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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 from the ESRI’s Behavioural Research Unit. The study, undertaken in

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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 Belfast, in a £3.6 million investment that will create 41

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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 GIS (SAG) Award at the recent Esri International User Conference

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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 longer. HomeHug ensures family members are aware of environmental aspects

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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 ten years, according to new research from Ricoh. In fact, the

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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 to share personal health data in a safe, secure format

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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 an idea for sustainability into 3D-printed reality. The ‘Shape the

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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 opportunities for composite components. 132 new jobs are also being

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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 manufacturer and installer, have commenced the second stage of construction

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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 enhance co-operation within the European Artificial Intelligence (AI) research community and boost

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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 and working in the USA. The medals recognise individuals who

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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 a result of this new partnership the companies will pursue

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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 grow its headcount by adding 120 new roles focused on

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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 in Dublin, Ireland, and a strategic collaboration with RCSI (Royal

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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. The revised MOU between the Department of Business, Enterprise and

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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 Open Research Forum (NORF), which was set up in 2017

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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 The Yacht restaurant in Dublin, the first food business to

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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 launch of Pillar 1 of the new whole-of-Government plan, Future

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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 over 60 senior representatives of the 30 largest research and

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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 and offshore wind turbines. The new Mita Pitch System has been designed to

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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) to accelerate a business idea which harnesses technology innovation. Amongst the

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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 centre, adding 100 jobs as growth continues. The Silicon Valley-based software

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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 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) compared to 2018. Our

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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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Call Open For Start-ups to Join Latest NDRC at ArcLabs Accelerator Programme

    Call Open For Start-ups to Join Latest NDRC at ArcLabs Accelerator Programme

NDRC at ArcLabs is once again on the lookout for start-ups to join the South East accelerator programme. Applications are

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TechConnect Live – Ireland’s Largest Technology Event – May 30th, RDS, Dublin

    TechConnect Live – Ireland’s Largest Technology Event – May 30th, RDS, Dublin

TechConnect Live, which is Ireland’s largest annual business and technology exhibition for Micro, SME and Enterprise level companies, is being

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Royal College of Physicians of Ireland to Work With TestReach to Transform Management of its Exams

    Royal College of Physicians of Ireland to Work With TestReach to Transform Management of its Exams

TestReach, providers of innovative technology that allows any exam to be created and run online, has announced that the Royal College

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LogMeIn to Create 200 Jobs in Dublin With New Office Expansion in Grand Canal Dock

    LogMeIn to Create 200 Jobs in Dublin With New Office Expansion in Grand Canal Dock

LogMeIn Inc, a leading provider of cloud-based connectivity and recognized as one of the world’s 10 largest public Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies,

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Meetings Booker Wins Enterprise Ireland’s Pioneer Travel Tech Award

    Meetings Booker Wins Enterprise Ireland’s Pioneer Travel Tech Award

Meetings Booker has been named the best product winner of Enterprise Ireland’s Pioneer Travel Tech Award, which showcases and recognizes

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SEAI Leads €2.6 Million European Project to Unlock Potential of Ocean Energy

    SEAI Leads €2.6 Million European Project to Unlock Potential of Ocean Energy

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is leading a new pan-European project, Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN), which aims

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€3 Million FEXCO-UCC Research Collaboration Launched

    €3 Million FEXCO-UCC Research Collaboration Launched

FINTECHNEXT – a financial technology (fintech) research collaboration between technology company Fexco, University College Cork (UCC) and Science Foundation Ireland

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Teagasc and TNO Sign Memorandum of Understanding

    Teagasc and TNO Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Teagasc, the national body responsible for providing research, advisory and training services to the Irish agri-food sector, and TNO, the

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CroíValve Raises €3.2 Million in Oversubscribed Funding Round

    CroíValve Raises €3.2 Million in Oversubscribed Funding Round

CroíValve, a medtech start-up providing a safe and effective treatment for tricuspid regurgitation, has secured €3.2 million in an oversubscribed

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48% of Adults in Ireland Have Little to No Understanding of Drones

    48% of Adults in Ireland Have Little to No Understanding of Drones

In December 2018, Gatwick Airport in London was forced to cancel hundreds of flights and leave thousands of passengers stranded

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€31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

    €31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

A €31 million project has been approved for an ambitious four-year floating offshore wind project. Subject to consenting, it is planned

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€13.7 Million Capital Investment For IT Sligo Under Project Ireland 2040

    €13.7 Million Capital Investment For IT Sligo Under Project Ireland 2040

IT Sligo has been successful in its application of funding for the development and upgrade of the K&L Block on

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Fingal Celebrates a Quantum Leap in Success For BT Young Scientist of the Year Adam Kelly

    Fingal Celebrates a Quantum Leap in Success For BT Young Scientist of the Year Adam Kelly

Fingal County Council has celebrated the success of its students and schools in the 2019 BT Young Scientist competition, as

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European Commission Launches Pilot Projects to Reinforce EU’s Cybersecurity Capacity

    European Commission Launches Pilot Projects to Reinforce EU’s Cybersecurity Capacity

The European Commission is investing more than €63.5 million in four pilot projects to lay the ground work for building

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Silicon Valley Tech Company Signifyd Opens Global R&D Centre in Northern Ireland

    Silicon Valley Tech Company Signifyd Opens Global R&D Centre in Northern Ireland

Signifyd, the market leader in guaranteed fraud protection, has announced its first-ever investment in Northern Ireland with a 150-person global

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TU Dublin and Intel Announce 5-Year Strategic Partnership

    TU Dublin and Intel Announce 5-Year Strategic Partnership

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) has announced a five-year strategic partnership with Intel Ireland as part of a far-reaching programme

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Future-proofing Ireland’s Food Talent

    Future-proofing Ireland’s Food Talent

For over 70 years, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) has been at the forefront of the food and drink industry,

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The Robot Exchange Chooses Lisburn For New R&D Hub

    The Robot Exchange Chooses Lisburn For New R&D Hub

The Robot Exchange, specialists in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions (facilitating the automation of repetitive tasks), is investing in a

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World-first Wind Lidar Measurements From a Drone

    World-first Wind Lidar Measurements From a Drone

Leading wind Lidar developer, ZX Lidars, has successfully demonstrated the use of Drone Wind Lidar to accurately measure the wind

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Expleo Ireland to Invest €8 Million and Create 150 New Jobs

    Expleo Ireland to Invest €8 Million and Create 150 New Jobs

Assystem Technologies and its affiliates have relaunch under a new brand. 18 months after taking over the operations of Assystem

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Intel’s Bernie Capraro Named as Adjunct Professor at Technological University Dublin

    Intel’s Bernie Capraro Named as Adjunct Professor at Technological University Dublin

Bernie Capraro, Intel Research and Higher Education Programme Manager, has been named as an Adjunct Professor at Technological University Dublin

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Malicious Insiders are Fastest-growing Threat Facing Businesses, say CIOs

    Malicious Insiders are Fastest-growing Threat Facing Businesses, say CIOs

Logicalis Ireland, the IT solutions and managed services provider, has announced the results of a survey which shows that malicious

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The Development of Ab-MP Technology to Tackle Sepsis

    The Development of Ab-MP Technology to Tackle Sepsis

MediSieve, a UK-based medical device organisation developing ‘magnetic blood filtration’ – a ground-breaking treatment for blood-borne diseases which filters pathogens

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Irish IT Decision-makers Warn of Impact of Rising Data Volumes

    Irish IT Decision-makers Warn of Impact of Rising Data Volumes

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the results of an independent study that found that Irish IT decision-makers fear

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Realtime Technologies Awarded €3.4 Million Contract by German Space Company OHB System

    Realtime Technologies Awarded €3.4 Million Contract by German Space Company OHB System

Realtime Technologies has announced that its Réaltra Space Systems Engineering Division has been awarded a €3.4 million contract from German

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