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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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Enterprise Ireland-backed venture capital investment rises

    Enterprise Ireland-backed venture capital investment rises

Investment firms backed by Enterprise Ireland invested €5m more last year than in 2012, according to the semi-State agency. Firms using its Seed and Venture Capital Programmes invested €59m in

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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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40 projects to receive €23m from SFI and Irish Government

    40 projects to receive €23m from SFI and Irish Government

Forty scientific projects ranging from microbiology to clean energies are to benefit from €23m in research funding, the result of a deal between Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Irish

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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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Royal Society signs deal with SFI for research fellowships

    Royal Society signs deal with SFI for research fellowships

The Royal Society in the UK and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have signed an agreement whereby Ireland’s leading young scientists will be awarded a prestigious research fellowship by the Royal

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Irish scientists criticised over funding success rate

    Irish scientists criticised over funding success rate

The President of the European Research Council has said Irish scientists are not winning as much research funding from it as they should. Speaking at the Euroscience Open Forum in

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Huawei to spend US$6m on research and development in Ireland this year

    Huawei to spend US$6m on research and development in Ireland this year

Chinese smartphone and telecoms equipment giant Huawei said its total R&D investment in Ireland will expand in the coming years and this year it will be US$6m. Huawei has three

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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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US venture capital firm to invest in Irish life sciences start-ups

    US venture capital firm to invest in Irish life sciences start-ups

A venture capital company is to establish a fund of $172m (€125m) that will invest in Irish companies. The Government is to inject €30m into the fund, which will invest

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Jobs boost for North West as Letterkenny IT announces 60 research posts

    Jobs boost for North West as Letterkenny IT announces 60 research posts

More than 60 high-end science and technology research jobs, as well as 55 construction jobs, will be created at the new 20,000 sq-foot Science Park building at Letterkenny Institute of

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Pfizer opens $30m lab at Ringaskiddy

    Pfizer opens $30m lab at Ringaskiddy

  Pfizer has opened a new $30 million unit at its Ringaskiddy facility. The New Product Technology Laboratory will allow the Cork plant to begin making drugs from the company’s R&D pipeline for

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Irish scientists to get €47m for new research projects

    Irish scientists to get €47m for new research projects

More than 200 scientists in Ireland are to receive a total of almost €50 million in funding for new research projects over the next five years. The money is coming

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Food Testing Firm AltraTech Secures €900k Investment

    Food Testing Firm AltraTech Secures €900k Investment

Clare-based food diagnostics firm AltraTech has secured significant financial backing after developing a single-use test kit that can identify the DNA content of a food sample in a matter of

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New €7.5m Cancer Research Fund Established

    New €7.5m Cancer Research Fund Established

  Monday 7th April: The Irish Cancer Society and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have today announced a partnership that aims to support the establishment of a new Collaborative Cancer Research

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President Higgins Receives Recipients of the President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA)

    President Higgins Receives Recipients of the President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA)

UCD and Trinity College based researchers receive €3.2million funding from Science Foundation Ireland. 27th March 2014: President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, has today received three recipients of the Science Foundation

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UPC Blanket Covers East Point in Free Public Wi-Fi

    UPC Blanket Covers East Point in Free Public Wi-Fi

From today, some 50 companies and 6,000 workers at the East Point Business Park in Dublin will have access to a free outdoor public Wi-Fi network. The new Wi-Fi service

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UK to Invest Further stg£45m in Researching ‘Internet of Things’

    UK to Invest Further stg£45m in Researching ‘Internet of Things’

The UK prime minister David Cameron has announced additional funding of stg£45m for research into the ‘internet of things’ (IoT), which sees an increasing number of devices making use of

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Research Centre for €2bn Plastics Industry Opens at Athlone Institute of Technology

    Research Centre for €2bn Plastics Industry Opens at Athlone Institute of Technology

A new research centre for the development of new plastic technologies with far-reaching applications across multiple sectors has opened at the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). Minister for Research and

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VCE to Expand Ireland Research and Development Operations

    VCE to Expand Ireland Research and Development Operations

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today announced that innovative technology company, VCE, plans to create up to 150 new R&D positions at its international headquarters in

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Clinical Trials Group Venn Buys Synthetic Skin Technology

    Clinical Trials Group Venn Buys Synthetic Skin Technology

Clinical research group Venn Life Sciences has moved to address an EU ban on cosmetic and skincare products tested on animals by acquiring the intellectual property rights to a synthetic

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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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Google to give US$1m to Tech Groups Who Solve World Issues

    Google to give US$1m to Tech Groups Who Solve World Issues

Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt has said he will give US$1m to individuals or organisations in the technology sector who can solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. Speaking on

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Five Hi-tech Start-Ups to Locate HQs in Ireland

    Five Hi-tech Start-Ups to Locate HQs in Ireland

The trend of hi-tech start-ups locating their headquarters in Ireland shows no sign of slowing down with five North American

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SFI to Offer Female Science Researchers Funding up to €175k

    SFI to Offer Female Science Researchers Funding up to €175k

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has opened a call for female scientist applications to the Advance Award programme, which has a

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Venture Fund Opens Dublin Hub for Start-Ups

    Venture Fund Opens Dublin Hub for Start-Ups

Irish venture capital fund Tribal.vc has opened a new co-location hub for high- growth start-ups, on Dublin’s South William Street.

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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

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Three Researchers in Ireland Win Top-up Funding From EU

    Three Researchers in Ireland Win Top-up Funding From EU

Ireland has performed very well in the latest competition of the European Research Council (ERC) for its top-up funding ‘Proof

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EU Funding Helps Bridge Gap Between ‘Blue Sky’ Research and the Market

    EU Funding Helps Bridge Gap Between ‘Blue Sky’ Research and the Market

‘Blue sky’ basic science is focused on advancing knowledge, but it can sometimes generate unexpected applications. That is why the

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CONSENSUS Awarded Additional €454,000 in Funding From the Irish EPA For Research on Sustainable Consumption

    CONSENSUS Awarded Additional €454,000 in Funding From the Irish EPA For Research on Sustainable Consumption

CONSENSUS, a research project on sustainable consumption involving NUI Galway and Trinity College Dublin researchers, has successfully been awarded an

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Minister Sherlock to Consider Ireland Joining CERN

    Minister Sherlock to Consider Ireland Joining CERN

Ireland’s Minister for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock, TD, says he is looking into the possibility of the country joining

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€30 Million Photonics Centre Launched

    €30 Million Photonics Centre Launched

A new €30 million Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC), led by Tyndall National Institute in collaboration with University College Cork

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New Irish Photonic Integration Centre launched in UCC

    New Irish Photonic Integration Centre launched in UCC

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Government has launched a new photonic integration centre which will look to harness the

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EU Awards €575 Million to Mid-career Researchers

    EU Awards €575 Million to Mid-career Researchers

The European Research Council (ERC) has selected 312 top scientists in its first Consolidator Grant competition. This new funding will

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Top Researchers in Ireland Win Prestigious EU Award

    Top Researchers in Ireland Win Prestigious EU Award

Marie-Louise Coolahan from the National University of Ireland, Galway and Martin Albrecht from University College Dublin are amongst the top

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€16m research fund made available for Irish companies

    €16m research fund made available for Irish companies

As part of Ireland’s New Year tech resolution, the Irish Research Council (IRC) will be making €16m available in funding

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Bioscience start-up Metabolomic Diagnostic raises €750k seed investment

    Bioscience start-up Metabolomic Diagnostic raises €750k seed investment

Biosciences startup Metabolomic Diagnostic has secured €750,000 in venture funding through a syndicate of investors including SOSventures Ireland Fund, AIB

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300 jobs for Limerick as Regeneron invests US$300m

    300 jobs for Limerick as Regeneron invests US$300m

Limerick is to receive 300 highly skilled jobs by 2016 after biopharma giant Regeneron Pharmaceuticals this morning revealed a US$300m

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Horizon 2020, Europe’s largest ever fund for research and innovation comes to Ireland

    Horizon 2020, Europe’s largest ever fund for research and innovation comes to Ireland

Horizon 2020, the European Union’s new €79 billion programme for research and innovation to create new growth and jobs in

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Funding call represents strong opportunity for Ireland’s researchers

    Funding call represents strong opportunity for Ireland’s researchers

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has today welcomed the announcement by the European Commission that it has allocated €1.7 billion in

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Funding is key to more international collaboration

    Funding is key to more international collaboration

Horizon 2020, the EU’s big R&D funding programme, will offer major opportunities to Irish researchers There is real value in

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