In order to help catapult Irish innovation to the world stage, and effect change globally, Science Foundation Ireland have launched the Future Innovator Prize.
With €4m available across two challenges – AI for Societal Good and Zero Emissions – this competition offers Irish science the money to match its ambition. Challenge-based funding is a solution-focused approach to research funding that uses prizes, strict timelines, teamwork and competition to direct research activities at ambitious societal problems
Science To The Rescue is an hour long documentary, presented by Trevor Vaugh (Big Life Fix), that got up close and personal with some of the challenge teams trying to win the prize funds. As the clock ticks down, we learn about the motivation behind their work and meet some of those who will benefit from their breakthroughs.
GreenWatch: AI for Anti-greenwashing. Developing AI-based methods to detect greenwashing (to improve the measurement of progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Challenge: Developing AI-based methods to detect greenwashing to improve the measurement of progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Solution: To tackle the issue of greenwashing and to enable stakeholders to identify and take action against it, new detection and measurement techniques must be developed. The GreenWatch team proposes to build a machine learning / natural language processing system to sift through large quantities of SDG related disclosures to identify instances of greenwashing.