Professor Wim Naudé, Dr Carol Power and Dr Carol Kelleher have been granted prestigious Irish Research Council (IRC) New Foundations awards.
Designed to foster the exchange of knowledge within and beyond academia, this unique IRC scheme encourages researchers and community organisations to collaborate on projects that have a tangible impact on societal issues.
All three projects resonated with the altruistic vision laid out by the IRC by proposing solutions to very distinct issues facing communities in Africa and Ireland.
Professor Naudé’s project aims to promote, develop and disseminate data-driven decision-making tools to support the expansion of trade between Africa and Europe.
Working with key partners at the University of Johannesburg and the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa, the project will leverage big data and advanced data science to facilitate African exports, in a manner that is sustainable and consistent with the circular economy.
The project will place particular attention to empowering female entrepreneurs, as well as maximizing the benefits of trade for women in African countries.Read on cubsucc.com