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Enterprise Ireland teams up with Mayo Clinic in ‘ready for market’ deal

    Enterprise Ireland teams up with Mayo Clinic in ‘ready for market’ deal

Early stage medical treatments and devices – invented at the Mayo Clinic in the US – are to be developed into ready for market products by Irish academic institutions under

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President Higgins Visits The Royal Society London To Celebrate Scientific Links Between Ireland and The United Kingdom

    President  Higgins  Visits The Royal Society London To Celebrate Scientific Links Between Ireland and The United Kingdom

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins today visited the Royal Society and attended an event to celebrate the scientific links between Ireland and the United Kingdom. The historic event gathered

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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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CIT Engineer Looks to Get Systems Talking

    CIT Engineer Looks to Get Systems Talking

Electronic engineer Dr Susan Rea is part of a team that is bringing researchers and control systems together at the Nimbus Centre in Cork Institute of Technology. Sometimes simple ideas

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George Hook is Ambassador for ‘Gateway to Europe’ Silicon Valley Mission

    George Hook is Ambassador for ‘Gateway to Europe’ Silicon Valley Mission

Broadcaster and rugby commentator George Hook has been named official ambassador for the ‘Ireland, Gateway to Europe’ event at Silicon Valley Bank in California next month, aimed at encouraging C-suite

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Major Breakthrough in Fold-up Screens Made by UK Scientists

    Major Breakthrough in Fold-up Screens Made by UK Scientists

A team of scientists from Surrey University in the UK claim to have made a significant breakthrough in the development of fold-up screen technology. In their release on the findings,

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Synthetic Biology Future event coming to Cork

    Synthetic Biology Future event coming to Cork

On 13 March, Cork will welcome some of the world’s leading experts in one of the most exciting sciences of the 21st century, synthetic biology, with the launch of the

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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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The Rubicon Centre – In Search of the Next Big Business Idea

    The Rubicon Centre – In Search of the Next Big Business Idea

The Rubicon Centre, situated on the campus of Cork Institute of Technology is Ireland’s leading business innovation hub. It also boasts some of the most exciting start-up companies in the

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IWISE Event Gathers US-Irish Women in Science and Engineering

    IWISE Event Gathers US-Irish Women in Science and Engineering

Participants of the recent IWISE event in Washington, DC, discussed how to encourage women in science and engineering. What’s the collective term for a gathering of highly successful women in

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S3 Launches World’s Smallest Analogue-to-Digital Converter Chip

    S3 Launches World’s Smallest Analogue-to-Digital Converter Chip

Dublin-based software and silicon designer S3 has created what it claims is the world’s smallest analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) chip for use in Wi-Fi and LTE-connected devices. This is a high-speed

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Rolls-Royce to Develop Drone Cargo Ships

    Rolls-Royce to Develop Drone Cargo Ships

Rolls-Royce has confirmed that they are designing enormous cargo ships that would be completely unmanned. The design and implementation of the plan is in the hands of Rolls-Royce’s Blue Ocean

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Explore Best Practices in Financial Performance Management with Prostrategy & IBM

    Explore Best Practices in Financial Performance Management with Prostrategy & IBM

Join ProStrategy & IBM on the 12th March at a ‘Best Practices in Financial Performance Management’ Executive Briefing.  Find out how IBM performance management solutions help companies of all sizes

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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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Digital Evidence Sector Shows Growth in Ireland

    Digital Evidence Sector Shows Growth in Ireland

With more than 1bn people worldwide now owning a smartphone, according to the International Data Corporation, what information remains company property and what can be taken by an employee to

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ATS International Strengthens Partnership with Siemens by Offering Industrial Software for Product Development and R&D

    ATS International Strengthens Partnership with Siemens by Offering Industrial Software for Product Development and R&D

ATS International B.V. is long-time partner of Siemens AG in the area of Integrated Automation Solutions, which includes devices, software, industrial networks and Manufacturing Execution Systems. ATS recently expanded the

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Irish Chip at Heart of Google’s Multi-Billion Dollar Bet on Future of Smartphones

    Irish Chip at Heart of Google’s Multi-Billion Dollar Bet on Future of Smartphones

A revolutionary chip designed by Dublin company Movidius lies at the heart of Google’s ‘Project Tango’ smartphone, a 3D-sensing device that maps and learns the world around it. Last night,

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Irish Firm Driven to Succeed in Electric Car Market

    Irish Firm Driven to Succeed in Electric Car Market

Eveo Solutions has become the first Irish manufacturer of electric charging stations after spotting a gap in the market, and has the UK and Norway firmly in its sights, writes

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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 and European high-growth companies moving here. The companies that have

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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 maximum value of up to €175,000 per project. This award

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Viridor, Highview Partnership Wins £8 Million Boost for Energy Storage Innovation

    Viridor, Highview Partnership Wins £8 Million Boost for Energy Storage Innovation

A partnership between Somerset waste management firm Viridor and Highview Power Storage has been awarded more than £8 million to develop innovation in storing energy. The partnership has won a

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Dell Hosts Networking Event for Irish Entrepreneurs

    Dell Hosts Networking Event for Irish Entrepreneurs

As part of its Dell Centre for Entrepreneurs programme, the tech company has hosted its first networking event for start-up

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WIT to Lead €120,000 Cross-Border Study for Student Sport Science

    WIT to Lead €120,000 Cross-Border Study for Student Sport Science

An €120,000 cross-border research partnership project examining the participation of 11,000 third-level students across Ireland in sport and physical activity

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Dyson Invests stg£5m to Develop the Domestic Robots of the Future

    Dyson Invests stg£5m to Develop the Domestic Robots of the Future

Engineering powerhouse Dyson is to invest stg£5m into a joint robotics lab with Imperial College London, leading to a new

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Irish Researchers’ Breakthrough Doubles Battery Life of Phones, Laptops and e-cars

    Irish Researchers’ Breakthrough Doubles Battery Life of Phones, Laptops and e-cars

A new nanotechnology that doubles the life of smartphone, laptop and electric-vehicle batteries even after being charged and discharged more

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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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Ireland has the potential for leading biofuel revolution

    Ireland has the potential for leading biofuel revolution

Work being undertaken at NUI Galway has great potential for clean-energy production, a leading expert in bioenergy and biorefining has

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Gencell Signs $12m Deal to Develop Screening System

    Gencell Signs $12m Deal to Develop Screening System

Limerick-based genetic research firm GenCell Biosystems has signed a $12 million agreement with Brazil’s Institute of Molecular Biology of Paraná

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Irish Researchers Make Significant Breakthrough in Semiconductor Production

    Irish Researchers Make Significant Breakthrough in Semiconductor Production

A team from the Tyndall National Institute in Cork has produced the world’s first atom-by-atom simulation of nanoscale film which

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First Shop to Use Digital Bitcoin Price Tags Trials in London

    First Shop to Use Digital Bitcoin Price Tags Trials in London

A digital price tag that charts the fluctuation of the current value of the online currency Bitcoin is being trialled

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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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First International School of Biomedical Diagnostics Breaking New Ground

    First International School of Biomedical Diagnostics Breaking New Ground

Arizona State University (ASU) and Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin, Ireland – are joining forces to create the new International

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Scientists Discover New Cellular Process Leading to Lung Fibrosis

    Scientists Discover New Cellular Process Leading to Lung Fibrosis

Scientists in Trinity College Dublin have identified a new process that causes scarring in the lungs of patients with idiopathic

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SFI Special Award Winner at BT Young Scientist Exhibition

    SFI Special Award Winner at BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Chloe Bradley, a 5th year student from Mulroy College, Donegal, has won the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Special Award at the BT Young

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Ministers Announce New North/South Research Agreement

    Ministers Announce New North/South Research Agreement

The Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Minister, Richard Bruton TD and the Employment and Learning Minister for Northern

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Three UCD Spin-out Companies in Innovation Awards Shortlist

    Three UCD Spin-out Companies in Innovation Awards Shortlist

As part of the 18-company shortlist announced for this year’s Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards, three University College Dublin (UCD)

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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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Minister Sherlock hails ‘leading light’ IPIC at launch of €30 million photonics centre

    Minister Sherlock hails ‘leading light’ IPIC at launch of €30 million photonics centre

Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock TD, today launched a new €30 million Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC) led

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New North/South Research Agreement Signed

    New North/South Research Agreement Signed

The Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Minister, Richard Bruton TD and the Employment and Learning Minister for Northern

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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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Test Detects Genetic Modification in Food

    Test Detects Genetic Modification in Food

As the abundance of genetically modified (GM) foods continues to grow, so does the demand for monitoring and labeling them.

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Computer Scientists Develop Cloud Computing System that Can Reduce Carbon Emissions

    Computer Scientists Develop Cloud Computing System that Can Reduce Carbon Emissions

Computer scientists at Trinity College Dublin and IBM Dublin have made a significant advance that will allow companies to reduce

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SRL Research Scales For Future Growth With Merger

    SRL Research Scales For Future Growth With Merger

As part of continuing expansion at leading Irish sensory, scientific and consumer research firm, SRL Research has announced a merger

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Science Foundation Ireland end of year review highlights important achievements

    Science Foundation Ireland end of year review highlights important achievements

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has today announced its key achievements for 2013 and its plans for the year ahead. Professor

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Sláinte Healthcare Announces Up to 80 New Jobs in 2014

    Sláinte Healthcare Announces Up to 80 New Jobs in 2014

Sláinte Healthcare, a leading international healthcare technology company and participant in the Health Innovation Hub, has announced the creation of

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New Call For Projects to Deliver Health Innovation

    New Call For Projects to Deliver Health Innovation

The Government has commenced a second call for proposals for innovative healthcare solutions launched by the pilot Health Innovation Hub.

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T-Stór Joins RIAN, the National Open Access Portal

    T-Stór Joins RIAN, the National Open Access Portal

T-Stór, Teagasc Open Access Repository, has been included as a participating repository in RIAN, the national open access portal, which

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Axway Expands R&D Centre of Excellence in Ireland

    Axway Expands R&D Centre of Excellence in Ireland

Axway, a market leader in governing the flow of data, has shown its commitment to the Irish economy by expanding

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Benefits from research can be improved by attention to gender

    Benefits from research can be improved by attention to gender

If researchers adopt a new strategy developed by the Irish Research Council (IRC), then not only will the quality of

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State must seize €1bn opportunity afforded by EU’s Horizon 2020 plan

    State must seize €1bn opportunity afforded by EU’s Horizon 2020 plan

The research, innovation and science programme is worth almost €80bn during the period 2014 to 2020 EU commissioner for Research,

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MEPs vote through EU’s Horizon 2020 plan

    MEPs vote through EU’s Horizon 2020 plan

The European Union’s new multi-billion euro research and innovation plan has been voted through by MEPs in Strasbourg.. EU Commissioner

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