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

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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 people, who have been displaced in areas of conflict around

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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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€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 €3 billion budget for the year, which will be invested

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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 is investing nearly £8 million in the business including an

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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 million centre, involving a consortium of Teagasc; Tyndall National Institute,

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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, in Ireland and internationally, producing many generations of innovators in

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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 research and development project that will deliver innovation in the

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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 in what is believed to be a world-first. ZX Lidars

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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 SA’s Global Product Solutions division, and following a series of

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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 companies were honoured for completing the six-month leadership programme, an

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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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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 space company OHB System to design, develop and deliver the

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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 Limerick, marking the completion of a three-year building programme with

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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 Wexford valued at€175,000. This year marks the National Opera House’s

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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 Coveney, TD. Located in the €20 million UCC Environmental Research

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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 to put real time, company budget control in customers’ pockets.

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Logicalis Ireland Achieves Highly Select Cisco Global Gold Certification

    Logicalis Ireland Achieves Highly Select Cisco Global Gold Certification

Logicalis, the IT solutions and managed services provider, has achieved the Cisco Global Gold Certification, and is now one of a select handful of international organisations recognised with this distinction. The achievement

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Mintel Delivers Ground-breaking Patent Analysis Through New Partnership

    Mintel Delivers Ground-breaking Patent Analysis Through New Partnership

Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, now has access to the most advanced patent analysis available in the food & drink and beauty & personal care industries, through its

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Biotechnology Firm Visiblegy Plans to Quadruple Workforce in Omagh

    Biotechnology Firm Visiblegy Plans to Quadruple Workforce in Omagh

Visiblegy Limited, a start-up tech company focused on the global pharmaceutical industry, is recruiting 11 new staff as part of investment plans that will more than quadruple its workforce. Visiblegy is

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Novi OneCloud Launched Following €150,000 Software Development Investment

    Novi OneCloud Launched Following €150,000 Software Development Investment

Novi, the secure IT and cloud service provider, has launched Novi OneCloud, following a €150,000 software development investment. The result is Ireland’s first integrated cloud service which allows customers to

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The Digital Hub to Progress Plans For Digital Technology Quarter During 2019

    The Digital Hub to Progress Plans For Digital Technology Quarter During 2019

The Digital Hub, Ireland’s largest and most established cluster of technology, digital media and internet companies, sees 2019 as a

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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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EU Companies Increase Research Investments in Global Technological Race

    EU Companies Increase Research Investments in Global Technological Race

Companies in the European Union have increased their investment in research and development (R&D) for the eighth consecutive year, according

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Enable Conservation Tillage (ECT) Project Commences

    Enable Conservation Tillage (ECT) Project Commences

Teagasc has launched a European Innovation Partnership project titled Enable Conservation Tillage, (ECT) which aims to promote the “Wider adoption

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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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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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94% of CIOs Dedicating Up to Half Their Time on Innovation

    94% of CIOs Dedicating Up to Half Their Time on Innovation

Logicalis Ireland, the IT solutions and managed services provider, has announced the results of a survey which shows that 94%

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DIT Launches New MSc in Transport and Mobility

    DIT Launches New MSc in Transport and Mobility

Over 250 million journeys were taken by passengers on Irish public transport services in 2017, and with the population set to

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Pioneering Proteomics Researcher and Entrepreneur Receives the NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award

    Pioneering Proteomics Researcher and Entrepreneur Receives the NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award

The NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award has been presented to University College Dublin’s (UCD) Professor Stephen Pennington (pictured), a global leader

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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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IGD Predicts Five Trends Set to Shape Retail in 2019

    IGD Predicts Five Trends Set to Shape Retail in 2019

Innovative advances in technology, coupled with seamless in-store shopping experiences, are among the IGD’s top predictions for 2019’s global retail

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Accela Expands Operations in Ireland

    Accela Expands Operations in Ireland

Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based productivity solutions for government, has announced the opening of its Dublin office and plans

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Report Finds Growth Potential For EU Plant Proteins

    Report Finds Growth Potential For EU Plant Proteins

The European Commission has adopted its report on the development of plant proteins in the European Union. The report reviews

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European Open Science Cloud Becomes a Reality

    European Open Science Cloud Becomes a Reality

The European Commission, Member States and the science community have launched the European Open Science Cloud. The Cloud will provide

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New Venture Developing a Liquid-based 3D Bioprinting Technology Wins UCD’s 2018 Start-up of the Year Award

    New Venture Developing a Liquid-based 3D Bioprinting Technology Wins UCD’s 2018 Start-up of the Year Award

Naiad, an emerging life sciences venture, has won University College Dublin’s (UCD) 2018 Start-Up of the Year Award. Naiad won

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Impact of Brexit on Ireland’s Life Sciences Sector

    Impact of Brexit on Ireland’s Life Sciences Sector

The impact of Brexit on Ireland’s vibrant life sciences sector and the need to mitigate those risks through Irish-Welsh collaboration

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Launch of the Inaugural Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

    Launch of the Inaugural Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

Manufacturing excellence, teamwork and professionalism are set to be celebrated and acknowledged at the upcoming IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain

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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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University College Dublin Strengthens Links With University of Edinburgh

    University College Dublin Strengthens Links With University of Edinburgh

University College Dublin (UCD) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the University of Edinburgh to develop closer collaboration

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Inclusive and Sustainable Responsible Research & Innovation

    Inclusive and Sustainable Responsible Research & Innovation

More citizens are involved in science through public engagement. Natural scientists and social scientists have formed collaborations. Users are leading

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Talent Garden Opens Digital Innovation School

    Talent Garden Opens Digital Innovation School

Talent Garden, Europe’s largest digital innovation and co-working hub operator, has opened its Dublin Innovation School with details of two

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Athens Named Most Innovative EU Capital of 2018

    Athens Named Most Innovative EU Capital of 2018

Athens has been awarded the prestigious title of EU Capital of Innovation. The prize, which includes €1 million, was awarded

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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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Finnish Pilot Develops a New Solution For Sustainable Forestry

    Finnish Pilot Develops a New Solution For Sustainable Forestry

The whole of Europe is feverishly looking for new ways to use farm, forest and fishery resources more responsibly and

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DIT Signs Historic Research Agreement With Leading Chinese University

    DIT Signs Historic Research Agreement With Leading Chinese University

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has signed a historic agreement with leading Chinese University, the University of Electronic Science and

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AIT Researcher Develops Ground-breaking Coronary Health Technology

    AIT Researcher Develops Ground-breaking Coronary Health Technology

A researcher from Athlone Institute of Technology has made meaningful strides in stent technology through her work with polymer and

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Launch of SELFIE – A New Tool to Support Digital Teaching and Learning in Schools

    Launch of SELFIE – A New Tool to Support Digital Teaching and Learning in Schools

On 25 October, Commissioner for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, will unveil a new tool the European Commission has

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Irish Business Leaders Struggling to Balance Demands of Employees, Customers and Citizens

    Irish Business Leaders Struggling to Balance Demands of Employees, Customers and Citizens

Irish business leaders are struggling to cope with the demands of the three groups they need to serve in order

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A New Bioeconomy Strategy For a Sustainable Europe

    A New Bioeconomy Strategy For a Sustainable Europe

The European Commission has put forward an action plan to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy that serves Europe’s society,

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Research and Innovation Critical to Business Success Post Brexit

    Research and Innovation Critical to Business Success Post Brexit

The Managing Director of the Industry Research and Development Group (IRDG) says increased investment in research and innovation by both

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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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Government Investment in Research & Development Amounts to Over €750 Million in 2018

    Government Investment in Research & Development Amounts to Over €750 Million in 2018

The latest figures on Government investment in research and development (R&D), published by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation,

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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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Increased Funding For Business, Enterprise and Innovation

    Increased Funding For Business, Enterprise and Innovation

The Government has announced an increase in funding in Budget 2019 totalling €950.2m (+9.1%) for the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. This

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Schrader Electronics Announces Multi-million Pound R&D Investment

    Schrader Electronics Announces Multi-million Pound R&D Investment

Schrader Electronics is investing over £14 million in Northern Ireland towards researching and developing products that address the increasingly complex engineering

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