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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 increase, this number is likely to continue growing in the

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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 in proteomics (the study of proteins) research and innovation. The

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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 call to support regional projects, delivered for the Government through

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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 trends: Data, and particularly customer data, will offer more personalised

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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 than 100 community partners on real-life projects that benefit the

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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 to double the company’s current Ireland workforce. With support by

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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 rise on 2016, and 20 per cent on five years

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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 the supply and demand situation for plant proteins (such as

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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 citation analysis identifies influential researchers as determined by their peers

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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 a safe environment for researchers to store, analyse and re-use

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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 the Award, and a €32,000 prize fund, after being declared

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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 were the subjects of debate by manufactures, researchers, regulators and

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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 Awards 2019. The event, which was officially launched in Dublin

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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 developed a new methodical approach. It allows for the faster

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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 of a €1.5 million seed round of financing led by

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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 between both universities. As part of the MoA the universities

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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 ESRI research. The research examines how well migrants are settling

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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 jobs in Ireland over the next three years. The senior

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Inclusive and Sustainable Responsible Research & Innovation

    Inclusive and Sustainable Responsible Research & Innovation

More citizens are involved in science through public engagement. Natural scientists and social scientists have formed collaborations. Users are leading innovation. Open access trends are changing the publishing system. Gender

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70% Believe Irish Government Not Doing a Sufficient Job in Easing the Housing Crisis

    70% Believe Irish Government Not Doing a Sufficient Job in Easing the Housing Crisis

The findings of a nationally representative survey recently conducted by iReach highlight the pessimism of Irish people about the current state of housing and homelessness. The results also demonstrate a

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Online Shopping Near Universal in Germany

    Online Shopping Near Universal in Germany

Online shopping is nearly universal in Germany, according to new research from Mintel. Over nine in ten (92%) German internet users have made an online purchase in the past 12

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Research Shows that Only 18% of Social Media Users in Ireland Could Identify a bot Social Media Account

    Research Shows that Only 18% of Social Media Users in Ireland Could Identify a bot Social Media Account

As social media grows an ever more powerful force for news, communication and advertising with each passing year, it is important to understand why the content people see appears, and

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Active Couch Potatoes are at Risk of Chronic Health Conditions

    Active Couch Potatoes are at Risk of Chronic Health Conditions

Employees are wrongly assuming that keeping active during leisure time will protect them from the danger of sitting for long periods when working in an office, a new study has

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Talent Garden Opens Digital Innovation School

    Talent Garden Opens Digital Innovation School

Talent Garden, Europe’s largest digital innovation and co-working hub operator, has opened its Dublin Innovation School with details of two

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Athens Named Most Innovative EU Capital of 2018

    Athens Named Most Innovative EU Capital of 2018

Athens has been awarded the prestigious title of EU Capital of Innovation. The prize, which includes €1 million, was awarded

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Esri Ireland Makes €500 Million Worth of Digital Mapping Software Available to Every Irish Classroom

    Esri Ireland Makes €500 Million Worth of Digital Mapping Software Available to Every Irish Classroom

Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has announced the launch of ArcGIS for Schools, making €500

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UCC With Oxford University Reveal – The Early Bird Catches a Mate

    UCC With Oxford University Reveal – The Early Bird Catches a Mate

A groundbreaking new study published in the journal, Nature Ecology and Evolution, has found that two individual personalities of male great

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€12 Million For Innovators Across Europe

    €12 Million For Innovators Across Europe

246 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 24 countries have been selected for financial support from the SME Instrument– a funding

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Finnish Pilot Develops a New Solution For Sustainable Forestry

    Finnish Pilot Develops a New Solution For Sustainable Forestry

The whole of Europe is feverishly looking for new ways to use farm, forest and fishery resources more responsibly and

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Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

    Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

Efectis is establishing a new business in Northern Ireland, offering fire testing services to UK and Ireland based manufacturing businesses who

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Grass Fed Dairy Cows Produce Milk With Superior Nutritional Properties

    Grass Fed Dairy Cows Produce Milk With Superior Nutritional Properties

The benefits of grass-fed dairy systems on the nutritional composition and properties of milk and dairy products were highlighted at

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DIT Signs Historic Research Agreement With Leading Chinese University

    DIT Signs Historic Research Agreement With Leading Chinese University

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has signed a historic agreement with leading Chinese University, the University of Electronic Science and

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AIT Researcher Develops Ground-breaking Coronary Health Technology

    AIT Researcher Develops Ground-breaking Coronary Health Technology

A researcher from Athlone Institute of Technology has made meaningful strides in stent technology through her work with polymer and

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Launch of SELFIE – A New Tool to Support Digital Teaching and Learning in Schools

    Launch of SELFIE – A New Tool to Support Digital Teaching and Learning in Schools

On 25 October, Commissioner for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, will unveil a new tool the European Commission has

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Irish Business Leaders Struggling to Balance Demands of Employees, Customers and Citizens

    Irish Business Leaders Struggling to Balance Demands of Employees, Customers and Citizens

Irish business leaders are struggling to cope with the demands of the three groups they need to serve in order

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A New Bioeconomy Strategy For a Sustainable Europe

    A New Bioeconomy Strategy For a Sustainable Europe

The European Commission has put forward an action plan to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy that serves Europe’s society,

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€40 Million VistaMilk SFI Research Centre Launched

    €40 Million VistaMilk SFI Research Centre Launched

The Government has launched the new VistaMilk SFI Research Centre which is jointly funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and

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Research and Innovation Critical to Business Success Post Brexit

    Research and Innovation Critical to Business Success Post Brexit

The Managing Director of the Industry Research and Development Group (IRDG) says increased investment in research and innovation by both

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€100 Million Investment For Four Capital Developments at Trinity College Dublin

    €100 Million Investment For Four Capital Developments at Trinity College Dublin

Teaching, research and student accommodation at Trinity College Dublin will be transformed over the next two years with the backing

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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