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InterTradeIreland is encouraging SMEs to ‘ Discover What’s Possible’ with its newly launched website and services.

    InterTradeIreland is encouraging SMEs to ‘ Discover What’s Possible’ with its newly launched website and services.

InterTradeIreland not only offers SMEs business funding to help develop new innovative ideas or to target new cross-border markets, we also provide a wealth of information and advice in areas

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ICON Creates New Global Innovation Hub in Ireland to Advance Clinical Development

    ICON Creates New Global Innovation Hub in Ireland to Advance Clinical Development

Global Innovation Hub will create 200 Scientific, IT and Business jobs in Ireland Dublin, Ireland, 29th January, 2015 – ICON plc, (NASDAQ: ICLR) a global provider of outsourced development services

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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 of enterprises of 10 employees or more in the EU

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Launch of world first bone repair technology marks successful first year for AMBER

    Launch of world first bone repair technology marks successful first year for AMBER

At its Industry Day to celebrate its first year in operation, AMBER unveils new technology that helps injured racehorse return to winning ways Dublin, 20th January 2015 – AMBER, the

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Nestlé boosts research into cutting-edge maternal nutrition and epigenetics

    Nestlé boosts research into cutting-edge maternal nutrition and epigenetics

Nestlé is to intensify its research in the field of epigenetics, the science of how eating behaviours and other environmental factors can affect your genes, health and that of your

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ERA-Net in Systems Medicine (ERACoSysMed)

    ERA-Net in Systems Medicine (ERACoSysMed)

  Preliminary announcement of the First ERACoSysMed Joint Transnational Call In 2014, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) partnered with funding bodies in 12 other countries to submit a proposal for an

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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 help entrepreneurs in the South East Region to explore the

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PRESIDENT HIGGINS ATTENDS EVENT IN BEIJING TO CELEBRATE SCIENTIFIC LINKS BETWEEN IRELAND AND CHINA

    PRESIDENT HIGGINS ATTENDS EVENT IN BEIJING TO CELEBRATE SCIENTIFIC LINKS BETWEEN IRELAND AND CHINA

Beijing, 9th December 2014 – A celebration of scientific research links between Ireland and China took place during the State Visit of President Michael D. Higgins to China. The showcase event organised

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EQUINOME ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR NEW JOBS AND INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION AS COMPANY CO-FOUNDER RECEIVES 2014 NOVAUCD INNOVATION AWARD

    EQUINOME ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR NEW JOBS AND INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION AS COMPANY CO-FOUNDER RECEIVES 2014 NOVAUCD INNOVATION AWARD

Dublin, Ireland, 1 December 2014: Equinome, the leading Irish equine genomics company, plans to open an office in the USA during 2015 and has 6 new DNA-related tests in development which

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Calypso Technology Inc. establishes a Managed Service Centre in Dublin, with the creation of 150 skilled roles

    Calypso Technology Inc. establishes a Managed Service Centre in Dublin, with the creation of 150 skilled roles

December 3, 2014 – Dublin – Minister Bruton today announced that Calypso Technology, a leading provider of capital markets software solutions, is to establish a Managed Services Centre in Dublin with plans

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2,000 entrepreneurs, industrialists and researchers to attend the first National Innovation Showcase in Dublin today

    2,000 entrepreneurs, industrialists and researchers to attend the first National Innovation Showcase in Dublin today

Innovation Showcase 2014 Our research and innovation system is open for business More than 2,000 entrepreneurs, industry representatives and researchers from around the country will today attend the first national

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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 will see Ryanair pilots using iPads in place of traditional

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Intelligent-control system for wind farms scoops UCD start-up award

    Intelligent-control system for wind farms scoops UCD start-up award

NovoGrid, overall winner of the 2014 UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme, has developed an intelligent control system to enable wind-farm owners reduce energy losses associated with the transfer of electricity to

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NATURE RECOGNISES DISTINGUISHED IRISH SCIENTISTS FOR LIFETIME INSPIRING STUDENTS

THREE prominent Irish scientists today receive the 2014 Nature Award for Mentoring in Science at the Science Foundation Ireland’s 2014 Summit.  Nature hosts these annual awards to champion the importance of mentoring and

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Minister English Announces SFI Funding of €1.5 Million for Advanced Biopharmaceutical technologies research collaboration

    Minister English Announces SFI Funding of €1.5 Million for Advanced Biopharmaceutical technologies research collaboration

Today Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD today announced a new industry academic collaboration at the Synthesis & Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) in University of Limerick.

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MINISTER ENGLISH ANNOUNCES SENIOR FOOTBALL ALL IRELAND WINNER DR ANTHONY MAHER AS WINNER OF SFI RESEARCH IMAGE OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

    MINISTER ENGLISH ANNOUNCES SENIOR FOOTBALL ALL IRELAND WINNER DR ANTHONY MAHER AS WINNER OF SFI RESEARCH IMAGE OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

Athlone, 3rd November – Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English TD, today unveiled Dr. Anthony Maher, former researcher at the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) in University of

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MINISTER ENGLISH NAMES UCD PROFESSOR BARRY SMYTH AS SFI RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR 2014

    MINISTER ENGLISH NAMES UCD PROFESSOR BARRY SMYTH AS SFI RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR 2014

Athlone, 3rd November – Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, this evening announced Prof Barry Smyth as the Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year 2014 at the SFI

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UCD professor’s paper makes the10 most cited papers of all time

    UCD professor’s paper makes the10 most cited papers of all time

Irish professor Des Higgins and his work on bioinformatics has placed him in the journal Nature’s top 10 most cited research papers of all time, making him the only Irish

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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 within the next 10 years, according to a company developing

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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 2013 over the previous year. The report undertaken by Knowledge Transfer Ireland

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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 the first successful inactivated polio vaccine, with a new doodle.

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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 even buildings – in earthquake-prone areas. You heard me, McFly. Hoverboards

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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 scholarship awards across multiple disciplines. Under this round of the

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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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MIT report warns Mars One hopefuls that death would come quickly

    MIT report warns Mars One hopefuls that death would come quickly

For the 1,058 remaining Mars hopefuls, worrying news came for their chances of short-term survival after MIT published a detailed

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Frozen faecal matter no longer a tough pill to swallow

    Frozen faecal matter no longer a tough pill to swallow

Often used as a treatment for bacterial infections in the intestines, faecal matter, or poo to you and me, is

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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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Scientists are closer than ever to curing type 1 diabetes

    Scientists are closer than ever to curing type 1 diabetes

A team of researchers from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have made a giant leap towards establishing effective treatment for

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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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AAA study shows in-car hands free systems often more distracting

    AAA study shows in-car hands free systems often more distracting

Two new AAA (American Automobile Association)-University of Utah studies show that despite public belief to the contrary, hands-free, voice-controlled automobile

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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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Bacterial ‘communication system’ could be used to stop the spread of cancer cells

    Bacterial ‘communication system’ could be used to stop the spread of cancer cells

Cancer, while always dangerous, truly becomes life-threatening when cancer cells begin to spread to different areas throughout the body. Now,

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Irish-designed sensor tells farmers when cows are ready to calve

    Irish-designed sensor tells farmers when cows are ready to calve

A wireless calving alert device which sends the farmer an SMS text alert when a cow goes into labour was

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A great day for Irish science as schoolboy comes second in European contest

    A great day for Irish science as schoolboy comes second in European contest

The 2014 winner of the BT Young Scientist competition Paul Clarke from Dublin has come second place in Mathematics at

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Three Irish schoolgirls win Google Science Fair

    Three Irish schoolgirls win Google Science Fair

Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow from Kinsale Community School were last night named the overall winners of the

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Wireless sensors to improve poultry production wins UCD award

    Wireless sensors to improve poultry production wins UCD award

An early-stage business idea focused on using wireless sensors to monitor environmental conditions in chicken barns to improve poultry production

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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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Scientists producing hydrogen energy from water at 30x faster rate

    Scientists producing hydrogen energy from water at 30x faster rate

Scientists from the University of Glasgow have claimed to have cracked the process of creating hydrogen fuel from water 30

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Irish Government invest €5m in new pharma manufacturing tech centre

    Irish Government invest €5m in new pharma manufacturing tech centre

Ireland’s Government is to invest €5m over the next five years in a new Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) that

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Researchers developing pitch-side concussion detector

    Researchers developing pitch-side concussion detector

Researchers in the UK are attempting to obtain a better understanding of sports-related concussions by developing a detector that could

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Irish geologists create atlas to aid in Atlantic exploration

    Irish geologists create atlas to aid in Atlantic exploration

Scientists from the Geological Survey of Ireland and University College Dublin (UCD) have launched a new geological atlas of the

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Highest resolution ever with X-ray microscopy

    Highest resolution ever with X-ray microscopy

A record-setting X-ray microscopy experiment may have ushered in a new era for nanoscale imaging. Working at the U.S. Department

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Scientists reveal body’s infection fighters chatter a lot

    Scientists reveal body’s infection fighters chatter a lot

The best defense is a good offense, especially when it comes to the immune system. The troops that respond to

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Rapid and durable protection against Ebola virus with new vaccine regimens

    Rapid and durable protection against Ebola virus with new vaccine regimens

One shot of an experimental vaccine made from two Ebola virus gene segments incorporated into a chimpanzee cold virus vector

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World’s first brain to brain message sent

    World’s first brain to brain message sent

Scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the

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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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UCC scientists developing multi-use vaccine patch

    UCC scientists developing multi-use vaccine patch

Scientists from University College Cork (UCC) have developed a micro-needle patch that lowers the amount of vaccine needed for the

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