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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 Trinity College Dublin. Led by Dr Marco Ruffini, Assistant Professor

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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 Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP). ESIPP will receive €5.5 million from

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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 Irish Software Research Centre, at the University of Limerick in

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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 IQ survey. The study of more than 2,000 executives across

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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 will take place at the Double Tree Hotel, in the

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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 opportunity for design professionals, students and graduates to be featured

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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 total of €2m through the Irish Research Council (IRC) to

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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 up to 50 people by next year. Huawei said the

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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 new employment plan, West Action Plan for Jobs, is part

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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 Boole Business Labs. The Boole Business Labs is Europe’s first

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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 and Trinity College Dublin. The research project, led by Professor

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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 technologies for future sustainable smart cities. Based at UCD’s O’Brien

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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 $30m (€28m) in financing and will create 45 new jobs

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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 it reacts to a 40pc rise in job searches in

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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 Hollyhill with a capacity for an extra 1,000 jobs. The new

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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 last occasion was a success. This week 42,000 people and

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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 Enda Kenny, T.D. attended a showcase of Irish science, technology,

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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 on Mars, by using image data from the HiRISE camera

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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 for the past two decades, predicted the CEO of Movidius

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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 a new specialised R&D lab in Dublin – the company

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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 Ireland today announced the creation of 320 new jobs for

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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 its most comprehensive and significant public research project, the “SFI

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19 fintech jobs in Belfast as Hanweck opens European HQ

    19 fintech jobs in Belfast as Hanweck opens European HQ

US fintech firm Hanweck has chosen Belfast for its European headquarters, bringing 19 research, development and support jobs to the region. The company is looking to hire technology and business

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BBSRC and SFI launch new collaborative research funding opportunities

    BBSRC and SFI launch new collaborative research funding opportunities

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Science Foundation Ireland Joint Funding of Research call was officially launched

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140 science jobs in Dublin as Grifols invests €90m in new facility

    140 science jobs in Dublin as Grifols invests €90m in new facility

Grifols is investing around €90m in a new operations facility in Dublin, bringing 140 jobs to the region. The facility,

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US software firm Pivotal to create 130 jobs in Dublin and Cork

    US software firm Pivotal to create 130 jobs in Dublin and Cork

Silicon Valley digital transformation player and brand shaper Pivotal is to create 130 new jobs in Dublin and Cork as

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UCD and Trinity discovery could make cancer studies crystal clear

    UCD and Trinity discovery could make cancer studies crystal clear

Researchers in UCD and Trinity have helped develop a new crystal-focused scientific technique for viewing the early stages of DNA

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Three Irish websites win big at the World Summit Awards

    Three Irish websites win big at the World Summit Awards

Irish-based sites CoderDojo.com, Localauthorityfinances.com and PledgeSports.com have beaten off competition from websites from 178 countries at the UN-based World Summit

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Applications now open for second Accenture Fintech Innovation Lab

    Applications now open for second Accenture Fintech Innovation Lab

Consider yourself a fintech entrepreneur with cutting-edge technology to develop? Then get your application together for Accenture’s latest Fintech Innovation

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Irish scientist wins Nobel Prize for Medicine

    Irish scientist wins Nobel Prize for Medicine

William C Campbell, who was born in Ramelton, Co Donegal, and colleague Satoshi Omura (Japan) were jointly awarded, on Tuesday,

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UCC student’s ‘smart needle’ beats seaweed treatment to TIDA award

    UCC student’s ‘smart needle’ beats seaweed treatment to TIDA award

Lisa Helen, PhD Researcher from Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork took the top prize at the Science Foundation

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Minister Bruton Opens New €20 million Eolas Building at Maynooth University

    Minister Bruton Opens New €20 million Eolas Building at Maynooth University

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today opened the new €20.6 million Eolas building at Maynooth University.

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Science Foundation Ireland is delighted to be supporting Startup Gathering 2015

    Science Foundation Ireland is delighted to be supporting Startup Gathering 2015

Science Foundation Ireland is delighted to be supporting the Startup Gathering which takes place across Ireland from today (5th –

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Ammeon will create 100 tech jobs in Dublin’s city centre

    Ammeon will create 100 tech jobs in Dublin’s city centre

Irish IT professional services company Ammeon is to create 100 new high-skilled jobs in Dublin over the next 12 months.

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Taoiseach Opens Kerry Global Technology and Innovation Centre

    Taoiseach Opens Kerry Global Technology and Innovation Centre

Kerry Group, the global taste & nutrition and consumer foods group, opened on Thursday a new Global Technology & Innovation

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ORJIP launches marine website

    ORJIP launches marine website

The Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) Ocean Energy has launched a website supporting early array deployments for the wave

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Campbell : “ To become the best software firm in the world for tech conferences”

    Campbell : “ To become the best software firm in the world for tech conferences”

Tito, an online ticketing technology company founded by Paul Campbell and David ‘Doc’ Parsons, has handled $70 million of ticket

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Accenture to create 200 jobs in Dublin

    Accenture to create 200 jobs in Dublin

Management consultancy Accenture has announced plans to invest more than €25 million in a new centre for innovation in Dublin,

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Travel tech firm Mobacar gets multimillion-euro investment

    Travel tech firm Mobacar gets multimillion-euro investment

Global car rental brokerage Auto Europe and Delta Partners have made a multimillion-euro investment in Kerry-based Mobacar to create a

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Lisbon will host Web Summit next year

    Lisbon will host Web Summit next year

As widely predicted, the Web Summit will soon hold its final nerd-fest in Dublin (for the foreseeable future) and, after

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Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Pitch off

    Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Pitch off

SFI in association with the DCU Ryan Academy invites you to the SFI Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Pitch off.

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Brian Conlon 2015 Innovation Founder

    Brian Conlon 2015 Innovation Founder

Northern Ireland Science Park CONNECT  announced that its prestigious 2015 Innovation Founder Award, supported by Bank of Ireland UK, goes

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Advanced Technology makes cryogenic storage safer

In recent years the use of liquid Nitrogen (LN2) and liquid Heliumin cryogenic facilities has increased dramatically. The volume and value of cells

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9 start-ups to prove Cork is home to a new biotech revolution

    9 start-ups to prove Cork is home to a new biotech revolution

It is being heralded as one of the biggest shake-ups to science and innovation in our time, and this week

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Irish students come first in the world for their award winning LED lightbulb!

    Irish students come first in the world for their award winning LED lightbulb!

Clonakilty, Sacred Heart Secondary School students pick up top prize at international awards for their research into LED street lights

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Dominic Carolan to take over as chief executive of Nibrt

    Dominic Carolan to take over as chief executive of Nibrt

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (Nibrt) said today that Dominic Carolan is to succeed Dr Reg Shaw

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EU innovation rankings see Ireland move up one place to 8th

    EU innovation rankings see Ireland move up one place to 8th

Going by the EU’s 2015 Innovation Union Scoreboard, Ireland has risen one place in the rankings of most innovative EU

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Four Irish SMEs win funding to develop innovative communal electric vehicle charging solutions

    Four Irish SMEs win funding to develop innovative communal electric vehicle charging solutions

SEAI, Enterprise Ireland and ESB announce the winners of the first Small Business Innovation Research competition to receive up to

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Objective 5G: the EU is reinventing ‘connectivity’ for the next decade!

    Objective 5G: the EU is reinventing ‘connectivity’ for the next decade!

With mobile traffic expected to grow by a factor of 1 000 by 2020, and the number of connected users

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Minister English announces €1.6 million new funding for projects to promote science, technology, engineering and maths to the general public

    Minister English announces €1.6 million new funding for projects to promote science, technology, engineering and maths to the general public

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) today announced €1.6 million in funding for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) educational and public

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18 most innovative companies across the island shortlisted for Innovation Awards

    18 most innovative companies across the island shortlisted for Innovation Awards

The Shortlist The shortlist features entries from established companies, innovators, start-ups and academia. The shortlisted companies are: Agri Food Category: BFree

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New export guide to support companies reaching for new horizons

    New export guide to support companies reaching for new horizons

A new guide to support potential exporters based on the island of Ireland is now available. The Export Start Guide

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Ireland third in the EU for innovative enterprises

    Ireland third in the EU for innovative enterprises

Ireland has the third highest proportion of innovative enterprises in the EU, new Eurostat figures reveal. According to Eurostat, 48.9pc

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Minister Howlin and Enterprise Ireland Announce Regional Competitive Feasibility Fund

    Minister Howlin and Enterprise Ireland Announce Regional Competitive Feasibility Fund

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Mr Brendan Howlin T.D. today announced a new €200,000 Enterprise Ireland fund to

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Ryanair launches electronic flight bags on all flights

    Ryanair launches electronic flight bags on all flights

Ryanair has launched electronic flight bags (EFBs) for all pilots, across its entire fleet of 300 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which

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Nanotechnology meets mass manufacturing and miniaturisation

    Nanotechnology meets mass manufacturing and miniaturisation

Adama Innovations is using nanotechnology in high-tech manufacturing processes, allowing industry to understand better the surfaces of their materials at

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Avaya creating 75 new jobs in Galway as it expands R&D

    Avaya creating 75 new jobs in Galway as it expands R&D

Technology company Avaya is to create 75 new highly skilled roles at its customer engagement centre in Galway as it

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NightOwl Discovery launches European eDiscovery Centre Of Excellence in Dublin

    NightOwl Discovery launches European eDiscovery Centre Of Excellence in Dublin

25 roles to be created by US legal services firm in first non-US expansion Dublin, 17th November 2014 –  NightOwl Discovery, a

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