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40 new roles at Queens Uni as EU puts €9m into major energy hub

    40 new roles at Queens Uni as EU puts €9m into major energy hub

A new ‘virtual centre of competence’ is being created at Queens University in Belfast, after the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme pumped money into further bioenergy research. Billed with supporting cross-border

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Belfast company set to revolutionise global weight loss industry

    Belfast company set to revolutionise global weight loss industry

Young tech firm Neurovalens has used Invest Northern Ireland support for research and development (R&D) to develop Modius, a weight loss device which combines neuroscience and technology to solve health

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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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Pitney Bowes invests in Dublin creating 100 jobs

    Pitney Bowes invests in Dublin creating 100 jobs

Pitney Bowes has announced plans to open a new operations centre in Dublin that will house a three-year multi-million euro R&D project focused on developing a next generation e-commerce and

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SFI to invest €72 million in four new Research Centres

    SFI to invest €72 million in four new Research Centres

Science Foundation Ireland has announced it will invest €72 million over the next six years in four new world-class SFI Research Centres in Ireland. The new SFI Research Centres will

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DCU researchers develop space sensors for European Space Agency

    DCU researchers develop space sensors for European Space Agency

Three Irish companies have successfully won contracts to develop satellite and communications systems to the European Space Agency (ESA). The three companies are Enbio, InnaLabs, and Pilot Photonics. Enbio has

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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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What Needs to Change in Ireland if we Want to be a Real Global Leader in R&D

    What Needs to Change in Ireland if we Want to be a Real Global Leader in R&D

Post written by Ian Collins, Partner at EY Ireland. Previously published on Fora.ie The burden for small firms investing in research should be lifted. Ireland’s tax regime already ranks among the best

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The Benefits of R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box for the Construction Sector

    The Benefits of R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box for the Construction Sector

Post provided by Mazars. From building technologies and enhanced decision-making systems, the advances in both digital technology and connectivity with established engineering systems and principles has created the much needed

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Government Invested €761 Million in Research & Development in 2016

    Government Invested €761 Million in Research & Development in 2016

The latest report on Government investment in research and development (R&D),  published by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on Thursday, shows that the Irish government allocated €761 Million for

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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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SEAI Doubles Sustainable Energy Research Fund to €2 Million in 2017

    SEAI Doubles Sustainable Energy Research Fund to €2 Million in 2017

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) announced on Thursday a doubling of its Energy Research, Development and Demonstration fund for next year to €2 million. The fund is open

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Origin and UCD Form €17.6 Million Crop Science Research Partnership

    Origin and UCD Form €17.6 Million Crop Science Research Partnership

Origin Enterprises plc and University College Dublin established a €17.6 million, five-year agriculture and crop science research programme, UCD announced on Monday. The collaboration combines the leading expertise of UCD

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BD to Build R&D Centre in Limerick

    BD to Build R&D Centre in Limerick

Medical Technology company Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) announced on Friday that it plans to open a research and development centre in Limerick, creating about 100 jobs. The €21 million

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Medicine Research Network Launched at UCC

    Medicine Research Network Launched at UCC

The UCC School of Pharmacy-led PEARRL (Pharmaceutical Education and Research with Regulatory Links) Network officially launched this week. The network, funded by Horizon 2020 and Marie Sklodowska-Curie innovation programme, aims

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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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EpiCor Therapeutics wins UCD Start-up of the Year Award

    EpiCor Therapeutics wins UCD Start-up of the Year Award

Biotech start-up EpiCor Therapeutics won the UCD Start-Up of the Year Award 2016 on Thursday, November 17. It received a €20,000 prize as part of the overall winner award of

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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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Government will work with industry to boost innovation, says Minister

    Government will work with industry to boost innovation, says Minister

The Irish Government, both north and south of the border, has indicated an intent to work together with the biopharma industry to grow talent, competitiveness and innovation across the whole

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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 Ireland to 76, which makes the Irish Global Centre of

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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 leading high tech security specialist, Netwatch Group got an investment

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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 are the key measures of the implementation plans. In a

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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 to be created over the next 18 months. Having been

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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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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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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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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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€50m investment for digital research centre

    €50m investment for digital research centre

The Government has announced this morning a €50m expansion of the ADAPT Research Centre for Digital Content Technology at Trinity

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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

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New space incubator for start-ups dealing with space

    New space incubator for start-ups dealing with space

Enterprise Ireland has signed a deal with European Space Agency to develop a Space Business Incubation Centre in Ireland. The signing took

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Trinity College planning new teaching and research buildings

    Trinity College planning new teaching and research buildings

One of the country’s biggest universities is planning to extend its technology facilities, adding around 30,000 square metres of teaching

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Painless, quick stitching scoops innovation award for Doctor

    Painless, quick stitching scoops innovation award for Doctor

In a wonderful bout of nominative determinism, Cyrus Doctor has won the Clinical Innovation Award for his “Seamless Stitches” device,

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OxyMem co-founders receive the NovaUCD 2015 Innovation Award

    OxyMem co-founders receive the NovaUCD 2015 Innovation Award

Professor Eoin Casey and Dr Eoin Syron, both researchers in the UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, were presented

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Medtech firm Phenox bringing 65 jobs to Galway with new facility

    Medtech firm Phenox bringing 65 jobs to Galway with new facility

Medtech giant Medtronic will establish a new manufacturing facility in Galway to manufacture its next-generation medical device to treat artery

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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

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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

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New government science strategy aims to double R&D funding

    New government science strategy aims to double R&D funding

The Minister for Research, Innovation and Skills Damien English TD, together with the Taoiseach and the Minister for Jobs, today

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6 Irish researchers receive €9m H2020 funding

    6 Irish researchers receive €9m H2020 funding

Six researchers in Irish universities are amongst 291 top class young researchers across Europe awarded a Starting Grant from Horizon

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New €26m geoscience research centre at UCD now open

    New €26m geoscience research centre at UCD now open

Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD officially launched yesterday (Wednesday) the newly established Science Foundation Ireland Research

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Fresh hope for Irish blood cancer patients with €2.2m research investment launched by Minister English

    Fresh hope for Irish blood cancer patients with €2.2m research investment launched by Minister English

A new national clinical research network has been launched yesterday by Minister for Skills, Research & Innovation, which will bring

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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

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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

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Minister English announces new partnership to lead cutting-edge energy system integration research in Ireland

    Minister English  announces new partnership to lead cutting-edge energy system integration research in Ireland

Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English TD, today announced funding of over €11 million to the Energy Systems

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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

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US company signs option with DCU on cancer treatment

    US company signs option with DCU on cancer treatment

US company Vaccinogen has signed an agreement with Dublin City University giving the firm a two-year option on acquiring a

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Minister Bruton announces new AbbVie and Science Foundation Ireland investment of €10 million in two new research collaborations

    Minister Bruton announces new AbbVie and Science Foundation Ireland investment of €10 million in two new research collaborations

At the Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin Castle on Saturday, Minister for Jobs Mr Richard Bruton announced a joint

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Huawei opens new Dublin R&D centre with the creation of 50 jobs

    Huawei opens new Dublin R&D centre with the creation of 50 jobs

Chinese telecoms company Huawei has opened a new research and development office in Dublin’s docklands, where it plans to hire

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25,000 new jobs planned for the west of Ireland with emphasize on marine research

    25,000 new jobs planned for the west of Ireland with emphasize on marine research

It’s hoped that 25,000 new jobs will be created in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon over the next four years. The

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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

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71pc of local Irish tech firms grew revenue last year

    71pc of local Irish tech firms grew revenue last year

Almost three-quarters of local Irish technology companies grew their revenue last year, according to new research from Bank of Ireland

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Apple expanding Cork operations and putting €1million in research fund

    Apple expanding Cork operations and putting €1million in research fund

Apple’s campus in Cork is about to get a major upgrade, as the tech giant adds a new building to

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Movidius to hire up to 100 artificial intelligence experts in Dublin

    Movidius to hire up to 100 artificial intelligence experts in Dublin

Artificial intelligence (AI) will have a defining impact on the world in the decade ahead, much as the web has

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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

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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

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