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Three-quarters of Irish firms upped cybersecurity after WannaCry – DataSolutions survey

    Three-quarters of Irish firms upped cybersecurity after WannaCry – DataSolutions survey

IT solutions distributor firm DataSolutions has announced the results of a survey, which found that 73% of companies have made changes to their IT security as a direct result of

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Trinity’s Dean of Research promises advances in material science

    Trinity’s Dean of Research promises advances in material science

Trinity’s Dean of Research, Prof John Boland, has made a fundamental breakthrough that will potentially change how materials are designed, manufactured and used, including materials for electronics and medical tools.

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55% of young people plan to ditch TV licence – Pure Telecom

    55% of young people plan to ditch TV licence – Pure Telecom

A new online survey from Irish telecoms and broadband provider, Pure Telecom, has revealed that 55% of Irish TV licence holders aged 30 and under are planning to, or considering,

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New research highlights bad Irish driving habits

    New research highlights bad Irish driving habits

According to a study commissioned by Aviva and carried out by Ipsos MORI, four out of five (84%) Irish drivers admit to using electronic devices or consulting maps while driving

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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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Research shows 42% of Ireland’s homeless population are women

    Research shows 42% of Ireland’s homeless population are women

According to new research from Trinity College, 47% of individuals who are homeless are women. In Ireland, women comprise 42% of the total adult homeless population. This figure is well

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National Marine Research & Innovation strategy launched

    National Marine Research & Innovation strategy launched

The new National Marine Research & Innovation Strategy 2017-2021 aims to fulfil the need for a strategic marine research agenda to promote cross-agency collaboration, says Ireland’s Marine Minister. Michael Creed

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Success of Horizon 2020 showcased in Brussels

    Success of Horizon 2020 showcased in Brussels

Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland, on behalf of Ireland’s national support team for Horizon 2020, hosted a breakfast meeting this week for Irish research leaders in Brussels ahead of

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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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Only one in 10 older adults in Ireland rely on public transport – TILDA

    Only one in 10 older adults in Ireland rely on public transport – TILDA

A new report launched by The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin and supported by the Road Safety Authority shows that most older adults rely on

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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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Ireland-US research collaboration set to go ahead

    Ireland-US research collaboration set to go ahead

Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland-funded research centre for software, is set to join with Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering at the University of Maryland to collaborate on “extensive research”

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R&D company Cisco celebrates 10 years in Galway

    R&D company Cisco celebrates 10 years in Galway

A worldwide technology leader, Cisco is celebrating 10 years in Co. Galway. The establishment of the Oranmore site in 2006 was the brainchild of former Senior Vice President Barry O’Sullivan,

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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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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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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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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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NUIG researchers find potent new possibilities in anti-cancer gene

    NUIG researchers find potent new possibilities in anti-cancer gene

New research published in the Open Biology journal by researchers at NUI Galway has shown that the anti-cancer gene TP53 has more tools to fight cancer than previously thought. The

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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 a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers and a

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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 ERC Consolidator Grant to create an innovative new type of

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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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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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Trinity engineer raising €10m for nuclear power technology

    Trinity engineer raising €10m for nuclear power technology

A Trinity College engineering graduate is raising €10m to develop a nuclear power technology, that he and his partners claim

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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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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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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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Medical technology app firm to create 70 jobs

    Medical technology app firm to create 70 jobs

3D4Medical, a maker of medical apps, is set to expand significantly over the next 18 months, with 70 highly-skilled roles

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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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CyberColloids: an Irish SME that has made its name as a global centre of excellence for hydrocolloids research and innovation

    CyberColloids: an Irish SME that has made its name as a global centre of excellence for hydrocolloids research and innovation

CyberColloids was set up in 2002 by four founding members with a vision to provide outsourcing of every aspect of

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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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60 R&D-focused jobs announced for Newsweaver in Cork

    60 R&D-focused jobs announced for Newsweaver in Cork

Cork company Newsweaver is to significantly increase the size of its headquarters in the Airport Business Park, adding 60 new

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CONNECT’s Professor Luiz DaSilva elected IEEE Fellow

    CONNECT’s Professor Luiz DaSilva elected IEEE Fellow

Professor Luiz DaSilva, Professor of Telecommunications in the School of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, and principal investigator at “CONNECT”,

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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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Irish company makes biggest breakthrough for microbiology testing in dairy industry in 100 years

    Irish company makes biggest breakthrough for microbiology testing in dairy industry in 100 years

Ballina-based Oculer has revealed a new ground-breaking system that may be the biggest microbiological breakthrough in the dairy industry in

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2-out-of-3 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award winners are Irish

    2-out-of-3 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award winners are Irish

It was nearly a total victory for Irish researchers at this year’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Awards (MSCA), held in Luxembourg City last

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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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Irish Government launches comprehensive directory of all innovation supports for research and technology centres

    Irish Government launches comprehensive directory of all innovation supports for research and technology centres

A comprehensive directory of all innovation supports for research centres and technology centres has been launched yesterday by the Irish

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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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International study led by University College Dublin uncovers mechanism behind Joubert syndrome

    International study led by University College Dublin uncovers mechanism behind Joubert syndrome

An international study co-authored by Dr Oliver Blacque, University College Dublin (Ireland), Professor Martijn Huynen, from Radboud University (The Netherlands),

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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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Openhydro claims top accolades for innovation

    Openhydro claims top accolades for innovation

Tidal energy developer OpenHydro, a DCNS company, has secured top honours at this year’s Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards and SEAI

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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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Blueface open new offices with 20 new jobs created and R&D lab

    Blueface open new offices with 20 new jobs created  and R&D lab

The business telephony company Blueface has opened a new office in Dublin, creating 20 jobs in a variety of roles

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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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Registration open for Innovation Showcase 2015

    Registration open for Innovation Showcase 2015

Yesterday, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, has invited people from business, science and research communities to

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