Judges for the first round of this year’s Irish Times Innovation awards: Lana Briggs of KPMG; Lisa Higgins of Science Foundation Ireland; David Keeley of Enterprise Ireland; Michael McAleer of The Irish Times; and Eric Donald of Teagasc. They were joined in the judging by (not in photo) Gearóid Mooney of Enterprise Ireland and Ciaran Heavey of UCD.

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Working collaboratively: Several institutions, including Trinity, UCD and DCU offer interdisciplinary master’s degrees. Photograph: Getty

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