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250 New Jobs Announced by Alchemy in Major Investment in Northern Ireland

    250 New Jobs Announced by Alchemy in Major Investment in Northern Ireland

Alchemy Technology Services has announced it is setting up a European Centre of Excellence in Londonderry. It will provide software implementation and technology consultancy to the UK and European insurance

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€8 Million in Government Funding Awarded by SEAI to Innovative Energy Research Projects

    €8 Million in Government Funding Awarded by SEAI to Innovative Energy Research Projects

The Government has announced €8 million in funding to support 45 innovative energy projects in companies and research institutions across Ireland. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is responsible

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World-first Job-matching Service Using Artificial Intelligence

    World-first Job-matching Service Using Artificial Intelligence

Innovative inclusive employment career website, VERCIDA, has announced a partnership with Irish data science firm, Opening.io, to provide a world-first job-matching service using artificial intelligence (AI). The new arrangement means

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New Optimal Offshore Power Conversion Architecture Based on iIn-depth LCoE R&D Study

    New Optimal Offshore Power Conversion Architecture Based on iIn-depth LCoE R&D Study

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, has announced that a recent in-house R&D study allowed them to work out the optimal electrical power conversion

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Global Innovation and Transformation Consultancy Firm Expands Digital Team

    Global Innovation and Transformation Consultancy Firm Expands Digital Team

PA Consulting, a global innovation and transformation consultancy with over 2,600 specialists worldwide, is continuing to expand and enhance its digital expertise with the creation of 400 jobs in Belfast over

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Council’s Disability Initiative to be Rolled Out Nationwide

    Council’s Disability Initiative to be Rolled Out Nationwide

A Fingal County Council disability initiative, in partnership with Dublin City Council and Enterprise Ireland, is to be rolled out nationwide during the month of September after a successful pilot

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PatSnap Introduces Sequence Searching With Launch of PatSnap Bio

    PatSnap Introduces Sequence Searching With Launch of PatSnap Bio

PatSnap, the world’s leading provider of research and development (R&D) analytics, has announced the launch of PatSnap Bio, a new module to the PatSnap platform that enables organisations working within the

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€48 Million Investment Programme at Aurivo

    €48 Million Investment Programme at Aurivo

As a key component of its Engage 2022 strategic growth plan, Aurivo, the agri business headquartered in the north-west of Ireland, has announced a €48 million investment plan for the

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IT Sligo Launches e-Invoicing Online Course For EU Compliance

    IT Sligo Launches e-Invoicing Online Course For EU Compliance

The Institute of Technology Sligo has launched an online e-Invoicing course to train both the public and private sector in time for the e-Invoicing compliance deadline of April 2019. The MOOC (Massive Open

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UCC Cuts the Jargon in New Instagram Campaign

    UCC Cuts the Jargon in New Instagram Campaign

University College Cork has launched a new Instagram campaign aimed at presenting complex ideas and research in a straightforward way to a general audience. Developed by UCC’s Office of Media

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Sea Trials Underway For World’s First Surface Effect Ship (SES) Daughter Craft Vessel

    Sea Trials Underway For World’s First Surface Effect Ship (SES) Daughter Craft Vessel

The world’s first daughter craft based on surface-effect-ship (SES) technology, supported by the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), has kicked off two months of sea trials at Vattenfall’s Horns

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Landmark Deal Secures €118 Million of Investment For Agri Tech Company Devenish Nutrition

    Landmark Deal Secures €118 Million of Investment For Agri Tech Company Devenish Nutrition

Belfast-based agri technology company Devenish Nutrition has secured €118 million in long-term funding to enable its research, development and growth plans. This major refinancing deal is made possible by a

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Kraydel Invests in R&D to Develop Revolutionary Smart Device

    Kraydel Invests in R&D to Develop Revolutionary Smart Device

Belfast-based Kraydel has developed a revolutionary smart device which could change the way we care for older people in their homes. The device is designed specifically for people who may not

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AIT Spearheads 2nd Phase of Major EU Cybersecurity Research Effort

    AIT Spearheads 2nd Phase of Major EU Cybersecurity Research Effort

Researchers from Athlone Institute of Technology have launched the second phase of a multi-million-euro cybersecurity research project called PROTECTIVE aimed at combatting the growth of cybercrime through special detection and

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Plaque Unveiled to Telescope-maker Thomas Grubb

    Plaque Unveiled to Telescope-maker Thomas Grubb

John Halligan TD, Minister of State for Skills, Training, Innovation, Research and Development, recently unveiled a plaque commemorating the work and contribution of Thomas Grubb to astronomy in Ireland and worldwide. In

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Human Error is the Biggest Security Threat to Irish Businesses

    Human Error is the Biggest Security Threat to Irish Businesses

The majority (60%) of senior IT decision makers consider human error to be the greatest cyber threat facing Irish businesses, according to the results of new research commissioned by specialist

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Ireland’s First Technological University

    Ireland’s First Technological University

The alliance of Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and Institute of Technology Tallaght is set to become the first Technological University (TU Dublin) in Ireland. The University

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New Guidance on Nanotechnologies in Food and Feed

    New Guidance on Nanotechnologies in Food and Feed

EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has published its guidance on how to assess the safety of nanoscience and nanotechnology applications. The guidance gives practical suggestions on the types of testing

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€11 Million Expansion of Engineering and Research Unit at DCU

    €11 Million Expansion of Engineering and Research Unit at DCU

A major new wing of the Stokes Engineering and Research Building at Dublin City University has been officially opened. Costing over €11 million, the expansion will provide lecturing facilities for up

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Ireland is 9th Most ‘Highly Transparent’ Property Market in the World

    Ireland is 9th Most ‘Highly Transparent’ Property Market in the World

The latest JLL Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI) shows that Ireland’s property market ranks within the most ‘highly transparent’ markets in the world. Ireland is ranked 9th globally, in terms

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Public Consultation For Ireland’s Space Strategy For Enterprise

    Public Consultation For Ireland’s Space Strategy For Enterprise

Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, has published a consultation document for Ireland’s Space Strategy for Enterprise. The consultation document seeks input from

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Enterprise Ireland Launches €500,000 Competitive Start Fund For Entrepreneurs in Marine Technology and Agritech Sectors

    Enterprise Ireland Launches €500,000 Competitive Start Fund For Entrepreneurs in Marine Technology and Agritech Sectors

Enterprise Ireland has announced a new Competitive Start Fund (CSF) totalling up to €500,000 to support start-ups in the marine technology and agritech sectors. The fund was launched by Minister

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Cork Leads the Way as Ireland’s Creative and Tech City of Tomorrow

    Cork Leads the Way as Ireland’s Creative and Tech City of Tomorrow

Huawei, the global technology leader, has unveiled its New Renaissance Hotspots report which reveals how the Ireland is witnessing a new age of technological and creative innovation with Cork, Dublin and Galway ranking highest in terms

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Fusion Antibodies Doubling Workforce as it Targets Global Business

    Fusion Antibodies Doubling Workforce as it Targets Global Business

Belfast-based Clinical Research firm, Fusion Antibodies has announced plans to create 28 new jobs. This recruitment drive, supported by Invest Northern Ireland,

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Three Early-Stage Start-ups Spin-in to NovaUCD

    Three Early-Stage Start-ups Spin-in to NovaUCD

Three early-stage start-ups have become the latest companies to spin-in to NovaUCD and join the community of entrepreneurs at University

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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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