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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 Ireland who are in the early stages of their research

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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 Farming (ECPLF). The conference is attracting delegates nationally and internationally

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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 from the ESRI’s Behavioural Research Unit. The study, undertaken in

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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 (AI) for Societal Good Challenge will support teams to develop solutions

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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 for the simultaneous analysis of odorants and tastants. It could

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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 Belfast, in a £3.6 million investment that will create 41

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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 is as deep as 2125 m, even 320 km offshore,

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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 GIS (SAG) Award at the recent Esri International User Conference

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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 longer. HomeHug ensures family members are aware of environmental aspects

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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 ten years, according to new research from Ricoh. In fact, the

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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 to share personal health data in a safe, secure format

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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 an idea for sustainability into 3D-printed reality. The ‘Shape the

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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 opportunities for composite components. 132 new jobs are also being

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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 study published in ‘Nature Communications’. An international team of researchers evaluated

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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 launched its 2018 Review and the findings of its Annual

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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 manufacturer and installer, have commenced the second stage of construction

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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. This presents new approaches for weight management. Researchers at Teagasc

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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 enhance co-operation within the European Artificial Intelligence (AI) research community and boost

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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 Kennedy is an Associate Professor of Physiotherapy and Head of

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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 and working in the USA. The medals recognise individuals who

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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 a result of this new partnership the companies will pursue

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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 Ireland to address global challenges in achieving the UN Sustainable Development

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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 grow its headcount by adding 120 new roles focused on

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Stryker and RCSI Collaborate to Drive Digital Healthcare Innovation

    Stryker and RCSI Collaborate to Drive Digital Healthcare Innovation

Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, has announced the opening of its Digital Platform Services Centre of Excellence

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Signing of the Ireland-China MOU to Promote Science, Technology and Innovation Co-operation

    Signing of the Ireland-China MOU to Promote Science, Technology and Innovation Co-operation

A revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote science, technology and innovation cooperation between Ireland and China has been signed.

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Potato Partnership Powers Success

    Potato Partnership Powers Success

Teagasc and IPM Potato Group (IPM) have been collaborating since the early 1970s when they first formed a partnership to

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Launch of Ireland’s National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment

    Launch of Ireland’s National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment

The Government has launched Ireland’s National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment. The National Framework is a key deliverable of the National

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Lurgan Students Showcase Cross-community Project at World’s Largest Digital Mapping Conference

    Lurgan Students Showcase Cross-community Project at World’s Largest Digital Mapping Conference

Esri Ireland, the market leader in geographic information services, has announced that three schools from Lurgan, County Armagh, presented a

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First On-site Aerobic Food Waste Recycling Technology Unveiled

    First On-site Aerobic Food Waste Recycling Technology Unveiled

WPM Green Energy, a sustainability services and solutions provider, yesterday launched ORCA, an on–site aerobic food waste recycling technology at

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Takeda Ireland Opens New Innovative Manufacturing Site in Dublin

    Takeda Ireland Opens New Innovative Manufacturing Site in Dublin

Takeda Ireland, a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd, has officially opened a new cutting-edge manufacturing facility at its site

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Over €100 Million Available For Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    Over €100 Million Available For Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Government recently held a flagship event on the impact of technological change on Irish businesses. The event saw the

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Technology Transfer From Research Organisations Drives Socioeconomic Impact and EU Job Creation

    Technology Transfer From Research Organisations Drives Socioeconomic Impact and EU Job Creation

Teagasc recently hosted the 12th Plenary Meeting of the European Technology Transfer Offices Circle, at Ashtown, Dublin. It was attended by

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Next-generation Wind Turbine Blade Pitch Technology Launched

    Next-generation Wind Turbine Blade Pitch Technology Launched

Mita-Teknik, a global provider of wind turbine control and pitch technology, has launched its new generation of blade pitch system for onshore

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New Evidence Shows Noise Pollution is Hampering Birds Communicating With Each Other

    New Evidence Shows Noise Pollution is Hampering Birds Communicating With Each Other

Noise pollution is making it difficult for birds to communicate with each other and it could lead to a severe

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Two Irish Women Amongst Sky’s New Cohort of Women in Technology Scholars

    Two Irish Women Amongst Sky’s New Cohort of Women in Technology Scholars

Sky has announced its second cohort of Women in Technology Scholars, awarding five talented women a total of £125,000 (€140,000)

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SFI Future Innovator Prize 2019 – Zero Emissions Challenge

    SFI Future Innovator Prize 2019 – Zero Emissions Challenge

Science Foundation Ireland is inviting research teams to compete for a €2 million prize award under the SFI Future Innovator Prize to develop disruptive

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DCU Academic Appointed to the European Innovation Council Pilot Advisory Board

    DCU Academic Appointed to the European Innovation Council Pilot Advisory Board

Professor Dermot Diamond (pictured), a Principal Investigator in the SFI Insight Centre for Data Analytics, has been appointed to the

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Dynamic Signal Opens Belfast Office, With 100 New Jobs in Local Technology Centre

    Dynamic Signal Opens Belfast Office, With 100 New Jobs in Local Technology Centre

Dynamic Signal, the leading Employee Communication and Engagement Platform, has expanded operations to Belfast and will create a new technology

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Ireland Improves Performance in European Digitisation Index

    Ireland Improves Performance in European Digitisation Index

The Government has welcomed the news from the European Commission that Ireland has improved its performance in the 2019 EU

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Students Developing Carpooling Solution Win UCD’s 2019 Start-Up Programme For Young Entrepreneurs

    Students Developing Carpooling Solution Win UCD’s 2019 Start-Up Programme For Young Entrepreneurs

MLN (pronounced ‘Melon’), an early-stage University College Dublin (UCD) student venture, has been declared overall winner of the 2019 UCD

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Esri Ireland Partners With Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council to Boost Local Tourism

    Esri Ireland Partners With Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council to Boost Local Tourism

Esri Ireland, the market leader in geographic information services, has announced that Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has used

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Launch of Ireland’s First National Space Strategy For Enterprise 2019-2025

    Launch of Ireland’s First National Space Strategy For Enterprise 2019-2025

The Government has launched Ireland’s first National Space Strategy for Enterprise 2019-2025. The national strategy will provide strategic support to Ireland’s

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UK’s Biggest Privately Owned Nuclear Fusion Facility Under Construction

    UK’s Biggest Privately Owned Nuclear Fusion Facility Under Construction

Scientists have started to build Britain’s largest privately owned nuclear fusion facility which will generate a plasma temperature hotter than

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New Artificial Intelligence Tool Predicts How Much Milk 1.5 Million Cows Will Produce

    New Artificial Intelligence Tool Predicts How Much Milk 1.5 Million Cows Will Produce

Arla Foods, an international dairy company owned by 10,300 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands,

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SaaS Firm Futrli Announces £5.5 Million Delivery Centre in Belfast

    SaaS Firm Futrli Announces £5.5 Million Delivery Centre in Belfast

Great Britain-based Futrli is to invest almost £5.5 million in a new delivery centre in Belfast, with 80 new jobs

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DCU Forms Global Partnership With Online Education Platform FutureLearn

    DCU Forms Global Partnership With Online Education Platform FutureLearn

Dublin City University and Europe’s leading online social learning platform, FutureLearn, have announce a global strategic partnership to help meet

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TU Dublin Announces Strategic Collaboration With ESB

    TU Dublin Announces Strategic Collaboration With ESB

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and ESB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework of strategic

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Country’s First Master’s in Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technologies) Launched

    Country’s First Master’s in Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technologies) Launched

Ireland’s first ever Master’s in Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technologies) has been launched. The programme has been developed by Skillnet Ireland’s Technology

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Renewing Rural Generations, Jobs and Farms – RURALIZATION H2020

    Renewing Rural Generations, Jobs and Farms – RURALIZATION H2020

The economic, social and territorial cohesion of the EU is threatened by the unequal development of urban and rural areas.

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Trinity College Dublin Crowned 2019 Enactus Ireland Champions

    Trinity College Dublin Crowned 2019 Enactus Ireland Champions

Enactus TCD were crowned the winners of the Enactus Ireland National Competition which took place recently in Chartered Accountants House, Dublin 2. The Enactus Ireland

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UCD Mathematician Inducted into Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

    UCD Mathematician Inducted into Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Professor Frederic Dias (pictured), an applied mathematician at University College Dublin (UCD) and a global leader in fluid dynamics research,

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Paradyn Launches High-speed Connectivity Service

    Paradyn Launches High-speed Connectivity Service

Paradyn, Ireland’s only end-to-end IT and communications service provider, has launched a new SD-WAN service which is expected to generate

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World Leading Scientist to Present Inaugural Lecture at UCC

    World Leading Scientist to Present Inaugural Lecture at UCC

One of the world’s leading scientists will give an inaugural public lecture on the emerging second quantum revolution next week

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Number of International Degree Students Coming to Ireland Reaches New High

    Number of International Degree Students Coming to Ireland Reaches New High

New research examines how Ireland’s immigration policy helps to attract non-EEA nationals to study in Ireland and to retain them

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New Partnership to Save Bees and Increase Global Crop Production

    New Partnership to Save Bees and Increase Global Crop Production

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications has announced a new partnership with ApisProtect, an Irish agritech innovator, which

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Call For Sustainable Energy Leaders to Enter SEAI Energy Awards 2019

    Call For Sustainable Energy Leaders to Enter SEAI Energy Awards 2019

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is looking for leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy to enter this

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Future of Cybersecurity Research and Need for National Cybersecurity Research Centre Among Topics Discussed at Annual Colloquium at UCD

    Future of Cybersecurity Research and Need for National Cybersecurity Research Centre Among Topics Discussed at Annual Colloquium at UCD

University College Dublin (UCD) has hosted its 2019 cybersecurity research colloquium (www.ucdcyber.com) to showcase the breadth of world class research

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Kerry Agribusiness & Teagasc Celebrate 25 Years of Joint Programme Success

    Kerry Agribusiness & Teagasc Celebrate 25 Years of Joint Programme Success

Kerry Agribusiness and Teagasc are celebrating 25 years of working collaboratively on the Joint Programme, which commenced in 1994 and

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