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Teagasc Joint 5th Among Research Organisations in Europe

    Teagasc Joint 5th Among Research Organisations in Europe

Teagasc secured €6.3 million funding for research from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme in 2018. In comparison with all other research organisations and universities across Europe, Teagasc was joint

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TU Dublin Awarded HERA Funding For Festivals Research

    TU Dublin Awarded HERA Funding For Festivals Research

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) has been awarded €146,000 by the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) for FESTSPACE, a research project about festivals, events and inclusive urban public

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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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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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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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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 their global competitiveness. EU innovative climate action, as announced by

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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 a European network of centres of cybersecurity expertise which will help to

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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 €15 million European Commission cybersecurity research project. Lero researchers Dr

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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 Partnership Scheme supports collaborations between researchers and partner organisations. Over

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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. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships will help excellent scientists find 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 positions will be supported through the awards, in areas such

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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 Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, has announced that agritech

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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 directly from the bloodstream – is receiving two grants from

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Master Project Receives €11 Million in Funding For Microbiome Applications For Food Chain Sustainability

    Master Project Receives €11 Million in Funding For Microbiome Applications For Food Chain Sustainability

The MASTER project is a Horizon 2020 Innovation Action being coordinated by Dr Paul Cotter at Teagasc, which has received EU funding of nearly €11 Million. This ambitious research project

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Exertis SCS to Lead Collaborative Blockchain Initiative

    Exertis SCS to Lead Collaborative Blockchain Initiative

Exertis, a leading distributor of technology products for the B2B, mobile and retail markets, has announced that its Exertis Supply Chain Services (SCS) organisation has secured funding for its ground-breaking

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€100 Million Partnership to Boost Research into Rare Diseases

    €100 Million Partnership to Boost Research into Rare Diseases

The European Commission and 35 partner countries have established a new research partnership on rare diseases. The partnership will give millions of Europeans suffering from one of the many rare

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Irish Genetics Company Wins €1.8 Million ‘Beyond Food Labelling’ R&D Grant

    Irish Genetics Company Wins €1.8 Million ‘Beyond Food Labelling’ R&D Grant

Irish genetics company IdentiGEN has welcomed a €1.8 million research and development award to further strengthen its position as a world leader in DNA technologies within the food industry. IdentiGEN,

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Enterprise Ireland and HSE Invite SMEs to Tackle Diabetes in New Challenges

    Enterprise Ireland and HSE Invite SMEs to Tackle Diabetes in New Challenges

A new competition to address health complications that arise as a result of diabetes has been announced by Enterprise Ireland and the HSE through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

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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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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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€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 mechanism under the EU’s research and innovation programme Horizon 2020.

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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 of a €100 million long-term European Investment Bank (EIB) loan

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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 them explore innovative solutions to address challenges faced by Local

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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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€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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Launch of Citi Ireland’s Pathways to Progress Partnership With Enactus Ireland For 2018-2019

    Launch of Citi Ireland’s Pathways to Progress Partnership With Enactus Ireland For 2018-2019

The second year of the Enactus and Citi Ireland Pathways to Progress programme has been launched. The partnership invites students

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GDG Wins European Funds to Develop Novel Asset Management Software

    GDG Wins European Funds to Develop Novel Asset Management Software

Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), an award-winning specialist firm focused on the delivery of infrastructure projects involving complex and challenging

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GMIT IHUB Extension Work Commences

    GMIT IHUB Extension Work Commences

The first sod has been turned on the site of the new extension to GMIT’s Innovation Hub (iHub) at the

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Landmark Deal Secures €118 Million of Investment For Agri Tech Company Devenish Nutrition

    Landmark Deal Secures €118 Million of Investment For Agri Tech Company Devenish Nutrition

Belfast-based agri technology company Devenish Nutrition has secured €118 million in long-term funding to enable its research, development and growth

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Skillnet Ireland Announces €2 Million Training Fund to Help Close the Widening Skills Gap

    Skillnet Ireland Announces €2 Million Training Fund to Help Close the Widening Skills Gap

Skillnet Ireland, the national agency responsible for the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning in Ireland has announced up to

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Digitalisation of Irish SMEs and National Research Investment to Benefit From European Best-practice

    Digitalisation of Irish SMEs and National Research Investment to Benefit From European Best-practice

Crucial future investment to improve Ireland’s competitiveness will be strengthened by assessment of international best-practice in two key policy areas.

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Enterprise Ireland Launches €500,000 Competitive Start Fund For Entrepreneurs in Marine Technology and Agritech Sectors

    Enterprise Ireland Launches €500,000 Competitive Start Fund For Entrepreneurs in Marine Technology and Agritech Sectors

Enterprise Ireland has announced a new Competitive Start Fund (CSF) totalling up to €500,000 to support start-ups in the marine

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Over €12 Million in Joint Research Funding With Chinese Science Foundation Announced

    Over €12 Million in Joint Research Funding With Chinese Science Foundation Announced

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for Brexit, Simon Coveney, TD and Minister of State for

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European Commission Proposes Most Ambitious Research and Innovation Programme Yet

    European Commission Proposes Most Ambitious Research and Innovation Programme Yet

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing €100 billion for research and innovation. A new

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Clare Hurler Scores Teagasc Fulbright Scholarship to Harvard

    Clare Hurler Scores Teagasc Fulbright Scholarship to Harvard

An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Simon Coveney, TD, and Chargé d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Ireland, Reece

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Innovation at the Heart of North West Brewery

    Innovation at the Heart of North West Brewery

Walled City Brewery, located in Derry’s exciting new cultural quarter Ebrington Square, has been assisted by Invest Northern Ireland to

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UCD Spin-out Secures €2.5 Million in Horizon 2020 SME Funding

    UCD Spin-out Secures €2.5 Million in Horizon 2020 SME Funding

ATXA Therapeutics Ltd, a University College Dublin (UCD) life sciences spin-out, which is developing novel therapeutic drugs to treat pulmonary

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Fusion Antibodies Doubling Workforce as it Targets Global Business

    Fusion Antibodies Doubling Workforce as it Targets Global Business

Belfast-based Clinical Research firm, Fusion Antibodies has announced plans to create 28 new jobs. This recruitment drive, supported by Invest Northern Ireland,

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SEAI Encourages Researchers to Avail of New €500,000 Government Fund

    SEAI Encourages Researchers to Avail of New €500,000 Government Fund

Funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced a

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Three Early-Stage Start-ups Spin-in to NovaUCD

    Three Early-Stage Start-ups Spin-in to NovaUCD

Three early-stage start-ups have become the latest companies to spin-in to NovaUCD and join the community of entrepreneurs at University

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Irish Researchers and Companies Continue to Perform Strongly in Research and Innovation

    Irish Researchers and Companies Continue to Perform Strongly in Research and Innovation

Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan T.D., has hailed the latest Irish successes in

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New Project Rewards Farming With Nature in East Cork

    New Project Rewards Farming With Nature in East Cork

A new project in the Bride Valley in east Cork will reward participating farmers for wildlife on their farms. The

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Fluent Technology Invests in R&D and Job Creation to Drive Export Sales

    Fluent Technology Invests in R&D and Job Creation to Drive Export Sales

Belfast-based software firm Fluent Technology is creating 18 new jobs to help grow sales in Great Britain and Europe. The indigenous software

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SFI Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Programme 2018 – Call Now Open

    SFI Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Programme 2018 – Call Now Open

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is seeking to fund researchers who are at the initial stages of developing a new or

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Tyndall National Institute and IERC Collaborate on €600,000 Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Project Success

    Tyndall National Institute and IERC Collaborate on €600,000 Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Project Success

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) has welcomed new research funding from the EU Horizon 2020 Initiative to develop models

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€900,000 Funding For New Smart Dublin Solutions

    €900,000 Funding For New Smart Dublin Solutions

Smart Dublin is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities to engage with smart technology providers, researchers and citizens to

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European Research Council Invests €653 Million in Ground-breaking Research

    European Research Council Invests €653 Million in Ground-breaking Research

€653 million of EU funding will go to 269 senior researchers across Europe, giving them a chance to realise innovative

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€2.1 Billion to Boost Venture Capital Investment in Europe’s Innovative Start-ups

    €2.1 Billion to Boost Venture Capital Investment in Europe’s Innovative Start-ups

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme (VentureEU) to boost

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Bright and Bold innovators to Receive €94.25 Million EU funding to Scale Up Their Businesses

    Bright and Bold innovators to Receive €94.25 Million EU funding to Scale Up Their Businesses

57 small and medium-sized companies have been selected for funding under the Horizon 2020 European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot, which aims to

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How to Make European Tech Companies Thrive

    How to Make European Tech Companies Thrive

An EU-wide database that pulls together all available information on financing for European tech companies; that is one of the

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Maynooth Scientist Leads €6.3 Million SFI/Industry Project in Drone Operations Research

    Maynooth Scientist Leads €6.3 Million SFI/Industry Project in Drone Operations Research

Futurists predict that drone technology will soon significantly transform our daily lives, changing how we deliver and collect goods, giving

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International Bioeconomy Research Agreement to Support Rural and Farming Communities

    International Bioeconomy Research Agreement to Support Rural and Farming Communities

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Irish-based BEACON SFI Research

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Ireland Deepens its International Links in Developing Green Finance

    Ireland Deepens its International Links in Developing Green Finance

Ireland is represented in a major new international partnership to drive the global growth in green finance and sustainable investment,

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EU Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic Spurs €6 Billion of Investments

    EU Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic Spurs €6 Billion of Investments

Half way through the implementation of the EU’s action plan for a maritime strategy in the Atlantic, an independent study finds it has spurred

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Teagasc Announces New Programme For Future Research Leaders

    Teagasc Announces New Programme For Future Research Leaders

Teagasc and the European Commission will co-fund a new programme which will employ 20 new experienced researchers for 36 months

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Ocean Energy Makes a Splash in the US With US Navy Partnership

    Ocean Energy Makes a Splash in the US With US Navy Partnership

Irish wave energy technology company, Ocean Energy, has announced that its pioneering wave energy convertor, the ‘OE Buoy’, will be

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SEAI to Invest €2.5 Million in RD&D Solutions For Next Generation Energy

    SEAI to Invest €2.5 Million in RD&D Solutions For Next Generation Energy

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced a research fund of over €2.5 million to support cutting-edge research,

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€220k fund available for startup projects

    €220k fund available for startup projects

Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) has made a €220,000 fund available for innovative early stage projects that addresses health or

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