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Even scientists are now using Pokémon Go for their research

1,396 researchers awarded with €33.7m by Irish Research Council

Even scientists are now using Pokémon Go for their research

25 July 2016

Since several weeks, exist a brand new topic among the people : Pokémon Go. This new gaming-app, developed by Nintendo, is hyped especially by the young people because it offers the opportunity to catch Pokémon in the surrounding area and to battle with others on certain ‘Pokémonstops’ which are in reality sights or other places. Pokémon Go is […]

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1,396 researchers awarded with €33.7m by Irish Research Council

22 July 2016

Last year the Irish Research Council awarded €33.7m to 1,396 researchers, according to the organisation’s annual report. So, the Council handed over more than €30m in research awards through Exchequer funding., as well as €3.5m of funding through non-Exchequer sources. Additionally, 1,147 of the researchers funded were at postgraduate level, with the remaining 249 conducting […]

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Charging electric vehicles on the road

20 July 2016

Will you be on a long journey? Do you have an electric vehicle? Will you reach tour destination before you run out of juice? Or will you have to recharge somewhere along the way? The engineering progress of the electromobility still ensures range anxiety, but solutions are being found. On-road charging is a particularly promising approach, say […]

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DAMOVO CONTINUES EXPANSION AFTER €1.5M INVESTMENT

20 July 2016

Damovo has invested €1.5 million in training, systems and software development whereupon it brings the total number of countries supported from Ireland to 76, which makes the Irish Global Centre of Excellence one ot the busiest in the Damovo Group. Key region managed include Europe, Asia and Latin America. In addition Damovo’s Services business is also […]

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Ireland wins €275m from EU for Research projects under Horizon 2020

19 July 2016

Irish researchers and companies have won a total of €274.7 million in funding from the EU Horizon 2020 programme for research projects, which was announced by the Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation John Halligan T.D. The Higher Education system got a total of €172.5 million and companies secured  €79.2 million, including €54.3 million for […]

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Plusvital Launches Four New Performance Genetic Tests for Global Thoroughbred Horse Industry

18 July 2016

Over 13,000 horses have been genetically tested by company Plusvital is an Irish equine science company, which has announced the launch of an expanded range of genetic tests for the global Thoroughbred horse industry, including four new tests. The formal launch happened at the Curragh racecourse to coincide with the Darley Irish Oaks Day, one of […]

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SEAI and Enterprise Ireland announce winners of innovation competition to develop smart technology solutions

13 July 2016

Three winners of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competition were announced to develop smart technology solutions for Building Energy Rating (BER). Each company will receive €30,000 from SEAI to research and demonstrate the viability of their solutions to help make BER more influential for homeowners. The announcement was made by Sustainable Energy Authority of […]

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor to open first Enterprise Ireland pavilion at Farnborough Airshow

13 July 2016

Today, the Irish aviation and aerospace sector will be promoted by Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. It will happen at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, England where there will be an Enterprise Ireland Pavillion for the first time Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for helping Irish companies to […]

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BDO Development Capital Fund Invests €9M in Netwatch Group as Part of €19.5M Funding Round

13 July 2016

Funds are one utility to increase international growth as Netwatch targets new customer acqusition in the US & UK. Ireland’a leading high tech security specialist, Netwatch Group got an investment of more than €9million from the BDO Development as part of a €19.5M Funding Round, which is the largest of its five investments so far, with Bank […]

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Enterprise Ireland to implement plans to help Irish exporters following UK decision to leave the EU

13 July 2016

The enhancement of the UK market supports as well as the support of management and competitiveness  and the market expansion are the key measures of the implementation plans. In a minimum of a two-years period while trade agreements are negotiated, exporters reminded. Managing potential currency exchange impacts a key priority for Irish exporters. Enterprise Ireland […]

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