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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 100 companies and 800 jobs over the next three years.

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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), and Professor Christel Thauvin-Robinet from Burgundy University (France), has identified

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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 in the country to 500 in three years and setting

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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 Sustainable Energy Awards. The County Louth based company OpenHydro won

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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 (Tuesday) published Innovation 2020, a new five-year science strategy which aims

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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 2020’s European Research Council (ERC) last Friday. The prestigious awards

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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 to bring their total number of staff to 60. The

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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 Centre, iCRAG. The new centre at University College Dublin (UCD) will

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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 register for the second annual Innovation Showcase event, which will

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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 fresh hope for blood cancer patients in Ireland. The newly

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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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17 Irish-based researchers bank €2m in IRC funding

    17 Irish-based researchers bank €2m in IRC funding

It seems the funding just keeps coming for Irish researchers as 17 researchers based in Ireland have been awarded a total of €2m through the Irish Research Council (IRC) to

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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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Irish-led team discover new strand of ancient European human genome

    Irish-led team discover new strand of ancient European human genome

An international team led by scientists from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and Cambridge University in the UK have discovered a new genetic strand of an ancient human European hunter-gatherer descendent.

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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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UCD and IBM joining forces to push Irish smart cities research

    UCD and IBM joining forces to push Irish smart cities research

University College Dublin (UCD) and IBM have struck a deal that will see the pair collaborate on developing the latest technologies for future sustainable smart cities. Based at UCD’s O’Brien

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Dublin jobs boost sees Indeed announce 300 roles at EMEA HQ

    Dublin jobs boost sees Indeed announce 300 roles at EMEA HQ

Job site Indeed is hiring 300 people at its EMEA HQ in Dublin, more than doubling its workforce there, as

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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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Launch of the 20th annual science week at Government buildings

    Launch of the 20th annual science week at Government buildings

To mark the 20th annual Science Week, which takes place next week from the 8th – 15th November, An Taoiseach

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Irish scientists map winds and sand dune evolution on Mars

    Irish scientists map winds and sand dune evolution on Mars

A trio of Irish scientists has, for the first time, been able to map the winds and sand dune evolution

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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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20th science week supports Ireland’s appetite for science, technology, engineering & maths

    20th science week supports Ireland’s appetite for science, technology, engineering & maths

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) launched, at the beginning of October, the 20th national Science Week by publishing the findings of

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Longitude Prize Information Session

    Longitude Prize Information Session

An information event on the Longitude Prize will take place at the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) in on November

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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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BBSRC and SFI launch new collaborative research funding opportunities

    BBSRC and SFI launch new collaborative research funding opportunities

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Science Foundation Ireland Joint Funding of Research call was officially launched

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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,

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UCD and Trinity discovery could make cancer studies crystal clear

    UCD and Trinity discovery could make cancer studies crystal clear

Researchers in UCD and Trinity have helped develop a new crystal-focused scientific technique for viewing the early stages of DNA

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Information Session – BBSRC and SFI Collaborative Research Call

    Information Session – BBSRC and SFI Collaborative Research Call

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have entered an agreement to welcome, encourage

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Irish scientist wins Nobel Prize for Medicine

    Irish scientist wins Nobel Prize for Medicine

William C Campbell, who was born in Ramelton, Co Donegal, and colleague Satoshi Omura (Japan) were jointly awarded, on Tuesday,

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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

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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

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Irish team follow up Mars water discovery with similar find

    Irish team follow up Mars water discovery with similar find

Completely by coincidence, a joint Irish research team from University College Dublin (UCD) and The Open University (OU), has found

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ORJIP launches marine website

    ORJIP launches marine website

The Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) Ocean Energy has launched a website supporting early array deployments for the wave

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Campbell : “ To become the best software firm in the world for tech conferences”

    Campbell : “ To become the best software firm in the world for tech conferences”

Tito, an online ticketing technology company founded by Paul Campbell and David ‘Doc’ Parsons, has handled $70 million of ticket

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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

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€5 million Connected Health Centre opened at UCD

    €5 million Connected Health Centre opened at UCD

Healthcare services in Ireland could be transformed as a result of research conducted at the new Connected Health Technology Centrelaunched

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9 start-ups to prove Cork is home to a new biotech revolution

    9 start-ups to prove Cork is home to a new biotech revolution

It is being heralded as one of the biggest shake-ups to science and innovation in our time, and this week

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SFI-HRB-Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Partnership

    SFI-HRB-Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Partnership

The Wellcome Trust awards Centre status to programmes that they expect to catalyse and enable world-leading research and innovation in

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SFI ST. PATRICK’S DAY SCIENCE MEDAL

    SFI ST. PATRICK’S DAY SCIENCE MEDAL

The SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal will be awarded annually to a distinguished Irish scientist, engineer or technology leader

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SSPC NATIONAL CRYSTAL GROWING COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    SSPC NATIONAL CRYSTAL GROWING COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

“Crystals are all around us and in every aspect of our lives, from chocolate to medicine to paints and plastics”

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Inaugural Research & Innovation Conference

    Inaugural Research & Innovation Conference

Irelands, inaugural Research & Innovation Conference in association with ‘Big Four’ firm EY and chaired by Denis Hayes, Managing Director

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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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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

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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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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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