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New €10,000 bursary for winning energy research project

    New €10,000 bursary for winning energy research project

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has started the search for sustainable energy leaders as it launched its 14th annual energy awards, the longest running energy leadership awards in

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Accenture Launches R&D Hub ‘The Dock’

    Accenture Launches R&D Hub ‘The Dock’

Accenture announced on Friday plans to hire more than 300 technology and design professionals in Ireland this year. This includes 100 new roles at The Dock, the company’s multi-disciplinary research

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€34.5 Million in Funding Announced for the Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative

    €34.5 Million in Funding Announced for the Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative

Enterprise Ireland reported on Tuesday that the third phase of its Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative (TTSI), which serves to bolster the capability within the knowledge transfer system in Ireland, will

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SEAI Doubles Sustainable Energy Research Fund to €2 Million in 2017

    SEAI Doubles Sustainable Energy Research Fund to €2 Million in 2017

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) announced on Thursday a doubling of its Energy Research, Development and Demonstration fund for next year to €2 million. The fund is open

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Irish wind energy industry expected to create numerous jobs by 2020

A recently published survey of the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA), released at the autumn conference in Killarney, showed enormous growth opportunities in the wind energy industry in Ireland in

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Galway-based research centre gets €68 million backing

    Galway-based research centre gets €68 million backing

Ireland’s presence in the medtech research industry has just received a massive boost as Cúram, the Centre for Research in Medical Devices, has launched at NUI Galway. The centre has

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SEAI and Enterprise Ireland announce winners of innovation competition to develop smart technology solutions

    SEAI and Enterprise Ireland announce winners of innovation competition to develop smart technology solutions

Three winners of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competition were announced to develop smart technology solutions for Building Energy Rating (BER). Each company will receive €30,000 from SEAI to

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SOLAR-H2 project – Bright future for solar fuels

    SOLAR-H2 project – Bright future for solar fuels

The EU-funded SOLAR-H2 project has established a pan-European research network that is tapping into the potential of solar fuel that could one day replace fossil fuels because it’s a clean energy

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European Commission launches three Horizon Prizes for energy innovation

    European Commission launches three Horizon Prizes for energy innovation

The European Commission launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy. Worth a total of €3.25 million and funded under Horizon 2020,

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Shipwreck-inspired wave power idea nets EUR 10 mn for full-scale demo

    Shipwreck-inspired wave power idea nets EUR 10 mn for full-scale demo

The kinetic energy of the waves can convert into electricity that can be fed into the grid with the help of a device, which has won a EUR 10 million loan

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AMBER researcher awarded €2.5m to create groundbreaking high-tech customisable battery

    AMBER researcher awarded €2.5m to create groundbreaking high-tech customisable battery

Valeria Nicolosi, researcher at the SFI-funded AMBER materials science research centre at Trinity College Dublin, has been awarded a €2.5m ERC Consolidator Grant to create an innovative new type of

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Trinity engineer raising €10m for nuclear power technology

    Trinity engineer raising €10m for nuclear power technology

A Trinity College engineering graduate is raising €10m to develop a nuclear power technology, that he and his partners claim could produce electricity more safely. It would also do so

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Ministers Bruton and English announce €28 million Science Foundation Ireland investment in research equipment and facilities

    Ministers Bruton and English announce €28 million Science Foundation Ireland investment in research equipment and facilities

The Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton, TD together with the Minister for Research, Innovation and Skills, Damien English, TD yesterday announced details of a €28 million investment in research equipment and facilities

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Minister English announces new partnership to lead cutting-edge energy system integration research in Ireland

    Minister English  announces new partnership to lead cutting-edge energy system integration research in Ireland

Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English TD, today announced funding of over €11 million to the Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP). ESIPP will receive €5.5 million from

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UCD and IBM joining forces to push Irish smart cities research

    UCD and IBM joining forces to push Irish smart cities research

University College Dublin (UCD) and IBM have struck a deal that will see the pair collaborate on developing the latest technologies for future sustainable smart cities. Based at UCD’s O’Brien

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Apple expanding Cork operations and putting €1million in research fund

    Apple expanding Cork operations and putting €1million in research fund

Apple’s campus in Cork is about to get a major upgrade, as the tech giant adds a new building to Hollyhill with a capacity for an extra 1,000 jobs. The new

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ORJIP launches marine website

    ORJIP launches marine website

The Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) Ocean Energy has launched a website supporting early array deployments for the wave and tidal sector. The ORJIP website features background information on

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Tricel announces creation of 100 jobs in Kerry

    Tricel announces creation of 100 jobs in Kerry

Manufacturing and engineering group Tricel is to create 100 new jobs over the next 18 months. 40 of these jobs will be based in the company’s headquarters in Killarney and

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Manufacturing growth speeds up again in May – PMI

The country’s manufacturing sector expanded at its quickest pace in three months in May to mark two years of non-stop growth as firms increased prices slightly to offset cost pressures.

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MARSH & McLENNAN ANNOUNCES OPENING OF THE MARSH & McLENNAN INNOVATION CENTRE

    MARSH & McLENNAN ANNOUNCES OPENING OF THE MARSH & McLENNAN INNOVATION CENTRE

DUBLIN, May 28, 2015 — Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC) and IDA Ireland today announced the opening of the Marsh & McLennan Innovation Centre in Dublin, Ireland.  The

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Mallinckrodt plc announces €45m Investment in Ireland

    Mallinckrodt plc announces €45m Investment in Ireland

DUBLIN, May 20, 2015 – Mallinckrodt plc, a leading global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced a €45million investment to expand its Dublin-based operations. A new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and office

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EVERYDAY INNOVATION A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ESTABLISHING AND OPERATING AN INNOVATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN YOUR BUSINESS

    EVERYDAY INNOVATION A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ESTABLISHING AND OPERATING AN INNOVATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN YOUR BUSINESS

Innovation is the harnessing of ideas for the commercial benefit of business, to drive future growth and profitability. A formal innovation management system brings discipline to the process of creating

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Innovate UK’s £16m support to 25 innovative projects to boost agriculture

    Innovate UK’s £16m support to 25 innovative projects to boost agriculture

The UK Government and industry will be providing over 70 businesses and universities funding of around £16m to aid in the development of business ideas, and to boost agriculture. Of

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Construction initiated for first phase of Belgian wind facility

    Construction initiated for first phase of Belgian wind facility

Construction work has been initiated to develop the largest onshore wind farm in Belgium, which will be located in the

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Dong Energy awards contract to J Murphy & Sons for 580MW offshore wind project in UK

    Dong Energy awards contract to J Murphy & Sons for 580MW offshore wind project in UK

Danish power firm Dong Energy has awarded a contract worth £21.8m to J Murphy & Sons for setting up an

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SFI / EI Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Programme 2015

    SFI / EI Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Programme 2015

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland (EI), is pleased to launch the TIDA 2015 Programme. The purpose

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Women in Ireland encouraged to apply for EU innovator prize

    Women in Ireland encouraged to apply for EU innovator prize

The EU has launched its third annual EU Prize for Women Innovators to inspire and highlight the need for more

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Research driving need for new management mindset in biotech sector

    Research driving need for new management mindset in biotech sector

The biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors are undergoing major changes caused by increased research in the areas of biomedicine and biogenetics

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Ireland has reached the halfway point for 2020 renewable energy targets

    Ireland has reached the halfway point for 2020 renewable energy targets

A new report from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is heralding the news that going by 2013’s figures,

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Commission guide: Moedas wants ‘Europe to be the place to do research’

    Commission guide: Moedas wants ‘Europe to be the place to do research’

When commission president Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled his €315bn investment plan, he announced that a major focus of the project would

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IT Carlow flying high after opening of €5.5m aerospace research centre

    IT Carlow flying high after opening of €5.5m aerospace research centre

IT Carlow has put itself in the cockpit, as far as aerospace engineering is concerned, following the opening of its

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SFI-Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Award Programme 2015

    SFI-Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Award Programme 2015

SFI and Pfizer are pleased to launch the SFI-Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Award Programme 2015. The SFI-Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Award Programme

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Inaugural Research & Innovation Conference

    Inaugural Research & Innovation Conference

Irelands, inaugural Research & Innovation Conference in association with ‘Big Four’ firm EY and chaired by Denis Hayes, Managing Director

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Horizon Pharma plc Celebrates Official Opening of New Global Corporate Headquarters in Dublin

    Horizon Pharma plc Celebrates Official Opening of New Global Corporate Headquarters in Dublin

Company plans to add sixty highly skilled jobs at Dublin facility over next three years. Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ:  HZNP), a

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Apple to invest €1.7bn in renewable energy data centres in Ireland and Denmark

    Apple to invest €1.7bn in renewable energy data centres in Ireland and Denmark

Apple is to invest €1.7bn to build and operate two data centres in Europe that will be 100pc powered by

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Ireland’s largest renewable energies research centre begins cross-border work

    Ireland’s largest renewable energies research centre begins cross-border work

Ireland’s largest renewable energies research centre has begun its €2m (stg£1.5m) operation to develop SMEs to flourish in the growing

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University of Sheffield aims to become a global leader in energy research and innovation

    University of Sheffield aims to become a global leader in energy research and innovation

The University of Sheffield will work to tackle the world’s greatest energy challenges by bringing together international scholars, industry experts

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Ireland excels at manufacturing and education in Global Innovation Index

    Ireland excels at manufacturing and education in Global Innovation Index

Ireland is No 2 in the world for manufacturing and sixth for education, according to the latest Bloomberg Global Innovation

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Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English, TD to make opening address on Government support for Irish research

    Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English, TD to make opening address on Government support for Irish research

The inaugural Research & Innovation Conference and Exhibition will foster collaboration between industry, academia and government agencies. The outstanding success

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Accenture spots leaders of tomorrow in colleges today

    Accenture spots leaders of tomorrow in colleges today

Award for aspiring Irish entrepreneurs has attracts 88 third-level applicants Some 88 entries from high-performing third-level students have been received

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US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards – Call for Nominations Opens Today

    US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards – Call for Nominations Opens Today

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland (the Chamber) have opened the call for nominations

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Is innovation essential for development work ?

    Is innovation essential for development work ?

Not all development problems require new solutions. Increasing funding and capability are more important than innovation. Innovation has become central

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The importance of innovation

    The importance of innovation

Private, public and third sector recognise innovation as key to success, and in some cases survival when finances are tight,

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Energy-efficient aeration solutions for waste water treatment

    Energy-efficient aeration solutions for waste water treatment

UCD spinout OxyMem is commercialising its breakthrough technology to address the global need for a more energy-efficient aeration solution for

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SEAI launch Bigger and Better One Good Idea Project

    SEAI launch Bigger and Better One Good Idea Project

~ SEAI to reach more schools through new partnership with AIB~   Today, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

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Vision of energy independent Aran Islands wins overall at SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards

    Vision of energy independent Aran Islands wins overall at SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards

~ Aran Islands Renewable Energy Ltd wins top prize as organisations honoured for energy savings of €20 million ~ Comharchumann

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Students in Australia break electric vehicle world speed record

    Students in Australia break electric vehicle world speed record

Students from the University of New South Wales in Australia have broken the electric vehicle world speed record over 500

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Scientists producing hydrogen energy from water at 30x faster rate

    Scientists producing hydrogen energy from water at 30x faster rate

Scientists from the University of Glasgow have claimed to have cracked the process of creating hydrogen fuel from water 30

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Major jobs boost for Killybegs announced

    Major jobs boost for Killybegs announced

A €35m investment has been announced for Killybegs, with plans to build the world’s largest bio-marine ingredients plant in the

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Unveils Plans for its Future Expansion in Ireland and the Hiring of Approximately 200 New Employees

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals Unveils Plans for its Future Expansion in Ireland and the Hiring of Approximately 200 New Employees

3 April – Dublin, Alexion Pharma International Trading, a subsidiary of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced its plans to expand

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EcoWatch Scoops Prize of Up To €10k in Smart Grid Innovation Hub Start-up Search

    EcoWatch Scoops Prize of Up To €10k in Smart Grid Innovation Hub Start-up Search

EcoWatch has been named ‘Ireland’s Most Promising Start-up’ for a smart-grid solution or service as part of the EirGrid and

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Irish Firm Driven to Succeed in Electric Car Market

    Irish Firm Driven to Succeed in Electric Car Market

Eveo Solutions has become the first Irish manufacturer of electric charging stations after spotting a gap in the market, and

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Viridor, Highview Partnership Wins £8 Million Boost for Energy Storage Innovation

    Viridor, Highview Partnership Wins £8 Million Boost for Energy Storage Innovation

A partnership between Somerset waste management firm Viridor and Highview Power Storage has been awarded more than £8 million to

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Scientists Make Major Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion

    Scientists Make Major Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion

In what could prove to be the first step towards nuclear fusion, the ‘holy grail’ of energy production, a team

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NUI Galway Hosts Ireland’s Largest Student-Run Energy Event

    NUI Galway Hosts Ireland’s Largest Student-Run Energy Event

The 4th Annual Energy Night, Ireland’s largest student-run energy event, will take place at NUI Galway’s New Engineering Building, Thursday

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Ireland has the potential for leading biofuel revolution

    Ireland has the potential for leading biofuel revolution

Work being undertaken at NUI Galway has great potential for clean-energy production, a leading expert in bioenergy and biorefining has

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‘Smart’ Windows to Cut Energy Use in Buildings by 20%

    ‘Smart’ Windows to Cut Energy Use in Buildings by 20%

A consortium of three European manufacturers and suppliers of windows and ventilation systems, including an Irish company based in Dublin,

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Two Irish Entries Go Forward to Finale of the European Ace Awards For Sustainable Energy

    Two Irish Entries Go Forward to Finale of the European Ace Awards For Sustainable Energy

The two Irish contestants to go forward to the finale of the Ace Awards in autumn 2014 have been announced.

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