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Recognising the achievements of Ireland’s Champions of EU Research

    Recognising the achievements of Ireland’s Champions of EU Research

Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan and Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland presented outstanding achievement awards to academic researchers, companies and research organisations

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Pharma research company APC to open R&D unit at Cherrywood

    Pharma research company APC to open R&D unit at Cherrywood

Pharmaceutical research company APC has announced a major expansion at its headquarters as it looks to more than double headcount in the next few years. The company, which designs, develops

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Ostoform wins AIB Start-up Academy 2017

    Ostoform wins AIB Start-up Academy 2017

Limerick company Ostoform has won the 2017 AIB Startup Academy competition ahead of 13 other contenders who pitched for the €20,000 cash investment before 300 attendees at the Lighthouse Cinema

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NUIG research projects receive €782,000

    NUIG research projects receive €782,000

Eight research projects at NUI Galway have been awarded funding to commercialise their ideas, from renewable energy to treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Under European projects such as Horizon 2020, researchers

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Cork County Council & Cork Smart Gateway launch Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Challenge

    Cork County Council & Cork Smart Gateway launch Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Challenge

Cork County Council together with the Cork Smart Gateway initiative and the Age Friendly Alliance have launched the €80k Small Business Research and Innovation (SBIR) Challenge with Enterprise Ireland. Through

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Blue skies research funding launched

    Blue skies research funding launched

A new programme aimed at providing funding to Irish researchers involved in exploratory blue skies research has been launched. The Laureate Awards programme will initially make €2.5 million available to

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Izzy Wheels wins 2017 Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow Competition

    Izzy Wheels wins 2017 Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow Competition

Ailbhe and Izzy Keane have won the 2017 Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow competition. Through their company, Izzy Wheels, the Galway sisters are on a mission to break down negative stigmas

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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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Calls for establishment of new state company to supply rental housing

    Calls for establishment of new state company to supply rental housing

The Nevin Economic Research Institute has called for the establishment of a new semi-State housing company to supply the market with more affordable rental accommodation. In its latest quarterly outlook,

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CÚRAM Awarded €150,000 to Tackle Major Global Health Problems

    CÚRAM Awarded €150,000 to Tackle Major Global Health Problems

CÚRAM Investigator Dr. Martin O’Halloran has been awarded a second European Research Council (ERC) grant of €150,000 to support the development of a new medical device for the treatment of

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ARCH Launches Remote Clinical Trials Study for Care Home Patients

    ARCH Launches Remote Clinical Trials Study for Care Home Patients

ARCH, the Centre for Applied Research for Connected Health, announced on Wednesday the launch of a collaborative study to assess the feasibility of collecting clinical trial data remotely within a

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AbbVie and GMI Announce Landmark Population Genomics Alliance

    AbbVie and GMI Announce Landmark Population Genomics Alliance

Biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, life-sciences startup Genomics Medicine Ireland Limited (GMI), and WuXi NextCODE, the global contract genomics organisation, launched a long-term strategic alliance on Monday to conduct population genomics research

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UCC Awarded Gold Medal for Potential Tropical Disease Vaccine

UCC’s Limited Lactis team was awarded a gold medal recently at the iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine) competition in Boston. More than 600 teams from top universities across the globe,

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Government to Grant More Than €28m in Awards for Agri-Food, Marine and Forest Research

    Government to Grant More Than €28m in Awards for Agri-Food, Marine and Forest Research

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, announced on Thursday awards of over €28 million for collaborative inter-institutional research projects under the Department’s competitive research funding programmes.

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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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Irish startup gets €500k investment to research medical benefits of cannabis

    Irish startup gets €500k investment to research medical benefits of cannabis

GreenLight Medicines has secured €500,000 from a consortium of Irish investors to fund research into the potential medicinal benefits of cannabis extracts. The Irish pharmaceutical start-up, founded in 2015, has

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€40m has been announced in State funding by Science Foundation Ireland’s Investigators

    €40m has been announced in State funding by Science Foundation Ireland’s Investigators

The Science Foundation Ireland’s Investigators Programme allocated the funding of €40m for 24 major research projects across the country, through a stream provided by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

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Horizon 2020 – €6.32 m funding for agri-researchers

    Horizon 2020 – €6.32 m funding for agri-researchers

The agri-researchers from academia and companies in Ireland have been awarded a total of  €6.32 million in the most recent round of EU funding from the Horizon 2020 research and

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€27 million in funding secured for Irish energy research projects under Horizon 2020

    €27 million in funding secured for Irish energy research projects under Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest research and innovation programme with an energy research budget of €6 billion for the period 2014 to 2020. Due to this, they supported the

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Royal College of Surgeons wins national award for Knowledge Transfer Initiative of the Year

    Royal College of Surgeons wins national award for Knowledge Transfer Initiative of the Year

RCSI’s Innovation team as awarded with the Knowdledge Transfer Initiative of the Year Impact Award at the national Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards 2016. The award was presented to the team

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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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1,396 researchers awarded with €33.7m by Irish Research Council

    1,396 researchers awarded with €33.7m by Irish Research Council

Last year the Irish Research Council awarded €33.7m to 1,396 researchers, according to the organisation’s annual report. So, the Council handed over more than €30m in research awards through Exchequer

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Charging electric vehicles on the road

    Charging electric vehicles on the road

Will you be on a long journey? Do you have an electric vehicle? Will you reach tour destination before you run out of juice? Or will you have to recharge somewhere

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DAMOVO CONTINUES EXPANSION AFTER €1.5M INVESTMENT

    DAMOVO CONTINUES EXPANSION AFTER €1.5M INVESTMENT

Damovo has invested €1.5 million in training, systems and software development whereupon it brings the total number of countries supported from

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Ireland wins €275m from EU for Research projects under Horizon 2020

    Ireland wins €275m from EU for Research projects under Horizon 2020

Irish researchers and companies have won a total of €274.7 million in funding from the EU Horizon 2020 programme for

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Plusvital Launches Four New Performance Genetic Tests for Global Thoroughbred Horse Industry

    Plusvital Launches Four New Performance Genetic Tests for Global Thoroughbred Horse Industry

Over 13,000 horses have been genetically tested by company Plusvital is an Irish equine science company, which has announced the

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SEAI and Enterprise Ireland announce winners of innovation competition to develop smart technology solutions

    SEAI and Enterprise Ireland announce winners of innovation competition to develop smart technology solutions

Three winners of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competition were announced to develop smart technology solutions for Building Energy

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor to open first Enterprise Ireland pavilion at Farnborough Airshow

    Minister Mitchell O’Connor to open first Enterprise Ireland pavilion at Farnborough Airshow

Today, the Irish aviation and aerospace sector will be promoted by Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and

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BDO Development Capital Fund Invests €9M in Netwatch Group as Part of €19.5M Funding Round

    BDO Development Capital Fund Invests €9M in Netwatch Group as Part of €19.5M Funding Round

Funds are one utility to increase international growth as Netwatch targets new customer acqusition in the US & UK. Ireland’a

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Enterprise Ireland to implement plans to help Irish exporters following UK decision to leave the EU

    Enterprise Ireland to implement plans to help Irish exporters following UK decision to leave the EU

The enhancement of the UK market supports as well as the support of management and competitiveness  and the market expansion

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FIVE NEW TECH COMPANIES TO JOIN THE DIGITAL HUB

    FIVE NEW TECH COMPANIES TO JOIN THE DIGITAL HUB

Today’s announcement contains that further five new tech companies were attracted into the digital cluster by the the Digital Hub. Among

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SOLAR-H2 project – Bright future for solar fuels

    SOLAR-H2 project – Bright future for solar fuels

The EU-funded SOLAR-H2 project has established a pan-European research network that is tapping into the potential of solar fuel that

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European Commission launches three Horizon Prizes for energy innovation

    European Commission launches three Horizon Prizes for energy innovation

The European Commission launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy. Worth

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CODE INSTITUTE SECURES €500,000 INVESTMENT

    CODE INSTITUTE SECURES €500,000 INVESTMENT

There was the announce that  Code Institute, an EdTech company delivering Full Stack software coding education, has secured €500,000 syndicated investment

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Shipwreck-inspired wave power idea nets EUR 10 mn for full-scale demo

    Shipwreck-inspired wave power idea nets EUR 10 mn for full-scale demo

The kinetic energy of the waves can convert into electricity that can be fed into the grid with the help

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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

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Global Innovation Centre launched in the heart of Westmeath

    Global Innovation Centre launched in the heart of Westmeath

Mergon Group celebrated the launch of the Mi (Mergon Innovation) Centre at its headquarters in Castlepollard, Westmeath. , the Irish

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64 new jobs to be created with €262K in grants to fingal businesses

    64 new jobs to be created with €262K in grants to fingal businesses

In the latest announcement of job-creation grants by the Fingal Local Enterprise Office (LEO),  it was announced that sixty-four new

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Irish Research Council-funded Scholar sequences first ancient Irish human genomes

The first genomes from ancient Irish humans has sequenced by a team of geneticists from Trinity College Dublin and archaeologists from

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University College Cork to create student hub in €15m extension

    University College Cork to create student hub in €15m extension

Work begins in an extension to one of University College Cork’s oldest buildings on a €15m one-stop shop for most

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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

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Coltraco Ultrasonics CEO receives Honorary Doctor of Science for his commitment to R&D and British talent

    Coltraco Ultrasonics CEO receives Honorary Doctor of Science for his commitment to R&D and British talent

Coltraco Ultrasonics CEO, Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Durham University. Carl is

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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New fund for science films in Galway City of film

    New fund for science films in Galway City of film

Under the Galway UNESCO City of Film designation, Galway Film Centre, in association with the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for

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Mayo Clinic researchers extend lifespan by up to 35 percent in mice

    Mayo Clinic researchers extend lifespan by up to 35 percent in mice

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic may have made a breakthrough that could one day expand our lifespan by as much

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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

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NUI Galway investing €7.5m to recruit 15 top researchers

    NUI Galway investing €7.5m to recruit 15 top researchers

NUI Galway has begun an international three-year recruitment campaign to recruit 15 of the brightest emerging research stars, to support

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Science Foundation Ireland invests €2.8 million in 42 science projects

    Science Foundation Ireland invests €2.8 million in 42 science projects

The Minister for Research, Innovation and Skills, Damien English, TD today announced details of a €2.8 million national investment in

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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

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