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Gateway UCC Creates 370 Jobs by Supporting 60 Start-ups

    Gateway UCC Creates 370 Jobs by Supporting 60 Start-ups

Gateway UCC, which supports researcher led start-ups and spin out companies has announced that the companies it has worked with have created 370 jobs since 2012. In that time these

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Still Time to Register to Attend The 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – 29-30th January, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    Still Time to Register to Attend The 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – 29-30th January, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

There is still time to register to attend the 2020 National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which has been extended to a two-day event to meet growing demand,

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OEEsystems International Announces Official Irish Launch of PerformOEE™ Smart Factory Edition

    OEEsystems International Announces Official Irish Launch of PerformOEE™ Smart Factory Edition

OEEsystems International are The OEE People. Supporting global installations from Seattle to Shanghai since 2002, their Smart Factory Software, PerformOEE is the market leading and most comprehensive OEE Software Solution

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£3.6 Million Funding to Support Pioneering Advances in Sustainable Energy

    £3.6 Million Funding to Support Pioneering Advances in Sustainable Energy

Invest Northern Ireland has offered £3.6 million of support for Phase II of the Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE). CASE, which is an industry-led sustainable energy research centre, is

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Top Emerging Workplace Innovation Trends For 2020

    Top Emerging Workplace Innovation Trends For 2020

Rahi Systems, a leading IT Infrastructure Provider based in County Limerick, has revealed the top digitalisation trends that will reshape the millennial workplace of the future in 2020. Workplace evolution

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UPS and Trinity College Announce 5-Year Sustainability Partnership

    UPS and Trinity College Announce 5-Year Sustainability Partnership

UPS, a global leader in logistics, and the University of Dublin’s Trinity College Dublin have announced a five-year partnership to drive sustainable solutions for Dublin. “UPS is committed to addressing

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Applications Open For Accenture’s Women in Data Science Accelerator Programme

    Applications Open For Accenture’s Women in Data Science Accelerator Programme

Accenture has announced the return of its award-winning Women in Data Science Accelerator for the second year. The six-week evening programme is free to attend and combines industry-led lectures, hands-on workshops and

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Industrial Revolutionary to Speak at the 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin – 29-30th January

    Industrial Revolutionary to Speak at the 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin – 29-30th January

Credited with being the originator of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ (Industry 4.0) and named by the Financial Times as one of the leading authorities on strategy and competitiveness, Henrik von

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NovaUCD Awarded €3 Million For Collaborative Project to Develop an AgTech Connector Innovation Hub in Kildare

    NovaUCD Awarded €3 Million For Collaborative Project to Develop an AgTech Connector Innovation Hub in Kildare

NovaUCD (UCD Nova DAC), the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs at University College Dublin (UCD), has been awarded €3 million in funding to develop an AgTech Connector Innovation Hub

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BrightWind Secures €162,000 in SEAI Funding to Develop a New Wind and Solar Data Management Platform

    BrightWind Secures €162,000 in SEAI Funding to Develop a New Wind and Solar Data Management Platform

BrightWind has secured €162,000 in funding from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to support the company in building a new wind and solar resource data management platform. The

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Science Foundation Ireland Publishes Annual Plan For 2020

    Science Foundation Ireland Publishes Annual Plan For 2020

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has published its Annual Plan for 2020. Key priorities are: a continued focus on individual-led research programmes, challenge-based funding initiatives including programmes to address climate action,

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‘Herbal Leys – Milk Production for the Future’ Wins Teagasc Award at BTYSTE 2020

    ‘Herbal Leys – Milk Production for the Future’ Wins Teagasc Award at BTYSTE 2020

A project which investigated whether agriculture can be both profitable and sustainable for the future was the recipient of the Teagasc Special Award at the BT Young Scientist and Technology

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Elaine Donohue Appointed as BIA Innovator Campus General Manager

    Elaine Donohue Appointed as BIA Innovator Campus General Manager

BIA Innovator Campus, the multi-million euro food innovation hub in Athenry, has announced Elaine Donohue as its General Manager. BIA Innovator Campus will transform the food entrepreneurship landscape in the West

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New Irish Start-up Uses Virtual Reality Tech to Design Customised Homes

    New Irish Start-up Uses Virtual Reality Tech to Design Customised Homes

Ireland generates millions of tonnes of building waste each year – VR Technology could actively reduce this. “Eliminating physical errors at design stage using VR technology will inevitably reduce waste and

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DuPont Acquires UCD Spin-out OxyMem

    DuPont Acquires UCD Spin-out OxyMem

DuPont has exercised its option to acquire full ownership of OxyMem Ltd, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company. OxyMem develops and produces Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) technology for

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New Research Shows E-cigarette Vape Increases the Potential For Lung Bacteria to Cause Harm and Increase Inflammation

    New Research Shows E-cigarette Vape Increases the Potential For Lung Bacteria to Cause Harm and Increase Inflammation

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that bacteria often found in the lungs became more harmful and caused increased inflammation when they were exposed to e-cigarette vape. The results

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Irish Enterprises to Spend €715K on Making Tech Sustainable This Year

    Irish Enterprises to Spend €715K on Making Tech Sustainable This Year

Expleo, the technology partner for innovative companies, has announced the results of a survey which found that the average Irish enterprise will spend €714,784 on making their technology infrastructure more

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Decarbonisation Will Involve Most Profound Social Transformation Since the Industrial Revolution

    Decarbonisation Will Involve Most Profound Social Transformation Since the Industrial Revolution

Decarbonisation will involve the most profound social adjustments and transformations since the Industrial Revolution. That’s according to Professor Murray Hitzman, Director of iCRAG the SFI Research Centre for Applied Geosciences at the iCRAG2019 conference

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Textiles – The EU’s Fourth Largest Cause of Environmental Pressures After Food, Housing, Transport

    Textiles – The EU’s Fourth Largest Cause of Environmental Pressures After Food, Housing, Transport

Consumption of clothing, footwear and household textiles in the European Union (EU) uses annually about 1.3 tonnes of raw materials and more than 100 cubic metres of water per person,

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5-year Plan to Future-proof the Manufacturing Sector

    5-year Plan to Future-proof the Manufacturing Sector

The Government recently launched Ireland’s Industry 4.0 Strategy at the Irish Manufacturing Research Centre in Mullingar to help firms respond to the transformation of the manufacturing sector being driven by

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New Data Science Master’s Programme Launched at IT Sligo Aims to Tackle All Things Data!

    New Data Science Master’s Programme Launched at IT Sligo Aims to Tackle All Things Data!

A new Master’s course in the expanding industry of Data Science has been launched by IT Sligo to explore how we extract knowledge from the ever increasing and complex data

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New €10 Million Investment in Moorepark Technology

    New €10 Million Investment in Moorepark Technology

A new €10 million investment in Moorepark Technology Limited (MTL) has been officially opened in Fermoy, County Cork. The €10 million investment in the new Moorepark Technology Limited Pilot Plant

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OSSM Cloud Partners With SmartFreight to Revolutionise the Logistics Landscape

    OSSM Cloud Partners With SmartFreight to Revolutionise the Logistics Landscape

OSSM Cloud Solutions, the Dublin-based Oracle NetSuite solution provider, has partnered with international shipping software company SmartFreight to launch its new SmartFreight NetSuite Connector. The new integrated solution is targeted

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Ireland Leads the Way in Ocean Energy as SEAI Funded Wave Energy Device Arrives in Hawaii For Testing

    Ireland Leads the Way in Ocean Energy as SEAI Funded Wave Energy Device Arrives in Hawaii For Testing

The wave energy device by Ocean Energy Ltd, funded by the Government of Ireland through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), has

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Dublin Scientists Play Central Role in Detection of Highest-energy Gamma-ray

    Dublin Scientists Play Central Role in Detection of Highest-energy Gamma-ray

Scientists from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) have played a key role in observing the highest-energy gamma-rays ever detected from

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Government Investment in Research & Development Amounted to €808.1 Million in 2019

    Government Investment in Research & Development Amounted to €808.1 Million in 2019

Government spend on R&D was €765.7 million in 2018 which marks an increase of 3.6% in expenditure over the previous

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Research Shows Significant Dairy Beef Carbon Reduction Potential

    Research Shows Significant Dairy Beef Carbon Reduction Potential

ABP Food Group, which is the largest beef processor in the UK and Ireland, in conjunction with the Irish Cattle

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€65 Million For 16 Ground-breaking Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    €65 Million For 16 Ground-breaking Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Government has announced that 16 innovative projects have been successful under the second round of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation

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Equinix Accelerates Goodbody’s Investment in Digital Transformation

    Equinix Accelerates Goodbody’s Investment in Digital Transformation

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, today announces that it is supporting Goodbody’s investment in evolving and growing its business.

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Esri Ireland Helps KN Circet to Speed Up Nationwide Broadband Rollout

    Esri Ireland Helps KN Circet to Speed Up Nationwide Broadband Rollout

Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has implemented a new digital mapping system for telecom network

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Enterprise Ireland and HSE Award Five Companies Innovation Contracts to Address Diabetes

    Enterprise Ireland and HSE Award Five Companies Innovation Contracts to Address Diabetes

€100,000 in funding through Enterprise Ireland’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme is to be awarded to five companies following

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Irish Water Reveals the Story Behind the Challenges Facing Public Water Infrastructure

    Irish Water Reveals the Story Behind the Challenges Facing Public Water Infrastructure

Research commissioned by Irish Water and conducted by B&A indicates that 44% of the Irish public admit they ‘know nothing or

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€21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre

    €21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre

The Government has announced Enterprise Ireland funding of €7.2 million, over five years, for Food for Health Ireland, a Technology

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BioSimulytics Wins UCD’s 2019 Start-Up of the Year Award

    BioSimulytics Wins UCD’s 2019 Start-Up of the Year Award

BioSimulytics (http://biosimulytics.com/), which is developing a software platform to bring greater speed, certainty and product data quality to a critical

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Bridging Science and the Consumer: Key Market Trends and Implications For the Irish Food Industry

    Bridging Science and the Consumer: Key Market Trends and Implications For the Irish Food Industry

Market experts, research scientists and industry commentators met recently at a joint Bord Bia-Teagasc conference to discuss how science is

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Researchers Show Noise Pollution is Threatening the Survival of a Number of Species

    Researchers Show Noise Pollution is Threatening the Survival of a Number of Species

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found noise pollution is threatening the survival of more than 100 different species. The

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UCD Wins Two Knowledge Transfer Ireland 2019 Impact Awards

    UCD Wins Two Knowledge Transfer Ireland 2019 Impact Awards

University College Dublin, through NovaUCD, has won two Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) 2019 Impact Awards. The annual KTI Impact Awards,

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Leftover Grain From Breweries Could be Converted into Fuel For Homes

    Leftover Grain From Breweries Could be Converted into Fuel For Homes

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher has developed a low cost technique to convert left over barley from alcohol breweries into

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Seven Emerging Start-Ups Set to Pitch at Final of University College Dublin’s 2019 Accelerator Programme

    Seven Emerging Start-Ups Set to Pitch at Final of University College Dublin’s 2019 Accelerator Programme

Seven emerging University College Dublin (UCD) start-ups are set to pitch their business plans at the final of the University’s

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Rise of Cloud Driving Average Irish Enterprise to Spend €445,000 on Channel Partnerships in Next Year

    Rise of Cloud Driving Average Irish Enterprise to Spend €445,000 on Channel Partnerships in Next Year

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has published the findings of an independent survey exploring the views of senior enterprise IT professionals

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€11 Million Funding For Cutting-edge Energy Research

    €11 Million Funding For Cutting-edge Energy Research

The Government has announced that €11 million in funding has been awarded to 50 cutting-edge research, development and demonstration energy projects.

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Should Infant and Follow-on Formula Continue to Contain Arachidonic Acid in the Future?

    Should Infant and Follow-on Formula Continue to Contain Arachidonic Acid in the Future?

From February 2020 onwards, new standards for infant and follow-on formulae will be in effect in the European Union (Commission

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Ireland Uniquely Positioned to Become Global Research Powerhouse

    Ireland Uniquely Positioned to Become Global Research Powerhouse

At its second annual high-level conference on higher education and research, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce called on policymakers

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The Irish Heart Foundation Launches Ground-breaking Childhood Obesity Manifesto

    The Irish Heart Foundation Launches Ground-breaking Childhood Obesity Manifesto

Obesity “represents the greatest single threat to the health and wellbeing of children in Ireland today and drastic action is

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Output Sports Named Best Early Stage Company in Dublin

    Output Sports Named Best Early Stage Company in Dublin

Output Sports, the University College Dublin (UCD) sports technology spin-out, has been named ‘Best Early Stage’ company, and won a

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Many Popular Packaged Foods in the EU Contain too Much Fat, Sugar, Salt and too Little Fibre

    Many Popular Packaged Foods in the EU Contain too Much Fat, Sugar, Salt and too Little Fibre

A large number of food products frequently sold on the EU market contain too much sugar, salt, fat, and not

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Ireland’s Changing Financial Services Sector Will Force Major Changes to Third-level Degree Courses

    Ireland’s Changing Financial Services Sector Will Force Major Changes to Third-level Degree Courses

The rapid growth in sustainable finance will require major changes to the make-up of third-level business and finance degree courses

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Firms Benefit From Over €1 Million R&D Funding Through Co-Innovate Programme

    Firms Benefit From Over €1 Million R&D Funding Through Co-Innovate Programme

Over one million Euro of investment in research and development has been awarded to companies involved in cross-border projects to

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Two Leading University College Dublin Researchers Win 2019 Science Foundation Ireland Awards

    Two Leading University College Dublin Researchers Win 2019 Science Foundation Ireland Awards

Two leading University College Dublin (UCD) researchers have been announced as winners of prestigious 2019 Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Awards

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Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award

    Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award

Auranta, which develops and produces a range of innovative and sustainable animal feed products to boost gut health, immunity and

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It is Time to Change Senior Cycle Education

    It is Time to Change Senior Cycle Education

New ESRI research shows a strong appetite among students, parents and teachers for changing senior cycle education, which incorporates Transition

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Widespread Drying of European Peatlands in Recent Centuries

    Widespread Drying of European Peatlands in Recent Centuries

A team of researchers, including experts from Queen’s University Belfast, have examined 31 peatlands across Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and continental

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SFI Public Service Fellowship Programme – Deadline Extension

    SFI Public Service Fellowship Programme – Deadline Extension

Science Foundation Ireland is extending the application deadline for the SFI Public Service Fellowship programme call to 23rd January 2020, 13:00 Dublin

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New EU Report Assesses the Use of Blockchain Technologies in Finance, Trade and Public Service

    New EU Report Assesses the Use of Blockchain Technologies in Finance, Trade and Public Service

The European Commission’s science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre, has published a new flagship report exploring the challenges and impacts of

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Putting the Science into Irish Beer and Spirits With a Brewing and Distilling Degree

    Putting the Science into Irish Beer and Spirits With a Brewing and Distilling Degree

The Irish brewing and distilling industry has undergone a resurgence in recent years as global consumer demand for novel beverages

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Europe’s Circular Economy Still in its Infancy

    Europe’s Circular Economy Still in its Infancy

Circular material use can minimise waste and resource extraction, improve resource efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to conserving

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New Material Developed at University of Limerick Could ‘Help Solve Global Water Crisis’

    New Material Developed at University of Limerick Could ‘Help Solve Global Water Crisis’

A revolutionary new material developed at University of Limerick could “help solve the global water crisis” by producing water from

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New Report on the Impact of Digitisation on the World of Work in the EU

    New Report on the Impact of Digitisation on the World of Work in the EU

The European Commission’s science and knowledge hub, the Joint Research Centre, has launched its latest report, ‘The changing nature of work and

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