EU INTERREG BREATH Dissemination Event (March 2022)

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BREATH (Border and Regions Airways Training Hub) is an €8M Interreg VA-funded cross-border partnership between Dundalk Institute of Technology, Queen’s University Belfast and the University of the West of Scotland. We have established a world-class cluster of scientists and clinicians to address the causes, treatment and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD has an annual EU economic burden of €141.4 billion and is particularly prevalent within the Interreg VA Eligible Region.
BREATH has successfully trained 28 young scientists to PhD level, or beyond, in both project‐specific scientific skills and, through industrial interactions, in transferable and complementary industry-relevant skills. Many of these have progressed into high level jobs in industry and academia within the Region and beyond. We have active collaborations with 3 industrial partners and have engaged with another 16 local and international companies over the course of the project. To date the project has produced nearly 80 conference presentations and research papers, most of which have cross-border authorship. We also have an extensive public outreach programme consisting of multiple school visits and media events, through which we have actively engaged over 5,000 pupils to date across the Region.
At our dissemination event we will highlight the success of BREATH across all fronts by presenting the achievements of the project over the last 5 years with presentations from our academic leads, political leaders, industrial partners and trainees.
Period30 Mar 2022
Event titleBREATH Dissemination Event
Event typeOther
LocationDundalk, IrelandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational