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Robots Create Jobs, According to New Research

    Robots Create Jobs, According to New Research

At 309 units per 10,000 employees, robot density in German manufacturing industry is the third highest worldwide. At the same time, the number of people employed in Germany reached 44

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Optimal Offices Could Unlock €3.4 Billion For Irish Economy

    Optimal Offices Could Unlock €3.4 Billion For Irish Economy

Ireland could unlock €3.4 billion in untapped GDP if organisations were to optimise their workplaces, according to a new study by Ricoh and Oxford Economics. The research, entitled The Economy

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The Technology Comfort Zone – The Irish Public are Embracing Change

    The Technology Comfort Zone – The Irish Public are Embracing Change

The vast majority of the Irish public (92 percent) believe technology sits at the heart of the changes currently transforming Ireland, with almost half (42 percent) saying it is the

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Fluent Technology Invests in R&D and Job Creation to Drive Export Sales

    Fluent Technology Invests in R&D and Job Creation to Drive Export Sales

Belfast-based software firm Fluent Technology is creating 18 new jobs to help grow sales in Great Britain and Europe. The indigenous software company specialises in grant management software (GMS) for private and

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SFI Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Programme 2018 – Call Now Open

    SFI Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Programme 2018 – Call Now Open

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is seeking to fund researchers who are at the initial stages of developing a new or innovative technology, product, process or service with strong commercial potential.

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University of Limerick Launches Robot For Use in Marine Renewable Energy Sector

    University of Limerick Launches Robot For Use in Marine Renewable Energy Sector

University of Limerick (UL) recently unveiled a unique €2 million underwater robot at the docks in Limerick city. The Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) was officially launched by Minister of State

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€900,000 Funding For New Smart Dublin Solutions

    €900,000 Funding For New Smart Dublin Solutions

Smart Dublin is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities to engage with smart technology providers, researchers and citizens to solve challenges and improve city life.  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

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New Project to Reduce Costs and Underwater Noise in Offshore Wind Construction

    New Project to Reduce Costs and Underwater Noise in Offshore Wind Construction

The Carbon Trust has announced the launch of BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise during construction of offshore wind farms as part of the

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How to Make European Tech Companies Thrive

    How to Make European Tech Companies Thrive

An EU-wide database that pulls together all available information on financing for European tech companies; that is one of the recommendations of a new report prepared by the joint European

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Maynooth Scientist Leads €6.3 Million SFI/Industry Project in Drone Operations Research

    Maynooth Scientist Leads €6.3 Million SFI/Industry Project in Drone Operations Research

Futurists predict that drone technology will soon significantly transform our daily lives, changing how we deliver and collect goods, giving us new ways to monitor and understand the world around

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Revised Research Priority Areas For 2018-2023

    Revised Research Priority Areas For 2018-2023

The Government has published the ‘Research Priority Areas 2018–2023’ report. Research Prioritisation, introduced by the Government in 2012, aligns the majority of competitively awarded public investment in research with 14 priority

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Technology Plays a Leading Role For Irish Business Leaders

    Technology Plays a Leading Role For Irish Business Leaders

Business leaders across Ireland are firm believers in the power of technology and the important role it plays, not only in supporting their own business needs, but in overcoming the

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Research Reveals SMEs Lose €2.2 Billion a Year in Productivity Due to Administration

    Research Reveals SMEs Lose €2.2 Billion a Year in Productivity Due to Administration

Sage, a market leader in cloud accounting software, has revealed that Irish SMEs lose up to €2.2 billion annually in productivity due to burdensome administrative tasks. The report, ‘Sweating the

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Irish Technology Sector Has Overtaken Agriculture

    Irish Technology Sector Has Overtaken Agriculture

With 130,000 people now employed, the technology sector has overtaken agriculture as Ireland’s largest industry, according to Ken Finnegan (pictured above), formerly Chief Technology and Research Advisor for IDA Technology

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2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition Provides Insight into the R&D and Innovation Ecosystem in Ireland

    2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition Provides Insight into the R&D and Innovation Ecosystem in Ireland

Designed to foster collaboration between industry, academia and government agencies, the 2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition attracted over 1,000 visitors from across the major industrial sectors in Ireland

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New Irish Peer-to-peer Energy Trading Research Project Using Blockchain Technology

    New Irish Peer-to-peer Energy Trading Research Project Using Blockchain Technology

Imagine a future where Irish consumers will be able to gift or sell their solar power across their neighbourhood as well as sharing and managing their own electricity in a

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New €7.4 Million Software Development Centre Opens in Cork

    New €7.4 Million Software Development Centre Opens in Cork

Pilz, a leading global automation technology company, has opened a new €7.4 million software development centre in Cork. The opening of this state-of-the-art facility coincides with the 20th anniversary of

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€4.3 Million World Class 3D Printing Lab Launched

    €4.3 Million World Class 3D Printing Lab Launched

AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland-funded materials science research centre headquartered at Trinity College Dublin, has launched a new additive manufacturing (AM, commonly known as 3D printing) research laboratory. The AR-Lab

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Food Industry Veteran Jim Corbett Appointed Director of Food Institute UCC

    Food Industry Veteran Jim Corbett Appointed Director of Food Institute UCC

University College Cork has announced the appointment of Jim Corbett (pictured) as Director of the Food Institute UCC, which will be officially launched in 2018. The Food Institute UCC is

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Emerson Collaborates With NIBRT to Help Upskill Ireland’s Biopharma Workforce

    Emerson Collaborates With NIBRT to Help Upskill Ireland’s Biopharma Workforce

Emerson is providing automation software and systems valued at US$ 1 million (approximately €820,000) to Ireland’s National Institute of Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) to help train next-generation workers on

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Ensuring the Continued Success of the Bioeconomy in Ireland – Progressing & Translating Research

    Ensuring the Continued Success of the Bioeconomy in Ireland – Progressing & Translating Research

“The bioeconomy is a transition requiring a transition,” said Teagasc researcher Dr Maeve Henchion, co-organiser of ‘Ensuring the Continued Success of the Bioeconomy in Ireland: Progressing & Translating Research’, a

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Dublin is a Global Innovator City For the Future

    Dublin is a Global Innovator City For the Future

JLL has released new research that places Dublin as a global ‘Innovator’ city for the future. Among the new city types, ‘Innovators’ that possess world-class capabilities in science and technology have seen

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Synexa Life Sciences opens international HQ in Dublin

    Synexa Life Sciences opens international HQ in Dublin

Synexa Life Sciences, a global leader in biomarker services, has announced the opening of its international headquarters in Dublin. The new centre will be home to Synexa’s global business development

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The Future of Food Tech Innovation

    The Future of Food Tech Innovation

“We are moving towards a time when anyone, anywhere can order anything,” according to Amanda Roche Kelly, Managing Director of

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Just 29% of Irish people believe schools are providing necessary digital skills

    Just 29% of Irish people believe schools are providing necessary digital skills

A survey commissioned by Ricoh Ireland has found that just 29% of Irish people believe schools are equipping children with

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Cork Airport launches tech competition

    Cork Airport launches tech competition

Cork Airport has launched a competition to invite tenders from the tech community in Cork under the Small Business Innovation

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DCU researchers develop space sensors for European Space Agency

    DCU researchers develop space sensors for European Space Agency

Three Irish companies have successfully won contracts to develop satellite and communications systems to the European Space Agency (ESA). The

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