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Just 29% of Irish people believe schools are providing necessary digital skills

    Just 29% of Irish people believe schools are providing necessary digital skills

A survey commissioned by Ricoh Ireland has found that just 29% of Irish people believe schools are equipping children with the necessary skills for the digital era. It also revealed

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New research claims mobile banking saves billions in charges

    New research claims mobile banking saves billions in charges

New research by money transfer service Azimo claims that mobile banking and new digital-only banks are saving consumers billions in various charges. According to a survey of more than 4,000

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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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UCD to Lead €4 million European Research Network Developing Mental Health Services Technologies

    UCD to Lead €4 million European Research Network Developing Mental Health Services Technologies

Technology Enabled Mental Health for Young People (TEAM), a new €4 million research and training network focused on developing new technologies to support the provision of mental health services for

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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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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 especially by the young people because it offers the opportunity

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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 EU-funded SNIFFER project took a page out of nature’s book,

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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 who buy off the plans. It’s a bit strange, placing

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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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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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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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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 100 companies and 800 jobs over the next three years.

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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 in the country to 500 in three years and setting

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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 to bring their total number of staff to 60. The

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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 Ireland headquarters in Belfast’s Waterfront Plaza, just 100 miles from

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Irishman to oversee ICT organisation

    Irishman to oversee ICT organisation

Lero director Professor Mike Hinchey has been selected as president-elect of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), which has

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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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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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Information Session – BBSRC and SFI Collaborative Research Call

    Information Session – BBSRC and SFI Collaborative Research Call

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have entered an agreement to welcome, encourage

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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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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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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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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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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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Irish online shoppers set to spend €22m on Cyber Monday – Visa Europe

    Irish online shoppers set to spend €22m on Cyber Monday – Visa Europe

Visa Europe has revealed that Irish online shoppers are set to spend €22m on Monday, 1 December, the busiest day

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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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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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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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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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US researchers develop optical sensor that gives robot unprecedented dexterity

    US researchers develop optical sensor that gives robot unprecedented dexterity

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Northeastern University in the US have equipped a robot with a

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Tyndall and TSSG plan €82m fund for 10 internet start-ups

    Tyndall and TSSG plan €82m fund for 10 internet start-ups

Waterford Institute of Technology’s TSSG and University College Cork’s Tyndall Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding to target €82m

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Irish company Skytek to host major space meeting in Dublin

    Irish company Skytek to host major space meeting in Dublin

Astronauts and other space experts are gathering in Dublin this week for a major think tank about the International Space

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Athlone IT sets out goal to become a technological university

    Athlone IT sets out goal to become a technological university

Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) will become a technological university, according to a new strategic plan published today. According to

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Galway based firm to develop “Life saving” drones

    Galway based firm to develop “Life saving” drones

A Galway couple’s start-up has developed technology that will transform aerial drones from weapons of war into life-saving devices that

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ReelLIFE SCIENCE competition seeks student-made videos

    ReelLIFE SCIENCE competition seeks student-made videos

NUI Galway is challenging primary and secondary school students across Ireland to create videos on science topics for the ReelLIFE

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Robots could replace sheepdogs after scientists learn herding secrets

    Robots could replace sheepdogs after scientists learn herding secrets

The concept of robots replacing humans at their jobs is nothing new, but now robots could replace sheepdogs after scientists

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Six of top 10 World’s Most Innovative Companies 2014 have Irish presence

    Six of top 10 World’s Most Innovative Companies 2014 have Irish presence

Six of the top 10 companies on Forbes magazine’s list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies 2014 have Irish operations,

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Michael J Fox Foundation and Intel to develop wearable Parkinson’s sensor

    Michael J Fox Foundation and Intel to develop wearable Parkinson’s sensor

The Michael J Fox Foundation and Intel are to work together to develop a wearable sensor that could track the

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€75k aid available to help schools compete in 2015 BT Young Scientist event

    €75k aid available to help schools compete in 2015 BT Young Scientist event

BT has again created a €75,000 accommodation grant to help regional schools around Ireland to compete in the 2015 BT

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€2.8m digital plan to provide economic boost to Ireland’s south-east

    €2.8m digital plan to provide economic boost to Ireland’s south-east

Waterford Institute of Technology is to lead a €2.8m digital research project to boost regional economic development in Ireland’s south-east

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University of Ulster reveals stg£240k fund to boost digital content sector

    University of Ulster reveals stg£240k fund to boost digital content sector

The University of Ulster has launched a new stg£240,000 seed fund designed to stimulate growth and enhance competitiveness within the

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WIT to recruit 17 PhD scholars to spearhead new research

    WIT to recruit 17 PhD scholars to spearhead new research

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is recruiting 17 PhD scholars across a range of disciplines as part of its prioritisation

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SFI reports largest govt/industry collaboration yet – €300m in seven research centres

    SFI reports largest govt/industry collaboration yet – €300m in seven research centres

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has delivered what it says it the largest govt/industry collaboration yet – seven research centres in

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New Belfast engineering centre to help commercialise research

    New Belfast engineering centre to help commercialise research

The new stg£6.8m Advanced Engineering Competence Centre in Belfast will focus on developing innovative solutions in the advanced engineering sector

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Lack of venture capital and Skills shortage could cost thousands of software jobs

    Lack of venture capital and Skills shortage could cost thousands of software jobs

Ireland’s vibrant and growing software industry risks losing thousands of new jobs to other countries because of the shortage of

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WIT researchers receive €1.2m in EI Commercialisation Fund

    WIT researchers receive €1.2m in EI Commercialisation Fund

Three researchers from the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) have jointly been awarded €1.2m by Enterprise Ireland (EI) as part

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AMBER reseachers discover ‘revolutionary’ material for ICT

    AMBER reseachers discover ‘revolutionary’ material for ICT

A team of researchers from the AMBER centre at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) are behind the discovery of a new

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