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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 last Friday by Prof Mark Ferguson, Director General Science Foundation

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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, situated in Grange Castle Business Park, will ‘come on stream’

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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 part of a €100m investment over the next few years.

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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 ‘oxidation’, the precursor to DNA damage, mutations and cancer. Along

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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 Awards. In all, there were over 40 categories at the

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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 Lab by 30 October. Announced yesterday, 8 October, during the

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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, half the prize for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy

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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 Ireland Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Pitch Off last night

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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. The state-of-the art facility will serve as a “research powerhouse”

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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 – 10th October) by hosting a number of key events during

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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. Ammeon, which specialises in IT-based transformation projects is expanding its

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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 Centre to serve the Group’s global and regional customers in

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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 and tidal sector. The ORJIP website features background information on

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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 sales internationally in just two years. The Dublin-based start-up, which

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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, which will create 200 jobs over the next 12 months.

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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 global strategic partnership for airlines and online travel agencies. The

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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 a five-year tenure in the capital, will move to Lisbon

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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. Interested in learning about the talented people and ideas being

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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 to Brian Conlon, a man who retains his humble nature

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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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Airlines could have windowless airplanes within 10 years

    Airlines could have windowless airplanes within 10 years

Future aircraft could be entirely windowless with the interior cabin covered entirely in LED screens to reduce weight and costs

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The number of companies seeking Irish research increased 15pc in 2013

    The number of companies seeking Irish research increased 15pc in 2013

Companies are turning to Irish research organisations to tap their knowledge for commercial endeavours at a rate 15pc higher in

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Polio vaccine discoverer Dr Jonas Salk’s 100th birthday marked by Google

    Polio vaccine discoverer Dr Jonas Salk’s 100th birthday marked by Google

Google has marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr Jonas Salk, an American virologist who discovered and developed

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US start-up crowdfunds hoverboards to support R&D for levitating buildings

    US start-up crowdfunds hoverboards to support R&D for levitating buildings

The technology to build hoverboards is here, and it could potentially be put to use to secure items – or

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IRC to award €16.8m in scholarships to post-grad students

    IRC to award €16.8m in scholarships to post-grad students

The Irish Research Council (IRC) will offer €16.8m over four years to post-graduate students as part of this year’s post-graduate

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Irish Industry and Govt to invest €245m in five new SFI research centres

    Irish Industry and Govt to invest €245m in five new SFI research centres

A €245m investment commitment – comprising €155m from the State and €90m from industry – is to be invested in

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Australian Physicists build ‘Holy Grail’ tractor beam

    Australian Physicists build ‘Holy Grail’ tractor beam

Star Trek fans are rejoicing as researchers at the Australian National University revealed the development of a tractor beam dubbed

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Students in Australia break electric vehicle world speed record

    Students in Australia break electric vehicle world speed record

Students from the University of New South Wales in Australia have broken the electric vehicle world speed record over 500

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Air umbrella surpasses kickstarter fund target

    Air umbrella surpasses kickstarter fund target

An ‘invisible umbrella’ that uses a jet of air to deflect raindrops has surpassed its fundraising goal of US$10,000 to

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Cork students make Time’s most influential teenager list

    Cork students make Time’s most influential teenager list

Three Irish students from Cork have made it onto Time magazine’s annual list of most influential teenagers, alongside Nobel Peace

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Irish botanist Matilda Knowles honoured after 150 years

    Irish botanist Matilda Knowles honoured after 150 years

One of the world’s great lichen experts of the 20th century, Irishwoman Matilda Knowles, has been honoured with a commemorative

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World’s first dissolvable microchip created by researchers

    World’s first dissolvable microchip created by researchers

A team of researchers has developed a series of silicon chips and sensors that can be dissolved in water after

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Amputees get sensation from prosthetic hand

    Amputees get sensation from prosthetic hand

Even before he lost his right hand to an industrial accident 4 years ago, Igor Spetic had family open his

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NASA looking at induced hibernation for travel to Mars

    NASA looking at induced hibernation for travel to Mars

In a bid to bring astronauts to Mars who could last the months-long journey, US space agency NASA is looking

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Nobel prize for chemistry awarded for discovery of nanoscopy

    Nobel prize for chemistry awarded for discovery of nanoscopy

Eric Betzig, Stefan W Hell and William E Moerner have been awarded the 2014 Nobel prize in chemistry for their

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Surgeons save two-week-old infant with aid of 3D printed heart

    Surgeons save two-week-old infant with aid of 3D printed heart

In what is reminiscent of an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, surgeons at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York City

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Mantis shrimp eyes inspiring new cancer-detecting cameras

    Mantis shrimp eyes inspiring new cancer-detecting cameras

Researchers at the University of Queensland have pulled unlikely inspiration in their ground-breaking work developing advanced new cameras that can

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AIB forges seven-year research alliance with UCD

    AIB forges seven-year research alliance with UCD

AIB has invested in a seven-year Partnership and Innovation Initiative with UCD that will see the bank and the university

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MIT team develops most efficient solar panels to date

    MIT team develops most efficient solar panels to date

A team of researchers from MIT have reportedly developed a new solar absorption material that is close to ideal maximum

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