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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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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 Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP). ESIPP will receive €5.5 million from

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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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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 biotechnology analysis platform called DiCast, under undisclosed terms. The company

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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 investment of €10 million by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise

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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 up to 50 people by next year. Huawei said the

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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 new employment plan, West Action Plan for Jobs, is part

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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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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 and Trinity College Dublin. The research project, led by Professor

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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 Hollyhill with a capacity for an extra 1,000 jobs. The new

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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 for the past two decades, predicted the CEO of Movidius

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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 a new specialised R&D lab in Dublin – the company

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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 region. The company is looking to hire technology and business

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140 science jobs in Dublin as Grifols invests €90m in new facility

    140 science jobs in Dublin as Grifols invests €90m in new facility

Grifols is investing around €90m in a new operations facility in Dublin, bringing 140 jobs to the region. The facility, situated in Grange Castle Business Park, will ‘come on stream’

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US software firm Pivotal to create 130 jobs in Dublin and Cork

    US software firm Pivotal to create 130 jobs in Dublin and Cork

Silicon Valley digital transformation player and brand shaper Pivotal is to create 130 new jobs in Dublin and Cork as part of a €100m investment over the next few years.

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UCC student’s ‘smart needle’ beats seaweed treatment to TIDA award

    UCC student’s ‘smart needle’ beats seaweed treatment to TIDA award

Lisa Helen, PhD Researcher from Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork took the top prize at the Science Foundation Ireland Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Pitch Off last night

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Taoiseach Opens Kerry Global Technology and Innovation Centre

    Taoiseach Opens Kerry Global Technology and Innovation Centre

Kerry Group, the global taste & nutrition and consumer foods group, opened on Thursday a new Global Technology & Innovation Centre to serve the Group’s global and regional customers in

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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, which will create 200 jobs over the next 12 months.

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Ireland top for data centre operations

    Ireland top for data centre operations

The reputation of Ireland as a data hosting hub has increased as major internet-based firms set up their data centre operations here. That’s according to a survey by European data

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BBSRC and SFI agree new partnership to foster collaborations

    BBSRC and SFI agree new partnership to foster collaborations

24th September 2015 – BBSRC and Science Foundation Ireland have entered an agreement to welcome, encourage and support research applications that cut across national boundaries involving collaborative teams led by

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More Irish companies use academic research to grow their business

    More Irish companies use academic research to grow their business

There was a 46% increase in the number of companies in Ireland engaging with State-funded research performing organisations(RPOs) to access research to grow their business in 2014 according to figures

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FARRY ANNOUNCES £3.5MILLION INVESTMENT IN RESEARCH FUNDING

    FARRY ANNOUNCES £3.5MILLION INVESTMENT IN RESEARCH FUNDING

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry today announced £3.5million of research funding for seven research projects involving Queen’s University Belfast. The funding will support successful Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Announces €450 Million Expansion in Dublin – 200 New Jobs and 800 construction jobs to be created over four years

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals Announces €450 Million Expansion in Dublin – 200 New Jobs and 800 construction jobs to be created over four years

Alexion Pharmaceuticals today announced plans to significantly expand its operations in Ireland by constructing the Company’s first ever biologics manufacturing

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€1.5m EU funding awarded to Irish ICT efficiency projects

    €1.5m EU funding awarded to Irish ICT efficiency projects

€1.5m in EU Horizon 2020 funding has been awarded to two Irish projects aiming to develop ‘ICT for Energy Efficient

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MINISTER ENGLISH ANNOUNCES OVER €30 MILLION SFI INVESTMENT IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

    MINISTER ENGLISH ANNOUNCES OVER €30 MILLION SFI INVESTMENT IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Government funding will support 100 research positions working on 23 research projects involving 40 companies Investment will support world-class research

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MINISTER ENGLISH ANNOUNCES OVER €30 MILLION SFI INVESTMENT IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

    MINISTER ENGLISH ANNOUNCES OVER €30 MILLION SFI INVESTMENT IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Government funding will support 100 research positions working on 23 research projects involving 40 companies Investment will support world-class research

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Agency to target new sectors and convergence opportunities driven by technology

    Agency to target new sectors and convergence opportunities driven by technology

(February 25 – 2015) IDA IRELAND, the government agency responsible for attracting inward investment, has announced ambitious targets to boost

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MINISTER ENGLISH ANNOUNCES SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND AND PFIZER INC. COMMITMENT FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

    MINISTER ENGLISH ANNOUNCES SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND AND PFIZER INC. COMMITMENT FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

Five researchers receive funding to examine potential for new biotherapeutic breakthroughs under the SFI-Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Award programme 16th December 2014,

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MINISTER ENGLISH WELCOMES €11 MILLION EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL FUNDING FOR EIGHT IRISH RESEARCHERS

    MINISTER ENGLISH WELCOMES €11 MILLION EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL FUNDING FOR EIGHT IRISH RESEARCHERS

THE LARGEST NUMBER OF ERC STARTING GRANTS TO BE AWARDED TO IRISH-BASED RESEARCHERS TO DATE Dublin, 12th December 2014 – Minister

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EU companies must boost R&D investment to stay globally competitive

    EU companies must boost R&D investment to stay globally competitive

Brussels, 04 December 2014 Investment in research and development by companies based in the EU grew by 2.6% in 2013,

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Element Six to create 40 new jobs in Shannon

    Element Six to create 40 new jobs in Shannon

Industrial diamonds manufacturer to make a €25 million capital investment in Co Clare Industrial diamonds manufacturer Element Six has announced plans to

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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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UCD ranked 5th university in Europe for VC-backed entrepreneurs

    UCD ranked 5th university in Europe for VC-backed entrepreneurs

Dublin’s University College Dublin (UCD) has been ranked fifth in a list of European universities that have produced venture capital

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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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New IT Sligo science building honours Irish scientist MacMunn

    New IT Sligo science building honours Irish scientist MacMunn

IT Sligo’s new €17m science building named after an Irish scientist who conducted research in a hayloft over his stables

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Trinity researchers lead the design of a new futuristic eco-friendly aircraft

    Trinity researchers lead the design of a new futuristic eco-friendly aircraft

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin’s School of Engineering have been selected to lead an EU consortium in the design of

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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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Irish start-up Inform Bioscience signs licence agreement with Mayo Clinic

    Irish start-up Inform Bioscience signs licence agreement with Mayo Clinic

Irish biotech start-up Inform Bioscience has signed a licence agreement with the Mayo Clinic in the US to acquire biomarkers

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