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€40m has been announced in State funding by Science Foundation Ireland’s Investigators

    €40m has been announced in State funding by Science Foundation Ireland’s Investigators

The Science Foundation Ireland’s Investigators Programme allocated the funding of €40m for 24 major research projects across the country, through a stream provided by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

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Horizon 2020 – €6.32 m funding for agri-researchers

    Horizon 2020 – €6.32 m funding for agri-researchers

The agri-researchers from academia and companies in Ireland have been awarded a total of  €6.32 million in the most recent round of EU funding from the Horizon 2020 research and

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€27 million in funding secured for Irish energy research projects under Horizon 2020

    €27 million in funding secured for Irish energy research projects under Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest research and innovation programme with an energy research budget of €6 billion for the period 2014 to 2020. Due to this, they supported the

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Royal College of Surgeons wins national award for Knowledge Transfer Initiative of the Year

    Royal College of Surgeons wins national award for Knowledge Transfer Initiative of the Year

RCSI’s Innovation team as awarded with the Knowdledge Transfer Initiative of the Year Impact Award at the national Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards 2016. The award was presented to the team

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Even scientists are now using Pokémon Go for their research

    Even scientists are now using Pokémon Go for their research

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

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

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

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

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Charging electric vehicles on the road

    Charging electric vehicles on the road

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

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DAMOVO CONTINUES EXPANSION AFTER €1.5M INVESTMENT

    DAMOVO CONTINUES EXPANSION AFTER €1.5M INVESTMENT

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FIVE NEW TECH COMPANIES TO JOIN THE DIGITAL HUB

    FIVE NEW TECH COMPANIES TO JOIN THE DIGITAL HUB

Today’s announcement contains that further five new tech companies were attracted into the digital cluster by the the Digital Hub. Among these companies are a number of international businesses with connections to

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SOLAR-H2 project – Bright future for solar fuels

    SOLAR-H2 project – Bright future for solar fuels

The EU-funded SOLAR-H2 project has established a pan-European research network that is tapping into the potential of solar fuel that could one day replace fossil fuels because it’s a clean energy

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European Commission launches three Horizon Prizes for energy innovation

    European Commission launches three Horizon Prizes for energy innovation

The European Commission launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy. Worth a total of €3.25 million and funded under Horizon 2020,

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CODE INSTITUTE SECURES €500,000 INVESTMENT

    CODE INSTITUTE SECURES €500,000 INVESTMENT

There was the announce that  Code Institute, an EdTech company delivering Full Stack software coding education, has secured €500,000 syndicated investment from Kernel Capital and Enterprise Ireland. Code Institute delivers intensive,

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Shipwreck-inspired wave power idea nets EUR 10 mn for full-scale demo

    Shipwreck-inspired wave power idea nets EUR 10 mn for full-scale demo

The kinetic energy of the waves can convert into electricity that can be fed into the grid with the help of a device, which has won a EUR 10 million loan

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Biomimicry for airport security

The face of airport and border security are progressively changing because of new technologies. To contribute to this development, the EU-funded SNIFFER project took a page out of nature’s book,

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Global Innovation Centre launched in the heart of Westmeath

    Global Innovation Centre launched in the heart of Westmeath

Mergon Group celebrated the launch of the Mi (Mergon Innovation) Centre at its headquarters in Castlepollard, Westmeath. , the Irish Government Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, officially opened the

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64 new jobs to be created with €262K in grants to fingal businesses

    64 new jobs to be created with €262K in grants to fingal businesses

In the latest announcement of job-creation grants by the Fingal Local Enterprise Office (LEO),  it was announced that sixty-four new jobs and over €262,500 in financial supports have been announced

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Irish Research Council-funded Scholar sequences first ancient Irish human genomes

The first genomes from ancient Irish humans has sequenced by a team of geneticists from Trinity College Dublin and archaeologists from Queen’s University Belfast. With the help of the information buried

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University College Cork to create student hub in €15m extension

    University College Cork to create student hub in €15m extension

Work begins in an extension to one of University College Cork’s oldest buildings on a €15m one-stop shop for most

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Brand new product: VR headset to buy a house

    Brand new product: VR headset to buy a house

Irish house buyers have a new toy to play with as VR headsets enter the field to help inform people

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Coltraco Ultrasonics CEO receives Honorary Doctor of Science for his commitment to R&D and British talent

    Coltraco Ultrasonics CEO receives Honorary Doctor of Science for his commitment to R&D and British talent

Coltraco Ultrasonics CEO, Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Durham University. Carl is

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AMBER researcher awarded €2.5m to create groundbreaking high-tech customisable battery

    AMBER researcher awarded €2.5m to create groundbreaking high-tech customisable battery

Valeria Nicolosi, researcher at the SFI-funded AMBER materials science research centre at Trinity College Dublin, has been awarded a €2.5m

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APC pharma opens new Dublin research facility with 100 new jobs announced

    APC pharma opens new Dublin research facility with 100 new jobs announced

Pharmaceutical research giant APC is to open its new headquarters in Cherrywood Business Park, Dublin, with 100 new high-skill jobs

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Grant Engineering to create 50 jobs with new innovation centre

    Grant Engineering to create 50 jobs with new innovation centre

Irish manufacturing firm Grant Engineering is to create 50 full and part-time jobs at its facility in Birr, Co Offaly as

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Aerogen to represent Ireland in top European Business Awards

    Aerogen to represent Ireland in top European Business Awards

Aerogen, the global leader in aerosol drug delivery, has been named as a Ruban d’Honneur recipient for excellence in innovation

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IMDA lays out plans to make Ireland a “global medtech hub”

    IMDA lays out plans to make Ireland a “global medtech hub”

A new four-year strategy designed to consolidate Ireland’s position as a hub for medtech companies has been unveiled by the

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Galway-based pharma firm Chanelle Group to invest €70million in research and innovation

    Galway-based pharma firm Chanelle Group to invest €70million in research and innovation

Chanelle Group, the largest Irish-owned manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, will create 175 jobs in a major expansion of its operations, with

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New fund for science films in Galway City of film

    New fund for science films in Galway City of film

Under the Galway UNESCO City of Film designation, Galway Film Centre, in association with the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for

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Trinity engineer raising €10m for nuclear power technology

    Trinity engineer raising €10m for nuclear power technology

A Trinity College engineering graduate is raising €10m to develop a nuclear power technology, that he and his partners claim

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Mayo Clinic researchers extend lifespan by up to 35 percent in mice

    Mayo Clinic researchers extend lifespan by up to 35 percent in mice

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic may have made a breakthrough that could one day expand our lifespan by as much

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Galway medical device maker Creganna acquired by TE for €821m.

    Galway medical device maker Creganna acquired by TE for €821m.

TE Connectivity (Tyco Electronics), a maker of equipment used in harsh environments, agreed to buy health-care device company Galway-based Creganna

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NUI Galway investing €7.5m to recruit 15 top researchers

    NUI Galway investing €7.5m to recruit 15 top researchers

NUI Galway has begun an international three-year recruitment campaign to recruit 15 of the brightest emerging research stars, to support

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Government sets up innovation hub for health sector

    Government sets up innovation hub for health sector

A pioneering partnership between private sector companies and the health service to develop groundbreaking Irish healthcare products and research and

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Social Innovation Fund Ireland officially launched

    Social Innovation Fund Ireland officially launched

Social Innovation Fund Ireland, a non-profit organisation catalysed by the Government in order to establish a fund of significant size

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Dublin ranked world’s third best city for innovation

    Dublin ranked world’s third best city for innovation

Dublin has been ranked third on a list of most successful cities for innovation, liveability and capacity to reinvent, behind

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First Data To Create R&D Hub In Co Tipperary

    First Data To Create R&D Hub In Co Tipperary

FirstData, a global payment technology solutions company, has announced that intends to establish a research and development center in Ireland. The

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Stryker unveils new surgical Innovation Centre in Cork

    Stryker unveils new surgical Innovation Centre in Cork

The Instruments Division of Stryker Corporation officially opened its new Surgical Innovation Centre in Cork. The centre, which features unique

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Science Foundation Ireland invests €2.8 million in 42 science projects

    Science Foundation Ireland invests €2.8 million in 42 science projects

The Minister for Research, Innovation and Skills, Damien English, TD today announced details of a €2.8 million national investment in

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Maynooth University to be central hub for 5G and IoT testing

    Maynooth University to be central hub for 5G and IoT testing

As part of the CONNECT national research centre for telecommunications, Maynooth University is to be the site of a new

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Medical technology app firm to create 70 jobs

    Medical technology app firm to create 70 jobs

3D4Medical, a maker of medical apps, is set to expand significantly over the next 18 months, with 70 highly-skilled roles

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€50m investment for digital research centre

    €50m investment for digital research centre

The Government has announced this morning a €50m expansion of the ADAPT Research Centre for Digital Content Technology at Trinity

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Ministers Bruton and English announce €28 million Science Foundation Ireland investment in research equipment and facilities

    Ministers Bruton and English announce €28 million Science Foundation Ireland investment in research equipment and facilities

The Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton, TD together with the Minister for Research, Innovation and Skills, Damien English, TD yesterday announced details

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CyberColloids: an Irish SME that has made its name as a global centre of excellence for hydrocolloids research and innovation

    CyberColloids: an Irish SME that has made its name as a global centre of excellence for hydrocolloids research and innovation

CyberColloids was set up in 2002 by four founding members with a vision to provide outsourcing of every aspect of

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Mcor 3D printer that can make any object out of A4 paper wins gong at CES

    Mcor 3D printer that can make any object out of A4 paper wins gong at CES

Mcor, a hardware start-up founded by two brothers from Dunleer, Co Louth, has achieved global recognition, being honoured with a top innovation

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New space incubator for start-ups dealing with space

    New space incubator for start-ups dealing with space

Enterprise Ireland has signed a deal with European Space Agency to develop a Space Business Incubation Centre in Ireland. The signing took

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Trinity College planning new teaching and research buildings

    Trinity College planning new teaching and research buildings

One of the country’s biggest universities is planning to extend its technology facilities, adding around 30,000 square metres of teaching

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Professor Michael Morris new director of AMBER research center

    Professor Michael Morris new director of AMBER research center

AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland funded materials science centre based at Trinity College Dublin, has today announced the appointment of

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60 R&D-focused jobs announced for Newsweaver in Cork

    60 R&D-focused jobs announced for Newsweaver in Cork

Cork company Newsweaver is to significantly increase the size of its headquarters in the Airport Business Park, adding 60 new

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CONNECT’s Professor Luiz DaSilva elected IEEE Fellow

    CONNECT’s Professor Luiz DaSilva elected IEEE Fellow

Professor Luiz DaSilva, Professor of Telecommunications in the School of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, and principal investigator at “CONNECT”,

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Painless, quick stitching scoops innovation award for Doctor

    Painless, quick stitching scoops innovation award for Doctor

In a wonderful bout of nominative determinism, Cyrus Doctor has won the Clinical Innovation Award for his “Seamless Stitches” device,

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OxyMem co-founders receive the NovaUCD 2015 Innovation Award

    OxyMem co-founders receive the NovaUCD 2015 Innovation Award

Professor Eoin Casey and Dr Eoin Syron, both researchers in the UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, were presented

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Irish company makes biggest breakthrough for microbiology testing in dairy industry in 100 years

    Irish company makes biggest breakthrough for microbiology testing in dairy industry in 100 years

Ballina-based Oculer has revealed a new ground-breaking system that may be the biggest microbiological breakthrough in the dairy industry in

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2-out-of-3 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award winners are Irish

    2-out-of-3 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award winners are Irish

It was nearly a total victory for Irish researchers at this year’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Awards (MSCA), held in Luxembourg City last

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