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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 social issues in Ireland. ‘Animate 2017’ will share the fund

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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 four technology transfer offices from University College Cork, Teagasc, Cork

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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 the deadline on 26 May 2017. In addition to being

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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 Research (SBIR) initiative. The competition, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland,

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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 technology and enterprise campus being planned by Trinity College. The

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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 Dublin. The company employs more than 650 staff across its

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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 €20,000 cash investment before 300 attendees at the Lighthouse Cinema

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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 Business Research and Innovation (SBIR) Challenge with Enterprise Ireland. Through

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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 sisters are on a mission to break down negative stigmas

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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) after a round of interviews and applications that will determine

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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 at the University of Maryland to collaborate on “extensive research”

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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 Impact Awards will be held in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham

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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 was the brainchild of former Senior Vice President Barry O’Sullivan,

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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 should be lifted. Ireland’s tax regime already ranks among the best

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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 the feasibility of collecting clinical trial data remotely within a

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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 National University of Ireland Galway, according to research published on

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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. More than 600 teams from top universities across the globe,

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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 for next year to €2 million. The fund is open

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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 on Monday. The collaboration combines the leading expertise of UCD

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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, funded by Horizon 2020 and Marie Sklodowska-Curie innovation programme, aims

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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 €20,000 prize as part of the overall winner award of

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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 Marino Conference Centre in Dublin on Friday, November 11, with

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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 in 2015, a record number, according to a November 18

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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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1,396 researchers awarded with €33.7m by Irish Research Council

    1,396 researchers awarded with €33.7m by Irish Research Council

Last year the Irish Research Council awarded €33.7m to 1,396 researchers, according to the organisation’s annual report. So, the Council

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Charging electric vehicles on the road

    Charging electric vehicles on the road

Will you be on a long journey? Do you have an electric vehicle? Will you reach tour destination before you run

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DAMOVO CONTINUES EXPANSION AFTER €1.5M INVESTMENT

    DAMOVO CONTINUES EXPANSION AFTER €1.5M INVESTMENT

Damovo has invested €1.5 million in training, systems and software development whereupon it brings the total number of countries supported from

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Ireland wins €275m from EU for Research projects under Horizon 2020

    Ireland wins €275m from EU for Research projects under Horizon 2020

Irish researchers and companies have won a total of €274.7 million in funding from the EU Horizon 2020 programme for

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Plusvital Launches Four New Performance Genetic Tests for Global Thoroughbred Horse Industry

    Plusvital Launches Four New Performance Genetic Tests for Global Thoroughbred Horse Industry

Over 13,000 horses have been genetically tested by company Plusvital is an Irish equine science company, which has announced the

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SEAI and Enterprise Ireland announce winners of innovation competition to develop smart technology solutions

    SEAI and Enterprise Ireland announce winners of innovation competition to develop smart technology solutions

Three winners of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competition were announced to develop smart technology solutions for Building Energy

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor to open first Enterprise Ireland pavilion at Farnborough Airshow

    Minister Mitchell O’Connor to open first Enterprise Ireland pavilion at Farnborough Airshow

Today, the Irish aviation and aerospace sector will be promoted by Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and

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BDO Development Capital Fund Invests €9M in Netwatch Group as Part of €19.5M Funding Round

    BDO Development Capital Fund Invests €9M in Netwatch Group as Part of €19.5M Funding Round

Funds are one utility to increase international growth as Netwatch targets new customer acqusition in the US & UK. Ireland’a

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Enterprise Ireland to implement plans to help Irish exporters following UK decision to leave the EU

    Enterprise Ireland to implement plans to help Irish exporters following UK decision to leave the EU

The enhancement of the UK market supports as well as the support of management and competitiveness  and the market expansion

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FIVE NEW TECH COMPANIES TO JOIN THE DIGITAL HUB

    FIVE NEW TECH COMPANIES TO JOIN THE DIGITAL HUB

Today’s announcement contains that further five new tech companies were attracted into the digital cluster by the the Digital Hub. Among

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SOLAR-H2 project – Bright future for solar fuels

    SOLAR-H2 project – Bright future for solar fuels

The EU-funded SOLAR-H2 project has established a pan-European research network that is tapping into the potential of solar fuel that

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European Commission launches three Horizon Prizes for energy innovation

    European Commission launches three Horizon Prizes for energy innovation

The European Commission launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy. Worth

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CODE INSTITUTE SECURES €500,000 INVESTMENT

    CODE INSTITUTE SECURES €500,000 INVESTMENT

There was the announce that  Code Institute, an EdTech company delivering Full Stack software coding education, has secured €500,000 syndicated investment

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Shipwreck-inspired wave power idea nets EUR 10 mn for full-scale demo

    Shipwreck-inspired wave power idea nets EUR 10 mn for full-scale demo

The kinetic energy of the waves can convert into electricity that can be fed into the grid with the help

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Biomimicry for airport security

The face of airport and border security are progressively changing because of new technologies. To contribute to this development, the

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Global Innovation Centre launched in the heart of Westmeath

    Global Innovation Centre launched in the heart of Westmeath

Mergon Group celebrated the launch of the Mi (Mergon Innovation) Centre at its headquarters in Castlepollard, Westmeath. , the Irish

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64 new jobs to be created with €262K in grants to fingal businesses

    64 new jobs to be created with €262K in grants to fingal businesses

In the latest announcement of job-creation grants by the Fingal Local Enterprise Office (LEO),  it was announced that sixty-four new

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Brand new product: VR headset to buy a house

    Brand new product: VR headset to buy a house

Irish house buyers have a new toy to play with as VR headsets enter the field to help inform people

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AMBER researcher awarded €2.5m to create groundbreaking high-tech customisable battery

    AMBER researcher awarded €2.5m to create groundbreaking high-tech customisable battery

Valeria Nicolosi, researcher at the SFI-funded AMBER materials science research centre at Trinity College Dublin, has been awarded a €2.5m

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APC pharma opens new Dublin research facility with 100 new jobs announced

    APC pharma opens new Dublin research facility with 100 new jobs announced

Pharmaceutical research giant APC is to open its new headquarters in Cherrywood Business Park, Dublin, with 100 new high-skill jobs

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Grant Engineering to create 50 jobs with new innovation centre

    Grant Engineering to create 50 jobs with new innovation centre

Irish manufacturing firm Grant Engineering is to create 50 full and part-time jobs at its facility in Birr, Co Offaly as

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Aerogen to represent Ireland in top European Business Awards

    Aerogen to represent Ireland in top European Business Awards

Aerogen, the global leader in aerosol drug delivery, has been named as a Ruban d’Honneur recipient for excellence in innovation

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IMDA lays out plans to make Ireland a “global medtech hub”

    IMDA lays out plans to make Ireland a “global medtech hub”

A new four-year strategy designed to consolidate Ireland’s position as a hub for medtech companies has been unveiled by the

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Galway-based pharma firm Chanelle Group to invest €70million in research and innovation

    Galway-based pharma firm Chanelle Group to invest €70million in research and innovation

Chanelle Group, the largest Irish-owned manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, will create 175 jobs in a major expansion of its operations, with

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Trinity engineer raising €10m for nuclear power technology

    Trinity engineer raising €10m for nuclear power technology

A Trinity College engineering graduate is raising €10m to develop a nuclear power technology, that he and his partners claim

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Galway medical device maker Creganna acquired by TE for €821m.

    Galway medical device maker Creganna acquired by TE for €821m.

TE Connectivity (Tyco Electronics), a maker of equipment used in harsh environments, agreed to buy health-care device company Galway-based Creganna

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Government sets up innovation hub for health sector

    Government sets up innovation hub for health sector

A pioneering partnership between private sector companies and the health service to develop groundbreaking Irish healthcare products and research and

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Social Innovation Fund Ireland officially launched

    Social Innovation Fund Ireland officially launched

Social Innovation Fund Ireland, a non-profit organisation catalysed by the Government in order to establish a fund of significant size

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