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Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award

    Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award

Auranta, which develops and produces a range of innovative and sustainable animal feed products to boost gut health, immunity and performance in calves, poultry, and pigs, has won a 2019

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New EU Report Assesses the Use of Blockchain Technologies in Finance, Trade and Public Service

    New EU Report Assesses the Use of Blockchain Technologies in Finance, Trade and Public Service

The European Commission’s science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre, has published a new flagship report exploring the challenges and impacts of distributed ledger technologies. The report ‘Blockchain now and tomorrow’ offers

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Putting the Science into Irish Beer and Spirits With a Brewing and Distilling Degree

    Putting the Science into Irish Beer and Spirits With a Brewing and Distilling Degree

The Irish brewing and distilling industry has undergone a resurgence in recent years as global consumer demand for novel beverages has increased. In response, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) introduced

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New Report on the Impact of Digitisation on the World of Work in the EU

    New Report on the Impact of Digitisation on the World of Work in the EU

The European Commission’s science and knowledge hub, the Joint Research Centre, has launched its latest report, ‘The changing nature of work and skills in the digital age’. The report offers an evidence-based

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UCD Shortlisted For Five 2019 Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards

    UCD Shortlisted For Five 2019 Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards

University College Dublin, through NovaUCD and ConsultUCD, has been shortlisted for five (5) Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Impact Awards 2019. The annual KTI Impact Awards recognise significant achievements in knowledge

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OpenSky Launches New Innovation & Research Division With €1 Million Investment

    OpenSky Launches New Innovation & Research Division With €1 Million Investment

OpenSky, Ireland’s leading GovTech transformation specialist which provides automated solutions to public sector bodies, has launched its new Research Projects Division. Headquartered in Naas, Co Kildare, OpenSky plans to invest in

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Shortlisted Entries For 2019 Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards

    Shortlisted Entries For 2019 Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards

Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) has released the 12 shortlisted entries and seven Achiever of the Year nominees for this year’s Impact Awards with the winners to be announced at a

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Leading US Insurance Company to Create Technology and Cybersecurity Innovation Centre in Northern Ireland

    Leading US Insurance Company to Create Technology and Cybersecurity Innovation Centre in Northern Ireland

Aflac Incorporated, a US-based insurance company with business in the United States and Japan, plans to create 150 jobs as it opens a new technology innovation centre in Northern Ireland.

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InvoiceFair Wins Most Disruptive Fintech Award at 2019 Deloitte Financial Services Innovation Awards

    InvoiceFair Wins Most Disruptive Fintech Award at 2019 Deloitte Financial Services Innovation Awards

InvoiceFair, which has developed an innovative trading platform to enable SMEs access fast and flexible working capital finance, has won the Most Disruptive Fintech Award at the inaugural Deloitte Financial

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Neurovalens Embarks on Second Ground-breaking R&D Project and Creates 22 New Jobs

    Neurovalens Embarks on Second Ground-breaking R&D Project and Creates 22 New Jobs

Belfast-based health tech company Neurovalens, a global leader of neuro-technology products, is embarking on the development of a ground-breaking medical device for the treatment of obesity. The company specialises in

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Bluedrop Medical Raises €3.7 Million Investment

    Bluedrop Medical Raises €3.7 Million Investment

HBAN has announced that Bluedrop Medical, a Galway-based Medical device start-up, has secured €3.7 million in funding to help manage one of the most devastating complications of diabetes – the diabetic

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Silicon Valley Technology Firm to Create 120 Jobs at New Northern Ireland Centre

    Silicon Valley Technology Firm to Create 120 Jobs at New Northern Ireland Centre

Contrast Security, a California based cybersecurity company, is the latest firm to join Northern Ireland’s growing cybersecurity sector, creating up to 120 jobs at its new development and delivery centre

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Enet Scoops National Innovation Award in European Business Awards 2019

    Enet Scoops National Innovation Award in European Business Awards 2019

Enet, Ireland’s largest open-access network operator, has won the National Innovation Award as part of the European Business Awards (EBAs), one of the world’s largest cross-industry, cross border business competitions.

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Novi Helps Mater Hospital to Reduce Carbon Footprint With Cloud Solution

    Novi Helps Mater Hospital to Reduce Carbon Footprint With Cloud Solution

Novi, the secure IT and cloud service provider, has implemented a flexible cloud solution for the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin to enable the secure management of the hospital’s

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Output Sports’ CEO Wins Best Business Idea Award at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2019 National Final

    Output Sports’ CEO Wins Best Business Idea Award at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2019 National Final

Dr Martin O’Reilly (pictured), the co-founder and CEO of Output Sports, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, has won the Best Business Idea Award at the national final of

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Health Plan Technology Company Chooses Northern Ireland For New Software Engineering Centre

    Health Plan Technology Company Chooses Northern Ireland For New Software Engineering Centre

American company HighRoads has announced that it is establishing a product development Centre of Excellence in Belfast to support its rapid growth, and the company plans to recruit at least 20

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Voxbit Disrupting Telecoms Sector With Innovative Technology

    Voxbit Disrupting Telecoms Sector With Innovative Technology

Belfast company Voxbit has won business in Great Britain worth more than £3.5 million for its innovative new internet-based business phone platform, byphone, less than 18 months after launching. The

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Irish Companies Secure Co-funding Under ESA’s Earth Observation Programme

    Irish Companies Secure Co-funding Under ESA’s Earth Observation Programme

Three Irish companies have been awarded co-funding under the European Space Agency’s Earth Observation programme, with a total value over €1.5 million. Two of these companies secured co-funding through Ireland’s investment

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Bitwise Invests in Software Centre of Excellence in Northern Ireland

    Bitwise Invests in Software Centre of Excellence in Northern Ireland

International software development and consultancy company, Bitwise, is investing £1.35 million in the creation of its new Software Centre of Excellence in Belfast. The investment will generate 15 software engineering

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myStudyPal Expands into UK Student Market with Study Planning App

    myStudyPal Expands into UK Student Market with Study Planning App

myStudyPal has announced its expansion into the UK market as the latest version of its study planning app is now available for GCSE and A-Level students along with Junior and Leaving

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TU Celebrates Central Quad Topping-Out Ceremony

    TU Celebrates Central Quad Topping-Out Ceremony

Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD and Minister for Finance and Public Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD recently visited Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) for the topping-out ceremony of

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Maynooth University Receives €25 Million Capital Grant From Government For New ‘Technology Society and Innovation Project’

    Maynooth University Receives €25 Million Capital Grant From Government For New ‘Technology Society and Innovation Project’

Maynooth University has welcomed a capital grant of €25 million from Government for a major new building project to support the University’s rapidly growing student population. The €25 million contribution

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Robots to Deliver Coca-Cola Products to Customers

    Robots to Deliver Coca-Cola Products to Customers

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler, is piloting robotic technology at Alton Towers Resort in England to help deliver some of the nation’s favourite beverages to customers,

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European Experts Urge Ireland’s Technological Universities to Embrace Sustainable Development

    European Experts Urge Ireland’s Technological Universities to Embrace Sustainable Development

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and the Higher Education Authority (HEA) recently invited leading figures in Higher Education to share

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Precision Livestock Farming

    Precision Livestock Farming

Over 250 delegates from 29 countries will be in Cork next week to attend the European Conference on Precision Livestock

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Subtle Features of Online Banking Tools Can Sway Consumer Choices

    Subtle Features of Online Banking Tools Can Sway Consumer Choices

Consumers buying financial products can be swayed by subtle features of online calculators and search tools, according to new research

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London Tech Firm Chargifi to Set Up Technology and Business Development Hub in Belfast

    London Tech Firm Chargifi to Set Up Technology and Business Development Hub in Belfast

Chargifi, a leading provider of cloud-connected wireless charging technology, is to set up a Technology and Business Development Hub in

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Dublin Airport Wins International Award For Digital Transformation

    Dublin Airport Wins International Award For Digital Transformation

Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has announced that daa has won a Special Achievement in

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Kinsetsu Develops Innovative Product to Promote Independent Living For Older People

    Kinsetsu Develops Innovative Product to Promote Independent Living For Older People

Belfast-based IT firm Kinsetsu has developed a new product, HomeHug, to allow older people to live independently at home for

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The Future of the Irish Workplace – No Offices or 9-5 Workdays

    The Future of the Irish Workplace – No Offices or 9-5 Workdays

Forty-two per cent of Irish office workers believe that a physical office will be unnecessary in the next five to

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Affidea Ireland Unveils New Personal Healthcare App

    Affidea Ireland Unveils New Personal Healthcare App

Affidea, Ireland’s leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging and outpatient services, has unveiled a new personal healthcare app that allows patients and doctors

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3D Printing Competition Launched to ‘Shape the Future’ For a Sustainable World

    3D Printing Competition Launched to ‘Shape the Future’ For a Sustainable World

I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, and science engagement specialists Gallomanor have launched a nationwide competition to turn

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Creative Composites Invests £11 Million in State-of-the-art Manufacturing Facility

    Creative Composites Invests £11 Million in State-of-the-art Manufacturing Facility

Lisburn-based Creative Composites Ltd is investing £11 million in new machinery and expansion of its facilities to capitalise on growth

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Next Generation of Sustainable Social Housing in Kerry

    Next Generation of Sustainable Social Housing in Kerry

Clúid Housing, in partnership with Kerry County Council, Rebuilding Ireland and Kerry-based Thermohouse Ltd, the leading Irish low energy building system

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EU Invests €50 Million to Create Network of Artificial Intelligence Excellence Centres

    EU Invests €50 Million to Create Network of Artificial Intelligence Excellence Centres

The European Commission has launched a new call for proposals to develop a vibrant European network of artificial intelligence excellence centres to

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SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal Award 2020 – Call for nominations now open

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

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Innovation Zed and SIRMA Medical Systems Sign Global Partnership to Improve Health Outcomes For People With Diabetes

    Innovation Zed and SIRMA Medical Systems Sign Global Partnership to Improve Health Outcomes For People With Diabetes

Innovation Zed, an Irish medtech company, has signed a global partnership and data integration agreement with SIRMA Medical Systems. As

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Restaurant Management Platform Toast Expands to New Office in Dublin

    Restaurant Management Platform Toast Expands to New Office in Dublin

Toast, the fastest-growing restaurant management platform in the US, has opened its new office in Dublin and officially announced plans to

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Stryker and RCSI Collaborate to Drive Digital Healthcare Innovation

    Stryker and RCSI Collaborate to Drive Digital Healthcare Innovation

Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, has announced the opening of its Digital Platform Services Centre of Excellence

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Signing of the Ireland-China MOU to Promote Science, Technology and Innovation Co-operation

    Signing of the Ireland-China MOU to Promote Science, Technology and Innovation Co-operation

A revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote science, technology and innovation cooperation between Ireland and China has been signed.

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Launch of Ireland’s National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment

    Launch of Ireland’s National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment

The Government has launched Ireland’s National Framework on the Transition to an Open Research Environment. The National Framework is a key deliverable of the National

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First On-site Aerobic Food Waste Recycling Technology Unveiled

    First On-site Aerobic Food Waste Recycling Technology Unveiled

WPM Green Energy, a sustainability services and solutions provider, yesterday launched ORCA, an on–site aerobic food waste recycling technology at

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Over €100 Million Available For Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    Over €100 Million Available For Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Government recently held a flagship event on the impact of technological change on Irish businesses. The event saw the

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Technology Transfer From Research Organisations Drives Socioeconomic Impact and EU Job Creation

    Technology Transfer From Research Organisations Drives Socioeconomic Impact and EU Job Creation

Teagasc recently hosted the 12th Plenary Meeting of the European Technology Transfer Offices Circle, at Ashtown, Dublin. It was attended by

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Next-generation Wind Turbine Blade Pitch Technology Launched

    Next-generation Wind Turbine Blade Pitch Technology Launched

Mita-Teknik, a global provider of wind turbine control and pitch technology, has launched its new generation of blade pitch system for onshore

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Two Irish Women Amongst Sky’s New Cohort of Women in Technology Scholars

    Two Irish Women Amongst Sky’s New Cohort of Women in Technology Scholars

Sky has announced its second cohort of Women in Technology Scholars, awarding five talented women a total of £125,000 (€140,000)

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Dynamic Signal Opens Belfast Office, With 100 New Jobs in Local Technology Centre

    Dynamic Signal Opens Belfast Office, With 100 New Jobs in Local Technology Centre

Dynamic Signal, the leading Employee Communication and Engagement Platform, has expanded operations to Belfast and will create a new technology

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Ireland Improves Performance in European Digitisation Index

    Ireland Improves Performance in European Digitisation Index

The Government has welcomed the news from the European Commission that Ireland has improved its performance in the 2019 EU

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Esri Ireland Partners With Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council to Boost Local Tourism

    Esri Ireland Partners With Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council to Boost Local Tourism

Esri Ireland, the market leader in geographic information services, has announced that Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has used

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Launch of Ireland’s First National Space Strategy For Enterprise 2019-2025

    Launch of Ireland’s First National Space Strategy For Enterprise 2019-2025

The Government has launched Ireland’s first National Space Strategy for Enterprise 2019-2025. The national strategy will provide strategic support to Ireland’s

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SaaS Firm Futrli Announces £5.5 Million Delivery Centre in Belfast

    SaaS Firm Futrli Announces £5.5 Million Delivery Centre in Belfast

Great Britain-based Futrli is to invest almost £5.5 million in a new delivery centre in Belfast, with 80 new jobs

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DCU Forms Global Partnership With Online Education Platform FutureLearn

    DCU Forms Global Partnership With Online Education Platform FutureLearn

Dublin City University and Europe’s leading online social learning platform, FutureLearn, have announce a global strategic partnership to help meet

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Country’s First Master’s in Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technologies) Launched

    Country’s First Master’s in Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technologies) Launched

Ireland’s first ever Master’s in Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technologies) has been launched. The programme has been developed by Skillnet Ireland’s Technology

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Paradyn Launches High-speed Connectivity Service

    Paradyn Launches High-speed Connectivity Service

Paradyn, Ireland’s only end-to-end IT and communications service provider, has launched a new SD-WAN service which is expected to generate

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World Leading Scientist to Present Inaugural Lecture at UCC

    World Leading Scientist to Present Inaugural Lecture at UCC

One of the world’s leading scientists will give an inaugural public lecture on the emerging second quantum revolution next week

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New Partnership to Save Bees and Increase Global Crop Production

    New Partnership to Save Bees and Increase Global Crop Production

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications has announced a new partnership with ApisProtect, an Irish agritech innovator, which

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Future of Cybersecurity Research and Need for National Cybersecurity Research Centre Among Topics Discussed at Annual Colloquium at UCD

    Future of Cybersecurity Research and Need for National Cybersecurity Research Centre Among Topics Discussed at Annual Colloquium at UCD

University College Dublin (UCD) has hosted its 2019 cybersecurity research colloquium (www.ucdcyber.com) to showcase the breadth of world class research

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Allergan Accelerates Expansion in Ireland With €65 Million Investment

    Allergan Accelerates Expansion in Ireland With €65 Million Investment

Global life-science innovation leader, Allergan, which is headquartered in Ireland and operates four facilities here, has announced a €65 million

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