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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 Ireland. On announcing the appointment, Minister of State for Training, Skills,

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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 solve challenges and improve city life.  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

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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 ideas and produce results that will have a major impact

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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 investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies across Europe. Europe

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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 during construction of offshore wind farms as part of the

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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 nurture breakthrough innovation. The companies, which underwent face-to-face interviews with a

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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 and Thursday, 19 April 2018. The annual free event, features

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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 recommendations of a new report prepared by the joint European

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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 us new ways to monitor and understand the world around

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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 receive funding under the Irish Research Council’s new Laureate Awards

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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 of competitively awarded public investment in research with 14 priority

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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 in supporting their own business needs, but in overcoming the

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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 a finalist in two categories at the awards, ‘Best New

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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 above), formerly Chief Technology and Research Advisor for IDA Technology

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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 Waterford has been developed by the facility’s in-house R&D Laboratory,

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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 1,000 visitors from across the major industrial sectors in Ireland

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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 well as sharing and managing their own electricity in a

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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, which was launched recently in London. Sustainable Nation Ireland,  the

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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 computer hardware manufacturer Lenovo, and chip manufacturer Intel. The collaboration

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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 of this state-of-the-art facility coincides with the 20th anniversary of

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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 (AM, commonly known as 3D printing) research laboratory. The AR-Lab

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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 create a new generation of science books. UCD Research and

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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, designed to suit demanding placement methods, strength and durability classes.

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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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Tractor Safe Lock wins at National Ploughing Championships 2017

    Tractor Safe Lock wins at National Ploughing Championships 2017

Tractor Safe Lock, a device that automatically engages the handbrake in a tractor when the operator leaves the seat, has

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National Women’s Enterprise Day 2017 to take place on 12th October

    National Women’s Enterprise Day 2017 to take place on 12th October

An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald has launched the biggest-ever programme of events to mark

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Innovation key to continued growth in construction sector

    Innovation key to continued growth in construction sector

Over 60 companies from across the construction sector attended the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways Innovation in Construction conference in Dublin. The event

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Countdown is on for Innovation Arena at National Ploughing Championships 2017

    Countdown is on for Innovation Arena at National Ploughing Championships 2017

The countdown is on for the Innovation Arena for 2017 after a hugely successful ‘Boot Camp’ held at the National

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Minister Breen issues call for Competitive Challenges at SBIR Ireland Proposers Conference

    Minister Breen issues call for Competitive Challenges at SBIR Ireland Proposers Conference

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen has issued a second

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ESB and Web Summit begin search for Ireland’s best Start-Up

    ESB and Web Summit begin search for Ireland’s best Start-Up

ESB has announced that the call for applications for its Spark of Genius Award, has been extended for an extra

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New ‘Erasmus Student Network’ booking platform launched at Ryanair

    New ‘Erasmus Student Network’ booking platform launched at Ryanair

Ryanair has launched a new dedicated booking platform in partnership with Erasmus Student Network, offering Erasmus students fare discounts, free

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Irish SME develops app to help students connect with colleges

    Irish SME develops app to help students connect with colleges

Irish start-up StudyBundles has developed an app that helps CAO applicants connect with third-level institutions while they are deciding which

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Galway firm in running for Innovation Awards

    Galway firm in running for Innovation Awards

A Galway-based international business, which has been shortlisted for one of Ireland’s leading innovation awards, will be one of three

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Wildcard opportunity at the Ploughing’s Innovation Arena

    Wildcard opportunity at the Ploughing’s Innovation Arena

The search is on to fill the last spots at the National Ploughing Association’s Innovation Arena. Run in conjunction with Enterprise

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Increase in Irish companies availing of training to improve competitiveness

    Increase in Irish companies availing of training to improve competitiveness

Irish companies are increasingly taking up opportunities for training and up-skilling of staff to meet business needs. Figures from the

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“Propeller Shannon” Start-Up Accelerator at Shannon Airport launches

    “Propeller Shannon” Start-Up Accelerator at Shannon Airport launches

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen has launched the Propeller

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Trinity’s pilot programme to support freshers throughout first term

    Trinity’s pilot programme to support freshers throughout first term

According to an article in universitytimes.ie, a pilot of various programmes that will be launched in September will see Trinity

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Nexus innovation supports more than 300 jobs

    Nexus innovation supports more than 300 jobs

The Nexus Innovation Centre at the University of Limerick marked its fifth year in business this week with Innovation Minister

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Applications open for Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships 2017

    Applications open for Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships 2017

Applications for the National Ploughing Championships Innovation Arena and Awards, in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Farmers Journal,

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Success of Horizon 2020 showcased in Brussels

    Success of Horizon 2020 showcased in Brussels

Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland, on behalf of Ireland’s national support team for Horizon 2020, hosted a breakfast meeting

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Entrepreneurs need level playing field to generate jobs, innovation and regional growth

    Entrepreneurs need level playing field to generate jobs, innovation and regional growth

At the National Economic Dialogue in Dublin Castle, the Small Firms Association has (SFA) called on Government to introduce measures

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Dublin Living Wage Initiative launched

    Dublin Living Wage Initiative launched

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr, has launched the Dublin City Council Living Wage Initiative at the Mansion House,

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“One to Watch Award” winner announced at Big Ideas 2017

    “One to Watch Award” winner announced at Big Ideas 2017

Finola Cliffe of HookeBio has been presented with the “One to Watch Award” at Enterprise Ireland’s Big Ideas 2017. HookeBio

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PaycheckPlus wins global accolade at ‘The Payroll Awards’

    PaycheckPlus wins global accolade at ‘The Payroll Awards’

PaycheckPlus, the Irish payroll outsource provider for Irish, UK and international clients, has won a prestigious global award at the

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SportsTech Ireland launches

    SportsTech Ireland launches

With an ambition to double the number of sports tech companies operating in Ireland by 2020 SportsTech Ireland laid out

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12 of 38 Fulbright Awards go to UCD students, scholars and professionals

    12 of 38 Fulbright Awards go to UCD students, scholars and professionals

‌The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD has announced 38 new Fulbright Irish Awardees for 2017-2018. Twelve

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Students from NUIG scoop top prize at Student Entrepreneur Awards 2017

    Students from NUIG scoop top prize at Student Entrepreneur Awards 2017

Paddy MacDonagh and Chris Bogues, students from National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), have won the overall Enterprise Ireland Student

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The Future of Food Tech Innovation

    The Future of Food Tech Innovation

“We are moving towards a time when anyone, anywhere can order anything,” according to Amanda Roche Kelly, Managing Director of

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Sandyford to drive Dublin as Smart City

    Sandyford to drive Dublin as Smart City

Sandyford has been pinpointed as a Smart Region capable of driving Dublin on as a Smart City at Ireland’s first

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Regional enterprise development fund open for applications

    Regional enterprise development fund open for applications

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD and Minister of State for Employment and Small Business Pat

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GMIT to double its Innovation Hub space

    GMIT to double its Innovation Hub space

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is set to double the size of its Innovation Hub (iHub) building at the Galway

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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

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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

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