Compass Informatics has donated to the University College Dublin (UCD) Champions Fund to provide a one year scholarship and bursary and has done so to remember Dr. Trutz Haase, a friend of our team and company. Trutz, with his friend and colleague Dr. Jonathan Pratschke, designed and developed the HP Deprivation Index, which Compass then presented publicly for Pobal on the maps.pobal.ie website. Trutz’s work on the Pobal HP Deprivation Index and his contribution to social and economic research in Ireland were guided by a deep commitment to using science to build a more equal and democratic society.
UCD Champions – Changing Futures is designed to help students by providing scholarships to help pay for essentials such as food, transport, books and course equipment. This year’s funding builds on previous contributions to UCD Champions from Compass and was provided in the name of Trutz with the funding announced at an event in University College Dublin in December 2018 to honour his memory.
Compass Informatics has a programme of sponsorship and support which focuses on education, youth sport, and health. In 2018 a key support was provided to Cumann Rámhaíochta Choláiste na Coiribe (CRCC), Galway’s Irish language and ever-growing rowing club. This sponsorship enabled the club to buy a brand new four person racing boat, giving a 25% increase in training capacity and setting them up for growth and national titles. More info and launch day video. The new boat, a coxless quad, was named after the soldier, cyclist and champion rower, Paul Giblin, who died in 2017 after a long battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Paul held 19 national titles and was a record breaker and winner at the famous Henley Regatta.