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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 an international team of scientists, including from the Institute for Global

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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, to further develop education, research, innovation and cultural links between

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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 it opens a new technology innovation centre in Northern Ireland.

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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 Scotland to see whether it has recovered since being declared

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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 question, the Kerry Health & Nutrition Institute, which provides science-based

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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 The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2019. The finalists – there

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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 the Most Disruptive Fintech Award at the inaugural Deloitte Financial

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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 device for the treatment of obesity. The company specialises in

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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 of the most devastating complications of diabetes – the diabetic

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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 to 120 jobs at its new development and delivery centre

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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), one of the world’s largest cross-industry, cross border business competitions.

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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 that there is a significant role for science, technology, engineering

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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 in Dublin to enable the secure management of the hospital’s

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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 the Best Business Idea Award at the national final of

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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 growth, and the company plans to recruit at least 20

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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 Agrifood between the UN and EU at the Permanent Representation

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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 have discovered. The team at Manchester Metropolitan University found that

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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 phone platform, byphone, less than 18 months after launching. The

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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 increase in demand from across Europe and the USA. Veriteer

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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 floating wind. The Carbon Trust, together with 14 leading offshore

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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 companies €20,000 each towards the purchase of a Natural Gas

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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 for water and fuel, and sporting goods such as kayaks

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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 million. Two of these companies secured co-funding through Ireland’s investment

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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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TU Celebrates Central Quad Topping-Out Ceremony

    TU Celebrates Central Quad Topping-Out Ceremony

Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD and Minister for Finance and Public Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD recently visited

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Upcoming Deadlines to Wellcome Schemes

    Upcoming Deadlines to Wellcome Schemes

Wellcome, in partnership with SFI and the HRB, will co-fund biomedical and clinical research in the Republic of Ireland under

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Maynooth University Receives €25 Million Capital Grant From Government For New ‘Technology Society and Innovation Project’

    Maynooth University Receives €25 Million Capital Grant From Government For New ‘Technology Society and Innovation Project’

Maynooth University has welcomed a capital grant of €25 million from Government for a major new building project to support

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Robots to Deliver Coca-Cola Products to Customers

    Robots to Deliver Coca-Cola Products to Customers

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler, is piloting robotic technology at Alton Towers Resort in England to

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European Experts Urge Ireland’s Technological Universities to Embrace Sustainable Development

    European Experts Urge Ireland’s Technological Universities to Embrace Sustainable Development

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and the Higher Education Authority (HEA) recently invited leading figures in Higher Education to share

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DCU’s GaitKeeper Project Shortlisted For 2019 European DatSci & AI Awards

    DCU’s GaitKeeper Project Shortlisted For 2019 European DatSci & AI Awards

The GaitKeeper project from DCU’s Insight Centre for Data Analytics has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2019 European Data Science

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The North Atlantic Ocean Current May be Slowing

    The North Atlantic Ocean Current May be Slowing

“We are 50 to 100 years ahead of schedule with the slowdown of this ocean circulation pattern,” says climate scientist

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IDF Issues Guidance to Help Determine Milk Fat Purity

    IDF Issues Guidance to Help Determine Milk Fat Purity

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has released guidance on the determination of milkfat purity, providing important additional direction to both

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WHO Calls For More Research into Microplastics and a Crackdown on Plastic Pollution

    WHO Calls For More Research into Microplastics and a Crackdown on Plastic Pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts

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Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellowship Deadline – 3rd September 2019

    Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellowship Deadline – 3rd September 2019

The Royal Society-Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellowship scheme is for outstanding scientists based within eligible research bodies in the Republic of

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Precision Livestock Farming

    Precision Livestock Farming

Over 250 delegates from 29 countries will be in Cork next week to attend the European Conference on Precision Livestock

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Subtle Features of Online Banking Tools Can Sway Consumer Choices

    Subtle Features of Online Banking Tools Can Sway Consumer Choices

Consumers buying financial products can be swayed by subtle features of online calculators and search tools, according to new research

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Could Your Research Have Societal Impact?

    Could Your Research Have Societal Impact?

SFI currently has two open challenge calls that aim to drive STEM-led innovation to address society’s greatest challenges. The Artificial Intelligence

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Food Profilers Develop New Methodological Approach For Food Analysis

    Food Profilers Develop New Methodological Approach For Food Analysis

Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology have developed a new methodology

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London Tech Firm Chargifi to Set Up Technology and Business Development Hub in Belfast

    London Tech Firm Chargifi to Set Up Technology and Business Development Hub in Belfast

Chargifi, a leading provider of cloud-connected wireless charging technology, is to set up a Technology and Business Development Hub in

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Study Finds Plastics at Bottom of Deep Submarine Canyon

    Study Finds Plastics at Bottom of Deep Submarine Canyon

It is no secret that the world’s oceans are swimming with plastic debris —but the reach of human plastic waste

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Dublin Airport Wins International Award For Digital Transformation

    Dublin Airport Wins International Award For Digital Transformation

Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has announced that daa has won a Special Achievement in

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Kinsetsu Develops Innovative Product to Promote Independent Living For Older People

    Kinsetsu Develops Innovative Product to Promote Independent Living For Older People

Belfast-based IT firm Kinsetsu has developed a new product, HomeHug, to allow older people to live independently at home for

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The Future of the Irish Workplace – No Offices or 9-5 Workdays

    The Future of the Irish Workplace – No Offices or 9-5 Workdays

Forty-two per cent of Irish office workers believe that a physical office will be unnecessary in the next five to

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Affidea Ireland Unveils New Personal Healthcare App

    Affidea Ireland Unveils New Personal Healthcare App

Affidea, Ireland’s leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging and outpatient services, has unveiled a new personal healthcare app that allows patients and doctors

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3D Printing Competition Launched to ‘Shape the Future’ For a Sustainable World

    3D Printing Competition Launched to ‘Shape the Future’ For a Sustainable World

I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, and science engagement specialists Gallomanor have launched a nationwide competition to turn

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Creative Composites Invests £11 Million in State-of-the-art Manufacturing Facility

    Creative Composites Invests £11 Million in State-of-the-art Manufacturing Facility

Lisburn-based Creative Composites Ltd is investing £11 million in new machinery and expansion of its facilities to capitalise on growth

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Climate Change Occurring Faster Than Birds Can Adapt

    Climate Change Occurring Faster Than Birds Can Adapt

Climate change is occurring so rapidly that many animals may be unable to adapt, according to findings of an international

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Strong Performance in Irish Knowledge Transfer System With New Licences Up 33% in 2018

    Strong Performance in Irish Knowledge Transfer System With New Licences Up 33% in 2018

Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI), the state body that works to make it easier for businesses to access publicly-funded research, has

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Next Generation of Sustainable Social Housing in Kerry

    Next Generation of Sustainable Social Housing in Kerry

Clúid Housing, in partnership with Kerry County Council, Rebuilding Ireland and Kerry-based Thermohouse Ltd, the leading Irish low energy building system

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A Gut Feeling About Body Fat

Research shows that loss of body fat causes the growth of the intestine and increases its capacity to absorb nutrients.

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EU Invests €50 Million to Create Network of Artificial Intelligence Excellence Centres

    EU Invests €50 Million to Create Network of Artificial Intelligence Excellence Centres

The European Commission has launched a new call for proposals to develop a vibrant European network of artificial intelligence excellence centres to

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New Vice President For Research Appointed at University of Limerick

    New Vice President For Research Appointed at University of Limerick

The University of Limerick Governing Authority has approved the appointment of Professor Norelee Kennedy (pictured) as Vice President for Research (VPR). Prof

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SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal Award 2020 – Call for nominations now open

The SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal is awarded annually to a distinguished Irish scientist, engineer or technology leader living

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Innovation Zed and SIRMA Medical Systems Sign Global Partnership to Improve Health Outcomes For People With Diabetes

    Innovation Zed and SIRMA Medical Systems Sign Global Partnership to Improve Health Outcomes For People With Diabetes

Innovation Zed, an Irish medtech company, has signed a global partnership and data integration agreement with SIRMA Medical Systems. As

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Future Innovator Prize 2019

    Future Innovator Prize 2019

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have announced a joint initiative to incentivize researchers in

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Restaurant Management Platform Toast Expands to New Office in Dublin

    Restaurant Management Platform Toast Expands to New Office in Dublin

Toast, the fastest-growing restaurant management platform in the US, has opened its new office in Dublin and officially announced plans to

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