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Government Investment in Research & Development Amounts to Over €750 Million in 2018

    Government Investment in Research & Development Amounts to Over €750 Million in 2018

The latest figures on Government investment in research and development (R&D), published by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, show that over €750 million is estimated to have been

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Smart Dublin in Partnership With Enterprise Ireland Award 21 New Innovation Contracts

    Smart Dublin in Partnership With Enterprise Ireland Award 21 New Innovation Contracts

Approximately €700,000 is to be awarded to companies under Enterprise Ireland’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) initiative which will enable them explore innovative solutions to address challenges faced by Local

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Opportunity to Influence Energy Research and Development Around the World

    Opportunity to Influence Energy Research and Development Around the World

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is seeking expressions of interest from Irish energy experts to participate in international collaborations focused on the development of low-carbon technologies. Successful applicants

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Increased Funding For Business, Enterprise and Innovation

    Increased Funding For Business, Enterprise and Innovation

The Government has announced an increase in funding in Budget 2019 totalling €950.2m (+9.1%) for the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. This allocation is €79.2m above the 2018 allocation of €871m for the Department and includes

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Schrader Electronics Announces Multi-million Pound R&D Investment

    Schrader Electronics Announces Multi-million Pound R&D Investment

Schrader Electronics is investing over £14 million in Northern Ireland towards researching and developing products that address the increasingly complex engineering requirements of the automotive sector. Part of Sensata Group, Schrader

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UCC is Europe’s Top ‘Star’ For Sustainability

    UCC is Europe’s Top ‘Star’ For Sustainability

University College Cork has become the first institution outside of North America to achieve a gold star rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

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HealthBeacon Opens New Production Facility

    HealthBeacon Opens New Production Facility

Irish digital health technology company HealthBeacon has officially opened its newly expanded Irish headquarters in Dublin 12. HealthBeacon has been on an upward trajectory since founding in 2014, with 2018

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Global Sports Technology Firm to Create Over 200 New Jobs in Newry

    Global Sports Technology Firm to Create Over 200 New Jobs in Newry

STATSports is planning to create 237 new jobs over the next three years as part of aggressive growth plans to build on its global success. As well as job creation,

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Teachers and Nurses to Get Robotic Colleagues

    Teachers and Nurses to Get Robotic Colleagues

A new Red C survey has found that 39% of adults in Ireland are concerned robots will take their jobs. The survey of 1,000 adults was conducted by Red C

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Space Technology Business Expanding its Team

    Space Technology Business Expanding its Team

Belfast-based 3DEO NI is creating 33 highly skilled technology jobs over the next four years as it prepares to commercialise unique space technology applications. 3DEO NI combines technologies from immersive 3D,

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Ireland to Become a Member of the European Southern Observatory (ESO)

    Ireland to Become a Member of the European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD has signed the accession agreement which will facilitate Ireland becoming a member of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the leading international

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ADAPT SFI Research Centre FinTech Strategy Launched

    ADAPT SFI Research Centre FinTech Strategy Launched

The Government and the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology, an SFI Research Centre, have announced a new Financial Technology (FinTech) research programme, FinTech Fusion. FinTech Fusion will encourage breakthroughs in payment

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Teagasc Launches New RD&I Portfolio, ‘Innovation through Collaboration-Our Science, Your Food’

    Teagasc Launches New RD&I Portfolio, ‘Innovation through Collaboration-Our Science, Your Food’

Teagasc, the agency that provides research, advisory and education in agriculture, horticulture, food and rural development, has launched a new Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) Portfolio for the food industry. With key collaborations

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Ireland’s First Plastic Free Café at University College Cork

    Ireland’s First Plastic Free Café at University College Cork

Following the successful introduction of the ‘University Farm’ initiative in 2016, KSG Catering is once again partnering with UCC on sustainability leadership and together they have launched Ireland’s first plastic

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DCU to Represent Ireland on Global Stage at Enactus World Cup

    DCU to Represent Ireland on Global Stage at Enactus World Cup

Student social entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics and Enactus alumni from across the country gathered recently in Bank of Ireland, Grand Canal Square to celebrate the official Enactus Team Ireland Launch ahead of

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Lego-style Solar Panels to Smash Energy Bills

    Lego-style Solar Panels to Smash Energy Bills

Ready-made snap-together solar panels that turn waste heat into hot water are being developed at Brunel University London in a £10 million sustainable energy scheme. With energy use in buildings predicted

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250 New Jobs Announced by Alchemy in Major Investment in Northern Ireland

    250 New Jobs Announced by Alchemy in Major Investment in Northern Ireland

Alchemy Technology Services has announced it is setting up a European Centre of Excellence in Londonderry. It will provide software implementation and technology consultancy to the UK and European insurance

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EU Grants Further €7.5 Million to Help 50 Scientists Bring Research Findings to Market

    EU Grants Further €7.5 Million to Help 50 Scientists Bring Research Findings to Market

The EU keeps acting to turn Europe’s world-class research into success. The European Research Council (ERC) is awarding 50 ERC grant holders with additional funding of up to €150,000 each

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€8 Million in Government Funding Awarded by SEAI to Innovative Energy Research Projects

    €8 Million in Government Funding Awarded by SEAI to Innovative Energy Research Projects

The Government has announced €8 million in funding to support 45 innovative energy projects in companies and research institutions across Ireland. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is responsible

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World-first Job-matching Service Using Artificial Intelligence

    World-first Job-matching Service Using Artificial Intelligence

Innovative inclusive employment career website, VERCIDA, has announced a partnership with Irish data science firm, Opening.io, to provide a world-first job-matching service using artificial intelligence (AI). The new arrangement means

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New Optimal Offshore Power Conversion Architecture Based on iIn-depth LCoE R&D Study

    New Optimal Offshore Power Conversion Architecture Based on iIn-depth LCoE R&D Study

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, has announced that a recent in-house R&D study allowed them to work out the optimal electrical power conversion

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Global Innovation and Transformation Consultancy Firm Expands Digital Team

    Global Innovation and Transformation Consultancy Firm Expands Digital Team

PA Consulting, a global innovation and transformation consultancy with over 2,600 specialists worldwide, is continuing to expand and enhance its digital expertise with the creation of 400 jobs in Belfast over

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Council’s Disability Initiative to be Rolled Out Nationwide

    Council’s Disability Initiative to be Rolled Out Nationwide

A Fingal County Council disability initiative, in partnership with Dublin City Council and Enterprise Ireland, is to be rolled out nationwide during the month of September after a successful pilot

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Irish Heather Honey Buzzing With Health

    Irish Heather Honey Buzzing With Health

A research team from Dublin City University and Trinity College Dublin has found that Irish heather honey is quite literally

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Ireland to Host Global Accelerator Programme For Aquaculture

    Ireland to Host Global Accelerator Programme For Aquaculture

BIM, Ireland’s seafood development agency, has announced its plan to support a global Accelerator Programme for Aquaculture to help position Ireland

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Rye River Scoops an Impressive 19 Awards at the World Beer Awards

    Rye River Scoops an Impressive 19 Awards at the World Beer Awards

Recognised as one of Ireland’s largest independent craft breweries, Rye River Brewing Company based in Celbridge, County Kildare, has won

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PatSnap Introduces Sequence Searching With Launch of PatSnap Bio

    PatSnap Introduces Sequence Searching With Launch of PatSnap Bio

PatSnap, the world’s leading provider of research and development (R&D) analytics, has announced the launch of PatSnap Bio, a new module

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Launch of Citi Ireland’s Pathways to Progress Partnership With Enactus Ireland For 2018-2019

    Launch of Citi Ireland’s Pathways to Progress Partnership With Enactus Ireland For 2018-2019

The second year of the Enactus and Citi Ireland Pathways to Progress programme has been launched. The partnership invites students

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New Online Course Targets Irish Food Start-ups

    New Online Course Targets Irish Food Start-ups

A new ‘Digital School of Food’ has been launched, aimed at enabling food start-ups to grow and succeed. An initiative

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€48 Million Investment Programme at Aurivo

    €48 Million Investment Programme at Aurivo

As a key component of its Engage 2022 strategic growth plan, Aurivo, the agri business headquartered in the north-west of

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IT Sligo Launches e-Invoicing Online Course For EU Compliance

    IT Sligo Launches e-Invoicing Online Course For EU Compliance

The Institute of Technology Sligo has launched an online e-Invoicing course to train both the public and private sector in time for

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GDG Wins European Funds to Develop Novel Asset Management Software

    GDG Wins European Funds to Develop Novel Asset Management Software

Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), an award-winning specialist firm focused on the delivery of infrastructure projects involving complex and challenging

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Research Technical Paper – Economic Migration and Business Cycles in a Small Open Economy With Matching Frictions

    Research Technical Paper – Economic Migration and Business Cycles in a Small Open Economy With Matching Frictions

The Central Bank of Ireland has published a Research Technical Paper. The paper, ‘Economic Migration and Business Cycles in a

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New €6.5 Million Development Project to Expand NovaUCD’s Capacity to House Start-ups

    New €6.5 Million Development Project to Expand NovaUCD’s Capacity to House Start-ups

NovaUCD, the University’s Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs, is set to expand its capacity to house early-stage start-ups by over

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GMIT IHUB Extension Work Commences

    GMIT IHUB Extension Work Commences

The first sod has been turned on the site of the new extension to GMIT’s Innovation Hub (iHub) at the

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UCC Cuts the Jargon in New Instagram Campaign

    UCC Cuts the Jargon in New Instagram Campaign

University College Cork has launched a new Instagram campaign aimed at presenting complex ideas and research in a straightforward way

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EU and Irish Government Decisions on Novel Plant Breeding Techniques Could Consign Irish Agriculture to the Scrapheap of History

    EU and Irish Government Decisions on Novel Plant Breeding Techniques Could Consign Irish Agriculture to the Scrapheap of History

Recent decisions by the Irish government and the European Court of Justice with regard to novel plant breeding techniques could

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NUI Galway and CLS MedPharma Announce New Student Excellence Award

    NUI Galway and CLS MedPharma Announce New Student Excellence Award

NUI Galway and Complete Laboratory Solutions (CLS) recently announced a new CLS MedPharma Student Excellence in Microbiology Award. The award is open

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Tellus National Airborne Survey 2018

    Tellus National Airborne Survey 2018

The Tellus Survey – a nationwide programme of Geological Survey Ireland, which collects geochemical and geophysical data on rocks, soil

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Sea Trials Underway For World’s First Surface Effect Ship (SES) Daughter Craft Vessel

    Sea Trials Underway For World’s First Surface Effect Ship (SES) Daughter Craft Vessel

The world’s first daughter craft based on surface-effect-ship (SES) technology, supported by the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), has

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Landmark Deal Secures €118 Million of Investment For Agri Tech Company Devenish Nutrition

    Landmark Deal Secures €118 Million of Investment For Agri Tech Company Devenish Nutrition

Belfast-based agri technology company Devenish Nutrition has secured €118 million in long-term funding to enable its research, development and growth

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Kraydel Invests in R&D to Develop Revolutionary Smart Device

    Kraydel Invests in R&D to Develop Revolutionary Smart Device

Belfast-based Kraydel has developed a revolutionary smart device which could change the way we care for older people in their homes.

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Next Generation Data Centre Education Programs Released

    Next Generation Data Centre Education Programs Released

CNet Training, the global leader in technical education for the data centre and network infrastructure sectors, has released new industry

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Teagasc Appoints Two New Dairy Specialists

    Teagasc Appoints Two New Dairy Specialists

Teagasc has appointed two new Dairy Knowledge Transfer specialists. Martina Gormley will be based at the Teagasc centre in Athenry

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AIT Spearheads 2nd Phase of Major EU Cybersecurity Research Effort

    AIT Spearheads 2nd Phase of Major EU Cybersecurity Research Effort

Researchers from Athlone Institute of Technology have launched the second phase of a multi-million-euro cybersecurity research project called PROTECTIVE aimed

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New BMJ Open Study Reveals Wide Variation in Sugar and Calories in Cakes and Biscuits

    New BMJ Open Study Reveals Wide Variation in Sugar and Calories in Cakes and Biscuits

A new study by Action on Sugar at Queen Mary University of London, published by the journal BMJ Open,1 has investigated

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Plaque Unveiled to Telescope-maker Thomas Grubb

    Plaque Unveiled to Telescope-maker Thomas Grubb

John Halligan TD, Minister of State for Skills, Training, Innovation, Research and Development, recently unveiled a plaque commemorating the work and

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Human Error is the Biggest Security Threat to Irish Businesses

    Human Error is the Biggest Security Threat to Irish Businesses

The majority (60%) of senior IT decision makers consider human error to be the greatest cyber threat facing Irish businesses,

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New Research Examines Barriers to Social Inclusion in Ireland

    New Research Examines Barriers to Social Inclusion in Ireland

People living in urban areas are more likely to face barriers to social inclusion, according to new research published by

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Mondelēz International to Launch 30% Lower Sugar Cadbury Dairy Milk Option in the UK and Ireland

    Mondelēz International to Launch 30% Lower Sugar Cadbury Dairy Milk Option in the UK and Ireland

From 2019, Cadbury Dairy Milk will be available in a new bar with 30% less sugar, offering consumers greater choice

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Skillnet Ireland Announces €2 Million Training Fund to Help Close the Widening Skills Gap

    Skillnet Ireland Announces €2 Million Training Fund to Help Close the Widening Skills Gap

Skillnet Ireland, the national agency responsible for the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning in Ireland has announced up to

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DIT Launches Innovative Part-Time Learning Opportunities For Brewing & Distilling Industry

    DIT Launches Innovative Part-Time Learning Opportunities For Brewing & Distilling Industry

For centuries, Ireland has been a leader in the brewing and distilling industry with several home-grown brands synonymous with the

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Prolonged Support Required For Most Vulnerable

A new ESRI study highlights the importance of providing longer-term targeted supports for people facing multiple challenges, such as low

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The West is Set to Lose the Innovation Arms Race

    The West is Set to Lose the Innovation Arms Race

The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) and PatSnap, the world’s leading provider of research and development (R&D) analytics, today unveiled the results

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Nestlé and Coca-Cola Reign Supreme in Global Food and Drink Brand Rankings as China’s Yili Surges

    Nestlé and Coca-Cola Reign Supreme in Global Food and Drink Brand Rankings as China’s Yili Surges

Nestlé and Coca-Cola have yet again dominated brand rankings in their respective industries, each keeping runners-up at a healthy distance

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Grand Canal Innovation District Planned For Dublin

    Grand Canal Innovation District Planned For Dublin

A far-reaching plan for the creation of the Grand Canal Innovation District in Dublin has been launched. The proposal from

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Ireland’s First Technological University

    Ireland’s First Technological University

The alliance of Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and Institute of Technology Tallaght is set to become

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Ireland’s Most Sustainable Paper-free Cup Launched

    Ireland’s Most Sustainable Paper-free Cup Launched

Ireland’s only completely paper-free compostable cup has been launched by Zeus, the Irish global packaging solutions company. Unlike other compostable

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