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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Programme – Over €353 Million to Support More than 2,350 Scientists

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Programme – Over €353 Million to Support More than 2,350 Scientists

The European Commission will award grants worth a total of €273 million to 1,351 researchers across the European Research Area. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships will help excellent scientists find a

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Future-proofing Ireland’s Food Talent

    Future-proofing Ireland’s Food Talent

For over 70 years, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) has been at the forefront of the food and drink industry, in Ireland and internationally, producing many generations of innovators in

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The Robot Exchange Chooses Lisburn For New R&D Hub

    The Robot Exchange Chooses Lisburn For New R&D Hub

The Robot Exchange, specialists in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions (facilitating the automation of repetitive tasks), is investing in a research and development project that will deliver innovation in the

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€4.5 Million Investment in Research Commercialisation

    €4.5 Million Investment in Research Commercialisation

€4.5 million in funding has been awarded to 38 research projects to support the commercialisation of government-funded research. 47 research positions will be supported through the awards, in areas such

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World-first Wind Lidar Measurements From a Drone

    World-first Wind Lidar Measurements From a Drone

Leading wind Lidar developer, ZX Lidars, has successfully demonstrated the use of Drone Wind Lidar to accurately measure the wind in what is believed to be a world-first. ZX Lidars

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Expleo Ireland to Invest €8 Million and Create 150 New Jobs

    Expleo Ireland to Invest €8 Million and Create 150 New Jobs

Assystem Technologies and its affiliates have relaunch under a new brand. 18 months after taking over the operations of Assystem SA’s Global Product Solutions division, and following a series of

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Coca-Cola and Enterprise Ireland Celebrate Graduates of 2018 Thrive Project

    Coca-Cola and Enterprise Ireland Celebrate Graduates of 2018 Thrive Project

Coca-Cola and Enterprise Ireland recently celebrated the graduation of the third cohort of the Thrive Project. The eight ambitious Irish companies were honoured for completing the six-month leadership programme, an

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Intel’s Bernie Capraro Named as Adjunct Professor at Technological University Dublin

    Intel’s Bernie Capraro Named as Adjunct Professor at Technological University Dublin

Bernie Capraro, Intel Research and Higher Education Programme Manager, has been named as an Adjunct Professor at Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin). Ireland’s first Technological University, TU Dublin, was established

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Malicious Insiders are Fastest-growing Threat Facing Businesses, say CIOs

    Malicious Insiders are Fastest-growing Threat Facing Businesses, say CIOs

Logicalis Ireland, the IT solutions and managed services provider, has announced the results of a survey which shows that malicious insiders are the fastest-growing threat to businesses, according to CIOs.

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Big Data Business SciLeads Targets Customers in Global Scientific Market

    Big Data Business SciLeads Targets Customers in Global Scientific Market

Belfast-based SciLeads is growing its team threefold and also enhancing its lead generation and marketing intelligence platform, which is used by a growing number of global customers in the scientific

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Hexafly Secures Another €1.1 Million in Funding

    Hexafly Secures Another €1.1 Million in Funding

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, has announced that agritech

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Research Shows Some Increase in Number of Students Taking Higher-level Subjects

    Research Shows Some Increase in Number of Students Taking Higher-level Subjects

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has published research on the early impacts of the revised grading scheme for Leaving Certificate examinations which was introduced in June 2017. The

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Big Nutrient Knowledge Gap Uncovered By New Research

    Big Nutrient Knowledge Gap Uncovered By New Research

The demand to live a healthier lifestyle is increasing, yet 4 in 5 people across Northern Europe do not know about the essential nutrients they have in their diet. New research

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The Development of Ab-MP Technology to Tackle Sepsis

    The Development of Ab-MP Technology to Tackle Sepsis

MediSieve, a UK-based medical device organisation developing ‘magnetic blood filtration’ – a ground-breaking treatment for blood-borne diseases which filters pathogens directly from the bloodstream – is receiving two grants from

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Irish IT Decision-makers Warn of Impact of Rising Data Volumes

    Irish IT Decision-makers Warn of Impact of Rising Data Volumes

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the results of an independent study that found that Irish IT decision-makers fear the impact of rising data volumes and the ability to

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Realtime Technologies Awarded €3.4 Million Contract by German Space Company OHB System

    Realtime Technologies Awarded €3.4 Million Contract by German Space Company OHB System

Realtime Technologies has announced that its Réaltra Space Systems Engineering Division has been awarded a €3.4 million contract from German space company OHB System to design, develop and deliver the

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New Global R&D Centre For Nestlé Opens in Ireland

    New Global R&D Centre For Nestlé Opens in Ireland

Nestlé has opened its first Research and Development Centre in Ireland at its existing manufacturing facility at Askeaton in County Limerick, marking the completion of a three-year building programme with

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Research Examines Association Between Early Mobile Phone Ownership and Children’s Academic Outcomes

    Research Examines Association Between Early Mobile Phone Ownership and Children’s Academic Outcomes

Children who owned a mobile phone at age 9 performed less well in tests at age 13, according to new ESRI research funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action

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Datapac Helps National Opera House Hit the Right Notes With €175,000 Sponsorship Deal

    Datapac Helps National Opera House Hit the Right Notes With €175,000 Sponsorship Deal

Datapac, Ireland’s leading ICT solutions provider, has announced a new five year sponsorship deal with the National Opera House in Wexford valued at€175,000. This year marks the National Opera House’s

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Ireland’s Ocean Energy Test Facility Opens

    Ireland’s Ocean Energy Test Facility Opens

Lir, Ireland’s ocean energy test facility, has been officially opened in Ringaskiddy, County Cork by Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, TD. Located in the €20 million UCC Environmental Research

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Ulster Bank Introduces ClearSpend – A Market-first Free Mobile App

    Ulster Bank Introduces ClearSpend – A Market-first Free Mobile App

Ulster Bank has introduced the innovative ClearSpend mobile app to its Irish business customers, becoming the first bank in Ireland to put real time, company budget control in customers’ pockets.

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Logicalis Ireland Achieves Highly Select Cisco Global Gold Certification

    Logicalis Ireland Achieves Highly Select Cisco Global Gold Certification

Logicalis, the IT solutions and managed services provider, has achieved the Cisco Global Gold Certification, and is now one of a select handful of international organisations recognised with this distinction. The achievement

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Mintel Delivers Ground-breaking Patent Analysis Through New Partnership

    Mintel Delivers Ground-breaking Patent Analysis Through New Partnership

Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, now has access to the most advanced patent analysis available in the food & drink and beauty & personal care industries, through its

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Biotechnology Firm Visiblegy Plans to Quadruple Workforce in Omagh

    Biotechnology Firm Visiblegy Plans to Quadruple Workforce in Omagh

Visiblegy Limited, a start-up tech company focused on the global pharmaceutical industry, is recruiting 11 new staff as part of

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15 Years of Exploring Our Gut

    15 Years of Exploring Our Gut

To highlight 15 years in operation, Cork-based APC Microbiome Ireland (APC) has published a report, which outlines the impact of APC

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Blockchain Technology Can Play a Key Role in Protecting Food Integrity

    Blockchain Technology Can Play a Key Role in Protecting Food Integrity

Increasing globalisation, and pressures to reduce costs and improve efficiencies, has increased food supply chain complexity, and given rise to

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Novi OneCloud Launched Following €150,000 Software Development Investment

    Novi OneCloud Launched Following €150,000 Software Development Investment

Novi, the secure IT and cloud service provider, has launched Novi OneCloud, following a €150,000 software development investment. The result

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The Digital Hub to Progress Plans For Digital Technology Quarter During 2019

    The Digital Hub to Progress Plans For Digital Technology Quarter During 2019

The Digital Hub, Ireland’s largest and most established cluster of technology, digital media and internet companies, sees 2019 as a

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Leading Global Online Grocery Markets to Create a $227 Billion Growth Opportunity by 2023

    Leading Global Online Grocery Markets to Create a $227 Billion Growth Opportunity by 2023

Ten leading global online grocery markets are predicted to experience combined growth of $227 billion, at an annual rate of

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Exertis SCS to Lead Collaborative Blockchain Initiative

    Exertis SCS to Lead Collaborative Blockchain Initiative

Exertis, a leading distributor of technology products for the B2B, mobile and retail markets, has announced that its Exertis Supply

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Origin of Feathers Pushed Back by 70 Million Years

    Origin of Feathers Pushed Back by 70 Million Years

Scientists from University College Cork have discovered that pterosaurs had four kinds of feathers, shifting the origin of feathers back by 70 million

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EU Companies Increase Research Investments in Global Technological Race

    EU Companies Increase Research Investments in Global Technological Race

Companies in the European Union have increased their investment in research and development (R&D) for the eighth consecutive year, according

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UCC Academics Are Dreaming of a Sustainable Christmas

    UCC Academics Are Dreaming of a Sustainable Christmas

With Ireland’s performance on climate action in response to global warming been ranked as the worst in the EU (48th out

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Enable Conservation Tillage (ECT) Project Commences

    Enable Conservation Tillage (ECT) Project Commences

Teagasc has launched a European Innovation Partnership project titled Enable Conservation Tillage, (ECT) which aims to promote the “Wider adoption

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€100 Million Partnership to Boost Research into Rare Diseases

    €100 Million Partnership to Boost Research into Rare Diseases

The European Commission and 35 partner countries have established a new research partnership on rare diseases. The partnership will give

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Irish Genetics Company Wins €1.8 Million ‘Beyond Food Labelling’ R&D Grant

    Irish Genetics Company Wins €1.8 Million ‘Beyond Food Labelling’ R&D Grant

Irish genetics company IdentiGEN has welcomed a €1.8 million research and development award to further strengthen its position as a

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Enterprise Ireland and HSE Invite SMEs to Tackle Diabetes in New Challenges

    Enterprise Ireland and HSE Invite SMEs to Tackle Diabetes in New Challenges

A new competition to address health complications that arise as a result of diabetes has been announced by Enterprise Ireland

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Cleveland Clinic Studies Reveal Role of Red Meat in Gut Bacteria, Heart Disease Development

    Cleveland Clinic Studies Reveal Role of Red Meat in Gut Bacteria, Heart Disease Development

In concurrent studies, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered new mechanisms that demonstrate why and how regularly eating red meat can

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94% of CIOs Dedicating Up to Half Their Time on Innovation

    94% of CIOs Dedicating Up to Half Their Time on Innovation

Logicalis Ireland, the IT solutions and managed services provider, has announced the results of a survey which shows that 94%

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Grass-fed Beef – Opportunities For Healthier Diets

    Grass-fed Beef – Opportunities For Healthier Diets

Ireland’s climate means that the country is good at growing grass. It is well known that producing beef from grass

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DIT Launches New MSc in Transport and Mobility

    DIT Launches New MSc in Transport and Mobility

Over 250 million journeys were taken by passengers on Irish public transport services in 2017, and with the population set to

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Pioneering Proteomics Researcher and Entrepreneur Receives the NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award

    Pioneering Proteomics Researcher and Entrepreneur Receives the NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award

The NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award has been presented to University College Dublin’s (UCD) Professor Stephen Pennington (pictured), a global leader

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€29 Million in Government Funding Through the Regional Enterprise Development Fund

    €29 Million in Government Funding Through the Regional Enterprise Development Fund

The Government has announced the results of the second round of the Regional Enterprise Development Fund, an open national competitive

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IGD Predicts Five Trends Set to Shape Retail in 2019

    IGD Predicts Five Trends Set to Shape Retail in 2019

Innovative advances in technology, coupled with seamless in-store shopping experiences, are among the IGD’s top predictions for 2019’s global retail

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DIT Celebrates Ten Years of Students Learning With Communities

    DIT Celebrates Ten Years of Students Learning With Communities

The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Community Engagement Programme, Students Learning with Communities, is celebrating ten years of working with more

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Accela Expands Operations in Ireland

    Accela Expands Operations in Ireland

Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based productivity solutions for government, has announced the opening of its Dublin office and plans

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Northern Ireland Business Expenditure in R&D Continues to Rise

    Northern Ireland Business Expenditure in R&D Continues to Rise

The 2017 Research and Development Statistical Bulletin on R&D expenditure by businesses in Northern Ireland shows a 4 per cent

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Report Finds Growth Potential For EU Plant Proteins

    Report Finds Growth Potential For EU Plant Proteins

The European Commission has adopted its report on the development of plant proteins in the European Union. The report reviews

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Five Highly Cited Researchers at Teagasc Named in Global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List

    Five Highly Cited Researchers at Teagasc Named in Global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List

Five Teagasc researchers have been named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List. Now in its fifth year, the

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European Open Science Cloud Becomes a Reality

    European Open Science Cloud Becomes a Reality

The European Commission, Member States and the science community have launched the European Open Science Cloud. The Cloud will provide

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New Venture Developing a Liquid-based 3D Bioprinting Technology Wins UCD’s 2018 Start-up of the Year Award

    New Venture Developing a Liquid-based 3D Bioprinting Technology Wins UCD’s 2018 Start-up of the Year Award

Naiad, an emerging life sciences venture, has won University College Dublin’s (UCD) 2018 Start-Up of the Year Award. Naiad won

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Impact of Brexit on Ireland’s Life Sciences Sector

    Impact of Brexit on Ireland’s Life Sciences Sector

The impact of Brexit on Ireland’s vibrant life sciences sector and the need to mitigate those risks through Irish-Welsh collaboration

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Launch of the Inaugural Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

    Launch of the Inaugural Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

Manufacturing excellence, teamwork and professionalism are set to be celebrated and acknowledged at the upcoming IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain

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The Hunt For Flavour-giving Fragments

    The Hunt For Flavour-giving Fragments

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology, and the University of Hohenheim have

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ApisProtect Receives €1.5 Million Investment Boost

    ApisProtect Receives €1.5 Million Investment Boost

ApisProtect, an Irish agtech innovator using the Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor honey bee colonies, has announced the close

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University College Dublin Strengthens Links With University of Edinburgh

    University College Dublin Strengthens Links With University of Edinburgh

University College Dublin (UCD) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the University of Edinburgh to develop closer collaboration

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Many Non-Irish Nationals Have Similar Employment and Education Levels to Irish People, But Some Remain Disadvantaged

    Many Non-Irish Nationals Have Similar Employment and Education Levels to Irish People, But Some Remain Disadvantaged

Many non-Irish nationals are at least as likely to be employed and highly educated as Irish people, according to new

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Genesys Creates 200 New Tech Jobs and Establishes Global Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence

    Genesys Creates 200 New Tech Jobs and Establishes Global Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence

Genesys®, the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, has announced it is creating 200 new technology

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