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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 ERC Consolidator Grant to create an innovative new type of

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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 to be created over the next 18 months. Having been

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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 part of a €7m expansion. The new positions will include operative

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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 and financial success in the prestigious 2015/2016 RSM European Business

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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 Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA), the Ibec group that represents

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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 a €70million investment. Chanelle, which already employs 375 people, wants

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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 could produce electricity more safely. It would also do so

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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 Medical from buyout firm Permira Advisers for $895 million in

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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 use them to benefit of Irish patients has been set

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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 and impact to aid the development of social innovation in

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Dublin ranked world’s third best city for innovation

    Dublin ranked world’s third best city for innovation

Dublin has been ranked third on a list of most successful cities for innovation, liveability and capacity to reinvent, behind London and Silicon Valley. The City Momentum Index of innovation-oriented

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First Data To Create R&D Hub In Co Tipperary

    First Data To Create R&D Hub In Co Tipperary

FirstData, a global payment technology solutions company, has announced that intends to establish a research and development center in Ireland. The new R&D center in Nenagh will be the company’s first

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Stryker unveils new surgical Innovation Centre in Cork

    Stryker unveils new surgical Innovation Centre in Cork

The Instruments Division of Stryker Corporation officially opened its new Surgical Innovation Centre in Cork. The centre, which features unique design and collaboration workspaces, state-of-the-art prototyping and test facilities, and

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Maynooth University to be central hub for 5G and IoT testing

    Maynooth University to be central hub for 5G and IoT testing

As part of the CONNECT national research centre for telecommunications, Maynooth University is to be the site of a new national radio test facility with aims of developing devices for

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Medical technology app firm to create 70 jobs

    Medical technology app firm to create 70 jobs

3D4Medical, a maker of medical apps, is set to expand significantly over the next 18 months, with 70 highly-skilled roles coming on stream at its Blackrock’ new HQ. The indigenous

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€50m investment for digital research centre

    €50m investment for digital research centre

The Government has announced this morning a €50m expansion of the ADAPT Research Centre for Digital Content Technology at Trinity College, Dublin, in a move that could make Ireland a

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Ministers Bruton and English announce €28 million Science Foundation Ireland investment in research equipment and facilities

    Ministers Bruton and English announce €28 million Science Foundation Ireland investment in research equipment and facilities

The Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton, TD together with the Minister for Research, Innovation and Skills, Damien English, TD yesterday announced details of a €28 million investment in research equipment and facilities

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CyberColloids: an Irish SME that has made its name as a global centre of excellence for hydrocolloids research and innovation

    CyberColloids: an Irish SME that has made its name as a global centre of excellence for hydrocolloids research and innovation

CyberColloids was set up in 2002 by four founding members with a vision to provide outsourcing of every aspect of the hydrocolloids world. With many years of experience in the

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Mcor 3D printer that can make any object out of A4 paper wins gong at CES

    Mcor 3D printer that can make any object out of A4 paper wins gong at CES

Mcor, a hardware start-up founded by two brothers from Dunleer, Co Louth, has achieved global recognition, being honoured with a top innovation award at the world’s biggest consumer hardware event, CES in

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New space incubator for start-ups dealing with space

    New space incubator for start-ups dealing with space

Enterprise Ireland has signed a deal with European Space Agency to develop a Space Business Incubation Centre in Ireland. The signing took place during the Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Mission to

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Professor Michael Morris new director of AMBER research center

    Professor Michael Morris new director of AMBER research center

AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland funded materials science centre based at Trinity College Dublin, has today announced the appointment of Professor Michael Morris as Director of the organisation. Professor Morris,

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60 R&D-focused jobs announced for Newsweaver in Cork

    60 R&D-focused jobs announced for Newsweaver in Cork

Cork company Newsweaver is to significantly increase the size of its headquarters in the Airport Business Park, adding 60 new jobs to its current workforce over the next two years, with

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CONNECT’s Professor Luiz DaSilva elected IEEE Fellow

    CONNECT’s Professor Luiz DaSilva elected IEEE Fellow

Professor Luiz DaSilva, Professor of Telecommunications in the School of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, and principal investigator at “CONNECT”, the world-leading Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre at Trinity, has

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Painless, quick stitching scoops innovation award for Doctor

    Painless, quick stitching scoops innovation award for Doctor

In a wonderful bout of nominative determinism, Cyrus Doctor has won the Clinical Innovation Award for his “Seamless Stitches” device,

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OxyMem co-founders receive the NovaUCD 2015 Innovation Award

    OxyMem co-founders receive the NovaUCD 2015 Innovation Award

Professor Eoin Casey and Dr Eoin Syron, both researchers in the UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, were presented

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Medtech firm Phenox bringing 65 jobs to Galway with new facility

    Medtech firm Phenox bringing 65 jobs to Galway with new facility

Medtech giant Medtronic will establish a new manufacturing facility in Galway to manufacture its next-generation medical device to treat artery

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Irish Government launches comprehensive directory of all innovation supports for research and technology centres

    Irish Government launches comprehensive directory of all innovation supports for research and technology centres

A comprehensive directory of all innovation supports for research centres and technology centres has been launched yesterday by the Irish

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DCU Alpha IoT cluster to support 100 companies and 800 jobs

    DCU Alpha IoT cluster to support 100 companies and 800 jobs

DCU Alpha, an innovation cluster set up in 2013 and based in Glasnevin, has announced that it plans to support

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250 new fintech jobs as Infosys doubles Irish operation

    250 new fintech jobs as Infosys doubles Irish operation

Indian software services giant Infosys , headquartered in Bangalore, will expand its operations in Ireland, doubling the number of staff

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Openhydro claims top accolades for innovation

    Openhydro claims top accolades for innovation

Tidal energy developer OpenHydro, a DCNS company, has secured top honours at this year’s Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards and SEAI

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New government science strategy aims to double R&D funding

    New government science strategy aims to double R&D funding

The Minister for Research, Innovation and Skills Damien English TD, together with the Taoiseach and the Minister for Jobs, today

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Blueface open new offices with 20 new jobs created and R&D lab

    Blueface open new offices with 20 new jobs created  and R&D lab

The business telephony company Blueface has opened a new office in Dublin, creating 20 jobs in a variety of roles

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$300m New York-Dublin-London fibre cable is the splice of life

    $300m New York-Dublin-London fibre cable is the splice of life

A $300m fibre cable (€277m), capable of carrying one-third of the world’s voice traffic and all of Europe and the US’

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Ireland’s National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) ranked No 2 university business accelerator in the world

    Ireland’s National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) ranked No 2 university business accelerator in the world

Ireland’s National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) was ranked the No 2 university business accelerator in the world at the UBI

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Registration open for Innovation Showcase 2015

    Registration open for Innovation Showcase 2015

Yesterday, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, has invited people from business, science and research communities to

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Talent pool is praised as Google opens innovation lab in Belfast

    Talent pool is praised as Google opens innovation lab in Belfast

A partnership between Google and the professional services firm PwC is to establish an Innovation Lab or “hive”at PwC’s Northern

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Connect centre launches €1 million telecoms research project, O’SHARE, at Trinity College Dublin

    Connect centre launches €1 million telecoms research project, O’SHARE, at Trinity College Dublin

A €1 million telecoms research project, O’SHARE, has been launched at the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre, CONNECT, in

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Minister English announces new partnership to lead cutting-edge energy system integration research in Ireland

    Minister English  announces new partnership to lead cutting-edge energy system integration research in Ireland

Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English TD, today announced funding of over €11 million to the Energy Systems

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Irish Universities work together to launch €46m software research facility Lero at the University of Limerick

    Irish Universities work together to launch €46m software research facility Lero at the University of Limerick

Ms Jan O’Sullivan TD, Minister for Education and Skills, yesterday (Monday) formally launched an expanded Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland

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Irish companies lagging behind rest of world on digital

    Irish companies lagging behind rest of world on digital

Irish firms lag behind the world’s top performing companies in many key digital behaviours, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) annual Digital

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The best of Irish technology to be awarded tonight at the Irish Software Awards 2015

    The best of Irish technology to be awarded tonight at the Irish Software Awards 2015

Tonight (20 November), the Irish Software Association’s (ISA) annual awards ceremony will celebrate the best of this sector. The ceremony

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Global Irish Design Challenge launched

    Global Irish Design Challenge launched

Irish Design 2015’s Global Irish Design Challenge is now open for submissions until the 30th of November. This is an

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17 Irish-based researchers bank €2m in IRC funding

    17 Irish-based researchers bank €2m in IRC funding

It seems the funding just keeps coming for Irish researchers as 17 researchers based in Ireland have been awarded a

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Huawei opens new Dublin R&D centre with the creation of 50 jobs

    Huawei opens new Dublin R&D centre with the creation of 50 jobs

Chinese telecoms company Huawei has opened a new research and development office in Dublin’s docklands, where it plans to hire

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25,000 new jobs planned for the west of Ireland with emphasize on marine research

    25,000 new jobs planned for the west of Ireland with emphasize on marine research

It’s hoped that 25,000 new jobs will be created in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon over the next four years. The

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EMC and UCC invest in Boole Business Labs

    EMC and UCC invest in Boole Business Labs

It was announced last Friday that EMC, the US IT multinational and University College Cork (UCC) has officially launched the

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71pc of local Irish tech firms grew revenue last year

    71pc of local Irish tech firms grew revenue last year

Almost three-quarters of local Irish technology companies grew their revenue last year, according to new research from Bank of Ireland

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UCD and IBM joining forces to push Irish smart cities research

    UCD and IBM joining forces to push Irish smart cities research

University College Dublin (UCD) and IBM have struck a deal that will see the pair collaborate on developing the latest

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Swrve to create 45 new jobs after raising $30m

    Swrve to create 45 new jobs after raising $30m

Dublin mobile app integration start-up Swrve, which was founded by Havok founders Hugh Reynolds and Dr Steve Collins, has raised

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Dublin jobs boost sees Indeed announce 300 roles at EMEA HQ

    Dublin jobs boost sees Indeed announce 300 roles at EMEA HQ

Job site Indeed is hiring 300 people at its EMEA HQ in Dublin, more than doubling its workforce there, as

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Apple expanding Cork operations and putting €1million in research fund

    Apple expanding Cork operations and putting €1million in research fund

Apple’s campus in Cork is about to get a major upgrade, as the tech giant adds a new building to

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The best bits of Web Summit 2015

    The best bits of Web Summit 2015

It is now the end for the Web Summit in Dublin, which is moving to Portugal next year. However this

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Launch of the 20th annual science week at Government buildings

    Launch of the 20th annual science week at Government buildings

To mark the 20th annual Science Week, which takes place next week from the 8th – 15th November, An Taoiseach

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Irish scientists map winds and sand dune evolution on Mars

    Irish scientists map winds and sand dune evolution on Mars

A trio of Irish scientists has, for the first time, been able to map the winds and sand dune evolution

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Movidius to hire up to 100 artificial intelligence experts in Dublin

    Movidius to hire up to 100 artificial intelligence experts in Dublin

Artificial intelligence (AI) will have a defining impact on the world in the decade ahead, much as the web has

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Accenture opens new specialised AI tech lab in Dublin

    Accenture opens new specialised AI tech lab in Dublin

Accenture’s shift towards the burgeoning world of artificial intelligence (AI) has just sped up a notch, with the creation of

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Taoiseach announces 320 new jobs

    Taoiseach announces 320 new jobs

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD and Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA

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20th science week supports Ireland’s appetite for science, technology, engineering & maths

    20th science week supports Ireland’s appetite for science, technology, engineering & maths

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) launched, at the beginning of October, the 20th national Science Week by publishing the findings of

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