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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 the EU’s programme on research and innovation, Horizon 2020, which

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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 ‘Biodiversity Regeneration In a Dairying Environment’ (BRIDE) project will provide

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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 company specialises in grant management software (GMS) for private and

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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 innovative technology, product, process or service with strong commercial potential.

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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 for assessing energy efficiency retrofit options in buildings. The IERC

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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 solve challenges and improve city life.  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

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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 ideas and produce results that will have a major impact

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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 investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies across Europe. Europe

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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 nurture breakthrough innovation. The companies, which underwent face-to-face interviews with a

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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 recommendations of a new report prepared by the joint European

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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 us new ways to monitor and understand the world around

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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 Centre for Bioeconomy and the US-based HARVEST (Helping Agriculture Remain

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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, which was launched recently in London. Sustainable Nation Ireland,  the

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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 over 1200 new maritime projects and nearly €6 billion of

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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 each, over the next five years. These fellowships aim to

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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 built in the United States by Oregon-based marine-fabrication company Vigor, and deployed

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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, development and demonstration energy projects in 2018. The Research, Development and

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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 social issues in Ireland. ‘Animate 2017’ will share the fund

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€7.6m funding for 15 healthcare research projects

    €7.6m funding for 15 healthcare research projects

Fifteen new research projects in the area of healthcare have collectively been allocated €7.6m in funding. The money from the Health Research Board will be used to probe a range

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