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Top Emerging Workplace Innovation Trends For 2020

    Top Emerging Workplace Innovation Trends For 2020

Rahi Systems, a leading IT Infrastructure Provider based in County Limerick, has revealed the top digitalisation trends that will reshape the millennial workplace of the future in 2020. Workplace evolution

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UPS and Trinity College Announce 5-Year Sustainability Partnership

    UPS and Trinity College Announce 5-Year Sustainability Partnership

UPS, a global leader in logistics, and the University of Dublin’s Trinity College Dublin have announced a five-year partnership to drive sustainable solutions for Dublin. “UPS is committed to addressing

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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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‘Herbal Leys – Milk Production for the Future’ Wins Teagasc Award at BTYSTE 2020

    ‘Herbal Leys – Milk Production for the Future’ Wins Teagasc Award at BTYSTE 2020

A project which investigated whether agriculture can be both profitable and sustainable for the future was the recipient of the Teagasc Special Award at the BT Young Scientist and Technology

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Elaine Donohue Appointed as BIA Innovator Campus General Manager

    Elaine Donohue Appointed as BIA Innovator Campus General Manager

BIA Innovator Campus, the multi-million euro food innovation hub in Athenry, has announced Elaine Donohue as its General Manager. BIA Innovator Campus will transform the food entrepreneurship landscape in the West

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New Irish Start-up Uses Virtual Reality Tech to Design Customised Homes

    New Irish Start-up Uses Virtual Reality Tech to Design Customised Homes

Ireland generates millions of tonnes of building waste each year – VR Technology could actively reduce this. “Eliminating physical errors at design stage using VR technology will inevitably reduce waste and

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DuPont Acquires UCD Spin-out OxyMem

    DuPont Acquires UCD Spin-out OxyMem

DuPont has exercised its option to acquire full ownership of OxyMem Ltd, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company. OxyMem develops and produces Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) technology for

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5-year Plan to Future-proof the Manufacturing Sector

    5-year Plan to Future-proof the Manufacturing Sector

The Government recently launched Ireland’s Industry 4.0 Strategy at the Irish Manufacturing Research Centre in Mullingar to help firms respond to the transformation of the manufacturing sector being driven by

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New €10 Million Investment in Moorepark Technology

    New €10 Million Investment in Moorepark Technology

A new €10 million investment in Moorepark Technology Limited (MTL) has been officially opened in Fermoy, County Cork. The €10 million investment in the new Moorepark Technology Limited Pilot Plant

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OSSM Cloud Partners With SmartFreight to Revolutionise the Logistics Landscape

    OSSM Cloud Partners With SmartFreight to Revolutionise the Logistics Landscape

OSSM Cloud Solutions, the Dublin-based Oracle NetSuite solution provider, has partnered with international shipping software company SmartFreight to launch its new SmartFreight NetSuite Connector. The new integrated solution is targeted

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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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Esri Ireland Helps KN Circet to Speed Up Nationwide Broadband Rollout

    Esri Ireland Helps KN Circet to Speed Up Nationwide Broadband Rollout

Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has implemented a new digital mapping system for telecom network service provider, KN Circet. The solution has led to a

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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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€21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre

    €21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre

The Government has announced Enterprise Ireland funding of €7.2 million, over five years, for Food for Health Ireland, a Technology Centre based in University College Dublin (UCD) that aims to

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UCD Wins Two Knowledge Transfer Ireland 2019 Impact Awards

    UCD Wins Two Knowledge Transfer Ireland 2019 Impact Awards

University College Dublin, through NovaUCD, has won two Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) 2019 Impact Awards. The annual KTI Impact Awards, in five categories, recognise significant achievements in knowledge transfer and

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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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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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Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award

    Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award

Auranta, which develops and produces a range of innovative and sustainable animal feed products to boost gut health, immunity and performance in calves, poultry, and pigs, has won a 2019

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Putting the Science into Irish Beer and Spirits With a Brewing and Distilling Degree

    Putting the Science into Irish Beer and Spirits With a Brewing and Distilling Degree

The Irish brewing and distilling industry has undergone a resurgence in recent years as global consumer demand for novel beverages has increased. In response, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) introduced

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Europe’s Circular Economy Still in its Infancy

    Europe’s Circular Economy Still in its Infancy

Circular material use can minimise waste and resource extraction, improve resource efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to conserving

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New Material Developed at University of Limerick Could ‘Help Solve Global Water Crisis’

    New Material Developed at University of Limerick Could ‘Help Solve Global Water Crisis’

A revolutionary new material developed at University of Limerick could “help solve the global water crisis” by producing water from

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CeADAR Selected as Global Nominee For NASA Space Apps Challenge

    CeADAR Selected as Global Nominee For NASA Space Apps Challenge

A team from CeADAR – Ireland’s national centre for Applied Data Analytics & AI – has been selected as a

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OpenSky Launches New Innovation & Research Division With €1 Million Investment

    OpenSky Launches New Innovation & Research Division With €1 Million Investment

OpenSky, Ireland’s leading GovTech transformation specialist which provides automated solutions to public sector bodies, has launched its new Research Projects

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UCD and University of California, Davis Strengthen Strategic Partnership

    UCD and University of California, Davis Strengthen Strategic Partnership

University College Dublin (UCD) and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) have signed an agreement of co-operation. The agreement,

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Leading US Insurance Company to Create Technology and Cybersecurity Innovation Centre in Northern Ireland

    Leading US Insurance Company to Create Technology and Cybersecurity Innovation Centre in Northern Ireland

Aflac Incorporated, a US-based insurance company with business in the United States and Japan, plans to create 150 jobs as

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Research Expedition Maps Scottish Sea Bed to Study Recovery of Coral Reef

    Research Expedition Maps Scottish Sea Bed to Study Recovery of Coral Reef

Newly developed 3D imaging technology has allowed scientists to map an area of cold-water coral reefs off the coast of

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Kerry Health & Nutrition Institute White Paper Unravels the Science Behind Umami

    Kerry Health & Nutrition Institute White Paper Unravels the Science Behind Umami

Umami is a flavour seeing more popularity across the globe, leaving many wondering “what exactly is umami?” To address this

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Finalists Announced For Innovation Awards 2019

    Finalists Announced For Innovation Awards 2019

The search for the most innovative business in Ireland is one step closer following the announcement of the shortlist of

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InvoiceFair Wins Most Disruptive Fintech Award at 2019 Deloitte Financial Services Innovation Awards

    InvoiceFair Wins Most Disruptive Fintech Award at 2019 Deloitte Financial Services Innovation Awards

InvoiceFair, which has developed an innovative trading platform to enable SMEs access fast and flexible working capital finance, has won

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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

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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

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Silicon Valley Technology Firm to Create 120 Jobs at New Northern Ireland Centre

    Silicon Valley Technology Firm to Create 120 Jobs at New Northern Ireland Centre

Contrast Security, a California based cybersecurity company, is the latest firm to join Northern Ireland’s growing cybersecurity sector, creating up

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Enet Scoops National Innovation Award in European Business Awards 2019

    Enet Scoops National Innovation Award in European Business Awards 2019

Enet, Ireland’s largest open-access network operator, has won the National Innovation Award as part of the European Business Awards (EBAs),

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SFI Public Service Fellowship Programme

    SFI Public Service Fellowship Programme

Did you know your research knowledge and skills can make a difference within Government and the Public Service? SFI believes

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Output Sports’ CEO Wins Best Business Idea Award at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2019 National Final

    Output Sports’ CEO Wins Best Business Idea Award at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2019 National Final

Dr Martin O’Reilly (pictured), the co-founder and CEO of Output Sports, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, has won

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Health Plan Technology Company Chooses Northern Ireland For New Software Engineering Centre

    Health Plan Technology Company Chooses Northern Ireland For New Software Engineering Centre

American company HighRoads has announced that it is establishing a product development Centre of Excellence in Belfast to support its rapid

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University College Dublin to Host EU and UN Agrifood Research Collaboration Forum in Brussels to Support the UN SDGs

    University College Dublin to Host EU and UN Agrifood Research Collaboration Forum in Brussels to Support the UN SDGs

University College Dublin (UCD) will host a UN General Assembly (UNGA 74) satellite side event on enabling research collaboration in

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Voxbit Disrupting Telecoms Sector With Innovative Technology

    Voxbit Disrupting Telecoms Sector With Innovative Technology

Belfast company Voxbit has won business in Great Britain worth more than £3.5 million for its innovative new internet-based business

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Veriteer Expands its Irish Team as Business Grows in Europe and the USA

    Veriteer Expands its Irish Team as Business Grows in Europe and the USA

Veriteer, an international customer experience company with headquarters in Holywood, County Down, is expanding its workforce to meet a significant

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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

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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

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Researchers Pioneer New Technique to Transform Used Milk Bottles into Kayaks and Storage Tanks

    Researchers Pioneer New Technique to Transform Used Milk Bottles into Kayaks and Storage Tanks

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered new ways to convert single-use plastic waste into products such as storage tanks

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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

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Bitwise Invests in Software Centre of Excellence in Northern Ireland

    Bitwise Invests in Software Centre of Excellence in Northern Ireland

International software development and consultancy company, Bitwise, is investing £1.35 million in the creation of its new Software Centre of

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myStudyPal Expands into UK Student Market with Study Planning App

    myStudyPal Expands into UK Student Market with Study Planning App

myStudyPal has announced its expansion into the UK market as the latest version of its study planning app is now available

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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

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Robots to Deliver Coca-Cola Products to Customers

    Robots to Deliver Coca-Cola Products to Customers

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler, is piloting robotic technology at Alton Towers Resort in England to

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DCU’s GaitKeeper Project Shortlisted For 2019 European DatSci & AI Awards

    DCU’s GaitKeeper Project Shortlisted For 2019 European DatSci & AI Awards

The GaitKeeper project from DCU’s Insight Centre for Data Analytics has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2019 European Data Science

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Precision Livestock Farming

    Precision Livestock Farming

Over 250 delegates from 29 countries will be in Cork next week to attend the European Conference on Precision Livestock

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Could Your Research Have Societal Impact?

    Could Your Research Have Societal Impact?

SFI currently has two open challenge calls that aim to drive STEM-led innovation to address society’s greatest challenges. The Artificial Intelligence

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Food Profilers Develop New Methodological Approach For Food Analysis

    Food Profilers Develop New Methodological Approach For Food Analysis

Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology have developed a new methodology

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Dublin Airport Wins International Award For Digital Transformation

    Dublin Airport Wins International Award For Digital Transformation

Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has announced that daa has won a Special Achievement in

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Kinsetsu Develops Innovative Product to Promote Independent Living For Older People

    Kinsetsu Develops Innovative Product to Promote Independent Living For Older People

Belfast-based IT firm Kinsetsu has developed a new product, HomeHug, to allow older people to live independently at home for

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Affidea Ireland Unveils New Personal Healthcare App

    Affidea Ireland Unveils New Personal Healthcare App

Affidea, Ireland’s leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging and outpatient services, has unveiled a new personal healthcare app that allows patients and doctors

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