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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 European Innovation Scoreboard 2018. The annual Innovation Scoreboard provides a comparative

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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 and animal fats in north County Meath. The investment is

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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 facility in Rosemount, Dublin. The company, which has been in

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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 Technology, have won the overall Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur 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 partnership model to build capacity for agri-food sustainability. Europe is losing

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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 programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements

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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 develop a new craft beer. Master Brewer, James Huey used

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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 and foster jobs, growth and investments in the EU. The

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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 of technological and creative innovation with Cork, Dublin and Galway ranking highest in terms

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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 2. Presented by Irish writer and activist Sinéad Burke, the Enactus Ireland

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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 for the industry. The Atlantic MedTech Cluster is one of

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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 function which has significant implications for how major infrastructural projects

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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 arterial hypertension (PAH), and other related cardiovascular conditions, has secured

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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, will help Fusion deliver its services to its growing international

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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 College Dublin’s (UCD) Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs. Over

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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 Centre in County Down, describing it as instrumental in helping

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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 time, the number of people employed in Germany reached 44

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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 potential. The SEAI Energy Awards recognise and reward excellence in

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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 opened Ireland’s first in-hospital Knowledge Transfer (KT) Offices. The KT Offices

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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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Revised Research Priority Areas For 2018-2023

    Revised Research Priority Areas For 2018-2023

The Government has published the ‘Research Priority Areas 2018–2023’ report. Research Prioritisation, introduced by the Government in 2012, aligns the majority

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Technology Plays a Leading Role For Irish Business Leaders

    Technology Plays a Leading Role For Irish Business Leaders

Business leaders across Ireland are firm believers in the power of technology and the important role it plays, not only

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BLENDI Wins ‘Best New Concept’ Category at World Food Innovation Awards 2018

    BLENDI Wins ‘Best New Concept’ Category at World Food Innovation Awards 2018

Irish start-up business Blendi came away as a big winner at the World Food Innovation Awards 2018. Blendi, which was

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Irish Technology Sector Has Overtaken Agriculture

    Irish Technology Sector Has Overtaken Agriculture

With 130,000 people now employed, the technology sector has overtaken agriculture as Ireland’s largest industry, according to Ken Finnegan (pictured

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Irish R&D Supports Bausch + Lomb’s $205 Million Investment in Waterford

    Irish R&D Supports Bausch + Lomb’s $205 Million Investment in Waterford

Over 96% of the lens volume produced by Bausch + Lomb, the global eye care specialist, at its plant in

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2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition Provides Insight into the R&D and Innovation Ecosystem in Ireland

    2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition Provides Insight into the R&D and Innovation Ecosystem in Ireland

Designed to foster collaboration between industry, academia and government agencies, the 2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition attracted over

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New Irish Peer-to-peer Energy Trading Research Project Using Blockchain Technology

    New Irish Peer-to-peer Energy Trading Research Project Using Blockchain Technology

Imagine a future where Irish consumers will be able to gift or sell their solar power across their neighbourhood as

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Ireland Deepens its International Links in Developing Green Finance

    Ireland Deepens its International Links in Developing Green Finance

Ireland is represented in a major new international partnership to drive the global growth in green finance and sustainable investment,

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Diaceutics to Use Artificial Intelligence to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients

    Diaceutics to Use Artificial Intelligence to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients

Diaceutics, the Irish company helping patients to receive potentially lifesaving medicine through better diagnostic testing, has announced a collaboration with

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New €7.4 Million Software Development Centre Opens in Cork

    New €7.4 Million Software Development Centre Opens in Cork

Pilz, a leading global automation technology company, has opened a new €7.4 million software development centre in Cork. The opening

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€4.3 Million World Class 3D Printing Lab Launched

    €4.3 Million World Class 3D Printing Lab Launched

AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland-funded materials science research centre headquartered at Trinity College Dublin, has launched a new additive manufacturing

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Seeking Six ‘Stretchy Thinkers’ to Help Create the 2018 Science Apprentice Books

    Seeking Six ‘Stretchy Thinkers’ to Help Create the 2018 Science Apprentice Books

A nationwide search has been launched for six curious and inventive children to join a Wonder Panel which will help

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Kilsaran International Launches New Range of Specialised Concretes

    Kilsaran International Launches New Range of Specialised Concretes

In response to changing customer demands Kilsaran International are bringing to the market, a suite of specialised ready-mix concrete products,

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EU Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic Spurs €6 Billion of Investments

    EU Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic Spurs €6 Billion of Investments

Half way through the implementation of the EU’s action plan for a maritime strategy in the Atlantic, an independent study finds it has spurred

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Emerson Collaborates With NIBRT to Help Upskill Ireland’s Biopharma Workforce

    Emerson Collaborates With NIBRT to Help Upskill Ireland’s Biopharma Workforce

Emerson is providing automation software and systems valued at US$ 1 million (approximately €820,000) to Ireland’s National Institute of Bioprocessing

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Ocean Energy Makes a Splash in the US With US Navy Partnership

    Ocean Energy Makes a Splash in the US With US Navy Partnership

Irish wave energy technology company, Ocean Energy, has announced that its pioneering wave energy convertor, the ‘OE Buoy’, will be

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Dublin is a Global Innovator City For the Future

    Dublin is a Global Innovator City For the Future

JLL has released new research that places Dublin as a global ‘Innovator’ city for the future. Among the new city types, ‘Innovators’

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SFI Research Infrastructure Programme 2018 – Call Open

    SFI Research Infrastructure Programme 2018 – Call Open

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has launched the Research Infrastructure Programme 2018. The aim of the SFI Research Infrastructure Call is

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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

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