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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 digital content sector. The Honeypot seed fund is part of 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 of research growth at the institute. The 36-month scholarships, in

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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 areas like big data amounting to an investment of €300m

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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 and aim to transform research into commercial success. Based at

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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 suitable skills here. That is according to a study carried

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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 of its Commercialisation Fund to help them make their ideas

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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 magnetic material they claim will revolutionise the ICT sector. The

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Mary Maloney appointed CEO of CoderDojo

    Mary Maloney appointed CEO of CoderDojo

The CoderDojo Foundation is to be headed up by new a CEO, Mary Maloney, and is changing its structure to a membership model. CoderDojo founder James Whelton will remain a

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SAP and Ericsson to create almost 400 R&D jobs

    SAP and Ericsson to create almost 400 R&D jobs

Almost 400 new jobs are to be created across three counties by two multinational technology companies. SAP is increasing the numbers it employs in Galway and Dublin by 260, while

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Scientists develop ultra-fast bionic arm.

    Scientists develop ultra-fast bionic arm.

With its palm open, the robot is completely motionless. A split second later, it suddenly unwinds and catches all sorts of flying objects thrown in its direction -a tennis racket,

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Irishman Inducted Into ‘Internet Hall of Fame’

    Irishman Inducted Into ‘Internet Hall of Fame’

Physicist Dr Dennis Jennings has become the first Irish person to be inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. Dr Jennings has been named an Internet Pioneer at the Internet Society’s 2014

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Israeli company working on smartphone battery that recharges in 30 seconds

    Israeli company working on smartphone battery that recharges in 30 seconds

An Israeli startup has said it was working to develop a bio-organic system that can recharge a smartphone battery in just 30 seconds. Tel Aviv-based StoreDot’s prototype battery and charger

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Eircom says 700,000 Homes Within Reach of 100Mbps Broadband

    Eircom says 700,000 Homes Within Reach of 100Mbps Broadband

Eircom has revealed 700,000 Irish homes will be capable of receiving 100Mbps broadband via VDSL by the end of this month, using a technology called vectoring that uses noise-cancelling technology

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CIT Engineer Looks to Get Systems Talking

    CIT Engineer Looks to Get Systems Talking

Electronic engineer Dr Susan Rea is part of a team that is bringing researchers and control systems together at the Nimbus Centre in Cork Institute of Technology. Sometimes simple ideas

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George Hook is Ambassador for ‘Gateway to Europe’ Silicon Valley Mission

    George Hook is Ambassador for ‘Gateway to Europe’ Silicon Valley Mission

Broadcaster and rugby commentator George Hook has been named official ambassador for the ‘Ireland, Gateway to Europe’ event at Silicon Valley Bank in California next month, aimed at encouraging C-suite

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S3 Launches World’s Smallest Analogue-to-Digital Converter Chip

    S3 Launches World’s Smallest Analogue-to-Digital Converter Chip

Dublin-based software and silicon designer S3 has created what it claims is the world’s smallest analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) chip for use in Wi-Fi and LTE-connected devices. This is a high-speed

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Irish Government Signs €3.3m Deal with Microsoft to Fix Windows XP Security Issues

    Irish Government Signs €3.3m Deal with Microsoft to Fix Windows XP Security Issues

The Irish Government’s Office of the CIO has signed a €3.3m memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Microsoft to handle security issues that could affect four critical State departments when support

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Digital Evidence Sector Shows Growth in Ireland

    Digital Evidence Sector Shows Growth in Ireland

With more than 1bn people worldwide now owning a smartphone, according to the International Data Corporation, what information remains company property and what can be taken by an employee to

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Irish Chip at Heart of Google’s Multi-Billion Dollar Bet on Future of Smartphones

    Irish Chip at Heart of Google’s Multi-Billion Dollar Bet on Future of Smartphones

A revolutionary chip designed by Dublin company Movidius lies at the heart of Google’s ‘Project Tango’ smartphone, a 3D-sensing device that maps and learns the world around it. Last night,

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Voicekey Gets UK Innovation Agency Backing for M-Commerce Tech

    Voicekey Gets UK Innovation Agency Backing for M-Commerce Tech

Voicekey Limited has recently been awarded the Second Phase of a SBRI mCommerce contract by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board.   This highly competitive commercial contract is being

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Dell Hosts Networking Event for Irish Entrepreneurs

    Dell Hosts Networking Event for Irish Entrepreneurs

As part of its Dell Centre for Entrepreneurs programme, the tech company has hosted its first networking event for start-up companies in Ireland with the aim of encouraging more members

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HubSpot Announces 17 New Jobs in Dublin Office

    HubSpot Announces 17 New Jobs in Dublin Office

Marketing software company Hubspot is to create 17 new jobs in its ‘DubSpot’ offices in Dublin, for people in sales, support, services, and engineering. The company indicated it sees a

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IBM Scientists Develop World’s Most Advanced Graphene Chip

    IBM Scientists Develop World’s Most Advanced Graphene Chip

Tech giant IBM has made a major step toward the future of microchip technology by creating and testing what may be the most advanced graphene chip to date. Research by

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NUI Galway Joins Intel Parallel Computing Centre Programme

    NUI Galway Joins Intel Parallel Computing Centre Programme

NUI Galway and Intel have signed an agreement to jointly conduct research on many core technologies in High Performance Computing

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NovaUCD Innovation Award-winner Logentries creates 20 jobs in Dublin

    NovaUCD Innovation Award-winner Logentries creates 20 jobs in Dublin

University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out Logentries has received the NovaUCD 2013 Innovation Award in recognition of its global success and

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Espion Awarded €1.3 Million in EU R&D Funding to Innovate in Security Research

    Espion Awarded €1.3 Million in EU R&D Funding to Innovate in Security Research

Specialists in securing corporate information, Espion, has been awarded R&D contracts worth a total of €1.3 million under the European

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Minister Bruton launches €88 million SFI research centre, bringing new insights to Data Analytics

    Minister Bruton launches €88 million SFI research centre, bringing new insights to Data Analytics

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton T.D. (pictured) and Minister for Research and Innovation, Mr Sean

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New data research centre to create 300 jobs over six years

    New data research centre to create 300 jobs over six years

The government and industry partners are to invest €88 million in setting up a national data analytics research centre which

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