Research & Innovation

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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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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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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 reached a major milestone as it embarks on a one-year

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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 Fund administered by Enterprise Ireland. The projects will share €65

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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 a competitive call. The SBIR funding will enable the SMEs

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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 annual accelerator programme. The participating start-ups are seeking to raise

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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. These projects will develop solutions that will deliver cleaner energy

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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 €20,000 prize, at the Dublin Final of the 2019 InterTradeIreland

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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 develop new services and products. The figures were unveiled by

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Neurovalens Embarks on Second Ground-breaking R&D Project and Creates 22 New Jobs

    Neurovalens Embarks on Second Ground-breaking R&D Project and Creates 22 New Jobs

Belfast-based health tech company Neurovalens, a global leader of neuro-technology products, is embarking on the development of a ground-breaking medical device for the treatment of obesity. The company specialises in

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Bluedrop Medical Raises €3.7 Million Investment

    Bluedrop Medical Raises €3.7 Million Investment

HBAN has announced that Bluedrop Medical, a Galway-based Medical device start-up, has secured €3.7 million in funding to help manage one of the most devastating complications of diabetes – the diabetic

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Innovation Competition Highlights £32 Billion Market Opportunity For Global Floating Offshore Wind Market

    Innovation Competition Highlights £32 Billion Market Opportunity For Global Floating Offshore Wind Market

The Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP), managed by the Carbon Trust, has launched the Floating Wind Technology Acceleration Competition to accelerate the development and commercialisation of floating wind. The Carbon Trust, together with 14 leading offshore

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Gas Networks Ireland Grants €120,000 to Fund Natural Gas Vehicles

    Gas Networks Ireland Grants €120,000 to Fund Natural Gas Vehicles

As part of the second round of its Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fund, Gas Networks Ireland has awarded six transport companies €20,000 each towards the purchase of a Natural Gas

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Irish Companies Secure Co-funding Under ESA’s Earth Observation Programme

    Irish Companies Secure Co-funding Under ESA’s Earth Observation Programme

Three Irish companies have been awarded co-funding under the European Space Agency’s Earth Observation programme, with a total value over €1.5 million. Two of these companies secured co-funding through Ireland’s investment

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Upcoming Deadlines to Wellcome Schemes

    Upcoming Deadlines to Wellcome Schemes

Wellcome, in partnership with SFI and the HRB, will co-fund biomedical and clinical research in the Republic of Ireland under the auspices of the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Research Partnership under a range of Wellcome

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Maynooth University Receives €25 Million Capital Grant From Government For New ‘Technology Society and Innovation Project’

    Maynooth University Receives €25 Million Capital Grant From Government For New ‘Technology Society and Innovation Project’

Maynooth University has welcomed a capital grant of €25 million from Government for a major new building project to support the University’s rapidly growing student population. The €25 million contribution

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Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellowship Deadline – 3rd September 2019

    Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellowship Deadline – 3rd September 2019

The Royal Society-Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellowship scheme is for outstanding scientists based within eligible research bodies in the Republic of Ireland who are in the early stages of their research

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Future Innovator Prize 2019

    Future Innovator Prize 2019

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have announced a joint initiative to incentivize researchers in Ireland to address global challenges in achieving the UN Sustainable Development

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Over €100 Million Available For Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    Over €100 Million Available For Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Government recently held a flagship event on the impact of technological change on Irish businesses. The event saw the launch of Pillar 1 of the new whole-of-Government plan, Future

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Two Irish Women Amongst Sky’s New Cohort of Women in Technology Scholars

    Two Irish Women Amongst Sky’s New Cohort of Women in Technology Scholars

Sky has announced its second cohort of Women in Technology Scholars, awarding five talented women a total of £125,000 (€140,000) to accelerate a business idea which harnesses technology innovation. Amongst the

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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,

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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

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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,

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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

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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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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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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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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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€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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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€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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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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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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