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Enterprise Ireland and HSE Award Five Companies Innovation Contracts to Address Diabetes

    Enterprise Ireland and HSE Award Five Companies Innovation Contracts to Address Diabetes

€100,000 in funding through Enterprise Ireland’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme is to be awarded to five companies following a competitive call. The SBIR funding will enable the SMEs

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Irish Water Reveals the Story Behind the Challenges Facing Public Water Infrastructure

    Irish Water Reveals the Story Behind the Challenges Facing Public Water Infrastructure

Research commissioned by Irish Water and conducted by B&A indicates that 44% of the Irish public admit they ‘know nothing or not very much’ about the work carried out by Irish

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€21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre

    €21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre

The Government has announced Enterprise Ireland funding of €7.2 million, over five years, for Food for Health Ireland, a Technology Centre based in University College Dublin (UCD) that aims to

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BioSimulytics Wins UCD’s 2019 Start-Up of the Year Award

    BioSimulytics Wins UCD’s 2019 Start-Up of the Year Award

BioSimulytics (http://biosimulytics.com/), which is developing a software platform to bring greater speed, certainty and product data quality to a critical part of the drug development process, has won the 2019

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Bridging Science and the Consumer: Key Market Trends and Implications For the Irish Food Industry

    Bridging Science and the Consumer: Key Market Trends and Implications For the Irish Food Industry

Market experts, research scientists and industry commentators met recently at a joint Bord Bia-Teagasc conference to discuss how science is responding to key market trends, and wider policy issues such

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Researchers Show Noise Pollution is Threatening the Survival of a Number of Species

    Researchers Show Noise Pollution is Threatening the Survival of a Number of Species

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found noise pollution is threatening the survival of more than 100 different species. The researchers found that noise affects the behaviour of a wide

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UCD Wins Two Knowledge Transfer Ireland 2019 Impact Awards

    UCD Wins Two Knowledge Transfer Ireland 2019 Impact Awards

University College Dublin, through NovaUCD, has won two Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) 2019 Impact Awards. The annual KTI Impact Awards, in five categories, recognise significant achievements in knowledge transfer and

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Leftover Grain From Breweries Could be Converted into Fuel For Homes

    Leftover Grain From Breweries Could be Converted into Fuel For Homes

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher has developed a low cost technique to convert left over barley from alcohol breweries into carbon, which could be used as a renewable fuel for

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Seven Emerging Start-Ups Set to Pitch at Final of University College Dublin’s 2019 Accelerator Programme

    Seven Emerging Start-Ups Set to Pitch at Final of University College Dublin’s 2019 Accelerator Programme

Seven emerging University College Dublin (UCD) start-ups are set to pitch their business plans at the final of the University’s annual accelerator programme. The participating start-ups are seeking to raise

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Rise of Cloud Driving Average Irish Enterprise to Spend €445,000 on Channel Partnerships in Next Year

    Rise of Cloud Driving Average Irish Enterprise to Spend €445,000 on Channel Partnerships in Next Year

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has published the findings of an independent survey exploring the views of senior enterprise IT professionals in Ireland on the future of the Channel industry. The

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€11 Million Funding For Cutting-edge Energy Research

    €11 Million Funding For Cutting-edge Energy Research

The Government has announced that €11 million in funding has been awarded to 50 cutting-edge research, development and demonstration energy projects. These projects will develop solutions that will deliver cleaner energy

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Should Infant and Follow-on Formula Continue to Contain Arachidonic Acid in the Future?

    Should Infant and Follow-on Formula Continue to Contain Arachidonic Acid in the Future?

From February 2020 onwards, new standards for infant and follow-on formulae will be in effect in the European Union (Commission Delegated Regulation 2016/127). They stipulate the obligatory addition of the

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Ireland Uniquely Positioned to Become Global Research Powerhouse

    Ireland Uniquely Positioned to Become Global Research Powerhouse

At its second annual high-level conference on higher education and research, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce called on policymakers to pursue closer ties with UK universities in order to

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The Irish Heart Foundation Launches Ground-breaking Childhood Obesity Manifesto

    The Irish Heart Foundation Launches Ground-breaking Childhood Obesity Manifesto

Obesity “represents the greatest single threat to the health and wellbeing of children in Ireland today and drastic action is needed to protect them.” This is the main message of

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Output Sports Named Best Early Stage Company in Dublin

    Output Sports Named Best Early Stage Company in Dublin

Output Sports, the University College Dublin (UCD) sports technology spin-out, has been named ‘Best Early Stage’ company, and won a €20,000 prize, at the Dublin Final of the 2019 InterTradeIreland

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Many Popular Packaged Foods in the EU Contain too Much Fat, Sugar, Salt and too Little Fibre

    Many Popular Packaged Foods in the EU Contain too Much Fat, Sugar, Salt and too Little Fibre

A large number of food products frequently sold on the EU market contain too much sugar, salt, fat, and not enough fibre. This is the result of a JRC study

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Ireland’s Changing Financial Services Sector Will Force Major Changes to Third-level Degree Courses

    Ireland’s Changing Financial Services Sector Will Force Major Changes to Third-level Degree Courses

The rapid growth in sustainable finance will require major changes to the make-up of third-level business and finance degree courses and professional finance qualifications, to embed the required skills to

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Firms Benefit From Over €1 Million R&D Funding Through Co-Innovate Programme

    Firms Benefit From Over €1 Million R&D Funding Through Co-Innovate Programme

Over one million Euro of investment in research and development has been awarded to companies involved in cross-border projects to develop new services and products. The figures were unveiled by

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Two Leading University College Dublin Researchers Win 2019 Science Foundation Ireland Awards

    Two Leading University College Dublin Researchers Win 2019 Science Foundation Ireland Awards

Two leading University College Dublin (UCD) researchers have been announced as winners of prestigious 2019 Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Awards at the annual SFI Science Summit held recently in Athlone.

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Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award

    Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award

Auranta, which develops and produces a range of innovative and sustainable animal feed products to boost gut health, immunity and performance in calves, poultry, and pigs, has won a 2019

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It is Time to Change Senior Cycle Education

    It is Time to Change Senior Cycle Education

New ESRI research shows a strong appetite among students, parents and teachers for changing senior cycle education, which incorporates Transition Year, 5th Year and 6th Year. A study presenting their viewpoints shows

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Widespread Drying of European Peatlands in Recent Centuries

    Widespread Drying of European Peatlands in Recent Centuries

A team of researchers, including experts from Queen’s University Belfast, have examined 31 peatlands across Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and continental Europe to assess changes in peatland surface wetness during the

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SFI Public Service Fellowship Programme – Deadline Extension

    SFI Public Service Fellowship Programme – Deadline Extension

Science Foundation Ireland is extending the application deadline for the SFI Public Service Fellowship programme call to 23rd January 2020, 13:00 Dublin Local Time. This programme offers STEM researchers, at a range of

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New EU Report Assesses the Use of Blockchain Technologies in Finance, Trade and Public Service

    New EU Report Assesses the Use of Blockchain Technologies in Finance, Trade and Public Service

The European Commission’s science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre, has published a new flagship report exploring the challenges and impacts of

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Putting the Science into Irish Beer and Spirits With a Brewing and Distilling Degree

    Putting the Science into Irish Beer and Spirits With a Brewing and Distilling Degree

The Irish brewing and distilling industry has undergone a resurgence in recent years as global consumer demand for novel beverages

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Europe’s Circular Economy Still in its Infancy

    Europe’s Circular Economy Still in its Infancy

Circular material use can minimise waste and resource extraction, improve resource efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to conserving

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New Material Developed at University of Limerick Could ‘Help Solve Global Water Crisis’

    New Material Developed at University of Limerick Could ‘Help Solve Global Water Crisis’

A revolutionary new material developed at University of Limerick could “help solve the global water crisis” by producing water from

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New Report on the Impact of Digitisation on the World of Work in the EU

    New Report on the Impact of Digitisation on the World of Work in the EU

The European Commission’s science and knowledge hub, the Joint Research Centre, has launched its latest report, ‘The changing nature of work and

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CeADAR Selected as Global Nominee For NASA Space Apps Challenge

    CeADAR Selected as Global Nominee For NASA Space Apps Challenge

A team from CeADAR – Ireland’s national centre for Applied Data Analytics & AI – has been selected as a

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UCD Shortlisted For Five 2019 Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards

    UCD Shortlisted For Five 2019 Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards

University College Dublin, through NovaUCD and ConsultUCD, has been shortlisted for five (5) Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Impact Awards 2019.

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OpenSky Launches New Innovation & Research Division With €1 Million Investment

    OpenSky Launches New Innovation & Research Division With €1 Million Investment

OpenSky, Ireland’s leading GovTech transformation specialist which provides automated solutions to public sector bodies, has launched its new Research Projects

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Shortlisted Entries For 2019 Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards

    Shortlisted Entries For 2019 Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards

Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) has released the 12 shortlisted entries and seven Achiever of the Year nominees for this year’s

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Brown Trout Genome Sequencing a Game-changer For Wildlife Conservation During Climate Change

    Brown Trout Genome Sequencing a Game-changer For Wildlife Conservation During Climate Change

The genome sequencing of the wild Brown Trout – a significant milestone in conservation biology – has been completed by

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UCD and University of California, Davis Strengthen Strategic Partnership

    UCD and University of California, Davis Strengthen Strategic Partnership

University College Dublin (UCD) and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) have signed an agreement of co-operation. The agreement,

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Leading US Insurance Company to Create Technology and Cybersecurity Innovation Centre in Northern Ireland

    Leading US Insurance Company to Create Technology and Cybersecurity Innovation Centre in Northern Ireland

Aflac Incorporated, a US-based insurance company with business in the United States and Japan, plans to create 150 jobs as

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Research Expedition Maps Scottish Sea Bed to Study Recovery of Coral Reef

    Research Expedition Maps Scottish Sea Bed to Study Recovery of Coral Reef

Newly developed 3D imaging technology has allowed scientists to map an area of cold-water coral reefs off the coast of

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Kerry Health & Nutrition Institute White Paper Unravels the Science Behind Umami

    Kerry Health & Nutrition Institute White Paper Unravels the Science Behind Umami

Umami is a flavour seeing more popularity across the globe, leaving many wondering “what exactly is umami?” To address this

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Finalists Announced For Innovation Awards 2019

    Finalists Announced For Innovation Awards 2019

The search for the most innovative business in Ireland is one step closer following the announcement of the shortlist of

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InvoiceFair Wins Most Disruptive Fintech Award at 2019 Deloitte Financial Services Innovation Awards

    InvoiceFair Wins Most Disruptive Fintech Award at 2019 Deloitte Financial Services Innovation Awards

InvoiceFair, which has developed an innovative trading platform to enable SMEs access fast and flexible working capital finance, has won

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Neurovalens Embarks on Second Ground-breaking R&D Project and Creates 22 New Jobs

    Neurovalens Embarks on Second Ground-breaking R&D Project and Creates 22 New Jobs

Belfast-based health tech company Neurovalens, a global leader of neuro-technology products, is embarking on the development of a ground-breaking medical

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Bluedrop Medical Raises €3.7 Million Investment

    Bluedrop Medical Raises €3.7 Million Investment

HBAN has announced that Bluedrop Medical, a Galway-based Medical device start-up, has secured €3.7 million in funding to help manage one

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Silicon Valley Technology Firm to Create 120 Jobs at New Northern Ireland Centre

    Silicon Valley Technology Firm to Create 120 Jobs at New Northern Ireland Centre

Contrast Security, a California based cybersecurity company, is the latest firm to join Northern Ireland’s growing cybersecurity sector, creating up

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Enet Scoops National Innovation Award in European Business Awards 2019

    Enet Scoops National Innovation Award in European Business Awards 2019

Enet, Ireland’s largest open-access network operator, has won the National Innovation Award as part of the European Business Awards (EBAs),

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SFI Public Service Fellowship Programme

    SFI Public Service Fellowship Programme

Did you know your research knowledge and skills can make a difference within Government and the Public Service? SFI believes

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Novi Helps Mater Hospital to Reduce Carbon Footprint With Cloud Solution

    Novi Helps Mater Hospital to Reduce Carbon Footprint With Cloud Solution

Novi, the secure IT and cloud service provider, has implemented a flexible cloud solution for the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

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Output Sports’ CEO Wins Best Business Idea Award at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2019 National Final

    Output Sports’ CEO Wins Best Business Idea Award at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2019 National Final

Dr Martin O’Reilly (pictured), the co-founder and CEO of Output Sports, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, has won

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Health Plan Technology Company Chooses Northern Ireland For New Software Engineering Centre

    Health Plan Technology Company Chooses Northern Ireland For New Software Engineering Centre

American company HighRoads has announced that it is establishing a product development Centre of Excellence in Belfast to support its rapid

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University College Dublin to Host EU and UN Agrifood Research Collaboration Forum in Brussels to Support the UN SDGs

    University College Dublin to Host EU and UN Agrifood Research Collaboration Forum in Brussels to Support the UN SDGs

University College Dublin (UCD) will host a UN General Assembly (UNGA 74) satellite side event on enabling research collaboration in

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Limescale-like Waste From Geothermal Power Could be Eco-friendly Alternative to Synthetic Catalysts

    Limescale-like Waste From Geothermal Power Could be Eco-friendly Alternative to Synthetic Catalysts

A geothermal power waste product that is similar to limescale can be used to decontaminate engine exhaust fumes, university chemists

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Voxbit Disrupting Telecoms Sector With Innovative Technology

    Voxbit Disrupting Telecoms Sector With Innovative Technology

Belfast company Voxbit has won business in Great Britain worth more than £3.5 million for its innovative new internet-based business

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Veriteer Expands its Irish Team as Business Grows in Europe and the USA

    Veriteer Expands its Irish Team as Business Grows in Europe and the USA

Veriteer, an international customer experience company with headquarters in Holywood, County Down, is expanding its workforce to meet a significant

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Innovation Competition Highlights £32 Billion Market Opportunity For Global Floating Offshore Wind Market

    Innovation Competition Highlights £32 Billion Market Opportunity For Global Floating Offshore Wind Market

The Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP), managed by the Carbon Trust, has launched the Floating Wind Technology Acceleration Competition to accelerate the development and commercialisation of

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Gas Networks Ireland Grants €120,000 to Fund Natural Gas Vehicles

    Gas Networks Ireland Grants €120,000 to Fund Natural Gas Vehicles

As part of the second round of its Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fund, Gas Networks Ireland has awarded six transport

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Researchers Pioneer New Technique to Transform Used Milk Bottles into Kayaks and Storage Tanks

    Researchers Pioneer New Technique to Transform Used Milk Bottles into Kayaks and Storage Tanks

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered new ways to convert single-use plastic waste into products such as storage tanks

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Irish Companies Secure Co-funding Under ESA’s Earth Observation Programme

    Irish Companies Secure Co-funding Under ESA’s Earth Observation Programme

Three Irish companies have been awarded co-funding under the European Space Agency’s Earth Observation programme, with a total value over €1.5

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Bitwise Invests in Software Centre of Excellence in Northern Ireland

    Bitwise Invests in Software Centre of Excellence in Northern Ireland

International software development and consultancy company, Bitwise, is investing £1.35 million in the creation of its new Software Centre of

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New Research to Improve Environmental Sustainability Commences

    New Research to Improve Environmental Sustainability Commences

Improving environmental sustainability of modern-day agricultural production systems, especially in relation to climate change, is the focus of new research.

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myStudyPal Expands into UK Student Market with Study Planning App

    myStudyPal Expands into UK Student Market with Study Planning App

myStudyPal has announced its expansion into the UK market as the latest version of its study planning app is now available

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