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EU Grants Further €7.5 Million to Help 50 Scientists Bring Research Findings to Market

    EU Grants Further €7.5 Million to Help 50 Scientists Bring Research Findings to Market

The EU keeps acting to turn Europe’s world-class research into success. The European Research Council (ERC) is awarding 50 ERC grant holders with additional funding of up to €150,000 each

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World-first Job-matching Service Using Artificial Intelligence

    World-first Job-matching Service Using Artificial Intelligence

Innovative inclusive employment career website, VERCIDA, has announced a partnership with Irish data science firm, Opening.io, to provide a world-first job-matching service using artificial intelligence (AI). The new arrangement means

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Global Innovation and Transformation Consultancy Firm Expands Digital Team

    Global Innovation and Transformation Consultancy Firm Expands Digital Team

PA Consulting, a global innovation and transformation consultancy with over 2,600 specialists worldwide, is continuing to expand and enhance its digital expertise with the creation of 400 jobs in Belfast over

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Council’s Disability Initiative to be Rolled Out Nationwide

    Council’s Disability Initiative to be Rolled Out Nationwide

A Fingal County Council disability initiative, in partnership with Dublin City Council and Enterprise Ireland, is to be rolled out nationwide during the month of September after a successful pilot

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Ireland to Host Global Accelerator Programme For Aquaculture

    Ireland to Host Global Accelerator Programme For Aquaculture

BIM, Ireland’s seafood development agency, has announced its plan to support a global Accelerator Programme for Aquaculture to help position Ireland as a leader in the next phase of aquaculture innovation.

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Rye River Scoops an Impressive 19 Awards at the World Beer Awards

    Rye River Scoops an Impressive 19 Awards at the World Beer Awards

Recognised as one of Ireland’s largest independent craft breweries, Rye River Brewing Company based in Celbridge, County Kildare, has won a remarkable 19 awards at the prestigious World Beer Awards

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PatSnap Introduces Sequence Searching With Launch of PatSnap Bio

    PatSnap Introduces Sequence Searching With Launch of PatSnap Bio

PatSnap, the world’s leading provider of research and development (R&D) analytics, has announced the launch of PatSnap Bio, a new module to the PatSnap platform that enables organisations working within the

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New Online Course Targets Irish Food Start-ups

    New Online Course Targets Irish Food Start-ups

A new ‘Digital School of Food’ has been launched, aimed at enabling food start-ups to grow and succeed. An initiative of the Dublin Food Chain and the Local Enterprise Offices

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€48 Million Investment Programme at Aurivo

    €48 Million Investment Programme at Aurivo

As a key component of its Engage 2022 strategic growth plan, Aurivo, the agri business headquartered in the north-west of Ireland, has announced a €48 million investment plan for the

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IT Sligo Launches e-Invoicing Online Course For EU Compliance

    IT Sligo Launches e-Invoicing Online Course For EU Compliance

The Institute of Technology Sligo has launched an online e-Invoicing course to train both the public and private sector in time for the e-Invoicing compliance deadline of April 2019. The MOOC (Massive Open

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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 ground conditions, has been awarded the first stage of the

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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 GMIT Galway campus. The extension will double the size of

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Sea Trials Underway For World’s First Surface Effect Ship (SES) Daughter Craft Vessel

    Sea Trials Underway For World’s First Surface Effect Ship (SES) Daughter Craft Vessel

The world’s first daughter craft based on surface-effect-ship (SES) technology, supported by the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), has kicked off two months of sea trials at Vattenfall’s Horns

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Kraydel Invests in R&D to Develop Revolutionary Smart Device

    Kraydel Invests in R&D to Develop Revolutionary Smart Device

Belfast-based Kraydel has developed a revolutionary smart device which could change the way we care for older people in their homes. The device is designed specifically for people who may not

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Plaque Unveiled to Telescope-maker Thomas Grubb

    Plaque Unveiled to Telescope-maker Thomas Grubb

John Halligan TD, Minister of State for Skills, Training, Innovation, Research and Development, recently unveiled a plaque commemorating the work and contribution of Thomas Grubb to astronomy in Ireland and worldwide. In

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Mondelēz International to Launch 30% Lower Sugar Cadbury Dairy Milk Option in the UK and Ireland

    Mondelēz International to Launch 30% Lower Sugar Cadbury Dairy Milk Option in the UK and Ireland

From 2019, Cadbury Dairy Milk will be available in a new bar with 30% less sugar, offering consumers greater choice and helping them to manage their sugar intake. The new

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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 €2 million worth of funding will be made available to

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DIT Launches Innovative Part-Time Learning Opportunities For Brewing & Distilling Industry

    DIT Launches Innovative Part-Time Learning Opportunities For Brewing & Distilling Industry

For centuries, Ireland has been a leader in the brewing and distilling industry with several home-grown brands synonymous with the very fabric of Irish culture. As competition in the global

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The West is Set to Lose the Innovation Arms Race

    The West is Set to Lose the Innovation Arms Race

The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) and PatSnap, the world’s leading provider of research and development (R&D) analytics, today unveiled the results of the Innovation Arms Race 2018 report. The research found that

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Grand Canal Innovation District Planned For Dublin

    Grand Canal Innovation District Planned For Dublin

A far-reaching plan for the creation of the Grand Canal Innovation District in Dublin has been launched. The proposal from Trinity College Dublin is modelled on innovation districts in cities

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Ireland’s Most Sustainable Paper-free Cup Launched

    Ireland’s Most Sustainable Paper-free Cup Launched

Ireland’s only completely paper-free compostable cup has been launched by Zeus, the Irish global packaging solutions company. Unlike other compostable cups, the Treefree Cup contains absolutely no paper product, making

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Neueda Technologies Establishing a Software Engineering Hub in Athlone

    Neueda Technologies Establishing a Software Engineering Hub in Athlone

Neueda Technologies, a privately-owned IT Training, development and consulting services company headquartered in Belfast, is establishing a Software Engineering Hub in Athlone, Co. Westmeath, employing 200 staff over four years.

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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. EIB (European Investment Bank) advisory experts will identify ways to

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Ireland Rises to 9th in the European Innovation Scoreboard

    Ireland Rises to 9th in the European Innovation Scoreboard

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, TD has welcomed Ireland’s strong innovation performance reported in the European Commission’s

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College Group to Construct New €10 Million Biofuel Facility in County Meath

    College Group to Construct New €10 Million Biofuel Facility in County Meath

College Group is to invest €10 million in building a new renewable energy facility producing biofuel from used cooking oil

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AllinAll Ingredients Officially Opens New €5 Million Facility in Dublin

    AllinAll Ingredients Officially Opens New €5 Million Facility in Dublin

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD (pictured above left), has officially opened AllinAll Ingredient’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing and Research and Development

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Students from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) Scoop Top Prize at Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards 2018

    Students from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) Scoop Top Prize at Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards 2018

Elaine Leahy, David O’Donovan, Daniel Crowley, Ryan Breen, Michael Ahern, Brian Fitzpatrick and Colm Nicholl, students from Cork Institute of

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University College Dublin Proposes New Partnership Model For Agri-Food Sustainability

    University College Dublin Proposes New Partnership Model For Agri-Food Sustainability

During a recent Food 2030 conference at the Agriculture University in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, University College Dublin (UCD) proposed a new

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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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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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Pharmaceuticals – European Commission Refines Intellectual Property Rules

    Pharmaceuticals – European Commission Refines Intellectual Property Rules

The European Commission is proposing a targeted adjustment to intellectual property rules to help Europe’s pharmaceutical companies tap into fast-growing global markets

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Cork Leads the Way as Ireland’s Creative and Tech City of Tomorrow

    Cork Leads the Way as Ireland’s Creative and Tech City of Tomorrow

Huawei, the global technology leader, has unveiled its New Renaissance Hotspots report which reveals how the Ireland is witnessing a new age

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DCU Crowned 2018 Enactus Ireland Champions

    DCU Crowned 2018 Enactus Ireland Champions

Enactus Dublin City University were crowned the winners of the recent Enactus Ireland National Competition which took place in Chartered Accountants House, Dublin

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New Atlantic MedTech Cluster Launched

    New Atlantic MedTech Cluster Launched

Eight indigenous MedTech specialist companies have formed an innovative business cluster to promote Ireland as a global centre of excellence

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Whirlpool Research Set to Change the Way We Build Rail, Flood and Sewerage Systems

    Whirlpool Research Set to Change the Way We Build Rail, Flood and Sewerage Systems

Researchers from IT Sligo, together with colleagues from one of Switzerland’s leading universities, have made a discovery about how whirlpools

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UCD Spin-out Secures €2.5 Million in Horizon 2020 SME Funding

    UCD Spin-out Secures €2.5 Million in Horizon 2020 SME Funding

ATXA Therapeutics Ltd, a University College Dublin (UCD) life sciences spin-out, which is developing novel therapeutic drugs to treat pulmonary

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Fusion Antibodies Doubling Workforce as it Targets Global Business

    Fusion Antibodies Doubling Workforce as it Targets Global Business

Belfast-based Clinical Research firm, Fusion Antibodies has announced plans to create 28 new jobs. This recruitment drive, supported by Invest Northern Ireland,

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Three Early-Stage Start-ups Spin-in to NovaUCD

    Three Early-Stage Start-ups Spin-in to NovaUCD

Three early-stage start-ups have become the latest companies to spin-in to NovaUCD and join the community of entrepreneurs at University

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Innovation Centre Drives Decade of Growth at Willowbrook Foods

    Innovation Centre Drives Decade of Growth at Willowbrook Foods

Ireland’s largest bagged salad producer and specialist in prepared vegetables, Willowbrook Foods, has marked the tenth anniversary of its Innovation

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Robots Create Jobs, According to New Research

    Robots Create Jobs, According to New Research

At 309 units per 10,000 employees, robot density in German manufacturing industry is the third highest worldwide. At the same

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SEAI is Searching For Sustainable Energy Winners Across Ireland

    SEAI is Searching For Sustainable Energy Winners Across Ireland

SEAI has begun the search for Ireland’s energy leaders who are demonstrating innovative approaches to clean energy with high replication

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UCD Opens Ireland’s First Hospital Knowledge Transfer Offices

    UCD Opens Ireland’s First Hospital Knowledge Transfer Offices

University College Dublin (UCD), in partnership with St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group (SVHG) and The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH), has

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SolarAdTek Lighting Retrofit Sees a Significant Cut in Carbon Emissions From Bus Shelters

    SolarAdTek Lighting Retrofit Sees a Significant Cut in Carbon Emissions From Bus Shelters

Dublin-based Solar AdTek, the leading developer and supplier of innovative solar powered lighting for outdoor advertising, has completed an upgrade of

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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

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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

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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

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University of Limerick Launches Robot For Use in Marine Renewable Energy Sector

    University of Limerick Launches Robot For Use in Marine Renewable Energy Sector

University of Limerick (UL) recently unveiled a unique €2 million underwater robot at the docks in Limerick city. The Remotely

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Calor Begins a New Era of Energy in Ireland

    Calor Begins a New Era of Energy in Ireland

Calor Gas, Ireland’s longest established supplier of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), has launched Ireland’s first certified renewable LPG for homes

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Máire Geoghegan-Quinn Appointed to the Board of Science Foundation Ireland

    Máire Geoghegan-Quinn Appointed to the Board of Science Foundation Ireland

Former EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Ms Maire Geoghegan-Quinn has been appointed to the Board of Science Foundation

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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

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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

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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

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New Project to Reduce Costs and Underwater Noise in Offshore Wind Construction

    New Project to Reduce Costs and Underwater Noise in Offshore Wind Construction

The Carbon Trust has announced the launch of BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise

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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

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Discover Innovative Energy Saving Solutions at SEAI’s Energy Show 2018

    Discover Innovative Energy Saving Solutions at SEAI’s Energy Show 2018

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Energy Show, Ireland’s leading business energy event returns to the RDS on Wednesday, 18 April

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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

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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

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Government Announces €29.6 Million Investment in Frontier Research

    Government Announces €29.6 Million Investment in Frontier Research

The Government has announced a €29.6 million investment by the Irish Research Council in “frontier research” projects. Thirty-six researchers will

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