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Connected health champion Professor Brian Caulfield wins 2017 NovaUCD Innovation Award

    Connected health champion Professor Brian Caulfield wins 2017 NovaUCD Innovation Award

Champion of the development of a connected health ecosystem in Ireland, Professor Brian Caulfield, has won the NovaUCD 2017 Innovation Award. The award was presented to Professor Caulfield, UCD’s Dean

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Tractor Safe Lock wins at National Ploughing Championships 2017

    Tractor Safe Lock wins at National Ploughing Championships 2017

Tractor Safe Lock, a device that automatically engages the handbrake in a tractor when the operator leaves the seat, has been awarded the Innovation Arena’s People’s Choice Award in association

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National Women’s Enterprise Day 2017 to take place on 12th October

    National Women’s Enterprise Day 2017 to take place on 12th October

An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald has launched the biggest-ever programme of events to mark National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED), which is being organised by

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Innovation key to continued growth in construction sector

    Innovation key to continued growth in construction sector

Over 60 companies from across the construction sector attended the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways Innovation in Construction conference in Dublin. The event focused on the importance of innovation in this pre-Brexit era.

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Countdown is on for Innovation Arena at National Ploughing Championships 2017

    Countdown is on for Innovation Arena at National Ploughing Championships 2017

The countdown is on for the Innovation Arena for 2017 after a hugely successful ‘Boot Camp’ held at the National Ploughing Site in Screggan and the Farmers Journal Beef Farm.

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Minister Breen issues call for Competitive Challenges at SBIR Ireland Proposers Conference

    Minister Breen issues call for Competitive Challenges at SBIR Ireland Proposers Conference

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen has issued a second call for up to 10 new Small Business Innovation Research

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ESB and Web Summit begin search for Ireland’s best Start-Up

    ESB and Web Summit begin search for Ireland’s best Start-Up

ESB has announced that the call for applications for its Spark of Genius Award, has been extended for an extra week. The deadline for entries is now midnight on Sunday

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New ‘Erasmus Student Network’ booking platform launched at Ryanair

    New ‘Erasmus Student Network’ booking platform launched at Ryanair

Ryanair has launched a new dedicated booking platform in partnership with Erasmus Student Network, offering Erasmus students fare discounts, free bags and tailored travel offers. Delivered as part of Year

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Irish SME develops app to help students connect with colleges

    Irish SME develops app to help students connect with colleges

Irish start-up StudyBundles has developed an app that helps CAO applicants connect with third-level institutions while they are deciding which college to attend. The CampusConnect app benefits students as they

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Galway firm in running for Innovation Awards

    Galway firm in running for Innovation Awards

A Galway-based international business, which has been shortlisted for one of Ireland’s leading innovation awards, will be one of three companies competing in the  ‘Fintech’ category of the annual Irish

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Wildcard opportunity at the Ploughing’s Innovation Arena

    Wildcard opportunity at the Ploughing’s Innovation Arena

The search is on to fill the last spots at the National Ploughing Association’s Innovation Arena. Run in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Farmers Journal, the event has already selected

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Increase in Irish companies availing of training to improve competitiveness

    Increase in Irish companies availing of training to improve competitiveness

Irish companies are increasingly taking up opportunities for training and up-skilling of staff to meet business needs. Figures from the Annual Report of Skillnets, the national agency responsible for funding

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“Propeller Shannon” Start-Up Accelerator at Shannon Airport launches

    “Propeller Shannon” Start-Up Accelerator at Shannon Airport launches

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen has launched the Propeller Shannon start-up accelerator programme, supported by Enterprise Ireland to further

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Trinity’s pilot programme to support freshers throughout first term

    Trinity’s pilot programme to support freshers throughout first term

According to an article in universitytimes.ie, a pilot of various programmes that will be launched in September will see Trinity try and re-focus how it supports new students through their

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Nexus innovation supports more than 300 jobs

    Nexus innovation supports more than 300 jobs

The Nexus Innovation Centre at the University of Limerick marked its fifth year in business this week with Innovation Minister John Halligan paying tribute to its role in supporting 76

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Applications open for Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships 2017

    Applications open for Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships 2017

Applications for the National Ploughing Championships Innovation Arena and Awards, in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Farmers Journal, are now being accepted with the deadline extended to the

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Success of Horizon 2020 showcased in Brussels

    Success of Horizon 2020 showcased in Brussels

Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland, on behalf of Ireland’s national support team for Horizon 2020, hosted a breakfast meeting this week for Irish research leaders in Brussels ahead of

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Entrepreneurs need level playing field to generate jobs, innovation and regional growth

    Entrepreneurs need level playing field to generate jobs, innovation and regional growth

At the National Economic Dialogue in Dublin Castle, the Small Firms Association has (SFA) called on Government to introduce measures in Budget 2018 to encourage entrepreneurship and business formation. Linda

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Dublin Living Wage Initiative launched

    Dublin Living Wage Initiative launched

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr, has launched the Dublin City Council Living Wage Initiative at the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin. The initiative recognises businesses which pay a Living

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“One to Watch Award” winner announced at Big Ideas 2017

    “One to Watch Award” winner announced at Big Ideas 2017

Finola Cliffe of HookeBio has been presented with the “One to Watch Award” at Enterprise Ireland’s Big Ideas 2017. HookeBio was one of ten investor-ready start-up companies to pitch their

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PaycheckPlus wins global accolade at ‘The Payroll Awards’

    PaycheckPlus wins global accolade at ‘The Payroll Awards’

PaycheckPlus, the Irish payroll outsource provider for Irish, UK and international clients, has won a prestigious global award at the ‘The Payroll Awards’ hosted by the Global Payroll Association in

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SportsTech Ireland launches

    SportsTech Ireland launches

With an ambition to double the number of sports tech companies operating in Ireland by 2020 SportsTech Ireland laid out ambitious plans when launching at King John’s Castle in Limerick

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12 of 38 Fulbright Awards go to UCD students, scholars and professionals

    12 of 38 Fulbright Awards go to UCD students, scholars and professionals

‌The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD has announced 38 new Fulbright Irish Awardees for 2017-2018. Twelve of these awards go to students, scholars and professionals from

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Students from NUIG scoop top prize at Student Entrepreneur Awards 2017

    Students from NUIG scoop top prize at Student Entrepreneur Awards 2017

Paddy MacDonagh and Chris Bogues, students from National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), have won the overall Enterprise Ireland Student

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The Future of Food Tech Innovation

    The Future of Food Tech Innovation

“We are moving towards a time when anyone, anywhere can order anything,” according to Amanda Roche Kelly, Managing Director of

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Sandyford to drive Dublin as Smart City

    Sandyford to drive Dublin as Smart City

Sandyford has been pinpointed as a Smart Region capable of driving Dublin on as a Smart City at Ireland’s first

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Regional enterprise development fund open for applications

    Regional enterprise development fund open for applications

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD and Minister of State for Employment and Small Business Pat

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GMIT to double its Innovation Hub space

    GMIT to double its Innovation Hub space

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is set to double the size of its Innovation Hub (iHub) building at the Galway

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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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Ireland’s largest tech transfer consortium launches

    Ireland’s largest tech transfer consortium launches

A new consortium called The Bridge Network has been launched at University College Cork. Led by UCC, the consortium comprises

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Final call for entries to €280,000 Seedcorn investor readiness competition

    Final call for entries to €280,000 Seedcorn investor readiness competition

InterTradeIreland is calling all start-ups and early stage companies across the island to enter the Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition before

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Cork Airport launches tech competition

    Cork Airport launches tech competition

Cork Airport has launched a competition to invite tenders from the tech community in Cork under the Small Business Innovation

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Trinity College plans €1bn tech & enterprise campus

    Trinity College plans €1bn tech & enterprise campus

A startup incubator in Dublin run by Boston-based Cambridge Innovation Centre (CIC) is set to be included in a €1bn

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United Drug to make €40m investment at Dublin HQ

    United Drug to make €40m investment at Dublin HQ

Pharmaceutical wholesaler United Drug has announced a €40 million investment in technology and innovation at its headquarters at Citywest in

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Ostoform wins AIB Start-up Academy 2017

    Ostoform wins AIB Start-up Academy 2017

Limerick company Ostoform has won the 2017 AIB Startup Academy competition ahead of 13 other contenders who pitched for the

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Cork County Council & Cork Smart Gateway launch Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Challenge

    Cork County Council & Cork Smart Gateway launch Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Challenge

Cork County Council together with the Cork Smart Gateway initiative and the Age Friendly Alliance have launched the €80k Small

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Izzy Wheels wins 2017 Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow Competition

    Izzy Wheels wins 2017 Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow Competition

Ailbhe and Izzy Keane have won the 2017 Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow competition. Through their company, Izzy Wheels, the Galway

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Trinity’s new Immunology Research Centre seeks funding from SFI

    Trinity’s new Immunology Research Centre seeks funding from SFI

Trinity’s newest research centre will find out in early May whether they will receive funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

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Ireland-US research collaboration set to go ahead

    Ireland-US research collaboration set to go ahead

Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland-funded research centre for software, is set to join with Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering

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KTI Annual Impact Award finalists include ground-breaking new technologies

    KTI Annual Impact Award finalists include ground-breaking new technologies

Recognising and celebrating excellence in knowledge transfer in Irish Higher Education Institutes and publicly funded research organisations, the annual KTI

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R&D company Cisco celebrates 10 years in Galway

    R&D company Cisco celebrates 10 years in Galway

A worldwide technology leader, Cisco is celebrating 10 years in Co. Galway. The establishment of the Oranmore site in 2006

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What Needs to Change in Ireland if we Want to be a Real Global Leader in R&D

    What Needs to Change in Ireland if we Want to be a Real Global Leader in R&D

Post written by Ian Collins, Partner at EY Ireland. Previously published on Fora.ie The burden for small firms investing in research

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ARCH Launches Remote Clinical Trials Study for Care Home Patients

    ARCH Launches Remote Clinical Trials Study for Care Home Patients

ARCH, the Centre for Applied Research for Connected Health, announced on Wednesday the launch of a collaborative study to assess

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Heart Pumping Robotic Sleeve Developed by Galway Researcher

    Heart Pumping Robotic Sleeve Developed by Galway Researcher

An innovative soft robotic sleeve that helps hearts to beat has been developed by researchers including Dr. Ellen Roche of

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UCC Awarded Gold Medal for Potential Tropical Disease Vaccine

UCC’s Limited Lactis team was awarded a gold medal recently at the iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine) competition in Boston.

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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

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Origin and UCD Form €17.6 Million Crop Science Research Partnership

    Origin and UCD Form €17.6 Million Crop Science Research Partnership

Origin Enterprises plc and University College Dublin established a €17.6 million, five-year agriculture and crop science research programme, UCD announced

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Medicine Research Network Launched at UCC

    Medicine Research Network Launched at UCC

The UCC School of Pharmacy-led PEARRL (Pharmaceutical Education and Research with Regulatory Links) Network officially launched this week. The network,

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EpiCor Therapeutics wins UCD Start-up of the Year Award

    EpiCor Therapeutics wins UCD Start-up of the Year Award

Biotech start-up EpiCor Therapeutics won the UCD Start-Up of the Year Award 2016 on Thursday, November 17. It received a

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‘Hum Your Way to Better Health’ Wins SciFest 2016

    ‘Hum Your Way to Better Health’ Wins SciFest 2016

Caolann Brady , a student from Celbridge, Kildare, won the grand award in the SciFest 2016 final, held at the

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Record Number of Collaborative Agreements Signed Between Industry and Researchers in 2015

    Record Number of Collaborative Agreements Signed Between Industry and Researchers in 2015

Research by Knowledge Transfer Ireland found that 748 collaborative new research agreements between research performing organisations and industry were signed

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NUIG researchers find potent new possibilities in anti-cancer gene

    NUIG researchers find potent new possibilities in anti-cancer gene

New research published in the Open Biology journal by researchers at NUI Galway has shown that the anti-cancer gene TP53

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Government will work with industry to boost innovation, says Minister

    Government will work with industry to boost innovation, says Minister

The Irish Government, both north and south of the border, has indicated an intent to work together with the biopharma

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€40m has been announced in State funding by Science Foundation Ireland’s Investigators

    €40m has been announced in State funding by Science Foundation Ireland’s Investigators

The Science Foundation Ireland’s Investigators Programme allocated the funding of €40m for 24 major research projects across the country, through a

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Horizon 2020 – €6.32 m funding for agri-researchers

    Horizon 2020 – €6.32 m funding for agri-researchers

The agri-researchers from academia and companies in Ireland have been awarded a total of  €6.32 million in the most recent

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€27 million in funding secured for Irish energy research projects under Horizon 2020

    €27 million in funding secured for Irish energy research projects under Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest research and innovation programme with an energy research budget of €6 billion for the

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Royal College of Surgeons wins national award for Knowledge Transfer Initiative of the Year

    Royal College of Surgeons wins national award for Knowledge Transfer Initiative of the Year

RCSI’s Innovation team as awarded with the Knowdledge Transfer Initiative of the Year Impact Award at the national Knowledge Transfer Ireland

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Even scientists are now using Pokémon Go for their research

    Even scientists are now using Pokémon Go for their research

Since several weeks, exist a brand new topic among the people : Pokémon Go. This new gaming-app, developed by Nintendo, is hyped

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