recognised brands in the world.
Young Scientist & Technology Kenya & Jordan Young Scientist & Technology
Recognising the important contribution that the Young Scientist initiative has made to economic and social development in Ireland since its foundation, it is fitting that this experience can similarly inform and contribute to the evolution of emerging economies in the Global South. National Young Scientist programmes, based on the original Irish model, established Kenya and Jordan are exhibiting at BTYSTE2023. Winners from Young Scientist & Technology Kenya 2020 & 2021 and well as the first ever winners of Jordan Young Scientist & Technology will be exhibiting at the exhibition. Please call down to say hello and learn more about their amazing in country programmes.
Eli Lilly Kinsale Ltd.
Lilly was founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly, a man committed to creating highquality medicines that met real needs in an era of unreliable elixirs peddled by questionable characters.
More than 140 years later, we remain committed to his vision through every aspect of our business and the people we serve starting with those who take our medicines, and extending to health care professionals, employees and the communities in which we live.
Lilly has been operating in Ireland since 1978 and today the company employs almost 2,000 people, with an additional 500 outsourced and contract staff involved in the provision of day-to-day support services for the company’s operations here.
Lilly’s first investment in Ireland began in 1978, with the purchase of a farm in the West Cork countryside, near Kinsale. Today, that site has grown to a vast high-technology manufacturing campus that employs over 900 people and uses complex chemical synthesis and biotechnology manufacturing processes to make active ingredients for Lilly medicines.
Established in 2010, our Global Business Solutions (GBS) centre in Little Island, Cork city has evolved from shared service provider to global business partner across many of Lilly’s key business units.
Through the centralisation, standardisation and optimisation of complex processes, GBS Cork provides innovative solutions that add value in a number of diverse areas including finance, supply chain, HR data management, customer support, clinical trial capabilities and more. Currently it employs over 800 employees across 38 nationalities, speaking 35 languages.
Lilly was named the Cork Chamber of Commerce “Cork Company of the Year” in May 2021, with a winning joint submission by Kinsale manufacturing and the Cork Global Business Solutions centre.
The accolade was awarded to Lilly based on a combined 50 years of investment, innovation and positive impact within the Cork region. www.lilly.ie
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