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Call For Sustainable Energy Leaders to Enter SEAI Energy Awards 2019

    Call For Sustainable Energy Leaders to Enter SEAI Energy Awards 2019

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is looking for leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy to enter this year’s SEAI Energy Awards. Now in their 16th year, the SEAI

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Kerry Agribusiness & Teagasc Celebrate 25 Years of Joint Programme Success

    Kerry Agribusiness & Teagasc Celebrate 25 Years of Joint Programme Success

Kerry Agribusiness and Teagasc are celebrating 25 years of working collaboratively on the Joint Programme, which commenced in 1994 and was an innovative concept of peer-led learning and knowledge transfer.

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Irish Business is First in Europe to Launch Compostable Packaging For Takeaway Food

    Irish Business is First in Europe to Launch Compostable Packaging For Takeaway Food

Healthy Thai delivery chain Camile Thai, have launched their new compostable range of packaging across their restaurants, which can go straight into the compost bin without washing. They are the

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TU Dublin Lecturer Wins RSC Education Award 2019

    TU Dublin Lecturer Wins RSC Education Award 2019

Dr Barry Ryan (pictured), a lecturer in Biochemistry at Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), has won the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Higher Education Teaching Award 2019. Dr Ryan is

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UCC Acquires the Myrtle Allen Archive

    UCC Acquires the Myrtle Allen Archive

University College Cork (UCC) has acquired the Myrtle Allen Archive of papers and is establishing the annual Myrtle Allen Memorial Lecture in honour of a pioneer in Irish food. Spanning

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Allergan Accelerates Expansion in Ireland With €65 Million Investment

    Allergan Accelerates Expansion in Ireland With €65 Million Investment

Global life-science innovation leader, Allergan, which is headquartered in Ireland and operates four facilities here, has announced a €65 million capital investment programme for 2019 to facilitate the continued expansion

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Call Open For Start-ups to Join Latest NDRC at ArcLabs Accelerator Programme

    Call Open For Start-ups to Join Latest NDRC at ArcLabs Accelerator Programme

NDRC at ArcLabs is once again on the lookout for start-ups to join the South East accelerator programme. Applications are open until 30 June 2019, with NDRC at ArcLabs’ second

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TechConnect Live – Ireland’s Largest Technology Event – May 30th, RDS, Dublin

    TechConnect Live – Ireland’s Largest Technology Event – May 30th, RDS, Dublin

TechConnect Live, which is Ireland’s largest annual business and technology exhibition for Micro, SME and Enterprise level companies, is being held on Thursday, May 30th at the RDS in Dublin. With

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Beotanics Builds New R&D Centre

    Beotanics Builds New R&D Centre

Crop producer Beotanics is investing €1 million in a new research and development centre at its offices in Stoneyford, County Kilkenny. The firm has a focus on niche crops such as sweet

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LogMeIn to Create 200 Jobs in Dublin With New Office Expansion in Grand Canal Dock

    LogMeIn to Create 200 Jobs in Dublin With New Office Expansion in Grand Canal Dock

LogMeIn Inc, a leading provider of cloud-based connectivity and recognized as one of the world’s 10 largest public Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, has officially opened its new international headquarters in the Reflector

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Meetings Booker Wins Enterprise Ireland’s Pioneer Travel Tech Award

    Meetings Booker Wins Enterprise Ireland’s Pioneer Travel Tech Award

Meetings Booker has been named the best product winner of Enterprise Ireland’s Pioneer Travel Tech Award, which showcases and recognizes a new wave of high performing Irish travel tech start-ups.

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SEAI Leads €2.6 Million European Project to Unlock Potential of Ocean Energy

    SEAI Leads €2.6 Million European Project to Unlock Potential of Ocean Energy

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is leading a new pan-European project, Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN), which aims to accelerate the development of the ocean energy sector. With

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Irish Universities Association Welcomes Government Announcement of €12 Million Investment in Curiosity Driven Basic Research

    Irish Universities Association Welcomes Government Announcement of €12 Million Investment in Curiosity Driven Basic Research

The Irish Universities Association (IUA) has welcomed the announcement by Ministers Joe McHugh and John Halligan of €12 million investment by the Irish Research Council in ground-breaking, basic research projects. Twelve

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Teagasc and TNO Sign Memorandum of Understanding

    Teagasc and TNO Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Teagasc, the national body responsible for providing research, advisory and training services to the Irish agri-food sector, and TNO, the Dutch technological innovation centre, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding

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CroíValve Raises €3.2 Million in Oversubscribed Funding Round

    CroíValve Raises €3.2 Million in Oversubscribed Funding Round

CroíValve, a medtech start-up providing a safe and effective treatment for tricuspid regurgitation, has secured €3.2 million in an oversubscribed seed financing round. The round was led by the HBAN

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National IP Protocol 2019 to Drive Commercialisation of Irish Research and Boost Economic Growth

    National IP Protocol 2019 to Drive Commercialisation of Irish Research and Boost Economic Growth

The Government has launched the National IP Protocol 2019. The Protocol, which is in its third edition, is produced and managed by Knowledge Transfer Ireland on behalf of the Department of

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LEOs Unite to Create New Opportunity For Producers to Pitch to Top Food Buyers

    LEOs Unite to Create New Opportunity For Producers to Pitch to Top Food Buyers

Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in local authorities from all over the country have joined forces to make an unprecedented investment in raising the profile of the country’s finest food producers.

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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