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MOU Between Inland Fisheries Ireland and Trinity College Dublin

    MOU Between Inland Fisheries Ireland and Trinity College Dublin

Inland Fisheries Ireland and the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU will enable both institutions to collaborate across fisheries

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€3 Million FEXCO-UCC Research Collaboration Launched

    €3 Million FEXCO-UCC Research Collaboration Launched

FINTECHNEXT – a financial technology (fintech) research collaboration between technology company Fexco, University College Cork (UCC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) – has been launched in Killorglin, County Kerry. The €3 million

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Vertical ‘Container Farms’ Can Produce Bigger and Better Natural Crops

    Vertical ‘Container Farms’ Can Produce Bigger and Better Natural Crops

Two vertical ‘container farms’ capable of producing natural crops which are more nutritious, have far bigger yields – and are ready to harvest in at least half the time –

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Irish Universities Association Welcomes Government Announcement of €12 Million Investment in Curiosity Driven Basic Research

    Irish Universities Association Welcomes Government Announcement of €12 Million Investment in Curiosity Driven Basic Research

The Irish Universities Association (IUA) has welcomed the announcement by Ministers Joe McHugh and John Halligan of €12 million investment by the Irish Research Council in ground-breaking, basic research projects. Twelve

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Professor Michael Diskin Awarded Teagasc Gold Medal For 2018

    Professor Michael Diskin Awarded Teagasc Gold Medal For 2018

Professor Michael Diskin is the 2018 winner of the Teagasc Gold Medal. Professor Diskin is Head of the Teagasc Animal & Bioscience Research Department and he is also the Sheep

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UCC Ranked as World Leader For Social and Economic Impact

    UCC Ranked as World Leader For Social and Economic Impact

University College Cork (UCC) has been ranked as one of the leading universities in the world for social and economic impact, in the inaugural 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) University

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UCD Mathematician Awarded €2.5 Million in European Research Council Funding

    UCD Mathematician Awarded €2.5 Million in European Research Council Funding

Professor Frederic Dias (pictured), an applied mathematician at University College Dublin (UCD), and a global leader in fluid dynamics research, has been awarded a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Advanced

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Teagasc and TNO Sign Memorandum of Understanding

    Teagasc and TNO Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Teagasc, the national body responsible for providing research, advisory and training services to the Irish agri-food sector, and TNO, the Dutch technological innovation centre, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding

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CroíValve Raises €3.2 Million in Oversubscribed Funding Round

    CroíValve Raises €3.2 Million in Oversubscribed Funding Round

CroíValve, a medtech start-up providing a safe and effective treatment for tricuspid regurgitation, has secured €3.2 million in an oversubscribed seed financing round. The round was led by the HBAN

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EarthSense and Trinity College Dublin Join Forces to Create an Educational Air Quality Tool for Dublin City Centre

    EarthSense and Trinity College Dublin Join Forces to Create an Educational Air Quality Tool for Dublin City Centre

Air quality expert, EarthSense is integrating its Zephyr® air quality data into a new educational air quality tool developed by researchers at Trinity College Dublin. The venture aims to enhance engagement

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National IP Protocol 2019 to Drive Commercialisation of Irish Research and Boost Economic Growth

    National IP Protocol 2019 to Drive Commercialisation of Irish Research and Boost Economic Growth

The Government has launched the National IP Protocol 2019. The Protocol, which is in its third edition, is produced and managed by Knowledge Transfer Ireland on behalf of the Department of

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Grass as an Important Source of Biomass

    Grass as an Important Source of Biomass

Is grass more than it seems?  This was a question addressed by a group of specialists from New Zealand, Denmark and Ireland during a recent 4-day visit to three Teagasc

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48% of Adults in Ireland Have Little to No Understanding of Drones

    48% of Adults in Ireland Have Little to No Understanding of Drones

In December 2018, Gatwick Airport in London was forced to cancel hundreds of flights and leave thousands of passengers stranded due to a repeated drone incursion. More recently, in February,

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LEOs Unite to Create New Opportunity For Producers to Pitch to Top Food Buyers

    LEOs Unite to Create New Opportunity For Producers to Pitch to Top Food Buyers

Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in local authorities from all over the country have joined forces to make an unprecedented investment in raising the profile of the country’s finest food producers.

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Standardised Protocol For Food Digestion Simulation – INFOGEST 2.0

    Standardised Protocol For Food Digestion Simulation – INFOGEST 2.0

Teagasc researchers have been involved in a large-scale EU-funded network to improve and standardise the scientific protocol for simulating food digestion. The protocol is a result of a long-term collaboration

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€31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

    €31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

A €31 million project has been approved for an ambitious four-year floating offshore wind project. Subject to consenting, it is planned  that a full-scale floating wind turbine be deployed for testing

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Cork’s Third Level Institutions Call For Safer Cycling Infrastructure

    Cork’s Third Level Institutions Call For Safer Cycling Infrastructure

Cork’s third level education research institutions have come together to call for safer conditions for their staff and students who commute by bicycle. The institutions join several local businesses already

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Ireland Ranks Lowest in Europe For Realising Benefits of Sustainable Business Practices

    Ireland Ranks Lowest in Europe For Realising Benefits of Sustainable Business Practices

Irish business leaders rank lowest in Europe when it comes to realising the benefits of environmentally-friendly approaches with only 45% seeing EU and global environmental regulations, including the Paris Agreement,

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Researchers at UCD Lead Development of New Urine Test to Detect Prostate Cancer

    Researchers at UCD Lead Development of New Urine Test to Detect Prostate Cancer

Cancer researchers at University College Dublin (UCD) have led the development of a new test which uses urine to detect prostate cancer. Studies have so far shown the test to

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Closing the Loop – European Commission Reports on Circular Economy Action Plan

    Closing the Loop – European Commission Reports on Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Commission has published a comprehensive report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan it adopted in December 2015. The report presents the main results of implementing the action

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€13.7 Million Capital Investment For IT Sligo Under Project Ireland 2040

    €13.7 Million Capital Investment For IT Sligo Under Project Ireland 2040

IT Sligo has been successful in its application of funding for the development and upgrade of the K&L Block on the north campus. The €13.7 million capital investment will be

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Fingal Celebrates a Quantum Leap in Success For BT Young Scientist of the Year Adam Kelly

    Fingal Celebrates a Quantum Leap in Success For BT Young Scientist of the Year Adam Kelly

Fingal County Council has celebrated the success of its students and schools in the 2019 BT Young Scientist competition, as Young Scientist of the Year Adam Kelly was recognised for

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New Transatlantic Partnership to Make Childbirth Safer For Mother and Baby

    New Transatlantic Partnership to Make Childbirth Safer For Mother and Baby

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton TD, has announced a strategic R&D partnership between Raydiant Oximetry, Inc., a medical device start-up based in Mountain View, California, and

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EU Invests Over €10 Billion in Innovative Clean Technologies

    EU Invests Over €10 Billion in Innovative Clean Technologies

The European Commission has announced an investment programme worth over €10 billion for low-carbon technologies in several sectors to boost

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UCD AI For Good Project Shortlisted For 2019 US-Ireland Research Innovation Award

    UCD AI For Good Project Shortlisted For 2019 US-Ireland Research Innovation Award

A University College Dublin (UCD) project using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, to help improve the lives of millions of young

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European Commission Launches Pilot Projects to Reinforce EU’s Cybersecurity Capacity

    European Commission Launches Pilot Projects to Reinforce EU’s Cybersecurity Capacity

The European Commission is investing more than €63.5 million in four pilot projects to lay the ground work for building

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Salmonella Cases in Humans – Assessing Current EU Reduction Targets

    Salmonella Cases in Humans – Assessing Current EU Reduction Targets

After several years of decline, salmonellosis cases in the EU have flattened out. EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) scientists say

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Seeking to Grow Research Links Between Irish and Welsh Universities

    Seeking to Grow Research Links Between Irish and Welsh Universities

Professor Peter Halligan (pictured), an internationally renowned psychologist and neuroscientist, and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Welsh Government, recently delivered

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Irish Research Centre Selected to Participate in €15 Million EU Cybersecurity Research Project

    Irish Research Centre Selected to Participate in €15 Million  EU Cybersecurity Research Project

Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, which is backed by Science Foundation Ireland, has been selected to participate in a

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€4.3 Million Invested in Enterprise-based Research Partnerships

    €4.3 Million Invested in Enterprise-based Research Partnerships

The Government has announced details of a €4.3 million investment in the Irish Research Council’s Enterprise Partnership Scheme. The Irish Research Council’s Enterprise

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Silicon Valley Tech Company Signifyd Opens Global R&D Centre in Northern Ireland

    Silicon Valley Tech Company Signifyd Opens Global R&D Centre in Northern Ireland

Signifyd, the market leader in guaranteed fraud protection, has announced its first-ever investment in Northern Ireland with a 150-person global

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€251 Million More For Erasmus+ in 2019

    €251 Million More For Erasmus+ in 2019

The European Commission has adopted the revised Erasmus+ Annual Work Programme for 2019, allocating an additional €251 million to the already planned

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100 New Jobs Created by Global Human Data Sciences Innovator

    100 New Jobs Created by Global Human Data Sciences Innovator

IQVIA, a leading global provider of information, innovative technology solutions and contract research services, has announced the creation of 100 jobs

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Research Study on New Skin Patch Treatment For Peanut Allergy Shows Increased Tolerance to Peanuts

The results of a research study on a new skin patch treatment for peanut allergy have been released. The results

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TU Dublin and Intel Announce 5-Year Strategic Partnership

    TU Dublin and Intel Announce 5-Year Strategic Partnership

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) has announced a five-year strategic partnership with Intel Ireland as part of a far-reaching programme

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EDGE Innovate Invests £8 Million in New Plant and New People

    EDGE Innovate Invests £8 Million in New Plant and New People

Dungannon-based EDGE Innovate is implementing a four year expansion programme focused on innovation, employment, skills development and export growth. The company

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Vistamilk SFI Research Centre Appoints Centre Manager

    Vistamilk SFI Research Centre Appoints Centre Manager

Dr Francis Kearney has been appointed as the centre manager of the Vistamilk SFI Research Centre. Vistamilk is a  €40

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Programme – Over €353 Million to Support More than 2,350 Scientists

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Programme – Over €353 Million to Support More than 2,350 Scientists

The European Commission will award grants worth a total of €273 million to 1,351 researchers across the European Research Area.

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Future-proofing Ireland’s Food Talent

    Future-proofing Ireland’s Food Talent

For over 70 years, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) has been at the forefront of the food and drink industry,

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The Robot Exchange Chooses Lisburn For New R&D Hub

    The Robot Exchange Chooses Lisburn For New R&D Hub

The Robot Exchange, specialists in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions (facilitating the automation of repetitive tasks), is investing in a

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€4.5 Million Investment in Research Commercialisation

    €4.5 Million Investment in Research Commercialisation

€4.5 million in funding has been awarded to 38 research projects to support the commercialisation of government-funded research. 47 research

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World-first Wind Lidar Measurements From a Drone

    World-first Wind Lidar Measurements From a Drone

Leading wind Lidar developer, ZX Lidars, has successfully demonstrated the use of Drone Wind Lidar to accurately measure the wind

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Expleo Ireland to Invest €8 Million and Create 150 New Jobs

    Expleo Ireland to Invest €8 Million and Create 150 New Jobs

Assystem Technologies and its affiliates have relaunch under a new brand. 18 months after taking over the operations of Assystem

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Coca-Cola and Enterprise Ireland Celebrate Graduates of 2018 Thrive Project

    Coca-Cola and Enterprise Ireland Celebrate Graduates of 2018 Thrive Project

Coca-Cola and Enterprise Ireland recently celebrated the graduation of the third cohort of the Thrive Project. The eight ambitious Irish

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Intel’s Bernie Capraro Named as Adjunct Professor at Technological University Dublin

    Intel’s Bernie Capraro Named as Adjunct Professor at Technological University Dublin

Bernie Capraro, Intel Research and Higher Education Programme Manager, has been named as an Adjunct Professor at Technological University Dublin

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Malicious Insiders are Fastest-growing Threat Facing Businesses, say CIOs

    Malicious Insiders are Fastest-growing Threat Facing Businesses, say CIOs

Logicalis Ireland, the IT solutions and managed services provider, has announced the results of a survey which shows that malicious

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Big Data Business SciLeads Targets Customers in Global Scientific Market

    Big Data Business SciLeads Targets Customers in Global Scientific Market

Belfast-based SciLeads is growing its team threefold and also enhancing its lead generation and marketing intelligence platform, which is used

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Hexafly Secures Another €1.1 Million in Funding

    Hexafly Secures Another €1.1 Million in Funding

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initiative of Enterprise

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Research Shows Some Increase in Number of Students Taking Higher-level Subjects

    Research Shows Some Increase in Number of Students Taking Higher-level Subjects

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has published research on the early impacts of the revised grading scheme for

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Big Nutrient Knowledge Gap Uncovered By New Research

    Big Nutrient Knowledge Gap Uncovered By New Research

The demand to live a healthier lifestyle is increasing, yet 4 in 5 people across Northern Europe do not know

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The Development of Ab-MP Technology to Tackle Sepsis

    The Development of Ab-MP Technology to Tackle Sepsis

MediSieve, a UK-based medical device organisation developing ‘magnetic blood filtration’ – a ground-breaking treatment for blood-borne diseases which filters pathogens

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Irish IT Decision-makers Warn of Impact of Rising Data Volumes

    Irish IT Decision-makers Warn of Impact of Rising Data Volumes

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the results of an independent study that found that Irish IT decision-makers fear

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Realtime Technologies Awarded €3.4 Million Contract by German Space Company OHB System

    Realtime Technologies Awarded €3.4 Million Contract by German Space Company OHB System

Realtime Technologies has announced that its Réaltra Space Systems Engineering Division has been awarded a €3.4 million contract from German

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New Global R&D Centre For Nestlé Opens in Ireland

    New Global R&D Centre For Nestlé Opens in Ireland

Nestlé has opened its first Research and Development Centre in Ireland at its existing manufacturing facility at Askeaton in County

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Research Examines Association Between Early Mobile Phone Ownership and Children’s Academic Outcomes

    Research Examines Association Between Early Mobile Phone Ownership and Children’s Academic Outcomes

Children who owned a mobile phone at age 9 performed less well in tests at age 13, according to new

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Datapac Helps National Opera House Hit the Right Notes With €175,000 Sponsorship Deal

    Datapac Helps National Opera House Hit the Right Notes With €175,000 Sponsorship Deal

Datapac, Ireland’s leading ICT solutions provider, has announced a new five year sponsorship deal with the National Opera House in

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Ireland’s Ocean Energy Test Facility Opens

    Ireland’s Ocean Energy Test Facility Opens

Lir, Ireland’s ocean energy test facility, has been officially opened in Ringaskiddy, County Cork by Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon

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Ulster Bank Introduces ClearSpend – A Market-first Free Mobile App

    Ulster Bank Introduces ClearSpend – A Market-first Free Mobile App

Ulster Bank has introduced the innovative ClearSpend mobile app to its Irish business customers, becoming the first bank in Ireland

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