Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Limited (YSE Ltd)
The Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Limited (YSE Ltd) was set-up in 2003 as a charitable Trust. The charitable trust is the organiser and responsible body for the 30th European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) which takes place in Dublin in 2018. This is Ireland’s second time to host EUCYS, due in no small part to the success of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) and the organisation behind the Exhibition.
YSE Ltd’s aim is to build on the successful track record of the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Ireland and maintain and develop the integrity and identity of the Exhibition. YSE Ltd acknowledges the vital support and guidance provided by the major universities to the Exhibition and the vision and leadership of the two founders of the Exhibition, Dr. Tony Scott and the late Fr. Tom Burke.
BTYSTE is run on the charitable trust behalf by BT in Ireland, who is the Title Sponsor. BTYSTE and YSE Ltd are assisted by the various sponsors and supporters of the Exhibition including the Department of Education and Skills, Department of Education Northern Ireland, Perrigo, RTE, Analog Devices and many, many more. In 2000 BT took over as the title sponsor, organiser and custodian of the event and over that time has developed such areas as the public engagement element of the exhibition as well as the Primary Science Fair. For decades the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition has provided a platform for Irish students to demonstrate their ability and passion in science and technology. The main objective is to help get young people attracted to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to raise public awareness about science and its importance to society. In 2018 52,000 people attended the exhibition.
Science Foundation Ireland
SFI invests in academic researchers and research teams who are most likely to generate new knowledge, leading edge technologies and competitive enterprises in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The Foundation also promotes and supports the study of, education in, and engagement with STEM and promotes an awareness and understanding of the value of STEM to society and, in particular, to the growth of the economy.
SFI makes grants based upon the merit review of distinguished scientists. SFI also advances co-operative efforts among education, government, and industry that support its fields of emphasis and promotes Ireland’s ensuing achievements around the world.